Empowering through swimming

Rising Above.

Teaching skills to thrive in
and out of the water.

Swimming is more than a sport. And we are more than a swim team. At the City Swim Project, we are expanding access to swim lessons in diverse neighborhoods around Buffalo. By collaborating with our partners, we provide children, families, and communities the skills to rise above. Above fear of the water. Above cultural and economic barriers. Above the cycle of inequality. Even above the competition. Join us in empowering lives through swimming.

Be part of the team.


Child Learn-to-Swim

Register your child for free or low-cost swim lessons.


Competitive Team

Advanced swimmers can represent our team, The Buffalo Tide, in swim competitions.

Get involved.



Invest in a proven model that is shaping the health and safety of our community.


Make a difference by offering your time and talents.


We’re always looking for dedicated people to join our team.

Latest News.

Anthony Visiko gets accepted into RIT for next year!

The City Swim Project/Buffalo TIDE would like to congratulate our own Anthony Visiko. Anthony was accepted into college and will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) this coming fall. “This is such a great accomplishment,” Anthony stated. “I really...

Post-COVID 19 Policies and Protocols

PHASE 1 GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS Do not attend lesson/practice if you or a member of your household does not feel well. Parents must drop off/pick up children on time Parents must use established traffic patterns Parents will not be allowed on pool deck...