Complete a FREE tryout and then register to join!



  • If you are coming up through out Learn to swim program, then your instructor will let you know when you are ready to try out. 
  • Those new to our program, email [email protected] with info about your swimmer. 
  • Complete a FREE evaluation at Erie Community College (downtown)
  • The child must be able to swim a length of a 25 yard pool.



  • After the evaluation is completed, REGISTER (click here) to join our team for a fun competitive swimming experience.
  • Please look at the Membership fee schedule. Includes TIDE swim suit, TIDE swim cap, TIDE team shirt...  
  • Registration Fees are non-refundable.



  • Join anytime...We swim year round as our pools are heated!
  • At Buffalo TIDE, all of our swimmers meet fees are included in the membership fee structure.
  • For ages 7 and up. 
  • Groups are set up by age and skill level.
  • NO mandatory practice attendance requirements.
  • Most practices last for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours depending on the group.
  • Up to 3 days per week offered for our Pre-Competitive team and 4 days per week for our Competitive team..
  • Swimmers learn stroke skills for competition.
  • Multi-child discounts given for year round groups.

  • All coaches are USA Swimming certified professionals.
  • Have a question?  Call us at 716-777-0119