WHO WE ARE
If you're looking for a competitive
youth swim team, you've found the right place in SWAT. Our club,
now more than twenty-five years old, focuses on age-appropriate,
targeted training to help our swimmers learn proper technique. Our
year-round team is comprised of over 150 swimmers and includes kids
from age 5 up to those graduating from high school. We offer swim
groups tailored to specific levels and one of our six
practices is right for your swimmer, no matter what his or her
skill level. Swimmers advance when the right combination of skill,
age and commitment come together.
SWAT is non-profit, parent-run
organization with an elected board of directors focused on
bringing the best practices to our club. We run yearly board
elections for opening positions in the fall. Board meetings are
always on the second Tuesday of the month on the Whitworth campus.
All parents are welcome to attend.
As the Spokane Waves Aquatic Team is
a member of USA Swimming, all members are required to pay a yearly
membership fee. This annual fee changes every year. This fee is
reduced considerably for swimmers who qualify for free or reduced
hot lunch through the school system (letter from the school
district stating such is required). The USA Swimming membership
provides secondary health and accident insurance in case of injury
during swim team practice and during swim meets.
A non-refundable joining fee of $50
will be charged to new swimmers. This is an annual that swimmers
pay in August along with their USA registration fee.
The Spokane Waves Aquatic Team is
responsible for paying all program costs including coaches’
salaries, team travel, financial assistance, all operating expenses
and pool rental costs. Therefore, the Spokane Waves must charge
every swimmer must charge each swimmer monthly dues. The dues are
dependent upon the group which your swimmer is placed in and will
change as your swimmer moves from group to group. Monthly dues for
the 2016-2017 school year are as follows: