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How to Join the WAVES

2018 New Member Welcome! Join the WAVES Today!

Here's the first step...Make an appointment for your In-Water Swim Skills Assessment...


If your child is in elementary school or middle school age range, then the location for

the swim skills assessment and WAVES practices is Bloomington-Normal YMCA, 602 S. Main St., Bloomington.


If your child is high school age, then contact WAVES Coach Yourd for information on squad placement.

WAVES Swimming...the proven pathway to success!


We welcome new members!

Follow these easy steps to get started

  1. Contact a WAVES coach to schedule an appointment to assess your child's swimming skills in the pool.
  2. When you arrive for the scheduled in-water swim skills assessment, bring your completed New Swimmer Info form.
  3. Hand your completed form to the coach at the swim skill assessment.
  4. When your child's in-water skill assessment is complete, the coach will tell you which WAVES practice squad your swimmer will be assigned to.
  5. Participate in WAVES practices for a week before you decide to join.