Blue Wave Aquatics provides opportunities for adults to achieve success and build confidence in swimming at all skill levels through a variety of programs

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Swim Lessons for Adults Living with MS, Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Swimming Saves Lives Foundation and Blue Wave Aquatics are teaming up to host a learn-to-swim class for adults living with MS. The nine-week session will be offered at the Tukwila Pool on Fridays, from 5:00-6:00 pm, beginning Feb 28.*

Cost is $50 to cover insurance and United States Masters Swimming (USMS) registration. Lessons
are free of charge and will be taught by USMS coaches who are also certified by the National MS Society.

All swimming levels are welcome. Instructors will teach breathing, balance, and efficient swimming
movements in a fun and supportive environment.

  • Participants need to provide:
  • Transportation to the pool
  • Proper swimwear, goggles, towel and shower supplies
  • Plastic water bottle (no glass)
  • Must have bowel continence
  • No open wounds
  • Must be able to dress and undress in the locker room or provide your own caregiver to assist you.
  • Caregivers are welcome in the water for the 1st four weeks of class (if 18 or older). If the aide would like to continue to support their client a USMS registration is required.

Class size is limited to 20. The first 10 to enroll will receive free goggles; complimentary swim caps will be provided to all participants. The Tukwila Pool is equipped with a chair-lift and hand rails. If you are in a wheelchair and need assistance into the pool, we ask that you bring a qualified aide to help you.

*Final class is 5/9. No class 4/4 or 4/11.

2013 USMS Local Club of the Year, Friday, September 27, 2013

Federal Way, WA – "Great clubs provide strength to United States Masters Swimming. The Club of the Year Award seeks to recognize clubs that exemplify the core objectives of USMS: to Serve, Educate, and Build the membership.” --USMS

Blue Wave Aquatics Expands To Sumner / Bonney Lake Area, Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Blue Wave Aquatics partners with Sumner Pool to bring our nationally recognized adult aquatic programs to the Sumner community. Blue Wave Aquatics offers Masters swim team, adult swim lessons, adult private lessons, triathlon training, open water training and technique clinics.
Thursday, October 20th from 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Join us for a FREE adult swim clinic and introduction to Masters swimming Blue Wave Style!
Monday, October 24th through Monday, October 31st Sign up for our FREE 7 day trial week. Join us at any regularly scheduled workout; we offer over 24 workouts per week at 6 different locations in King and Pierce County.
Tuesday, November 1st - Blue Wave Aquatics begins regularly schedule workouts at Sumner Pool. Monday / Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 AM and Tuesday / Thursday from 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM.
King 5 News - Growing Jelly Fish Invasion In Puget Sound, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

King 5 - Environment Northwest
by Gary Chittim / King 5 News
SEATTLE - Open water swimmers who take off for a swim in Puget Sound probably encounter a jelly or two.
'And many times I have run straight on, put my hand in one and by the time you feel it, your momentum takes you head on, and that's a little unpleasant,' said Scott Lautman [Blue Wave Aquatics Member]
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Featured in this article: Scott Lautman, Blue Wave Aquatics Member, Aqua Run 2011 sponsored by Blue Wave Aquatics

Highline Times - Last Gasp of Summer, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Photographer Kurt Howard brought out his trusty camera to capture images from the 2011 Last Gasp of Summer swim races at Angle Lake on September 17th.

The Highline Times

by Kurt Howard

September 19th, 2011

Results are posted on our Event page under Archived Events. Last Gasp of Summer's website has results, awards, and pictures posted ... more pictures to come!

Slideshow available on The Highline Times website ... go to slideshow

Featured in this article/slideshow: Blue Wave Aquatics, Last Gasp of Summer hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics

Last Gasp of Summer, Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blue Wave Aquatics 1st Annual Last Gasp of Summer at Angle Lake in SeaTac Washington on Saturday, September 17th. Come celebrate the last open water event of the summer!  Last Gasp of Summer Open Water Swim includes 4 events: 1 mile wetsuit, 1 mile non-wetsuit, 2 mile wetsuit and 2 mile non-wetsuit.

Swimmer Goes The Distance On His Journey To Health, Saturday, February 12, 2011

Federal Way, WA - Scott Matthew (49), a member of Blue Wave Aquatics, set a goal for 2010 to swim 500 miles. Scott accomplished his goal on December 29th, 2010!

Federal Way Swim Coach Receives National Recognition, Saturday, September 25, 2010

Federal Way, WA - Wendy Neely, head coach of Federal Way Masters swim team, receives the 2010 Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award.

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Bingo with a splash!, Monday, February 22, 2010

Federal Way Masters Swim Team puts a splash in the traditional Bingo game!

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