Swim Programs

Tidal Wave Aquatics offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the TWA to offer age-specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities. All swimmers must be or become a registered member with USA Swimming.

USA Swimming Registrations fees vary based on the number of competitive activity swimmers wish to engage. For more information on these programs, please visit the NC Swimming website for more information.


Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee
Wed 6:00-6:40 pm $45 $25

This group is ideal for swimmers progressing from swim lessons. Participants should have the ability to swim half-laps in shallow or deep water, basic front crawl, and backstroke. Ages 5-8. Click Here to Register


Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee
Tues/Thurs 5:45-6:30 pm $65 $40 flex

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


Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee
Tues/Thurs 5:40-7:00 pm $85 $145
Tues/Thurs 5:40-7:00 pm $85 $40 flex

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).


Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee
Mon/Wed/Fri 5:40-7:00 pm $100 $145

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


Schedule Time Monthly Fee Annual Registration Fee


5:40-7:20 pm
Sat - TBA
$165 $145

Riptide is a dedicated 6-day training group. Ideal for junior and senior-level swimmers and high school swimmers. Riptide 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