Waves Program

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NYAC Waves is a developmental swim program that introduces swimmers between the ages of 6-18 years to the sport of competitive swimming. 

Our Motto 
Learn to Swim - Learn to Train - Learn to Race

What do we do?
Swimmers are introduced to the four competitive strokes, dives, and turns. Emphasis is on body position, kicking, recovery and pull. We teach teamwork and sportsmanship within a fun NYAC environment.

Who can join?
The waves program is for anyone between the ages of 6 and 18 who can swim 25 meters front crawl. Wave swimmers should be at least at Level 6 in swimming and comfortable in the deep end.

Why parents like us?
We have certified coaches, convenient times and locations, and our kids learn to swim much faster than from traditional rec
reational swimming lessons.

Why kids like us?
They like being part of a team, making friends and improving their swimming skills.

What is our belief?
It's not how fast you swim, but how you swim fast!


2019 - 2020 WAVES SEASON  
Fall Session begins the week of September 30 and ends February 1. 
*Exception:  Waves 1 at Havergal will start on Tuesday, September 24
     - SPLASH N DASH - February 2  - TPASC pool  - Time - TBA
Spring Session begins the week of February 10th and ends May 30th
     - SPLASH N DASH - May 24th - Time - TBA - TPASC Pool


2019 - 2020 Waves Practice Schedule - HERE


Splash N Dash 

The Splash N Dash is an opportunity for Waves swimmers to come together and race with their fellow Waves swimmers. This is when they finally get to show off their newly learned skills and see how fast they really are. The emphasis is on fun and everyone will be awarded a ribbon, goodie bag, and progress report. This event will conclude your child’s Fall/Spring Session with Waves. 

Waves Make-Up Practices 

Fall 2019 - N/A

Spring 2020 - N/A

Waves Commonly Asked Question


What is the Waves Cancellation Policy?
Parents will receive a full refund less the $65 cancellation fee if notice is given in writing 24 hours before the start of the first practice.  

What pools do you swim out of and where are they?
NYAC Swims out of 14 different pools, for the full directory with map links click HERE

Can my 7-year-old son change in the girls change room?
At NYAC we ask all swimmers to use their own gender change rooms regardless of age. Just as classmates school would feel uncomfortable changing in front of each other so do teammates at the pool. 

What is the Coach to Swimmer ratio in Waves?
In Waves, we have a 1 to 10 ratio for Coach to swimmer. 

What equipment does my swimmer need for Waves and where can I buy it?
All swimmers should have:

A swimsuit - avoid 2-pieces, ruffles etc. as they make it difficult to swim
Competition Goggles
Training Fins
Bathing Cap - A NYAC team cap is provided on the first day of practice