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Jay Pearson

Washington Open More than 550 athletes made the drive to Federal Way for the first big non-champs meet in Puget Sound since the start of the pandemic! Most of the fastest swimmers in the state were there, and were joined by swimmers from other states, including Oregon, Colorado, and Idaho. This was a tough mid-season meet that our Senior swimmers swam through rather than resting, which is always a tough challenge not only physically but mentally as well. Congratulations to all the Wave athletes who qualified and participated! Senior Epic...

Jay Pearson

Senior PNS Champs For the third weekend in a row (Dec 17-19), Wave had another phenomenal meet at KCAC in Federal Way, this time from our 15&O swimmers! Overall, Wave finished 9th for the three meets combined. Way to go Wave swimmers! Senior Epic Senior Epic had a phenomenal meet! It was so exciting to see many amazing swims, and especially how enthusiastic and happy they were after their races. In addition, a special shout-out to everyone who swam a relay this meet! All the hard work you have put...

Tatiana Lemos de Lima

WAVE Families, We are happy to announce that Jaiden Sreenivasan was selected to the 2022 PNS All-Star Team! The 2022 Pacific Coast All-Star Meet will be hosted by Pacific Swimming and takes place in Pacifica, CA, on January 8-9, 2022. Congrats, Jaiden! ABOUT PNS ALL-STAR TEAM Each January, PNS selects swimmers to compete at the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet against Southern California, Oregon and Pacific. Meet sites rotate annually through the Pac Coast member LSCs. To be eligible, swimmers must be between the ages of 11 to 14 and have...

Jay Pearson

PNS Champs (13-14) Our 13-14s had their shot last weekend at their first big champs meet for most of them in two years! As was the case with the 12&Unders, the dive tank was not available for warmup/warm down, but parents could cheer their swimmers on and, of course, there were relays! Jaiden Sreenivasan led the team with a phenomenal performance, setting five team records!!! He crushed 4 of his own records and set 1 new record. In addition, he won two golds and broke the SwimStrong Dryland record in...

Jay Pearson

PNS Champs (12&Under) What an exciting meet! Our first big finals meet in two years and our first meet with parents able to be spectators since February 2020. There were almost 30 teams at the meet and Wave finished 7th! For many of the swimmers, it was their first big champs meet at KCAC in Federal Way, and the first three-day meet for most of the 11-12 swimmers, who had Prelims and Finals all three days. The most exciting part, however, was the return of relays! All but one of...

Jay Pearson

Metro Splash & Dash Last weekend, Wave sent 70+ swimmers to Tacoma for a challenging meet! Our 11&Overs swam Prelims and Finals with only a short rest between sessions while our 10&Unders swam a Pentathlon. The 10&Under Boys had a particular challenge, as they swam all five events in less than an hour! Not to mention multiple deCongratulations to everyone who survived the location change, meet delays, and limited rest! Purple Group We had great swims over the past weekend at the meet! Even through some delays of the meet,...

Jay Pearson

Part 2 of our November Invitational meet recap features all of the new US Swimming Motivational Times! This is a L O N G list so sit back and enjoy!! New Motivational Times AAA Freddie Larsen: 200 back Julia Larsen: 100 back Jaiden Sreenivasan: 200 fly, 200 IM AA Kyler Brumfield: 200 free Hailey Crawford: 100 free Lena Duryee: 100 & 400 IM, 50 free Kyle Fontelera: 100 IM Taryn Han: 50 & 100 free, 100 back Jenna Kimborowicz: 100 back, 200 IM Freddie Larsen: 100 & 200 free Julia...

Jay Pearson

Wave finished the fall regular season with our own invitational last weekend. Nearly the entire team (318 Wave swimmers) swam in more than 2000 races (including finals) over three days, with many swimmers picking up new PNS Champs cuts or US Swimming motivational times, not to mention a trio of new team records as well as a Futures cut by Freddy Larson. Many thanks go out to our meet director, Alan Cardwell, and the head of our boosters organization, Steven Blackmon, without whom this meet would not have been so...

Erin Dunn

Women’s High School Championships Over the past three weekends, Wave’s senior women—representing seven different high schools—competed in three different high school championships! On October 29-30, many of our swimmers competed in the KingCo Championship. Our faster swimmers moved on to Districts on Nov 5-6, while our fastest women swam once more at State Championships on Nov 12-13. Wow! That is a lot of racing!! Well done, ladies! Senior Epic The girls in the Senior Epic Group had a strong and fast season with many new best times achieved throughout this...

Jay Pearson

NOTE: We mistakenly left out of last week's report our swimmers from the High School workout group, which had two girls compete for their high school teams at postseason competitions. Both girls who swam proved to be valuable members of their teams going lifetime bests in races and helping out on relays. KingCo Sarah Yi competed in two individual events achieving a best time in the 100 free and swimming just off her best time in the 50 free. She also helped her 400 freestyle relay to a 12th place...