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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 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 registration paperwork and payment options after the swim evaluation.

Swimmers should come ready to swim and it is ideal for parents to bring a copy of the swimmers birth certificate and method of payment (check or credit card) in order hold a spot on the team since many groups are full or filling quickly.

The calendar below lists all upcoming placement dates and you are welcome to attend any placement regardless of where you want your swimmer to practice.

Please click on and complete the  TYDE Placement Signup Form  to let us know which placement you plan to attend. Scheduled placements will be cancelled if we don't have anyone signed up. Also, by completing the placement signup, we will have information to contact you if last minute emergencies force a placement to be postponed or cancelled.

Additional placement sessions may be added at some Winston-Salem sites on an as needed basis. Contact the TYDE Office (at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101) at 336-721-2100 ext. 6262 or, for more information.





If your swimmer has swam with TYDE before, online registration for the new swim year is available from July 19 - August 20, 2017. Click on the Online Registration tab for detailed instructions to locate your YMCA biling account and register your swimmer.

Registrations for the new swim year will NOT be accepted between August 21 and August 29, 2017.

After August 29, if your swimmer has swam with TYDE before and wants to re-register, visit the Resources - Forms & Documents page to download TYDE registration forms. Once completed, these forms must be returned to the TYDE Office at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA. You can send them by mail (to TYDE, 775 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101), or you may fax them to 336-721-9983, or scan and email them to You will be contacted by email when your information has been processed, (which could take up to 72 hours or more), or you may also call the TYDE office for an update on your status at 336-721-2100 ext. 6262. All TYDE sites operate on a first come first serve basis until full. If your requested site is full, you will be contacted and given the option to choose another site or be put on a waiting list.


Please see the Groups page for detailed descriptions of each track and practice group.


Similar to seasons of youth sports or sessions of swim lessons, each TYDE Prep Academy session has a specific start date and finish date and concludes with an intrasquad meet at no additional cost. Unlike other TYDE Tracks where you register one time per year and continue to be charged monthly throughout the year, each session of TYDE Prep Academy is a standalone program and must be registered for individually. All sessions are available for open registration at any time, so you can register for multiple sessions at once. 

  • Junior Prep Academy – $85/session (Y members), $115/session (potential members)
  • Senior Prep Academy – $95/session (Y members), $125/session (potential members)


Session 1:  August 28 – September 30 (registration deadline September 1)
Session 2:  October 2 – November 4 (
registration deadline October 6)
Session 3:  November 6 – December 16 (registration deadline November 10)
Session 4:  January 2 – February 3 (
registration deadline January 5)
Session 5:  February 5 – March 10 (
registration deadline February 9)
Session 6:  March 12 – April 21 (
registration deadline March 16)
Session 7:  April 23 – May 19 (
registration deadline April 27)
Summer Session: June 11 - July 27 (registration deadline June 15)

*Summer Session Price TBD


All TYDE Competitive, Performance and National practice groups operate on a month to month commitment and fees must be paid by monthly bank or credit card draft ONLY.

NEW IN 2017-18, TYDE will utilize 11 month billing, meaning that drafts occur in the months of September through July with no draft in August. This results in a monthly increase in program fees but the total annual cost of the program will remain the same. Some practice will occur in August but there will be no charge that month. Details are as follows:

Competitive Track

  • Junior Competitive – $75/month (Y members only) 
  • Senior Competitive – $95/month (Y members only) 
    * Swim meet entry fees are NOT included in the monthly program fee.


Performance Track

  • Junior Performance – $95/month (Y members only)
  • Senior Performance – $120/month (Y members only) 
    * Swim meet entry fees are NOT included in the monthly program fee.

National Track

  • National Prep 1 – $125/month (Y members only)
  • National Prep 2 – $145/month (Y members only)
  • National Prep 3 – $165/month (Y members only)
  • National – $175/month (Y members only) 
    * Swim meet entry fees ARE included in the monthly program fee.

Registration & Competition Fee - 

All TYDE Competitive, Performance, and National Track practice groups have a required and non-refundable registration fee, paid one time per swim year with the initial registrationThis fee is $80 for Competitive Track swimmers and includes YMCA league dues, TYDE travel meet support, unlimited swim caps and two additional team t-shirts. This fee is $140 for Performance and National Track swimmers and includes all the items listed above for as well as USA Swimming membership. Competitive Track swimmers have the option to register with USA Swimming and will be charged the additional $60 USA fee if they select this option on the registration form.


All swimmers are given a TYDE team t-shirt, swim cap and car magnet when they register.  Competitive, Performance and National Track swimmers are given the team t-shirt plus 2 additional t-shirts which swimmers are expected to wear at meets as assigned. A TYDE team swimsuit and some training equipment are required for all Competitive, Performance, and National Track swimmers.  (The TYDE team swimsuit is encouraged but not required for Prep Academy swimmers).  Training equipment and additional team apparel items like warm-ups, swim bags, etc. are available for purchase through the  Team Store.  TYDE is a Speedo sponsored team and per our contract, all TYDE swimmers should purchase only Speedo brand suits through our preferred vendor through the online  Team Store.


A YMCA membership is NOT required for our Prep Academy swimmers but is required for Competitive, Performance and National Track practice groups. A wide variety of YMCA membership options are available and details, including membership rates, can be found at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina website!


Financial assistance is available for qualifying applicants through the YMCA’s Open Doors program. Please return the Open Doors application with all required supporting documents to TYDE, 775 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101, or via fax at 336-721-9983 or via scan and email to All requests and provided information will be kept confidential.