Founded in 2014, Waves Swim Club is a non-profit, Year-Round USA Swimming Program which participates as part of the Ozark LSC, competing at regionally sanctioned USA swim meets throughout Missouri & Arkansas. We are a coach run, board supported, and athlete centered organization.
The Waves Summer League also has a Recreational Summer Program for area swimmers ages 6 to 19. The Summer League participates in non-sanctioned area recreational meets.
The Waves program is grounded in two principles: character development and swimming improvement. We want to foster an atmosphere of commitment and consistency focused on the long run; where swimming becomes a lifetime sport. We love for kids to win races and make time qualifications for larger meets; however, an emphasis is put on personal best times, technical development, and personal improvement.
Character defines everything we do. A team-oriented, trustworthy, respectful swimmer with a positive attitude, good grades, and a supportive family is what we strive for.
ATHLETE TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
The Waves encourage commitment (high levels of practice attendance) and consistency (full effort in all that is done). Training is competitive, aerobic-based and designed to produce a complete athlete in and out of the water. Emphasis is on developing all four strokes utilizing correct form/technique for fast swimming and injury prevention. We strive to develop a well-rounded age-group swimmer with a great aerobic base. Specialization of events occurs as an athlete becomes older and more competitive.