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2017 PNA Champs and Zones Champs Meet Results!

Turley, Angela - 4/9/2017 7:36:00 PM

Thank you to everyone that came and swam at PNA Champs and NW Zones Champs meet this weekend! We hope you enjoyed your time at the King County Aquatic Center and had great swims.

There are several different files for results:

Coaches - 2017 PNA Champs and Zones Meet April 8th and 9th

Turley, Angela - 4/6/2017 5:00:00 PM

We look forward to seeing everyone at PNA Champs and Zone meet this weekend!

Here are some documents, for the Coaches, to hopefully make your job easier this weekend.

2017 PNA Championship and Zone Championship Meet April 8th and 9th

Turley, Angela - 4/5/2017 5:00:00 PM

Welcome to 2017 PNA and Zones Championship meet April 8th and 9th, at the King County Aquatic Center (KCAC) in Federal Way.

This year we will have 1,145 splashes int he pool by 287 swimmers.

The program includes important information:

  • PNA Team Sizes - Large, Medium and Small on page 2
  • General Information - page 3
  • Meet Timeline - page 4
  • . . . continue reading
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Coach of the Year and Dawn Musselman Award Nominations due by March 18th

Turley, Angela - 2/20/2017 9:58:00 AM

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS


Saturday, March 18 is the DEADLINE for nominating deserving individuals for PNA’s two prestigious awards: The Coach of the Year Award and the Dawn Musselman . . . continue reading


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Last Gasp of Summer ~ September 17th

Turley, Angela - 9/9/2016 7:04:00 AM

We are one week away from Last Gasp of Summer Open Water Swim hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics!

Have you registered yet? Registration closes Tuesday, September 13th at 11:59pm *

Challenge yourself to the Elite 1-mile . . . continue reading


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USMS Streamlines May 2016

Turley, Angela - 5/4/2016 5:51:00 AM

USMS Streamlines has been published, in this edition you will find:

  • Follow the fast folks
  • Skin cancer basics
  • OW Nationals ahead
  • 5k / 10k epostal opens May 15
  • Order your top 10 patches
  • 2016 Summer Nationals
  • Not just Fit, Speedo Fit
  • This Aquatic . . . continue reading
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    Filed under: Masters Swim Team, Newsletters, Open Water Swimming, United States Masters Swimming

2016 PNA Champs

Turley, Angela - 4/5/2016 12:05:00 PM

We look forward to seeing everyone at PNA Champs this weekend!

Here are some documents, for the Coaches, to hopefully make your job easier this weekend.

BWAQ Team Wear

Neely, Wendy - 3/23/2016 6:00:00 AM

We are excited to add custom Blue Wave merchandise to our Swim Outlet on line store front.  You can get BWAQ merchandise when you need and want it.  Order your team suits now if you want to receive them by Champs.  I've been told the estimate turn around is 7-10 days. Check back to the store periodically, we have more items pending design approval.

Blue Wave Aquatics Club of the Month by Swim Outlet December 2015

Neely, Wendy - 1/18/2016 6:45:00 AM

Blue Wave Aquatics was nominated in December and won the U.S. Masters Swimming Club of the Month-January 2016 check out the blog post http://www.swimoutlet.com/blog/us-masters-swimming-club-of-the-month-january-2016  A special thank you to Ken Kreer for seeing this information 1st!
 
Remember Swim Outlet is one of our sponsors giving us prices for Last Gasp of Summer and also 8-10% of your purchase values come back to BWAQ.  Remember . . . continue reading


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Drills are Back!

Neely, Wendy - 8/27/2015 6:50:00 AM

This week has been refreshing hearing you talk about potentially entering the SCM Zone Championships in November.  When you are fired up it makes my job fun and we can share the vision of moving forward towards a common goal vs. just showing up to get a workout in.  

As we enter into short course meters it's a time to revisit and sharpen basic skills.
Don't be fooled by the word basic because these basic skills are going . . . continue reading
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Last Gasp of Summer September 19th, 2015

Turley, Angela - 8/21/2015 8:27:00 AM

Register for Last Gasp of Summer

 

. . . continue reading
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USMS: Streamlines August 2015

Turley, Angela - 8/14/2015 7:39:00 AM

USMS Streamlines August edition has been published, this edition includes:

  • There's Still Time! 5k and 10k Postal are open through September 15th
  • OW National Championships
  • Swimming Workout Variety for Improved Performance
  • Lifetime best swims in your 50s and 60s
  • Swimmer Reading Survey
  • Select the right personal care . . . continue reading
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The Joy of Masters Swimming

Neely, Wendy - 8/14/2015 7:33:00 AM

If you didn’t catch it, the Wall Street Journal published on it’s cover "The Joy of Masters Swimming.” Attached is am image of the cover and below is the full online story. The theme of the story is inclusiveness and welcoming nature of Masters Swimming. Feel free to link to your websites as a resource for adults who are interested in learning more . . . continue reading


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2015 PNA Champs Results

Turley, Angela - 4/13/2015 7:23:00 AM

Swimmers,

Thank you for swimming at PNA Champs this weekend! We hope everyone enjoyed the meet and would love to hear feedback.

Meet results are available in two formats:

Meet Results

. . . continue reading


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USMS Streamlines September 2014

Turley, Angela - 9/4/2014 5:57:00 AM

The USMS Streamlines September edition is available online, included in this edition is:

  • Open Water Results
  • Get help with your hips
  • Training Intensity
  • 3000 / 6000 ePostal Kickoff Soon
  • Congrats on Summer Nationals
  • Fuel your sleep
  • Get your Top 10 Patches today
  • What's your . . . continue reading
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Bring your own TP

Neely, Wendy - 3/3/2014 8:05:00 AM

We are 6 weeks from our annual CHAMPS meet at KCAC on April 12th and 13th and I can’t think of a better way to prepare for the meet mentally and physically than to change things up. The change up will be purposeful, increase fitness and most importantly add an element of adventure/fun. We have made so much progress stroke wise and can’t think of a better way to start wrapping up the short course season.

To play allow you will need to bring your . . . continue reading


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30 Day BWAQ Swim Challenge

Neely, Wendy - 12/19/2013 6:51:00 AM

. . . continue reading


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1st Annual Super Swim November 24th, 2013

Neely, Wendy - 11/7/2013 7:27:00 AM

 

We are having the 1st Annual Super Swim and we want you there!
. . . continue reading


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USMS Renewal Deadline: December 31st 2013

Turley, Angela - 11/5/2013 10:32:00 AM

Thank you for being a 2013 member of U.S. Masters Swimming and the Pacific Northwest Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC).  USMS appreciates your membership and again this year is offering more value if you renew early.  Renew for 2014 before December 31, 2013 and you will receive discount codes from eleven USMS sponsors.

Aqua Sphere - 20% off entire order
blueseventy - 25% off orders $50 or more
Colorado Time . . . continue reading


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USMS Club Of The Year

Neely, Wendy - 11/3/2013 12:32:00 PM

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USMS Local Club Of The Year Blue Wave Aquatics!!!

Murphy, Mike - 9/14/2013 5:05:00 PM

Greetings BWAQers,
 

Congratulations! Seek out a loved one and crow a little bit. If you don't have one of those, go out on the street and grab a stranger. You know you want to. Tell him or her (if they don't already know it) that . . . continue reading


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Big Medal Haul for BWAQ Swimmers at IGLA

Duggan, Pat - 8/13/2013 4:58:00 AM

Big medal haul for BWAQ swimmers at IGLA.
 

In the pool, Zena Courtney set at least 3 records in the 1500F, 50B & 200B. No word yet if her 1st place 100F also goes into the record . . . continue reading


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PNA Champs Meet

Turley, Angela - 4/14/2013 7:03:00 AM

We hope everyone had a great time at the 2013 PNA Champs meet! There were a lot of great swims, the meet ran smooth and on time!

We have posted the meet results, distance events with splits, and distance / relay events with splits. All results are also posted on SwimPhone.

Meet . . . continue reading


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Custom BWAQ Swim Team Towels Order by Wednesday, March 13th

Williams, Judy - 4/6/2013 7:32:00 AM

Update - The Blue Wave Aquatic towels that you ordered last month are here! Judy Williams will bring them to the FWCC practice this morning and also ECAC on Monday. If you cannot pick them up at either practice we will get them to you.

Available for a limited time - your very own custom BWAQ Swim Team Towel!Blue Wave Aquatics custom <a href= . . . continue reading


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BWAQ Team Suits thru SwimOutlet.com

Boggs, Kim - 3/24/2013 5:31:00 AM
Team suits have been selected for Champs. There are both a polyester with blue waves and a lycra (black with blue trim) to select from. Show your team spirit and wear your new team suit at Champs April 13th and 14th!
As always, purchase from SwimOutlet.com through our Blue Wave affiliate website and BWAQ receives 5% rebate on your . . . continue reading
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2013 PNA Champs April 13th & April 14th

Williams, Judy - 2/14/2013 7:47:00 AM

2013 Steve Engle Memorial PNA Championship Meet information has been posted on the Event page. Blue Wave Aquatics hosts this event each year and we are expecting record turnout again this year.

Talk to your coaches about signing up to swim this event - we always want a strong showing of our swimmers here.

We are also looking for volunteers (yes you can swim and volunteer!) - if you are interested in volunteering please contact Steve . . . continue reading


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Evergreen Pool Fundraiser February 23rd @ 11:00 am

Neely, Wendy - 2/9/2013 9:21:00 AM

Blue Wave Aquatics is hosting a fundraising event for Evergreen Community Aquatic Center, in Burien. Unlike other pools in the area Evergreen Community Aquatic Center is a non-profit 503c organization that receives NO funds from goverment agencies.

At this time the pool needs to repair the filter screening system and needs funds raised from this and other fund raising events.

Blue Wave Aquatics Super Hero Fund . . . continue reading


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One Hour Postal January 27th @ ECAC

Neely, Wendy - 1/24/2013 8:43:00 AM

ONE HOUR POSTAL SWIM!

January 27th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Evergreen Community Aquatic Center, Burien

  • Must Pre-Register for the event
  • Must renew your USMS membership BEFORE you swim
  • Please arrive 12:45 and be ready to start at 1:00 exactly
  • Please bring your own timer and a stop watch that can go for 1 hour

Quick . . . continue reading


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Evergreen Growing Pains

Neely, Wendy - 1/24/2013 6:16:00 AM

We are really excited with the growth that is happening with the Evergreen crew! However, with any type of growth there are always growing pains (crowded evening lanes).

Problem solved! Now, we have 4 lanes on Monday and Wednesday evenings so come and enjoy the space and wider interval ranges.

We appreciate feedback on our workouts and events - this is how we improve what we offer to all of our swimmers. Blue Wave Aquatics has Members At Large . . . continue reading


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Team Member Etiquette

Neely, Wendy - 1/4/2013 6:30:00 AM

I have been politely informed from a few pool managers that some of our swimmers at varies venues have been getting in the pool before a BWAQ practice and or staying after workout to continue swimming.  If you are paying the pools entrance fee and are integrating with an existing lap swim it's ok.  However, if you are not paying for lap swim and or swimming without a coach or lifeguard present that isn't ok.  

Our leasing . . . continue reading


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Covington Workouts BWAQ Style

Neely, Wendy - 1/4/2013 6:29:00 AM

Saved the best e-mail for last!

We had an awesome showing of 6 swimmers at the 1st Covington Workout!!!  Sharon is going to be an awesome coach for you all as well as a good attraction to your workout group. 

The board wants to see Covington succeed as much as all of us.  Please help do your part by coming to practice when you can and promoting your group via word of mouth and or hanging the Covington flyer or e-mailing . . . continue reading


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Workout Schedule Changes starting January 1st

Turley, Angela - 12/13/2012 8:38:00 AM

A couple of exciting schedule changes are coming January 1st for Blue Wave Aquatics!

Saturday workouts every Saturday at Evergreen Pool will start January 5th

Kent is moving to Covington - our regular Kent workouts are moving to the Covington Aquatic Center located at 18230 SE 240th St Covington, WA 98042 right next to the Tahoma High School. Workouts will be Monday / Wednesday / Friday from 5:30 - 6:30 AM. Spread the word - we need . . . continue reading


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Pneumonia Open at Sand Point Country Club Postponed!

Turley, Angela - 11/29/2012 11:34:00 AM

11/29/2012 - Updated Information

As you (hopefully) know by now, we've had to move the December 1 Sand Point Pneumonia Open to March 2, owing to problems with our boiler. Here's how that affects you.

1. If you're already entered and can make the new date, your entries will automatically transfer over.
2. Registration is now RE-OPENED until February 20, so please encourage your teammates to enter!
. . . continue reading


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200 Meter Butterfly World Champion

Turley, Angela - 10/24/2012 5:59:00 AM

Congratulations to Scott Lautman who won the 200 Meter Butterfly and broke the FINA Masters World Record!

The record was broken at the 2012 SCM NW Zone Championship meet held at the King County . . . continue reading


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2012 NW Zone SCM Championship Meet Recap

Turley, Angela - 10/24/2012 5:57:00 AM

Scott Lautman 200 Butterfly World Record 2012Congratulations to Scott L who broke the 200 Fly FINA Masters World Record!

Scott's time in the 200 Meter Butterfly was 2:29.40, the previous record was broken December 13th, 2008 by Fred Schlicher with a time of . . . continue reading


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BAMFest Results

Turley, Angela - 10/24/2012 5:34:00 AM

The results for BAMFest 2012 have been posted on our website.

Congratulations to our BWAQ swimmers that participated:

Jean B - 1st Place 50 Freestyle, 2nd Place 50 Backstroke, 2nd Place 50 Breaststroke, 2nd Place 50 Butterfly, 1st Place 100 Individual Medley

Nathan J - 2nd Place 50 Backstroke,  2nd Place 100 Butterfly, 2nd Place 100 Individual Medley, 50 Butterfly

Sam L -  2nd Place 50 . . . continue reading


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Family Discount Effective October 1st, 2012

Williams, Judy - 9/8/2012 7:17:00 AM

Effective October 1st, 2012 Blue Wave Aquatics is now offering a family discount for families with 2 or more swimmers (spouse, partner, or adult child) living in at the same address. The first family member will pay full rate and the 2nd swimmer will pay 50% of the normal rate. If rates are different for family members (i.e. one family member is unlimited and the other family member is basic), the full rate applies to the swimmer with the highest . . . continue reading


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USMS Club Of The Year Nominee - Blue Wave Aquatics

Turley, Angela - 7/1/2012 5:41:00 AM

What an exciting couple of years we have had at Blue Wave Aquatics! We have expanded, changed our name, and hosted some great meets! The Board of Directors has submitted a nomination package to recognize our great accomplishments with USMS. We hope they see what a great club we have and all that we have done over this last year!

We have attached our cover letter and nomination form for you to read.

Quick Link: . . . continue reading


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Poll: Saturday Practices

Turley, Angela - 6/5/2012 7:00:43 PM

We are looking for another south end permanent Saturday practice and want your input! Our current Saturday practice at the community center is very popular and we would like to offer another venue for our regular Saturday swimmers and relieve some of the overcrowding.

Please complete the poll on the Members | Polls . . . continue reading


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BWAQ swimming in Sumner! starting November 1st

Neely, Wendy - 6/5/2012 4:30:20 PM

EXCITING NEWS!

BWAQ will be swimming at the Sumner Pool in Sumner

I wanted to share a refreshing update about the new Sumner/Bonney Lake workout . . . continue reading


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2012 PNA Champs Meet Results

Turley, Angela - 4/20/2012 10:11:49 AM

Wow! What a great meet - this was our largest PNA Champs meet so far and if we do say so ourselves it ran smooth. Some fun stats to start with:

  • 46 Teams competed
  • 382 Athletes participated in PNA Champs
  • 1,772 Splashes

Here are a few of the reports that are available:

Swimposium April 22nd @ KCAC

Neely, Wendy - 4/12/2012 8:26:00 AM

 

Swimmers have the opportunity to swim a 133.3 yard course in the 50 meter competition pool at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. This will provide triathletes, experienced and non-experienced, to swim "open water" in a . . . continue reading


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2012 PNA Champs Registration

Neely, Wendy - 3/21/2012 5:00:00 AM

CHAMPS are around the corner  April 14th & 15th!  We would like everyone's participation in this event!  The more people who enroll the more momentum, fun and relays we can create.  

Congratulations to Brook Brayman and Eric Durban for being the only 2 BWAQers registered!In order to win the meet we must have more than 2 . . . continue reading


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Meet Results Posted One Hour Postal 2012 USMS One Hour Postal

Turley, Angela - 3/13/2012 4:41:00 AM

Swimmers-

Final results are posted on the USMS.org website

www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats12/

. Please use the following links to specific results:

2012 USMS One Hour Postal Split Sheet Request

Turley, Angela - 3/11/2012 6:09:34 PM

Congratulations to everyone who swam the 2012 USMS One Hour Postal National Championship!

We will be entering your results this week and have sent copies of your splits sheets to you - if you have not received your copy please let me know ASAP!

We have received split sheets from the following swimmers:

Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines Sign up today!

Turley, Angela - 3/8/2012 6:14:00 AM

Packing Party for the One Hour Postal - Saturday, March 10th from 9:30 - 12:00

We are looking for more volunteers to help pack the merchandise ordered for the One Hour Postal. Let's just say there is a lot of merchandise that was ordered and it needs to be ready to ship on Monday!

You will get breakfast and a free swim cap for . . . continue reading


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Get Your Race On! Wednesday, February 8 6:30 PM

Neely, Wendy - 2/7/2012 10:09:00 AM

We are joining in on a race night workout at the King County Aquatic Center, Wednesday February 8th at 6:30 PM. The KCAC control room staff need to test their equipment for the NCAA meet coming up and need to run a simulated meet.

In order to participate you must:

Have You Ordered Your Cap and T-Shirts? 2012 USMS One Hour Postal

Williams, Judy - 2/6/2012 8:07:00 AM

Swimmers -

Thank you for swimming the 2012 One Hour Postal event! To date, 2006 have entered. The entry deadline for individual swims is midnight (Hawaii Time - HT) Feb 10th. If your friends swam the event, but have not yet entered, please encourage them to . . . continue reading


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Evergreen One Hour Postal Swimmers

Turley, Angela - 1/25/2012 7:57:00 AM

Congratulations to our swimmers that swam the 2012 USMS One Hour Postal National Championship!

I will be scanning and sending you your split sheets this week - now that I have internet back :)

We will be registering your times once everyone has swam at KCAC this Sunday.

KCAC Swimmers for the One Hour Postal:

Arrive at 1:00 PM, swim starts at 1:30. Please provide your own timers. We still had 2 . . . continue reading


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Current Swim Meets

Turley, Angela - 1/13/2012 12:21:00 PM

The Competition page has been updated with registration dates and new meet information:

2012 One Hour Postal

Hopefully, you are signed up to swim the One Hour Postal! We are hosting this event and would like a great showing from our swimmers. If you need more information you may click on the link below or contact Angela Turley at registrar@bluewave-aquatics.com or Judy Williams at . . . continue reading


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Welcome Coach Ann

Neely, Wendy - 12/29/2011 5:54:00 PM
As you know Miles is leaving for school on January 1, 2012.  We are sad Miles is leaving, but are excited he is opening another chapter in life.  
 
Starting Wednesday, January 3rd we are excited to bring on Coach Ann Bettencourt.  Ann has a well rounded history in aquatics:  teaching lessons, coaching club and currently coaching for Enumclaw High School. . . . continue reading
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Housekeeping a few items coming up

Turley, Angela - 12/19/2011 8:26:00 AM

A couple housekeeping items to keep in mind as we end 2011

  • Fife will be closed for maintenance December 23rd - January 16th. Sumner and KCAC are great alternatives for our Fife swimmers.
  • USMS registration MUST be renewed by December 31st
  • Kent morning swim workouts needs more regular swimmers - Kent workouts are Mondays / Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 am. If you know of swimmers in the Kent area that . . . continue reading
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Tualatin Hills and Whidbey Island Meet Results Posted

Turley, Angela - 11/18/2011 7:12:00 AM

Meet results for the Tualatin Hills NW Zone SCM Meet on the 5th of November and the 3rd Annual Whidbey Island SCM Meet on the 13th of November have been posted online.

Results for all meets may be found by clicking on the Events / Archived Events tabs on the menu.

Quick Link: Events | Archived Events page

. . . continue reading


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Confused about 2012 USMS Registration?

Williams, Judy - 11/7/2011 8:07:00 AM

If you are confused about the 2012 USMS Registration, you are not alone. Let me explain. Every year, all swimmers are required to register with USMS. USMS provides insurance for our team and coaches. It is mandatory that all BWAQ swimmers register with USMS. The time for existing swimmers to register is sometime before Dec 31st. The cost for 2012 is $47.

Recently Blue Wave Aquatics become a CLUB and that requires an extra step in . . . continue reading
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3rd Annual Whidbey Island SCM Meet Register before November 7th

Turley, Angela - 11/4/2011 4:31:00 AM

Location: John Vandrerzicht Memorial Pool, 85 SE Jerome St Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Meet Director: Jim McCleery, jim.mccleery@usms.org, 360-632-5595

Eligibility: Open to all USMS & MSC registered swimmers 18 and older as of 12/31/2011.

Entry Deadlines: Online entries are preferred. Online entries must be completed by 11:59 PM Pacific Time Monday, November 7th. Paper entries must be postmarked . . . continue reading


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Annual Meeting 11/19/2011 Mark your calendar

Murphy, Mike - 11/3/2011 7:29:00 AM

Our annual team general meeting is scheduled for 9:00 am Saturday, November 19 at the Federal Way Community Center. Come practice with us at 7:00 am and meet afterwards in the meeting room adjacent to the Community Center entry area. The most important item on the agenda: Voting for team officers. Paul Havick is stepping down from Vice President. All other positions will be up for re-election. If you're interested in running for any position - and I . . . continue reading


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BWAQ will become its own club! Private Poll

Murphy, Mike - 10/29/2011 9:35:00 AM

Saturday, October 29th Update -

Blue Wave Aquatics will become its own club by a vote of our members overwhelming support voting 88% YES.  By becoming our own club Blue Wave Aquatics and our Coaches will receive the national attention our team and coaches have worked hard to achieve.

Thank you for voting in our poll - poll results may be found on the POLLS . . . continue reading


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BAM Fest results posted

Turley, Angela - 10/29/2011 9:32:00 AM

BAM Fest results are available on the Events / Archived page by CLICKING HERE!

Congratulations to all our swimmers: Morgan A, Alicia K, Erika M, April G, Tina W, Nellis K, Patricia D, Jean B, Brook B, Dalin K, Scott M, Art Lapin, and Coach Rachel T.

. . . continue reading
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BAM Fest Registration Deadline Extended to 10/06

Turley, Angela - 10/6/2011 9:41:00 AM

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AT BAMfest!

Please check in with Coach Rachel if you would like to be included in relays; let Rachel know what strokes you are capable of and age. Also, let Rachel know if you can stay for the fantasy relay. Relay entries are due just after . . . continue reading


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Streamlines September Edition

Turley, Angela - 9/6/2011 1:21:00 PM

The September Streamlines is ready for viewing on the US Masters Swimming website. This edition includes:

  • Bet You Can't Swim Just One!
  • An Open Water Tour
  • Anxiety in Open Water
  • Plan your Plate
  • USMS Master Coach Certification
  • Purdue Survey
  • and Really Cool Website of the . . . continue reading
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Happy 4th of July

Turley, Angela - 7/11/2011 9:43:00 AM

Happy 4th of July!

What a great way to start our 4th of July celebrations than a swim at the King County Aquatic Center!

Thanks Jenn - Great workout this morning!

See this picture . . . continue reading


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Lane Etiquette

Neely, Wendy - 7/11/2011 5:43:00 AM

Please take a moment and read about lane etiquette. We want everyone to stay safe, have fun, and have a productive workout environment. Thanks also to everyone who had extra suggestions that you sent in.

  • Check the bad or nervous energy at the door. Distracted minds causes crashes in cars and in the pool. Honor yourself and be present for the workout session.
  • Choose a lane based on your endurance and skill level. If you are . . . continue reading
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Weekend Activity Swim Clinics and Lake Swim

Turley, Angela - 7/9/2011 1:29:00 PM

What a beautiful weekend to BWAQ!

Rachel's Breathing Clinic at Evergreen Clinic this morning was great! 9 excited beginning swimmers learned how to breath, float and steamline!

Wendy and Jenn had a sucessful lake swim and beginners lake swim clinic at 5 Mile . . . continue reading


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Meet Registration Deadlines through July 2011

Turley, Angela - 7/5/2011 6:43:00 AM

Just a quick reminder we have a couple meet registration deadlines coming up:

  • Lake Padden registration closes July 14th
  • USMS National 5K & 10K Postal Swims registration closes July 17th
  • Aqua Run registration closes July 31st

Aqua Run has two practice dates scheduled at Les Davis Marine Park - call 253-740-9872 if you are interested in attending . . . continue reading


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4th of July Weekend Swim Team Schedule

Turley, Angela - 7/4/2011 7:35:00 AM

Hang in there all our KCAC swimmers ~ back to regular schedule next week!

Monday, 07/04

  • 5:30 - 6:30 am @ Kent
  • 9:30 - 10:45 @ KCAC 50 Meter Pool
  • Happy 4th of July

Tuesday, 07/05 Back to regular schedule... YEAH!!! Thank you Wendy for getting our workouts in during Synchronized Swimming Nationals!

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USMS National Championships 5K & 10K Postal Swims Sunday, July 24th 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Neely, Wendy - 6/29/2011 12:00:00 AM

The final plans have been made for providing 50 meter pool space for the

USMS National Championship 5K and 10K Postal Swims

Sunday, July 24th from 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Registration Deadline: July 17th

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Competition Page Updated New Events Added To The Schedule!

Turley, Angela - 6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM

Northwest Senior Games - Congratulations to our swimmers! We will post results as soon as we see them.

August 7th - Aqua Run Open Water Swim - online registration now available!

The competition page has been updated with SANCTIONED and NON-SANCTIONED events for the summer!

Quick Link: Blue Wave Aquatics Competition . . . continue reading


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Summer Swim Team Schedule Lake Swims / Pool Swims

Turley, Angela - 6/6/2011 12:00:00 AM

The swim team schedule page will display our alternating weekend schedules for 5 Mile Lake, Angle Lake, Evergreen Community Aquatic Center, and Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club. Please check the swim team schedule for up to the date information about our weekend activities!

Quick link: Swim Team Schedule

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Last Gasp Of Summer Registration Opens June 1st

Turley, Angela - 6/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

Last Gasp of Summer registration opens today!

Join us September 17th at Angle Lake, in SeaTac, for a fun and challenging race with one and two mile events, awards, and a picnic lunch. Angle Lake is a beautiful L shaped lake in the heart of SeaTac with a beach to spread out and enjoy the last open water event of the season.

More information may be found at . . . continue reading


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Friday Night Open Water Swim 5 Mile Lake

Neely, Wendy - 5/27/2011 12:00:00 AM

For safety measures please confirm attendance! We have 2 lifeguards/coaches and kayaks. We will provide more if needed. If anyone would like to come paddle as part of the adventure and safety crew you are welcome!

Next Swim: April 27th from 6:30 - 7:45 PM, 5 Mile Lake

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Open Water Swim Membership

Turley, Angela - 5/27/2011 12:00:00 AM

Blue Wave Aquatics is introducing a new membership geared for our open water swimmers and Triathetes!

$45.00 per month - unlimited open water practices during the months of June, July and August.

Pending open water schedule starting June 11th:

Friday - 5 Mile Lake, Federal Way

Saturday - 5 Mile Lake, Federal Way

Sunday - Angle Lake, Burien

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2011 Spring Nationals Results Posted

Turley, Angela - 5/26/2011 12:00:00 AM

Spring Nationals results have been posted at http://www.bluewave-aquatics.com/Competition.aspx?Task=Archived.

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Forums Are Open Blue Wave Aquatics Forums

Turley, Angela - 5/25/2011 12:00:00 AM

We heard you loud and clear! You want tri support, carpool to events, discuss swim related topics and connect with other swimmers.

Blue Wave Aquatics Forums are now open and ready for your discussions! It's easy to create an account and start posting. A few discussions have been set up, we are looking for input on what you want to discuss so let us know what is important to you.

See you in the forum.

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The WetSet May / June 2011

Turley, Angela - 5/5/2011 5:49:00 AM

The May / June issue of the WetSet has been published on the PNA website.

What you'll find inside:

  • Inside PNA's books
  • Workout Group Profile: Blue Wave Aquatics (that's us!)
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Records Fall at PNA / Zone SCY Champs
  • Event Announcements & Calendar of Events

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2011 Masters Olympian Clinic Fife Swim Center

Turley, Angela - 5/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

2011 Masters Olympian Clinic at Fife Swim Center featuring Ian Crocker and Megan Jendrick!

July 9th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fife Swimming Pool

Backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle, motivation, autographs, gift bags and more!

Information: www.acquaswim.com

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Champs Meet Newsletter

Turley, Angela - 4/26/2011 12:00:00 AM

Have you seen this months newsletter? If not take a peak - it is full of exciting information about the Champs Meet, some great pictures and a lot more information.

When you see Dan let him know what an AWESOME newsletter this was !!

Quick Link: Newsletters

Wendy's Report on . . . continue reading


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Members At Large

Turley, Angela - 11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM

New positions to the board, this year, include 'Members at Large' for each venue. With over 120 swimmers, on the team, the board wanted to make sure each voice can be heard!

Your representative is your voice to the board. If you have questions, comments, or compliments please let your representative know so they can be addressed at the next board meeting.

Current Members at Large:

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2010 - 2011 Goals

Neely, Wendy - 11/15/2010 12:00:00 AM

Please update your 2010 - 2011 goals and get them to your coahces. Thank you to those who have already done so.

Your Club Assistant account allows you to post your goals. Click 'Edit My Profile' and fill in the 'Athlete Bio / Goals' section at the bottom.

Goals can be based on times, events, accomplishments, attitude, or anything else that comes to mind. If you choose to do them online please follow up with an email letting your coach know they . . . continue reading


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Why Swim?

Mesler, Jen - 4/13/2010 7:02:00 AM

Blue Wave Aquatics Swim Team offers fitness swimming and competitive swimming for adults ages 18 and up. Swimmers of all ability levels can find professional assistance in developing and enhancing their strokes.

Why swimming? Swimming is an excellent exercise for those who find it difficult to run, bike or participate in other high impact aerobic activities.  Swimming takes the stress off of the knee and . . . continue reading


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