The Wa-Nee Waves Swim Team (WWST) is a competitive swim team offering instruction, training, responsibility, and competition to swimmers of all ages and abilities.  We also offer a beginner level that is non-competitive and intended to strengthen swim skills in order to help kids move into one of our competition levels.  Our swim season goes from September through February. 


Jared Lechlitner

Matt Fiwek

Kelsey Alderman

Whitney Yoder


Board Members:

Nicki Wiggins, President

Jade Sipic, Shauna Adair, Christi Stankovich, Collette Knepp, Michelle Fiwek, Julie Reed & Eric Hershberger



It is the goal of the Wa-Nee Waves Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.  We are restructuring to the skill level groups below this year.  Coaches will assign skill levels by assessment during the first week of practice.  Within each skill level, parents will be able to choose the frequency nights their child swims.  Bronze - two nights per week, Silver - three nights per week and Gold - four nights per week.


Bulldogs Group

This is our entry level group. An athlete need not be able to swim to enter this group.

Workout Days/Times:Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm

Wildcats Group

Athletes move into this group from the Beginner group and will mainly focus on learning four legal competitive strokes and perfecting start and turn technique while having lots of fun.  These athletes are encouraged to participate in meets, especially our home meet in December.

Workout Days/Times:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 5:45 - 6:45pm

Eagles Group

Athletes move into this group from the Bronze group and are usually at least 10 years old, but age is not a requirement.  These athletes will have completed the Wildcat Group skills list. This group is exposed to training for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races for the first time. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of at least once per month.

Workout Days/Times:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 5:45 - 7:00pm

Panthers Group

Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athlete's development. Athletes in this group train for the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyles.

Workout Days/Times:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 5:30 - 7:00pm


We also offer a Swim Camp once per year for any child ages 5-13 at the following levels:

Level 1

Have NOT had any swim lessons, unsure of how to swim, but enjoys being around water

Level 2

Have had SOME swim lessons, unsure of how to swim, but is comfortable in the wate

Level 3

Have had lessons, knows how to swim and is comfortable in the water

Level 4

Have had lessons, knows how to swim, and knows most of the strokes: free, back, breast, fly


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2101 N Main St
PO Box 495
Nappanee, IN 46550
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