Coach Yearwood is a ASCA Certified Coach with an impressive 35 years of coaching success. Throughout his career, he has produced multiple National Age Group record holders, multiple US National finalists, Peruvian and Canadian National Record holders, multiple Junior National Record holders and Champions, a 2006 Pan American Games swimmer, a 2007 World Championship swimmer, a 2008 Olympian, multiple American Record holders, and state champions and LSC record holders in Texas, Florida, Virginia, and New Jersey. Over the years, he has coached 25 USA Olympic Trials Qualifiers.
Most recently, Coach Yearwood served as Head coach for the Redlands Swim Team in Redlands, CA. While at Redlands, Mike supervised 7 Assistant Coaches and 268 swimmers and water polo players. During his tenure there, he had 3 Junior National Participants, 5 swimmers earn USA Top 10 National Rankings in 19 events, 28 swimmers qualify for Southern California Swimming Long Course Junior Olympics, Multiple JO Champions, and 11th Place LC Team finish. He was also the Learn-To-Swim Program Director, with 39 instructors and 626 swimmers.
Before that, he was the Director of Swimming at the JCC Bridgewater Tide swim team in New Jersey. During his tenure, he produced the team’s first Individual State Champion and USA Swimming TOP 10 Nationally-ranked swimmer. His team set 72 team records in Short Course and 82 team records during Long Course season. The team moved from 31st place to 10th place. Prior to the JCC, he served as Head Coach at Lakeside Aquatic Club (Texas), Q.D.D. Swim Team (Virginia), Clearwater Aquatics Team (Florida), and Blue Tide Aquatics (Texas).
Coach Yearwood completed his undergraduate work at the University of South Florida and has post graduate work at the University of South Florida in Education Administration. His professional qualifications have included: ASCA Level 5 Coach, ASCA member for over 20 years, NIKE Swim Advisory Staff, Florida Swimming LSC Board of Directors, Gulf Swimming LSC Board of Directors, and North Texas Swimming LSC Representative. Other items of interest, Coach Yearwood invented a breaststroke that resulted in FINA changing the rules of breaststroke (elbows out of the water) and was a Professional USA High Diver performing at Sea World, Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens and Six Flags of New Jersey.
Mike was also Gulf Swimming Coach of the year in 1999. Blue Tide is excited to welcome Mike Yearwood as our new Head Coach.
Associate Head Coach
Coach Dissinger has worked in swimming in the Kingwood area for
over 20 years. He also serves as the Head Girls' Swimming
Coach at Kingwood Park High School. Since his arrival at KPHS
the Girls team has captured four straight Region Championships
and recently finished 2nd in the 2018 5A State
Championships. His swimmers have also captured numerous All
State Awards. Coach Dissinger recently served as the
President of the Eagle Swimming Association. Under his
guidance swimmers captured numerous Individual and Relay State
Champions, State Records and one National Record.
As the former Head Age Group coach of Blue Tide he coached
numerous swimmers to state championships and national rankings
which also include numerous state records and three relays that
captured national championships. He was the head age group coach of
two Texas Age Group Championship teams. For all of his
swimmers’ accomplishments he was named 2001 Gulf Swimming and
the 2002 Texas Swimming Age Group Coach of the year. Coach
Dissinger has a BS and MS in Physical Education from Western
Kentucky University where he was a four year letterman and Team
Captain for the Hilltoppers. He and his wife Sharon have
three children Spencer (Oklahoma State), A.J. (Texas State),
Merritt (former swimmer at Penn State) with her husband Tony
and granddaughter Jolie.
Co Head Age Group Coach
Tara Bailey has 15 years of experience coaching swim at multiple levels. She spent 4 years as the Head Coach of the Winchester Hurricanes Summer League, 3 years as a Junior Varsity Coach for Summer Creek High, 4 years as a Head Coach for Jersey Village High School, 4 years as a Head Coach for Summer Creek High School, 5 years as a Head Age Group Coach for Crimson Gold Aquatics and Eagle Swimming Association, and 1 year as a Senior/Head Coach for Crimson Gold Aquatics.
During these times she has coached many TAGS qualifiers, Tags Finalist, TAGs Record holders, State Qualifiers for High School, State Champions, and several swimmers who went>
She swam for a year round program called TMAC and then move to DADs Club. She also swam for Mayde Creek High School, and was team Captain MVP and a record holder in the 100 fly and 100 back. She later swim in College at Delta State University>
Coach Bailey has two children a son Miles Bailey who is 13 and a daughter Ava Bailey who is 9.
Co Head Age Group Coach
Coach McLain brings over 20 years of coaching experience to Blue
Tide Aquatics, including summer league, high school and club
coaching. He began coaching summer league after graduation
from high school, and graduated from Southwest Texas State
University with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science.
During his tenure as Head Boys Coach at Kingwood Park, his teams
have won 4 State Championships, along with a second, third, fourth
and fifth place finish. The Panthers have won 7 Region
Championships as well as 9 straight District Championships.
Coach McLain has been named the Boys TISCA State Swimming Coach
of the Year 3 Times (2010, 2011, 2015), Region Coach of the Year 11
times (Swimming and Diving) and District Coach of the Year 11 times
(Swimming and Diving). In 2015, he was named the National
Federation of High School (NFHS) State and Regional Boys
Swimming Coach of the Year.
The Panthers have set 5 State Records and have had numerous
State Champions and All Americans.
Coach McLain is the current President of the Texas
Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA) and was the
High School speaker at the 2015 TISCA Clinic.
He returned to club coaching in 2015, serving as an assistant
coach for ESA. In the spring of 2016, he became the primary
coach of the junior group, coaching sectional, TAGS and Gulf
qualifiers as well as TAGS Champions and NCSA qualifiers.
Coach McLain lives in Kingwood with his wife Jennifer and
Daisy Beals has been in competitive swimming since the age of 9,
when she was actually little! She swam for BTA while in High
School as well as KHS. After graduation she was presented an
opportunity to embark upon a new adventure at the University of
Oklahoma, to take the strengths and discipline she had acquired
from swimming and utilize them in a completely new way, Rowing. As
part of Oklahomas Women's Rowing team she was instrumental in
helping her team take back to back BIG12 Championships home. Coach
Daisy knows what it takes to be a college athlete and is here to
help mentor those that have this aspiration. Daisy holds a BA
degree in Communication. She landed back home in the Kingwood area
after graduating, where she is following her passion of teaching
and coaching swimmers. Over the past few years, Daisy has been the
Head Coach for the Mills Branch Woodstream Marlins as well as
coaching Northeast Houston Aquatics. She is thrilled to be coaching
with Blue Tide and looks forward to helping all swimmers reach
Coach Sara has been coaching for 8 yrs. She started swimming
at the age of 9 in Buffalo, New York. She competed for
Kenmore West High School and was a 12 time Niagara Frontier League
Champion and helped her team to be NFL Team Champions her Junior
and Senior years. Sara was an 8 time Sectional All Star and
Sectional Champion in the 200 Freestyle. In 2005, she was
inducted into her high school's Hall of Fame. After high
school, she went on to compete for Ashland University in
Ohio. There she was a member of the Penn-Ohio Conference team
and an 11 time All American. Sara left the corporate world
when she had her first son, and decided to come back to swimming in
2006 when she joined the coaching staff at NEHA. She coached
for 3 years, and left after her 3rd son was born. Sara came
back to coaching in 2012 and joined the Blue Tide coaching
staff. She is very enthusiastic about the sport and loves to
see her swimmers excel. Sara lives in Kingwood with her
husband, Mike, and 3 sons. Jack (12), Evan (10), and Bret
Coach Macy, former BTA swimmer, is the Silver group coach and
is going into her second year of as a USA swimming
coach. She swam competitively for 6 years. Her junior year of
high school she made it to Sectionals in the 100 breastroke, and
participated in the medley relay at Junior Nationals. After
graduating high school she became a Water Safety certified
instructor, has been teaching swim lessons for over three years,
and was the assistant coach for the Village Otters. Macy
got her Associates Degree of Arts at the Lone Star Community
college and now currently attends Sam Houston State University,
where she plans on getting her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology
and Minor in Business Managament.
Coach Josh has been in the sport of swimming for over 30
years. He began swimming outside of New Orleans at the
age of 9 for the Bellemeade Sharks. He was a multiple
state champion for his club team New Orleans Aquatic (NOA) in
backstroke and freestyle events where he was coached by Hall of
Fame coach Ray Woods. At Lutheran High in Metairie, LA, he was
state champion in both the 100 back and 100 free (breaking the LA
Division II state record). In college, he competed all 4 years at
Louisiana State University where he met his wife Katy (McBride),
who was a native of Kingwood and former Blue Tide
swimmer. He continues to be a student of the sport
applying that knowledge to both his swimmers and his own
competitions in masters’ swimming events and
triathlons. His coaching career began while in college,
coaching summer league teams and at his home club
NOA. After a period of time developing his career in
internal audit, he returned to coaching at ESA as an assistant and
lead coach in their junior group. He looks forward to
helping develop the love of swimming he has with those he coaches,
and will coach, at Blue Tide. When he is not coaching,
he works as the Director of Internal Audit at Insperity. He
and Katy have 2 swimming children, Luke and Lizzy.
Assistant Coach Katy Stibrich began coaching
with BTA in 2006. She is a 1997 graduate of Kingwood High School
where she was voted team captain her senior year. During her 4
years in high school she also competed with Blue Tide Aquatics. In
high school Katy was a high school All-American and a Junior
National qualifier. She is a 2001 graduate of Louisiana State
University where she swam for 2 years. For 2 years Katy was the
assistant coach for the Kingwood High School swim team. She has
also coached summer league swimming in the Kingwood area for the
last 6 years including Trailwood Gators and Fosters Mill / Kings
Point Waves. Coach Katy works with the Blue