2018 Spring Schedule

Spring 2018 Practice Schedule

Registration for the Spring Season will open for Returning Families on January 2nd and for New Families on January 9th.   

Tidalwaves Spring Season will kick off at our two practice locations as follows:

  • Redwood, for team ready swimmers ages 5-18, on February 26th with the first day of our two "Splash Weeks".  Tidalwaves starts our season with two weeks of "practice group assessments" for New and Returning swimmers to determine practice groupings.  Click here for the special 2 week "Splash Weeks" schedule.  Also, click here for the schedule of "Pre Splash Week Tune Up Opportunities" for Returning swimmers the weeks of February 12th and February 20th. 
  • College of Marin, Kentfield (COM), for 8 & Under swimmers who choose this practice location, practice will kick off at COM on February 27th.  "Splash Week" is not required for College of Marin swimmers.  Below is Tidalwaves' practice schedule for the first half of the 2018 season, after the conclusion of Splash Weeks. 
  • Note that Tadpoles do not attend Splash Week.  Practices for Tadpoles start on February 27th.

​​Tidalwaves Spring season ends the weekend of June 30th and July 1st with the Marin Swim League Champs meet and our team Awards dinner.  For veteran families, yes this is early this year! We will still have our July 3rd pool party and will have a float in the 4th of July parade for the Tidalwaves kids that are around that week.

At the conclusion of the Redwood High School Swim Season, in mid-May, Tidalwaves' practice schedule generally moves up by 1 1/2 hours. The May 14th - June 29th practice schedule will be posted as soon as Tidalwaves' completes its negotiations with Redwood.

The Redwood Season STANDARD practice schedule, from March 12th, 2018 to May 11th, 2018 is as follows:

Practice Group Location Days Times
Tadpoles COM T, TH, F ( 2/27 - 6/8) 2:30 - 3:00 
8 & Under Blue COM T, TH, Fr (begins 2/27) 3:00 - 3:30
8 & Under Blue Redwood M - F (begins 3/12) 5:30 - 6:00
8 & Under Gold Redwood M - F (begins 3/12) 5:30 - 6:15
9-10 Blue Redwood M - F (begins 3/12)

6:15 - 7:00

9-10 Gold Redwood M - F (begins 3/12) 6:00 - 7:00
Early 11+'s Redwood M - F (begins 3/12)  7:00 - 8:00
11 & Up Redwood M - F (begins 3/12)  6:50 - 8:10


In addition to the Standard Practice Schedule, we will have Optional Saturday "Focused Instruction" sessions available from 3/17/18 - 4/21/18* (after that, Saturdays are meet days!):

Practice Group Location Day Time Instruction Focus
ALL 8 & Unders Redwood Saturday 3:00 - 3:30 Starts/Dives
All 9 - 10's Redwood Saturday 3:30 - 4:00 Starts and Turns
All Tidalwaves' Swimmers, by appointment Redwood Saturday 4:30 - 5:00 Private or Small Group Lessons
All 11 & Up's Redwood Saturday   4:00 - 4:30 Starts and Turns
All Tidalwaves' Swimmers Marin Academy Sunday By Appointment Private Lessons with Marie

* No focused instruction on Saturday, March 31.

Note:  Private lessons should be arranged through coach Marie (, and are $50/session.