Buffalo Tide

The Buffalo Tide is the competitive team of the City Swim Project. Students who progress through our learn-to-swim programming and demonstrate appropriate skills have the opportunity to represent the Tide in local and regional swim meets.

The team is led by Coach Rick Aronberg, an accomplished coach with more than 30 years of experience and a former national-level swimmer. We set our goals high and work hard to improve individual and team performances. Being part of the Tide gives all of our youth swimmers extra motivation, teaches additional life skills, and enhances the experience of the City Swim Project.

For more information on the Buffalo Tide, visit the team website.

How to register your child.

How to register

your child.

If you prefer to submit a paper registration:

You can pick up or drop off registration packets at our office at 651 Delaware Ave, Suite 144. Our office is opened Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

  1. Complete this form, one for each child online, then print and provide signatures where requested on all pages: City Swim Project Swimmer Registration Packet
  2. Make sure every page has the signature of a parent or guardian.
  3. Be sure to provide a copy of your current 1040 Federal Tax Return with Social Security Numbers removed or other Proof of Financial Assistance. Additional information for Proof of Financial Assistance is available on the Niagara Swimming Outreach Application. If you do not qualify for any of the standards, you will be required to provide payment for each registered child. Cost per child is listed on the Niagara Swimming Athlete Registration Form.
  4. Include your email wherever requested.
  5. Return the completed packet to a coach as soon as possible.
  6. For any questions, contact Coach Mike at 716-359-4729.

To be eligible for free or reduced registration, please provide one of the following:

  • A copy of your current 1040 Federal Tax Return with Social Security Numbers removed
  • A photocopy of an approved application from an assistance program such as:
    • Aid to Families with Dependent Children
    • Social Security Disability Insurance
    • Food Stamps
    • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
    • Supplemental Security Income
    • Women, Infant and Children’s Program
    • Medicaid
    • Children’s Health Insurance Plan
    • Section 8 Public Housing
    • Home Energy Assistance Program
    • Direct Notification Letter for Free/Reduced Lunch

Additional information for Proof of Financial Assistance is available on the Niagara Swimming Outreach Application. If you do not qualify for any of the standards, you will be required to provide payment for each registered child. Cost per child is listed on the Niagara Swimming Athlete Registration Form.