Coaches & Directors

Coaching Communication 

One email has been created for the team for communication with the coaches or members of the executive so please use this e-mail only. We will try to respond on a timely basis.  Please send an e-mail to:

Coaching Staff

Brian Woods

Head Coach





Head Coach:

Brian Woods is the head coach of TIDE. He has led our swimmers since September 2000. Brian began coaching in 1988 and has coached in both Canada and England.

Brian is from Norwich, England. He received a B.Sc in Sport Science from theUniversity of Brighton in 1992, and in 1993 he came to Canada to do a Masters Degree in Sports Science at UNB.  Brian started swimming lessons at the age of five with the local swimming club; the Norwich Penguins.  Over the next 15 years, Brian progressed through the clubs various levels and represented the club at national and international swim meets. Brian began teaching and coaching swimming at all levels of the club, and was the head coach of the Brighton University swimming team.  During his time at UNB, he swam for the Beavers and Varsity Reds, and finaled at CIAU’s every year. Since graduating from UNB, he has coached for UNB, Swimming New Brunswick, at UNB summer swim camps, FAST, and most importantly Tide. Brian has achieved his level 2 coaching certification level with Swim Canada. Since he became the head coach, 19 TIDE swimmers have been selected for the NB Canada Games Team. He also has been the head coach of several NB provincial swim teams. 100% of the graduating swimmers from TIDE have gone on to University.  

Brian is the Manager of Information technology for the City of Saint John.  Brian and his wife, Nikki, have two dogs Molly (Black Lab) and Jexxewok (Bernollie).  Nikki is the head coach of Quispamsis Figure Skating Club. They both love coaching and seeing athletes achieve their best.