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

Blue Wave Aquatics :: Frequently Asked Questions


What's Next for US Masters Swimming

Turley, Angela - 10/10/2012 7:34:00 AM

U. S. Masters Swimming celebrates 50 years! This great video, provided by US Masters Swimming, provides insight on what masters swimming has to offer. In 1968 Dr Ransom Author published "Swimming and Cardiovascular fitness in the older age group. Dr. Arthur was obsessed with the belief that adults should swim for fun, fitness and fellowship. Decades later nearly 60,000 USMS members follow his . . . continue reading

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Why Swim?

Mesler, Jen - 5/9/2012 4:51:00 AM

Blue Wave Aquatics, formerly Federal Way Masters 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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Why Join Blue Wave Aquatics and USMS

Turley, Angela - 4/10/2012 7:07:00 AM

Excellent video on why we belong to Blue Wave Aquatics and United States Masters Swimming! Try our 7 day free trial by signing up online at ' . . . continue reading

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Does Swim Team Have It's Own Language? Get the D.I.R.T.

Neely, Wendy - 12/24/2011 8:16:00 AM

Swimming with a group can be an amazing experience! If you are not getting the D.I.R.T. you may be missing the most important details of your daily workout. What does D.I.R.T stand for?

D = distance of the set

I = interval

R = Rest - how much rest and what your heart rate should be

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Lane Etiquette Swim Team

Neely, Wendy - 12/24/2011 8:13:00 AM

We want everyone to stay safe, have a fun and productive workout environment.

  1. Check the bad or nervous energy at the door. Distracted mins cause crashes in cars and in the pool. Honor yourself and be present for the workout session.
  2. Choose a lane based on your endurance and skill level. If you are not sure ask your Coach.
  3. When entering the water, make sure there is a safe distance between you and . . . continue reading
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How Far Did I Swim Today? Lap Converter

Turley, Angela - 12/21/2011 7:30:00 AM

Do you want to know how far you swam today?

Blue Wave Aquatics offers a simple lap converter or distance converter on our Resources page.

To find these and other useful resources visit our Resources page.


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Masters (Adult) Swim Team Yes you can!

Turley, Angela - 12/21/2011 7:23:00 AM

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 . . . continue reading

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