WELCOME BOOKLET for new parents

Welcome Letter and State of the Team from Jenny Huelsberg, President, Tide Board of Directors

We recommend an excellent resource for ALL parents, created by Your Sports Resource. Read Excel at Being a Swim Parent HERE.



USA Swimming Registration

Points to remember:

  • If you, the parent, have never been a USA Swimming registered coach, official, board member, chaperone, or a USA Swimming registered athlete (swimmer) YOURSELF - you need to create a login (a Parent Account) with USA Swimming, in their SWIMS database. You are NOT making an account for your swimmer. Your swimmer will be associated with your account.
  • You are NOT registering yourself as a USA Swimming member unless required (i.e. you are a coach, official, board member, etc)
  • ONLY NOVICE SWIMMERS can purchase a Flex membership (2 meet limit). EVERYONE ELSE needs to purchase a Premium membership (unlimited meets).

Here is the procedure for NEW MEMBERS

These instructions should be followed by:
• Athletes or non-athletes who are registering with USA Swimming for the very first time.
• Athletes or non-athletes who were members in the past but did not register for the 2023 swim season.
• Athletes who registered as Individual Season members in 2023 and their registrations have expired. This is common for returning college    swimmers who train with Tide over the summer.
• Athletes who registered (in error) during July and August but whose registrations were refunded.

Follow the instructions in this helpful document. Click HERE.

Click on THIS LINK to register your swimmer.

Here is the procedure for RENEWING ATHLETE MEMBERS
**You can renew your swimmer's athlete membership directly through your USA Swimming account**

Follow the instructions in this helpful document. Click HERE.


Follow the instructions in this helpful document. Click HERE.

IF YOU HAVE COME FROM ANOTHER TEAM, you have to initiate a TRANSFER from your previous team to TIDE through your swimmer's USA Swimming account. This article tells you how to do that:

HERE is a webpage with additional help and answers to common questions.



Team Unify Resources

Help Center for Parents for SportsEngine/Motion/TeamUnify account HERE.


Email sent to parents for 2023-2024 by Team Admin

2023-2024 Registration Information (sent July 31, 2023)

2023-2024 Registration Approval and Team Information (sent Aug 19, 2023)

Clarification - USA Swimming membership timetable for new memberships and renewals (sent Aug 22, 2023)

Account Admin for Swim Team Parents (sent Sept 9, 2023)