Membership Information


All new and potential TYDE families are required to attend a Placement Session before joining the team. These brief informational sessions include evaluation time in the water for the swimmer (come dressed to swim!) and a Q&A session about the team, practice groups and times, costs, and program policies for the parents. We will provide assistance with the online registration process and payment options after the swim evaluation.

The link below lists all placement dates (scroll to the end of the Sign Up Genius page to see upcoming dates) and you are welcome to attend any placement regardless of where you want your swimmer to practice.  Scheduled placements may be cancelled if no one has signed up more than 24 hours prior.  By completing the placement signup, you provide information necessary to contact you if last minute changes force a placement to be postponed or cancelled.


TYDE placement sessions are designed to find the best fit and experience for a swimmer   with the TYDE swim team based on technique and skill level.

Swimmers new to TYDE (or those who have not been involved with TYDE for more than one year) are asked to attend a TYDE New Swimmer Placement Session prior to registration.  At TYDE Placement Sessions, swimmers’ skills and abilities in the pool are evaluated for assignment to the TYDE practice group that best fits their current swimming level including swim lessons.  This process is designed to provide for each swimmer assignment in the practice group where they may have a positive swim experience.  For placement benchmarks and skill expectations, please see our  GROUP STRUCTURE PAGE for more information.

New swimmers will need to attend a TYDE Placement before registering for a program. Practice groups at TYDE’s larger sites do fill up so we advise signing up for the earliest placement you can attend to have the best chance of getting into your requested practice location.

PLEASE NOTE: Placement Session recommendations are good for 60 days. If you do not enroll in a TYDE program within 60 days of the placement, we require that the swimmer attend another New Swimmer Placement Session before joining TYDE.  Based on placement date, Prep Level-qualifiers may be deferred entry to the next Prep Academy session, Bronze-approved swimmers may start after registration is complete

Email [email protected]
to make an individual placement appointment