Now in their 37th year, the East Providence Tidal Waves have a great history of helping youth in our community achieve competitive swimming success!

The Tidal Waves are divided by age and ability:
Age 8 & under and new swimmers age 9 – 10 practice on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm-4:50pm

Age 9-12  practice on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00pm-5:50pm

Age 13 & older and advanced swimmers age 11-12 practice
Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm-6:30pm

All programs include:  age related workouts, stroke drills, competition, video stroke analysis

Registration Information:
The annual fee is $250 per swimmer OR take advantage of our convenient monthly payment plan and have your credit card billed automatically for $50 per month. There is also an additional $20 RIMA League fee for the season. Scholarships are available for those that receive free or reduced lunch. Not sure if swim team is right for you child? You can try it out for FREE for the month of September.

Email Coach Bob at to register.

To register your children, please complete the form and return with payment to the office at 115 Williams Avenue, East Providence.  Credit card registrations can be done via email by sending the form to:

High School Swim Clinic
The High School Swim Clinic is designed to give the high school swimmer a head start for the High School Swim Season.  Clinic participants will practice with the Tidal Waves from September 18-November 21.  Beginning on November 27, the Clinic Participants will practice with their high school teams.  As a member of the clinic and during the high school season, swimmers enrolled in the clinic are welcome to participate in the Tidal Waves meets.

The Clinic will practice Monday-Thursday; 4:45 pm -6:30 pm

Email Coach Bob at to register.

About Coach Bob Hassan:
Now in his seventh year as Tidal Waves coach, Bob began coaching almost 30 years ago at the Bayside YMCA. In addition to serving as the Tidal Waves head coach, he also coaches summers at the Bayside YMCA. In his youth as a swimmer for the Barrington YMCA and Barrington High School, Bob won Rhode Island State Championships in the Breaststroke and, as a senior in high school, was 5th in New England.

Working with children is something Coach Bob has done for a long time. Besides his work at the YMCA and the Grist Mill, Coach Bob has been a Music Teacher and Band Director at Park View Middle School in Cranston, RI since 1988. His bands have won awards throughout the state and New England. Coach Bob is also a professional saxophone player and runs the band The Rockin’ Soul Horns.