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2017-18 Waves Fall&Winter Season

Open for Returning Members

8/1/17 - 12/31/17

Open for New Members

8/14/17 - 12/31/17

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EGRA Waves 2017-2018                        

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 the high school swim team, other sports and the collegiate level.  


Swim season runs September 11, 2017 through February 16, 2018 (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.  They will practice with swimmers of similar ability.  Practices are held at East Grand Rapids High School and Wealthy Pool.  Descriptions of each group are included in our handbook on our website.     


Waves Web Site:

Head Coach:  Brandon Converse

                         (616)-460-5630 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 $15/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

Groups usually fill so sign-up early!


Current Swimmers (swam during the 2016-2017 year)

  • August 1 starting at 8am – August 13

New EGR Residents

  • August 14 - August 27

All registrants

  • August 28 - until groups fill.


Practice Times/Group

Descriptions/Cost:   All practice times, cost and group descriptions are on our website.


Team fitting and Parent meeting:  Team fitting:   9/15/2017 from 5-7pm.  Parent meeting at 6:30pm.                  


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 2017-2018




(All costs will include a $25 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 full payment: $295

2-payment plan: $152.50


Both sessions full payment: $410

2-payment plan: $210



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


Full payment: $455

2-payment plan: 232.50


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. 


Full payment: $495

2-payment plan: $252.50



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


Full payment: $535

2-payment plan: $272.50



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.


Full payment: $565

2-payment plan: $287.50


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.



Sr Bronze $250/$130 2-payment

Sr Silver/Gold $300/$155 2-payment


Sr Bronze $225/$117.50 2-payment 

Sr Silver/Gold$420/$215 2-payment

Fall&Winter (Sr Silver/Gold only) $585/$297.50


Full and 2-payment options available at check-out. 2-payment option bills on Sept. 1st and Jan 1st.









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