Sandie Hernbroth founded the Tidalwaves recreational age
group swim team over 20 years ago. It began as a small group of
swimmers and over time has grown into a team of 140 plus swimmers.
The Tidal Waves have enjoyed success within the Tri-Valley
Swim League, most recently finishing 2nd Place in 2016.
The Tidalwaves Swim Team promotes a life long positive attitude
towards swimming by providing a healthy environment of fun,
competition, stroke development, and social development for
The Philosophy of the Bay Club Tidalwaves is the same as
that of the Tri-Valley Swim league.
Ultimately, the goal of the Tri-Valley Swim League is that each
participant will develop a life long positive attitude towards
swimming. During the season individual skill development,
goal setting, recreational competition and, most importantly, fun
will be stressed. Each swimmer will be encouraged to reach
their full potential and be made to feel a part of the team.
If an individual champion or winning team is developed along the
way … that is fine. However, this is not the main
purpose of the league.
The Tri-Valley Swim League believes that a winner is not just
the one who finishes first in a race. It is much more than
that. Through the competitive experience, everyone can become
a “WINNER” by striving towards individual goals and
ultimately achieving them. Being the best is not as
important as trying your best.
We hope that years from now the swimmers of the Tri-Valley Swim
League will look back fondly on the fun they had at practices and
meets, the friends they made, the excitement of the competitions,
and the successes - as well as the disappointments - they shared
with fellow teammates, coaches, and family.
The team mission can be achieved by:
1. Team Spirit
2. Success with
3. Every swim is an
opportunity for future success
4. Respect for each
5. Results come with
6. Community spirit
7. Personal goal
Tri-Valley Swim League
The swim team participates in the Tri-Valley Swim League with 7
other swim teams;
DBAC (Delores Bengston Aquatic Center)
Dublin Green Gators
Ruby Hill Red Raiders
Del Prado Stingrays
Pleasanton Meadow Sharks
2019 Tidal Waves Swim Meet Schedule
The meet schedule for the 2019 swim season can be found on the
team calendar. The link for the team calendar is available on
the main page of our website.
Team fees are due at the time of registration and will be paid
At this time the team does not offer a discount for a second or
third child, but does offer a discount for the 15-18 age group.
Team fees include a T-shirt and a Bay Club Swim Cap.
Bay Club Preferred Members
$235 per swimmer
Bay Club Standard Members
$295 per swimmers
Refunds will be given through April 30,
2019. Between May 1 and May 27 2019, a half refund will be
given. After June 1, 2019, no refunds will be
Coaching Staff for the 2019 Season: Scott Hartz, Emma
Caufield, Niko Cory, Kat Cory, Bailee Alvarez-Walls, Jessica Lawer,
Natalia Alvarez, Mattias Blanco
Head Coach: Scott Hartz
Team Manager: Erika Vieler
In order to participate on the team, swimmers must be evaluated.
Evaluations are open to members and non-members, but you must
be a member to participate on the team. To reserve a 15 minute
evaluation time please email Team Manager Erika Vieler at [email protected]
We try to place as many swimmers as we can. Swimmers who do not
make the team because there are no spaces left will be placed on a
wait list. From time to time swimmers may drop off the roster for
one reason or another.
New swimmer evaluations Saturday, Feb 23,9am-1pm & Sunday,
Feb 24, 11am-2pm.
To Schedule an Evaluation – Email
team manager, [email protected]
General Evaluation Criteria – Swim
candidate evaluations will be 15-minutes using these five basic
1) ability to swim one pool length without stopping
2) knowledge of all four competitive strokes,
3) technique on all four competitive strokes
4) racing form for starts and turns
If your child requires more skill development, they have the
opportunity to participate in Bay Club's Conditioning program. More
information can be found at the activities desk.
We are currently building our 2019 Team! Please email [email protected]
if you would like more information!
The swim team season will begin Monday, May 28, 2019,
Until school is out in the Pleasanton School District, training
sessions will be held in the afternoon only.
The coaches ask that you please have your swimmers to practice
on time! It is very disruptive when swimmers arrive
late. It is important for swimmers to warm up properly
– they cannot do this if they arrive late.
During training sessions, parents should not be seated behind
the coaches. Parents are asked to wait until the training session
is finished if they wish to speak with the coach. However, if the
parent wishes to discuss a matter taking more than
5 mins, they should contact the Team Manager.
May 28 to May 30 Tuesday to Thursday
8 & under 4-4:45pm
11 and up 5-6pm
June 3 to July 19
*During the summer vacation
the team offers morning and afternoon practices.*
Please visit the team calendar on the main page to see the
available practice times on each day of our summer season.
The team actively encourages all swimmers to attend practice
daily. If your swimmer does not regularly attend
practice, they will lose opportunities to swim in meets.
Tidal Waves Time Trial Meet
We will not be holding a time trials meet for the 2019
season. Coaches instead will be evaluating the swimmers at
practices. This is in an effort to release one more weekend
for summer activity for your family.
Swim Team Suits and Caps
Team Suits are optional, but highly encouraged.
We do not recommend wearing your team suit to practice.
Daily wearing causes the suit to wear out faster. If possible
please try and purchase some extra practice suits for your swimmer.
Our official team suit is black with the Tidalwave team logo
on the chest.
Team suits will be sold through our vendor-
swimout.com. Please click on the link to the left or visit
them at: https://www.swimoutlet.com/bayclubtidalwaves/
Swim caps are mandatory
Caps are mandatory for all female swimmers at meets and
during practice. Caps for male
swimmers are optional. The team has a custom swim cap with
the team logo on it. Each swimmer will be given a Tidal Waves cap
with registration. Swimmers must wear their Tidal Waves
cap at swim meets. This is so coaches can easily identify
swimmers in the water. Additional caps can be purchased-
please contact the Team Manager.
Team Apparel (Spirit Gear)
There is an online store that will sell our team suits and
spirit gear. Please visit:
It is not a problem to miss practice or a meet if the coaches
are informed by editing your swimmers committment to the
event in the events tab on the team website. It
is a team policy that if a swimmer is going to miss a meet you must
update your commitment the MONDAY before a Saturday meet and
the THURSDAY before a Wednesday night meet. If written notice
is not given, the swimmer(s) will be come ineligible to swim in the
next meet. Preparing meet lineups takes several
hours and it is crucial that the coaches know who will be on
vacation. It is not fair to other swimmers to give swims
to a swimmer who will not be at the meet.
Although we allow swimmers to miss meets due to
vacation, the team expects that swimmers swim in at least 5 meets
over the couse of the summer.
The team cannot function successfully without the help of parent
volunteers. Every parent is required to do some volunteer service.
Some volunteer roles require more effort and time than others.
Voulunteer sign ups are now available on the team
A parent from each family is required to work at 4 dual
swim meets during the season if you have 1 child on the team, and 5
dual meets if you have 2 more more children on the team. If
you sign up to work at a meet and do not show up to cover your
shift or have someone cover it for you, your child will become
ineligible to swim in the next
meet! One or both parents will also be required to
work at the Championship meet in order for your child(ren) to be
eligible to swim at Championships.
Volunteer sign-ups are now done online on the team website.
Click the volunteer how to sign up tab for instructions on how to
do this. Please sign up for as many events as you can ahead of
time as this highlights any volunteer shortages and allows us
to properly prepare for the meets. Online volunteer sign-ups
also allows the volunteer coordinator to ensure that all familes
have met their volunteer commitment. If you do not
meet your volunteer commitment during the season, your swimmer(s)
may not be allowed to swim in championships.
Swimmers are expected to behave themselves during
practice. They are expected to listen to the coaches and
treat other swimmers with respect. Sometimes it will become
necessary to remove a swimmer from the water and sit them on the
edge. If the behavior persists, the coaches will contact the
parent and they will be responsible for being on the deck during
the swimmer’s practice. If this does not work and the
swimmer can still not behave, (s)he will be removed from the team.
Bay Club Policy
Dropping off and pick up for practice
Swimmers under the age of 13 are not allowed to walk themselves
to or from the pool. Please do not send them to the Front
Desk by themselves – they will not be allowed through.
Parents must walk their swimmers to and from the pool. A
parent or adult guardian must be present at the end of practice to
pick the swimmer up. SWIMMERS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE
LOCKEROOMS UNATTENDED!!! Swimmers will not
be allowed to leave the area without an adult present. This
rule has been put in place for the safety of your swimmers and as a
courtesy to other members. If there is failure to follow this
rule – swimmers may be suspended from the team.
Locker room usage
All swimmers under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the
men’s and ladies lock rooms located inside the club unless
they are supervised by a parent!!! A parent or another adult
should be present to pick up swimmers after each practice is
over. Summer is a very busy time at Bay Club and it is very
disruptive to other members when swimmers are left unsupervised to
run around the locker rooms. I strongly encourage each family
to have their swimmers use the outdoor Jacuzzi and locker rooms
only. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
Additionally, the use of the indoor locker rooms and all
hot tubs is strictly prohibited during swim
meets. Please use the outdoor locker rooms
during swim meets.
Swim team pictures will take place Friday June 14th,
2019. Individual pictures will be taken from
8:15-9 am. We will break to line up for the team picture at
9 am. The team photo will be taken at
9:10 am. Individual photos will resume after
the group shot. Packets for the pictures will be put in your
family file folder. Extra packets will be available on
picture day. You may wear whatever your choose for the
individual pictures, however swimmers will wear their
team shirt for the team picture.
End of Season Award Banquet
The end of the season party will be on July 20th from 5:00 -
6:00 PM, the evening following championships, at Bay Club.
Cake will be served.
We are open, and fill up quickly!
If you have further questions about joining our team
please contact [email protected].
See you in the water!!!!
ROLL ON , TIDALWAVES!