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.
Tryouts for the swim team are held once or twice a month and are usually listed on the Meets & Events page. All interested swimmers must pass a tryout before registering with the swim team.
*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 or 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.
Once your swimmer passes their tryout and has been placed into a training group, you will need to register them with the team.
Go to the Wave Aquatics home page. On the left side of the page it says:
Click on that to begin registering.
Please be sure to read through the registration document carefully (see link below) and let us know if you have any questions.
2013-2014 Registration Form, Fees and Information
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:
Athlete Transfer Form
If you have questions regarding the swim team, contact Coach Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206 883 4434 and he will be happy to answer your questions.
General Contact Information:
WAVE Aquatics, PO Box 2953, Kirkland, WA 98083-2953
Erin Dunn 206-883-4434 or email@example.com
Wave is a non-profit competitive swim team led by the coaching staff and the Board of Directors. We are affiliated with USA Swimming (USA-S) and the Pacific Northwest Swimming Association (PNS). Our organization offers a training program for swimmers of all abilities. WAVE is supported through registration fees, training fees, fundraising & corporate sponsorships.