Hello Tide Swimming!

“Children want to be loved, Coaches want to be supported and Parents want to be heard”

With the last phrase “Parents want to be heard” in mind and on behalf of your Board of Directors, I would like to remind everyone of the various ways at Tide Swimming that feedback, both positive and constructive, can be delivered to help us elevate our team on a continuous basis.

Your child’s coach

If you have an issue at any point in the season that has to do with the “wet side” of your child’s experience at Tide, it is our hope that you feel comfortable contacting your child’s coach to discuss.  The best way to do this is to email the coach to set up a time to talk outside of the practice time.  Our coaches enjoy interacting with parents and want to be available to discuss any concerns or questions!

HERE is a document that outlines best practices for voicing a concern.

Your Board Representatives

If your issue cannot be resolved with the coaching staff through the best practices outlined in the document above, please reach out to a Board representative to help you. You can find links to board member email addresses on the Board of Directors page.

Annual Survey

While our annual survey provides us with important information and data, we also recognize the limitations of receiving feedback in a one time snapshot.  This is why we encourage you to use any of the aforementioned avenues throughout the year to provide us with feedback. 

When the annual survey is published, please take the time to fill it out so that we can use the data to both help our team elevate AND help us fundraise in the community.  We send out the survey each year in the spring.


As always, I thank you all for the time and energy you put into making our team second to none.  As we all know, swimming is a time intensive sport for both athletes and parents.  We appreciate your support and how you have all contributed to the wonderful community of people we enjoy together….especially at long swim meets!

Katy Arris-Wilson
President Emeritus, Tide Swimming



There is valuable information on the "for Swimmers" webpage for you as well. Click HERE.