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Masters (Adult) Swim Team Yes you can!

Turley, Angela - Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blue Wave Aquatics is a nationally recognized Masters Swim Team. We currently have over 125 members and are continuing to expand. BWAQ (Blue Wave Aquatics) has over 24 workouts per week in Burien, Federal Way, Fife, Kent, and Sumner.

We have provided some frequently asked questions about our swim team, more will be added but these are our MOST frequently asked questions. Do you have a question? Send us a comment on the bottom of this article we will add it to the list.

How good do you have to be to join a MASTERS Swim Team?

Masters = Adult

It doesn't mean that we have all mastered the sport of swimming! Our swimmers are all ages, all abilities, and all have different goals. Our Coaches are passionate about swimming, provide workouts to improve our swimming ability, efficency in the water, and endurance.

If you can swim 25 yards (1 length of the pool) and are over the age of 18 you are eligible for a Masters Swim Team.

I took swim lessons before and didn't like them how is BWAQ different?

A lot of Adult swim lessons are actually designed for children. Blue Wave Aquatics has been teaching ADULTS how to swim since 1963. We understand the difference of teaching children vs teaching adults.

If you want to learn how to swim or improve your swimming why not go to the experts!

How do I use the 7 day free trial?

The 7 day free trial is available to all first time swimmers. Simply fill out the form - if you have any questions you may include them in the form. An email will be sent to the Coach giving us a heads up you want to try out BWAQ.  Our Coach will contact you to discuss what workout group and time will work with your schedule.

When you show up the Coach will have a standard disclaimer form for you to sign. They will also discuss your previous swimming experience and what your goals for that day are.

7 days = 7 consecutive days i.e. Monday - Monday

I have been taking Tri Time swim lessons am I still eligible for the 7 day free trial?

Yes! When you have completed your Tri Time swim lesson series we encourage you to join swim team. Practice makes perfect (or at least we are on our way) ! Swim team is an awesome way to practice your new skills and continue to learn and improve. To top it off your Tri Time instructors are your Coaches so they know what you have been working on in class.

If I join swim team do I have to compete?

No! A lot of our swimmers never compete. When you join swim team you have the opportunity to compete IF that is your goal. Our Coaches will discuss your goals with you and work with you to accomplish them.

If I join swim team can I compete?

Yes! BWAQ is a member of USMS (United States Masters Swimming), all members are eligible to compete in any USMS competition. We have swimmers that compete at all levels including National swimmers. If you want to compete BWAQ is your team!

I can't swim for an hour should I still join swim team?

Yes! Our goal is your success - you will be assigned to a lane with swimmers of the same ability, you will have shortened workouts to begin with and gradually build up that time. If you come on a regular basis (2 or more times per week) you will be surprised at how fast you improve.

Can I swim at different locations?

Yes, when you join BWAQ you can swim at any location any workout. We offer over 24 workouts each week so there are plenty to chose from. At the bottom of this article we will have quick links to our swim team schedule page.

I'm ready to dive in what do I bring to my first practice?

We are glad you are excited about your first practice - feet first entry into the water please no diving allowed!

To start wear a comfortable swim suit, bring a towel, and if you own them bring a cap and goggles. If you don't own a cap please make sure your hair is pulled back so it doesn't get in your face.

If you need to purchase swim gear go to! They offer a wide variety of swim gear at great prices, the team also receives $$$ each time an order is placed and they have super fast shipping.

We will be adding other articles about Blue Wave Aquatics on our frequently asked questions page. Here are a few quick links for your convenience:

Swim Team Information Page

Swim Team Schedule

Coaches Page


Fee Schedule

Current Swim Team Events

Members Page - Up to minute news about BWAQ

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