WAVES Honored as Silver Medal Club - our 10th year!

WAVES honored as 2018 Silver Medal Club, our 10th year!

Recognized as one of the best 18-under elite developmental teams in the nation!

Congratulations to ALL our WAVES team members – athletes, coaches, parents, and YMCA support – for your contribution to our team culture of excellence achievement. 

USA Swimming has honored our WAVES team as a 2018 Silver Medal Club in the National Club Excellence Program.  We rank among the top teams in the country,  46th among the 2700 USA Swimming member clubs across the nation, and the 2nd highest ranking team in Illinois. (Moving up from 50th and 3rd in 2017.)

WAVES Swimming...National Club Excellence Silver Medal award winner
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


Club Excellence performances are achieved by swimmers ages 18 and younger, in long course meters competition.

The National Club Excellence Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence. This program strives to meet the following objectives:

  • Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes;
  • Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance.

WAVES Swimming...the proven pathway to success!

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