November 2, 2017
As the short course season gets into full swing, we are excited to see the progress our swimmers are making every day in the pool, both at practices and at meets. Our athletes continue to impress us with their dedication and determination to become the best they can possibly be and we are excited to see how their work pays off in the coming months, with winter focus meets right around the corner.
Your TYDE Staff has also been hard at work, planning and preparing for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and the future of the TYDE program. We have heard your feedback, considered several short-term and long-term options, and consulted with YMCA Executive Staff and Board of Managers volunteers. After careful consideration, we believe we have before us an incredible opportunity to have an experienced, talented and respected member of the local swimming community lead the TYDE Swim Team into a new era of success.
As you may already be aware, we were fortunate to have Bob Jennings join the TYDE Coaching Staff as a Senior Performance Coach this fall at the Gateway YWCA. As a former Division 1 college swimmer with over 25 years of coaching experience at many levels of the sport, Bob brings to us an unmatched reputation for integrity, passion and commitment to swimming, not only in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas, but across the state. His coaching philosophy and business-minded approach to team management are a perfect fit for our TYDE Swim Team.
We are excited to announce that beginning December 4th, Coach Bob will join me as Co-Head Coach of the TYDE Swim Team. This will be the first phase of a 7-month transition plan that will result in Bob taking full leadership of TYDE as Director of Competitive Swimming for the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. Bob will continue as owner of Swim Gear of NC and will operate Swim Gear Seasonal as a program through TYDE. He will also fulfill his current high school and summer league coaching commitments as he transitions more fully into this new role with TYDE.
We hope you will join us in congratulating and welcoming Bob as our new Head Coach, and that you will give him your full support going forward. He can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and looks forward to meeting and speaking with each of you in the coming months. As always, thank you for your continued support of our TYDE Swim Team.