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No complicated or confusing practice groups. No additional health club fees. Tidal Wave Aquatics offers four practice groups - beginner to advanced. We focus on technical development and racing skills for all ages. Our coaches share a passion for swimming and work tirelessly to inspire the minds and heart of swimmers, and foster lifelong champions of the sport.

Year Round members save $100 per year! Sign-up for our combined winter and summer program and receive a $100 credit! The credit may be applied to the annual registration fee or a monthly fee. The credit cannot be redeemed for meet fees.


RIPPLE

Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee
Tues/Thurs 5:45-6:30 pm $65 $140

This group is for those who are newer to the sport of swimming. The focus is stroke development, introduction to drills, and of course having fun! Ripple meets two times per week for 45 minutes per practice. Ripple Requirements: Participants must demonstrate the ability to swim a continuous lap of "face-in" freestyle and a continuous lap of basic backstroke. Click Here to Register

RIPPLE II  NEW!

Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee
Tues/Thurs 5:40-7:00 pm $85 $140

This group is ideal for swimmers between Ripple and Grinder groups. Practices are longer than the regular Ripple group and comparable to the Grinder group (only 2x per week on Tues/Thurs). Click Here to Register

GRINDER

Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee
Mon/Wed/Fri 5:40-7:00 pm $100 $140

This group is designed for swimmers who have some prior swimming experience. Grinders are strongly encouraged to attend all practices. These swimmers should possess knowledge of basic drills and stroke technique. Swimmers will be introduced to more advanced drills and technique throughout the season. Grinders will have a heavy focus on drills in order to develop correct strokes which not only make the athlete as fast as possible but also as injury free as possible. Dryland exercises may be incorporated to teach balance and form. Everything which encompasses this group will be done to keep an athlete enjoying the sport while achieving performance goals. Click Here to Register

RIP TIDE

Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee

Mon-Thurs/Sat

5:40-7:20 pm
Sat - TBA
$135 $140

Rip Tide is a dedicated five-day training group. It's ideal for athletes advancing from Grinders or a flexible option for junior/senior-level swimmers. Rip Tide swimmers should be proficient in basic drills and have the ability to perform advanced drills. Race plan development will be implemented to improve competition performance. All aspects of health, nutrition, and fitness will be covered in an effort to develop finely tuned, injury free athletes, who are capable of performing at a very competitive level. Dryland exercises will be incorporated. Click Here to Register

POINT BREAK

Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee

Mon-Fri./Sat

5:40-7:20 pm
Sat - TBA
$150 $140

Point Break is for junior and senior-level swimmers ready to commit to a high-performance training program. Six practice sessions are offered per week. All aspects of health, nutrition, and fitness will be covered in an effort to develop finely tuned, injury-free athletes, capable of performing at an elite level. Dryland exercises will be incorporated at least two days per week.

As senior leaders of our program, a high level of maturity and character is expected out of these athletes, as they will serve as the role models to other training groups. Click Here to Register


Terms & Conditions

Annual Registration Fee
First-time USA-S members and returning TWA members

Every new/returning swimmer is required to pay a non-refundable TWA registration fee. The 2016 registration fee is $140 and includes USA Swimming registration*, team t-shirt, team cap, administration costs, awards, etc.

*USA Swimming (USA-S) membership is an annual fee that expires December 31 of the calendar year. The USA-S annual fee is not prorated based on start-date. Therefore, renewals will be charged in December for the next calendar year membership unless the new membership was initiated on or after September 1 of the calendar year.

For more information about registration, please contact the club registrar, Victoria Sever, 401-246-0082 Email

Transfer Annual Registration Fee
First-time USA-S transfers only

Any current USA-S member, in good standing, may transfer membership to Tidal Wave Aquatics. The 2016 registration fee is $75 and includes team t-shirt, team cap, administration costs, awards, etc..

A North Carolina Swimming Transfer Request Form is required for any swimmer that is currently registered with another USA Swimming Club.

Per USA Swimming, transfers are subject to a 120 day “unattached” period. A swimmer in “unattached” status can still practice with the team, be part of team activities, and participate in competitions!

An unattached swimmer cannot score points, post time as a team member, or compete in any relay at Championship meets. Regular calendar meet host may allow unattached swimmers to swim relays, but those times would not be entered into SWIMS as a time for a team and would be considered exhibition.

Year Round Membership Period & Fees
Year Round is defined: Sept 1-August 31. Monthly fees are based on each enrolled member per the designated practice group. Registration with Tidal Wave Aquatics constitutes an agreement to pay all fees and costs, in-force, FOR THE DURATION OF THE PERIOD unless membership is terminated. Termination fees will apply - see our Termination Policy for more details. If an enrolled member changes practice groups during the period, the monthly fee will change accordingly. Participants are required to be a year-round registered USA-S swimmer.

Membership "Hold"
Year-round memberships may be put “on-hold” for one (1) month per calendar year (Sept-Aug) without penalty or charge. 30-day advance notice is required. Please contact the club registrar, Victoria Sever (401-246-0082) for more information. Monthly dues will automatically resume after the on-hold period. Not available for seasonal memberships or special programs.

Termination Policy
In the event of termination, refunds are not available. 30-day advance notice is required. Less than 30 days, families will be required to pay one (1) month termination fee equal to the enrolled member per designated group. Families that terminate membership and rejoin TWA will be required to repay a $75 rejoining fee per member.

$100 Credit (NEW!)
Available for 2016 Year Round members IN GOOD STANDING that renew 2017 Year Round membership. Not available for Seasonal programs, camps or clinics. Credit is posted to your account on September 1, after the full-term period. Credit is not available non-renewals and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.

New Members and Wait Lists
New members must become a member of USA Swimming. TWA will accept registrations any time unless the desired level is full. If a level is full, interested participants can be put on a wait list. A one-time $50 non-refundable deposit is required to join the wait list. The deposit will be applied to the annual registration fee upon membership.