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2019-2020 Waves Fall/Winter Season

Open for Returning Members

7/31/19 - 1/31/20

Open for New Members

8/12/19 - 1/31/20

17 Members

EGRA Waves 2019-2020:                        

Come and make Waves with our program!  We are a local based swim club that provides opportunities to swimmers and parents of all levels and commitment. We are open to East Grand Rapids residents and surrounding communities.


Through competitive swimming, we teach kids about having fun, dedication, sportsmanship and work ethic.  Many of our swimmers go on to high school swim teams, other sports and the collegiate level.  


Swim season runs September 11, 2019 through February 21, 2020 (March for Championship Meet swimmers). The Waves offer competitive opportunities for swimmers of all abilities.  We compete in both West Michigan Swim League (WMSL) and USA meets.  All Waves swimmers are registered with USA Swimming.  There is something for swimmers of all abilities!  For more information about competitive meets, please read our handbook on our web site:    


Swimmers are placed in one of six levels after an evaluation, practicing with swimmers of similar ability.  Practices are held at East Grand Rapids High School and Wealthy Elementary Pool.  Descriptions of each group, as well as practice schedule, are included in our handbook and on our website.     


Waves Web Site:

EGRA CEO/ Head Developmental Coach:  Brandon Converse

                         (616)-460-5630 or   

Head Senior Coach: Josh Dolecki

                         (248)-342-1583 or

Head Age Group Coach/Masters Coach: Alec Kandt

(651)-226-1593 or



We provide a great experience for our members by hosting several events and activities throughout the season. These events are for our athletes and we need help from all Waves members!  There are many ways to help.  All families will have volunteer hours for the season.  Any hours not fulfilled are billed at $25/hr to help cover costs of hiring people to fill jobs.    


Placement Sessions:


Registration Dates:

All registrations for the Waves will be taken through our website. Please note that new swimmer registration will be closing on weekends beginning at 5pm. Groups usually fill so sign-up early!


Current Swimmers (swam during the 2018-2019 year)

  • Wednesday, July 31st starting at 8am – Sunday, August 11th at 5pm.

New EGR Residents

  • Monday, August 12th starting at 8am - Friday, August 16th at 5pm.

All other registrants

  • Monday, August 19th starting at 8am - until groups fill.


Practice Times/Group

Descriptions/Cost:   All practice times, cost and group descriptions are on our website under the TEAM INFO tab.


Team fitting and Parent meeting:  Friday, September 13 at the EGR high school pool.  Team fitting starts at 5:30pm. Parent meeting starts at 6:30pm in the EGR Little Auditorium.                  


Refund Policy: A $100 cancellation fee will apply to all EGRA programs.  No refunds after two weeks from the start of a program.  Note:  EGRA swimming fees are not prorated.


Entry Fee Account:   Entry fees will be added to your online account.  Accounts are invoiced the 1st of each month for any balance.   


Fall/Winter 2019-2020




(All costs will include a $30 registration fee per swimmer)

Non-residents are required to a pay a $30 fee per family.



6-8 years old

Swims 25 yards unassisted; Comfortable with face in the water

Desire to learn about swimming and attends 2 practices a week

Swim meets are not  required (can attend meets with approval of coach)

1 session Paid in Full: $250


Both sessions Paid in Full: $500

2-payment plan: $275 at registration/$250 on Jan 1st



7-9 years old

Swim 100 yards unassisted; Swim a 25 yard backstroke

Desire to learn about swimming and attends 2 practices a week

Swim meets for Blue are the WMSL meets and some USA meets


Paid in Full: $550

2-payment plan: $300 at registration/$275 on Jan 1st


7-10 years old

Swim a 200 Free; Swim a 25 of each stroke (Back, Breast and Fly)

Streamlines to flags

Desire to learn about swimming and attends 2-3 practices a week

Swim meets for Bronze are the WMSL meets and some USA meets.  Strives for WMSL A and Jr Olympic times. 


Paid in Full: $600

2-payment plan: $325 at registration/$300 on Jan 1st



9-12 years old

Can swim 8X100 on 2:00; Swims a 50 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast and 100 IM

Able to read pace clock, attends practice a minimum of 3-4 times per week, can start off blocks and execute turns for all strokes.

Swim meets for Silver are WMSL meets and most USA meets.  Strives for WMSL A and Jr Olympic times


Paid in Full: $700

2-payment plan: $375 at registration/$350 on Jan 1st



11-14 years old

Can swim 8X100 on 1:40 and 200 IM with legal turns

Able to read pace clocks and follow sets as directed by coach, attends practice at least 4-5 days a week.

Swim meets in Gold are WMSL meets and all USA meets.  Strives for State and Zone times.


Paid in Full: $750

2-payment plan: $400 at registration/$375 on Jan 1st


Sr Bronze - High school aged atheltes who want to stay in shape.

Sr Silver - For those who want to compete at State/Sectionals. 

Can swim 10x100 1:20 (boys)/1:25 (girls).

Attends 80-90% of practices.

Attends meets as directed by Senior coach. 

Sr Gold - Swimmers committed to year round training (no other sports) and will compete at Sectionals, Jr Nationals and above.

Can swim 10X100 1:10 (boys)/1:15 (girls)

Attends 95-100% of practices

Attends meets as directed by Senior coach.


Fall Only (HS Boys):

Senior/Senior Platinum $400

No Senior Development option

Winter Only (HS Girls):

Senior Development: Paid in Full $350

Senior/Senior Platinum: Paid in Full $550

Full Season (Fall&Winter - Non-HS swimmers and/or 8th graders)

Senior/Senior Platinum:

Paid in Full: $950

2-Payment Plan: $500 at registration/$475 on Jan 1st

No full season Sr Development option

Full and 2-payment options available at check-out; 2-payment options are due at checkout and on Jan 1st. 

Current swimmer registration begins July 31st @8am; New-EGR residents registration begins Aug 12th @8am; All other registrations begin Aug 19th @8am until full. Registration closes on weekends beginning Friday at 5pm.

Families who register 3 or more swimmers will receive a discount.  Please contact Brandon Converse ( after you register your swimmer to receive the discount.