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2018 Waves Spring and Summer Season

Open for Returning Members

3/5/18 - 7/1/18

Open for New Members

3/19/18 - 7/1/18

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EGRA Waves Spring and Summer 2018

Come and be a part of the fun, team atmosphere and fast swimming with the EGRA Waves!  Swim season runs April 10, 2018 through July 20, 2018 (July 27 for Senior).  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.  We have something for swimmers of all abilities.  For more information about competitive meets, please read our handbook on our web site. www.egrawaves.com

Swimmers are placed in one of six levels after an evaluation by our coaches and will practice with swimmers of similar ability.  Practices are held at Wealthy Pool, MVP and Calvin College. Practice times are listed on our website.   A description of each group is included in our handbook on our website.  All swimmers receive a free shirt and cap. 

 We also offer a spring only option for many of our groups.

 Waves Web Site:  www.egrawaves.com

Head Coach:  Brandon Converse (616)460-5630 or coachconverse@egrawaves.com  

Head Age-Group Coach:  Josh Dolecki (248)-342-1583 or coachdolecki@egrawaves.com


Volunteering

The Waves swim club is run by a large base of volunteers.  It takes a tremendous amount of preparation and organization to service over 200 swimmers and their families.  All families will be required to work volunteer hours.  Many of these hours can be fulfilled by working at Waves hosted meets. 


New Swimmers:

If you are a new swimmer and interested in joining the Waves, you will need to be observed by one of the coaches.  (Swimmers are placed into group based on ability). 

You can set up an observation by contacting:


Registration Dates:

§  All registrations for the Waves will be taken through our website

o    Payment will be made with a credit/debit card or e-check

§  Current Swimmers – swam during 2017-2018

o    Can start registering March 5, 2018 at 8:00am.

§  New EGR Residents

o    Can start registering March 19, 2018 at 8:00am.

§  New Non-residents

o    Can start registering March 26, 2018 at 8:00am.

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. 

 

Group

Ages

Cost

(All costs will include a $20 registration fee per swimmer)

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

Pre-competitive

 

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: $195

 

Both sessions full payment: $365

2-payment plan: $185

Blue

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 Season: $330/2-payment plan: $175

Spring Only: $185

Summer Only: $300

Bronze

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 Season: $355/2-payment plan: $180

Spring Only: $205

Summer Only: $315

Silver

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 Season: $415/2-payment plan: $210

Spring Only: $220

Summer Only: $375

Gold

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 Season: $470/2-payment plan: $240

Spring Only: $220

Summer Only: $395

Senior

Sr Bronze – athletes who want to stay in shape.  Swimmers should attend 3 practices a week.

 

Sr Silver/Gold – athletes who will compete at season ending championships (State/Sectionals).  Attendance requirements apply.

 

Sr Silver/Gold Full Season: $490/2-payment plan: $250

Sr Bronze Full Season: $390/2-payment plan: $200

Sr Bronze Summer Only: $320