Tide Swimming

Tide Swimming

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Swim Team



Who We Are

  • A TEAM of athletes of all ages who love swimming
  • A TEAM of coaches who share a common philosophy and vision and love the sport of swimming

How We Train

  • TIDE swimmers are trained by experienced, professional coaches who share a passion for swimming
  • Coaches teach teamwork which leads to camaraderie and lasting friendships. Athletes work hard and have fun!
  • Swimmers progress from learning basic skills to training for fitness or competition
  • Our high school and many of our middle school swimmers enjoy training year round in the area's only Olympic-sized pool at the Princess Anne YMCA. All of the Virginia Beach practice groups join the older swimmers in the summer months and enjoy training in our beautiful outdoor pool
  • TIDE now operates in 6 different YMCA locations: Hilltop, Mt Trashmore, Princess Anne, Greenbrier, Great Bridge / Hickory, and Portsmouth!
  • We have practice groups and swimming programs for all levels of swimmers: novice to national, single-sport to multi-sport athletes, school age to adult
  • We also offer programs to enhance and improve swimming at the novice and high school level without the year round commitment

How We Operate

  • TIDE is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of team parents
  • Swimmers pay annual dues divided into convenient monthly payments
  • We do not run a bingo game
  • TIDE parents assist as volunteers to help run team-hosted swim meets at the Princess Anne YMCA
  • All swimmers must be members of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads

How To Join TIDE

  • New swimmer clinics for prospective Virginia Beach swimmers are held in late summer in the 50m pool at the Princess Anne YMCA. Dates and times will be posted on the homepage
  • New swimmer clinics for prospective Chesapeake and Portsmouth swimmers are held in late summer at the Great Bridge and Portsmouth YMCAs. Dates and times for each location will be  posted on the homepage
  • Swimmers interested in joining TIDE need only attend ONE new swimmer clinic to be evaluated by our staff
  • Swimmers joining the team after the start of the season are evaluated by appointment only
  • Once you have been placed in a practice group, registration is done online
  • Find Practice group information on the sidebar

How to Support TIDE!