Blue Tide Aquatics Swim Team Photo

About Blue Tide Aquatics

Blue Tide Aquatics is a nationally-recognized swim club located in northeast Houston, TX. Founded in 1980, Blue Tide is the oldest and most-established swim club in the area. 

 
USA Swimming Members
Level 4 usa swimming club

Blue Tide is a Level 4 USA Swimming affiliated club and is a member of Gulf Swimming, one of five Texas Local Swimming Committees (LSCs). Blue Tide is also a member of the Texas Swimming Association, which oversees the Texas State Age Group Championships (TAGS) and the Texas Senior Circuit.

Our Membership

Our membership lives primarily in the northeast Houston communities of Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita. The majority of our swimmers (ages 5-18) attend schools in the Humble Independent School District. Many of our senior swimmers are members of the Kingwood High School, Kingwood Park High School and Atascocita High School swim teams.

Our Coaches

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swim Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

Non-profit Status

Blue Tide Aquatics, a 501©3 non profit club, is run by its elected Board of Directors which meets each month. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers.

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TEAM HISTORY

Over 30 years of swimming excellence.

Kingwood Blue Tide Aquatics was founded in October, 1980 with approximately thirty swimmers. The team’s first practices were held outdoors in the Forest Cove pool, but were later moved to the Kingwood High School pool. In 1982, the team’s name was shortened to Blue Tide Aquatics, but the 1984-85 season saw another change as BTA became affiliated with the Spring and Klein area teams to form Aqua-Tex, enabling the team to be more competitive in the Houston swimming community.

Due to the large number of swimmers registering with ATEX-BTA, it was decided in March 1991, by a vote of the general membership, to return to independent status as Blue Tide Aquatics. In order to accommodate the growing program, BTA expanded into the Humble High School pool in 1994, the Riverchase community pool in 1997, the YMCA pool in 1999, and the Atascocita Country Club pool in 2004 Blue Tide Aquatics was incorporated under the laws of the state of Texas in 1996 and is now officially known as “Blue Tide Aquatics, Inc.” or “BTA”.

History of BTA
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Troy Ahrens

15+ age group representative

Chris Stephenson

Vice President

Josh Stibrich

11-14 age group rep

Lori Scott

Treasurer

Cory Casperson

10 and under age group rep

Ben Major

Secretary

Tricia Etter