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Who are the Waves?
What better time to join the EGRA waves swim team than during our 41st year?  Our swim club offers opportunities from the beginner to the elite level swimmer.  Through competitive swimming, we teach kids about having fun, dedication, sportsmanship and work ethic.  Many of our swimmers go on to contribute to the high school swim team and other sports.

The Waves swim club plans to provide your son or daughter with a wholesome, healthy and enjoyable experience. Unlike some other sports, swimming is a year-round lifetime sport. We ask you to realize that there is also the possibility that your child may enjoy swimming so much that he or she continues to swim competitively through and beyond his/her college years. Remember, it takes a long time to develop a swimmer. Swimmers that make it look easy; have been working very hard for a long time. It can take years of practicing fundamentals for swimmers to reach their full potential.

Mission: East Grand Rapids Aquatics is an aquatics program serving East Grand Rapids and surrounding communities by providing interested swimmers of all abilities the opportunity and environment to grow, mature, develop valuable life skills, and reach their greatest potential through competitive swimming.

Vision: Inspiring athletes to achieve their dreams through competitive swimming.

Philosophy
The Waves swim club plans to provide your son or daughter with a wholesome, healthy and enjoyable experience. Unlike some other sports, swimming is a year-round lifetime sport. We ask you to realize that there is also the possibility that your child may enjoy swimming so much that he or she continues to swim competitively through and beyond his/her college years. Remember, it takes a long time to develop a swimmer. Swimmers that make it look easy; have been working very hard for a long time. It can take years of practicing fundamentals for swimmers to reach their full potential.

We strive to achieve our mission and vision by:

1. Expecting a high level of commitment - It is no secret that the more you practice/commit to a task, the better you will become. Go to practice and meets often.


2. Working together as a T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More) The positive effects of a team environment are immeasurable. Honor your teammates with your efforts.

3. Excellence in Technique – Laying a good foundation of proper skills and technique are paramount to continued success.

4. Great Racers - Rise to the challenge of competing! It brings out the best in competitors.


5. Physically and Mentally Tough Swimmers - Give your best effort in everything you do everyday. That will make it easier when you are challenged.