We Want YOU to Join Our
you have ambition to succeed,
find out what our HIGH STANDARDS -
HIGH VALUE program can do for
WAVES Swimming offers all our
athletes the opportunity and encouragement to make an uncompromised
commitment to the pursuit of excellence.
transfering to the WAVES from another USAS club, complete
an ISI Club Transfer form,and give it to a WAVES
You are eligible to
compete in meets with your WAVES teammates and coaches
right away from the day you join.
Your times count and you are treated as a full team member.
If you were already
entered in the meet by your old club, we simply ask the timing desk
operator at the meet to switch your team
You will be listed
on meet entries, heat sheets, etc. as "unattached" for a
period of 120 days since the last meet representing the old club.
During this period as an "unattached" swimmer, you are not on WAVES
relays, and you do not score points for the
After the 120 day
period, you will be listed as representing WAVES, will be eligible
for team relays, and will score team
Why should my child swim with the
Because he or she is motivated to step up to
higher levels in the sport.
Value of the WAVES
When you join the WAVES you are joining a program with high
standards and a long term plan for athlete development providing
benefits which will span the critical years of childhood and
As a WAVES team member, young people develop a
love for the sport while being introduced to the fun challenge of
striving for improvement to "be the best you can be" under the
positive, encouraging guidance of one of the best coaching staffs
in the country.
- We have proven expertise to develop swimmers
from Novice to International elite.
- Our athletes receive the most current advances
in stroke technique instruction.
- Step-by-Step competition plan provides for
effective goal setting and motivation.
- Long Term Athlete Development Plan brings
highest levels of success at maturity.
- WAVES athletes are sought by major college
teams across the country.
consider swimming a technique-limited sport. Our expert coaches
work on skills at every practice session, and we are continually
staying current with the latest advances in stroke technique.
here to read about our coaching staff.
Developing children into successful young
adults...Many parents are pleasantly surprised to see
their children energized with enthusiasm for the challenges of
daily WAVES training and competition. Learning the secrets of
success on the WAVES team, our athletes develop character traits
allowing them to turn dreams into goals, learning goal completion,
acquiring skills, applying determination to ability, and making
achievement at the highest levels of the sport a realistic
Click here to read more about the benefits of
One of the best swim clubs in the
WAVES swim team is one of just twenty USA Swimming clubs - and the
only club in the midwest - honored as Olympic Development clubs for
developing three or more swimmers ages 17 and younger to the 2008
Olympic Trials, the highest level swimming meet in the country. In
2008, WAVES Swimming was ranked #1 nationally in number of USA
Swimming Scholastic All-Americans to team size.
If you dream of going to higher levels,
WAVES Swimming is how you get there
Division I All-Americans
Age Group Record Holders
are just some of the achievements of WAVES-developed
- WAVES Swimming is where athletes go to
become their best.
You’re welcome to join any
Why wait? Our coaches want to help
your child improve technique, get fast, and build confidence.
Our swimmers want to welcome your child onto the team and make new
friends. Get your swimmer into the program he or she
Fun, Friends, Fast Swimming, and
The first step for every future champion is
developing a love for the sport. Join the WAVES, where your young
child will have fun, make friends, develop confidence by learning
skills, get attention from coaches, practice in squads of similar
ability, and start lifelong habits of fitness and healthy
living. Meanwhile, we’re starting your athlete on a
well-designed, long term program to develop fast swimming and
confidence in their ability to succeed in the world!
We’re one of the best youth
sports programs in the nation. Find out what a high value,
high standards swim team can do for your child. Join
Here’s how YOU can get started with
Swimmer skill evaluations take just a few
minutes and are held every Monday and Wednesday, between 4:15-5:00
p.m. at Bloomington-Normal YMCA, 602 S. Main St., Bloomington, IL
What to bring to the Swimmer Evalutation:
- Fill out a WAVES New Swimmer Info form and
hand it to the coach on deck. (Click Forms/Documents tab at top of
page to find the proper form.)
- Swim suit and goggles. If long hair,
we recommend your swimmer wear a swim cap.
If you can’t make our scheduled new
member skill evaluations, please contact us to arrange another day
and time with our coaching staff.
After we see your child in the water, we
will assign him or her to a practice squad with others at a similar
stage of athletic development.
More questions? Click the Please
Contact Me tab at the top of the page to send a message to the
WAVES head coach.