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​TYDE Prep Academy  


Renamed and restructured for 2017, TYDE Prep Academy (formerly TYDE Prep Track) provides an introduction to swim team and competitive swimming.  There will be eight 5 weeks sessions over the 2017-18 swim year. Each session will progress through a structured curriculum designed to develop sound stroke technique and fundamental skills appropriate for each swimmer’s age and ability level. 
 
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 a fun intrasquad meet at no additional cost. Unlike other TYDE Tracks where you register one time per year and continue to be charged monthly until you decide to cancel or the swim year ends, 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 one time.
 

SESSION DATES & REGISTRATION DEADLINES - 

  • 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 25 (registration deadline April 27)
  • Summer Session:  June 11 – July 27 (registration deadline June 15)

PRICING - 

With TYDE Prep Academy there is no annual registration fee, no monthly draft, nothing to cancel, and no separate fee for swim meets. One single fee per session includes 5 weeks of practice, a TYDE cap, a TYDE promotional item which will vary by session and an end-of-session swim meet to showcase the swimmers' progress.

  • Junior Prep: $85/session for Y members, $115/session for potential members
  • Senior Prep: $95/session for Y members, $125/session for potential members

Summer Session is 7 weeks. Price TBD.

PRACTICE GROUPS - 

Junior Prep Academy

Offered at 11 TYDE locations during all 8 sessions. See Locations & Practices tab for schedule details.

  • Age Range: 13 & Under
  • Entrance Requirements: Swimmers joining the group should be able to swim 1 length (25 yards) of freestyle (with rotary breathing) and backstroke without stopping and must be able to swim, with regular breaks, for the full practice time.
  • Practice Days Per Week: 3 Practices are offered per week.  We recommend a minimum of 2 practices per week on average for best performance.
  • Daily Practice Structure: Each practice will last for 45 minutes in the water. Coaches may occasionally extend practice 5 minutes for announcements or educational sessions.

Senior Prep Academy

Offered at various practice locations during the first 2 sessions. Sessions 3-7 may be offered based on interest and lane space at each site. See Locations & Practices tab for schedule details.

  • Age Range: 13-18
  • Entrance Requirements: Swimmers joining the group should be able to swim 2 lengths (50 yards) of freestyle (with rotary breathing) and backstroke without stopping and must be able to swim, with regular breaks, for the full practice time.
  • Practice Days Per Week: 3 Practices are offered per week.  We recommend swimmers attend all practices, when possible, for best performance.
  • Daily Practice Structure: Each practice will last for 1 hour in the water.  Coaches may occasionally extend practice 5 minutes for announcements or educational sessions.