Wave Tryout; Juanita Aquatic Center
Doing a tryout is the first step in joining the team. This is a chance for the coach to see if the prospective swimmer is actually ready for swim team, and if so which level they will start at.
Please note that not everyone who tries out makes the team. Wave has an open door policy and anyone not ready is encouraged to take any needed lessons and come back again for the next try out.
Admittance into the groups is as follows:
Explore 1: swimmers must be 7 years of age or younger, able to swim 1 length of backstroke and side breathing freestyle; additionally the coach must feel that the swimmer is water safe
Explore 2: swimmers are 8-10 years of age, able to swim 1 length of backstroke and side breathing freestyle and legal breaststroke; additionally the coach must feel that the swimmer is water safe
Challenge 1: swimmers are 8-10 years of age with 4 legal strokes
Challenge 2: swimmers are 9-12 years of age with 4 legal strokes and can complete a 50 free in 50 seconds of faster
Achieve 1: swimmers are 11-14 years of age, have 4 legal strokes and can complete a 100 free in 1:30 or faster
Achieve 2: swimmers are 10-13 years of age, have 4 legal strokes and can complete a 100 IM in 1:30 or faster
Excel 1: swimmers are 10-15 years of age, have 4 legal strokes and can complete a 100 IM in 1:20 or faster
Excel 2: talk to the coach
High School: swimmers are in 8th grade or higher, have 3 legal strokes and can complete a 100 free in 1:15 or faster
Perform and High Performance: talk to the coach
Athlete placement into a group is based on their age and ability. The coaches are the only ones qualified to make that determination.
Please note that Wave Aquatics is a competitive swim team, and that practice and meet attendance is expected.
Registration is easy and done through the team website. From the home page www.waveaquatics.org on the left side of the page where it says Start Registration click on that to begin registering.
Any swimmers who are transferring from another USA Swimming team must fill out an Athlete Transfer Form and mail it with a check to the PNS office:
All swimmers are also required to fill out an Athlete Code of Conduct Form and turn that into their coach once they start practice: