purpose of the Tidal Wave Swimming program is to provide a
full-range swim program for pre-competitive to national caliber
swimmers based on the ideals of fun, fitness, and the opportunity
for each individual to reach his or her physical, intellectual,
social, and emotional potential. Tidal Wave runs a state-of the-art
program that groups its members based on ability first, then age,
so that the practices are taught at skill-appropriate levels and
swimmers are not pushed much too early. Proper techniques and
education about the sport is the foundation around which each
practice group is structured. As a swimmer develops certain skills,
training and conditioning are introduced and increased at levels
appropriate for each individual’s age and maturity.
Kennesaw Tidal Wave swim team was founded in the fall of 1998 at
Kennesaw State University with 60 swimmers. The KSU Aquatics
Director, Lola Campbell, started the team in response to student
requests for a team that could participate in USA Swimming
competitions. Before that time, the University Department of
Continuing Education was providing swimmers with a year-round
swimming experience through stroke clinics and team readiness
programs. Since then the team has grown tremendously.
Wave saw their first National Qualifier in Kelsey Savage.
Since 1999, many Tidal Wave swimmers have reached higher levels of
swimming on the Sectional, Jr. National, National and Olympic trial
levels. 80% of our graduating Seniors have gone on to swim on
the college level. The fall of 2006 brought a new chapter to
Tidal Wave as longtime coach Jim McGinnis will take over the reigns
of Head Coach.
team and the coaches are dedicated to serving the needs of our
community while providing each swimmer with the opportunity to
achieve at the highest possible level in a team environment that
promotes personal growth, character development and self-esteem.
The Tidal Wave family is part of the country’s largest,
best-organized and most successful youth sport.
Bentwater-The pool is covered during the winter and consists of six
25 yard lanes. Summer practices are held outdoors (weather
permitting) at Pinetree Country Club (8 lane 50 meter with
additional 6 lane 25 yard) which is located down the street from
of a Homeschool Swimming program at Bentwater.
Team Handbook is online. This handbook contains information
concerning Financial Information, Attendance at Practice, Code of
Conduct, Equipment needed by each Age Group, etc. To get your
printed copy please see Jim McGinnis.
in 1998 at Kennesaw State University.
of the fastest growing teams in Georgia.
of Fall 2013 there are 130+ swimmers.
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