© 2019 by WAVE AQUATICS

ABOUT WAVE

Who we are and what we do

Wave Aquatics is a proven leader in aquatics programming. For more than 30 years, Wave has provided aquatics programming to Eastside community members of the greater Seattle area. The organization has experienced steady growth over the years and today manages two public aquatic centers. Programs have expanded to include swim lessons, a competitive swim team, a water polo team, the Lake Washington Masters team and public swim.

Impact

Impact

Wave Aquatics is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a range of public aquatics programs and facilities management services to Eastside Seattle-King County residents in order to enhance health, fitness, safety, recreation, and quality of life. Programs instill confidence, resilience, team work, health, and a strong work ethic. Founded in 1987, the organization began when Northshore, Redmond, and Totem Lake swim teams merged in order to provide more opportunity and a stronger foundation for swimmers in the Lake Washington and Northshore school district areas. Wave has operated the Juanita Aquatics Center (Juanita HS Pool) in Kirkland since 2009, and the Redmond Pool on Education Hill since 2010.
 
Wave's programs serve more than 2,000 Eastside residents annually through its competitive swim team, swim lessons, Lake Washington Masters swim program, water polo team, recreational swimming and pool rentals. With Eastside pool capacity rapidly falling behind population growth, Wave Aquatics is the proven leader in aquatics management poised to partner with local governments to solve this problem by refurbishing and expanding facilities. Wave Aquatics operates as an independent nonprofit with a staff team of 85. The organization is in strong financial standing, and has a dynamic and growing team of employees, and a dedicated Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Kfir Ami-ad, President
Julie Soedel, Treasurer
Cari Brumfield, Secretary
Ivan Chachkov, Member at Large
 
 

Staff

 
Leadership Team
Chad Winkle, Swim Team Head Coach
Michael Montgomery, Aquatics Director
Erin Dunn, Swim Team Associate Head Coach
Wade Praeger, Lake Washington Masters Head Coach
Julia Shmutser, Water Polo Head Coach
Wave Swim School/Pool Operations
Felipe Cruz, Swim School Director/Operations Manager
Matt Durden, Operations Manager
Dan Groven, Aquatics Manager
Eric Lettic, Maintenance Manager
Swim Team Coaching Staff
Max Byers, Swim Team Head Age Group Coach
Tatiana Lemos de Lima, Senior Assistant Coach
Dillon Cady 
Clare Kucinski-Murphy
Aili McJunkin
Robin McQuinn
Jay D. Pearson
Jason Sukigara
Brigid Mackey

Employment

 
Join our team!
jobs@waveaquatics.org