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

Open Water Swimming

Blue Wave Aquatics Federal Way WA

Are you ready to be freed from the black line and lane roped pools?

Open Water swimming is an exhilarating extension to the sport of swimming and it is just as track is to cross country. They are both in the same family, but totally two different beasts.

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Swim Defiance Cold Water Swim Practices

If you are planning on swimming SWIM DEFIANCE on June 3rd and want to get some cold water training in before then we are offering FREE pre-race practices for Blue Wave swimmers or swimmers that have registered for SWIM DEFIANCE.

Pre-race swims offered:

May 17th, Wednesday 7:00 PM (low tide 4:02PM) at Redondo Beach, Des Mointes

May 18th, Thursday 7:00 PM (low tide 4:45 PM) at Owens Beach, Tacoma

May 25th, Thursday 7:00 PM (6:12 PM high tide) at Normandy Park Cove, Seattle

May 29th, Monday 7:30 AM (7:29 PM high tide) at Owens Beach, Tacoma

Every Saturday there is a swim at Alki Beach in West Seattle at 9:00 am that Zena will attend in May. These swims are not associated with Swim Defiance or Blue Wave Aquatics.

Open Water Private Lessons

Looking for some one on one time with our open water specialists? Private, semi-private or tri-privates are available after our open water swim team workouts most weekends. Contact Wendy Neely to schedule a private lesson for this weekend!

Contact: Wendy Neely, Head Coach, 206-793-9391 or email Wendy at

Open Water Venues

  • Steel Lake, Federal Way
  • Angle Lake, SeaTac
  • 5 Mile Lake, Auburn

Pool Venues

  • Federal Way Community Center
  • King County Aquatic Center
  • Evergreen Community Aquatic Center
  • Summner Community Pool
  • Fife Swimming Pool
  • Covington Aquatic Center

Train Today!

Why wait until spring to hit the water? Blue Wave Aquatics trains 12 months a year indoors and outside!

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