The TideWater Team

Amanda Pope

Executive Director

Amanda Pope is the founder of TideWater Adaptive Aquatics Center and has dedicated her life to water safety for all children. Amanda studied Psychology at Drexel University and is currently working toward becoming a Registered Behavioral Technician.  

Amanda has swimming in her blood, and has been involved in aquatics for over 10 years. She is the current Middle Atlantic Diversity and Inclusion Chair and is helping to make swimming as inclusive as possible. She has dedicated years to developing an adaptive water safety certification course, training and resources to help start and successfully develop adaptive swimming programs.

Kate Andrews

Communications Director

Kate joined the TideWater Adaptive Aquatics Center team in 2014, bringing her seasoned swim instruction to TideWater Swim School. After years of pool instruction, she joined the Administration side of TideWater Aquatics. Fascinated with Architecture and design, she received her B.S. from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences with a minor in Digital Visualization. Kate’s Architecture career brings an eye for professional communication, program consistency and overall design methods to TideWater. Kate is thrilled to help spread water safety awareness and visually portray TideWater Adaptive’s mission using her expertise in swim instruction, business administration and most of all being a TWAAC mom.