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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Cheryl Johnson

October 2019
I started swimming with Blue Wave Aquatics in the spring of 2014 in the beginner Adult Learn to swim classes. I quickly advanced to the tri-time classes after a few weeks. After many weeks of . . . .continue reading

Linda N

April 2016

Learning to swim as an adult has been an adventure.

Most people learn as a child but because I grew up in a Southeastern Alaska town that did not have a swimming pool at the time.  There . . . .continue reading

LN - MS Survivor

May 2014

Wendy Neely is the most awesome swim coach in the PNW – or perhaps the nation.  All I know is that she changed my life and my ability to swim for a good workout.

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Tanya A

November 2012

Hi Wendy,

I did it! Here I am after passing a certification test at 44ft down. I had to take off my mask & put it back on and clear the water out. And I did it! I also had to float and blow air into my vest & I used what you taught me about keeping air in my lungs. Thank you for your help it made a huge difference. I think you need to do it!

Take care,


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Brook Brayman

July 2011

Even after twenty years of competitive swimming, and ten years as a coach, I have learned new technical strategies from Wendy and have posted a few lifetime bests. Wendy's sets have a lot of . . . .continue reading


June 2011

Swimming was not exactly my thing; when I took my first lesson I wouldn't put my face in the water and I wouldn't get in the water unless I knew I could touch the bottom.

Today I swim 3 times per week and have entered in 2 swim meets; improving each meet. Thanks to Wendy, Rachel and Jen I now am confident in the water and LOVE swimming with Blue Wave Aquatics.

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June 2011

Wendy is an exceptional teacher.I've always wanted to learn to swim and decided to do so at 39 yrs old. My goals were to learn to swim, feel comfortable and safe in deep water and to swim for . . . .continue reading


February 2011

I am fifty-six years old. I’ve been in and around water my whole life, but never learned how to swim even though I always wished I were a good swimmer. I was never comfortable in water over . . . .continue reading


November 2010

Wendy is a patient and thorough instructor. I was afraid to swim with my head in the water and ran out of air and had no stamina. Wendy taught me how to breath, position my body correctly, and to relax and enjoy swimming. I highly reccommend Wendy for beginner learning the basics, to a practiced swimmer wanting to hone their skills.

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July 2010

Wendy is great - - she has an amazing amount of patience and a great sense of humor which makes the swimming lessons very enjoyable. She is very good at tailoring swimming lessons to meet the individuals needs. I would highly recommend swimming lessons with Wendy.

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March 2010

I am a 70 yr old man who is learning how to swim correctly for the first time! I participated in 2 triathlons last summer with a very poor swim performance.

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July 2009

I have taken many lessons from many swimming teachers. And Wendy is, hands down, the best teacher I have ever had. After trying throughout my life, I learned to swim one year ago, at age 35. Then . . . .continue reading


July 2009

Wendy is a swimmer's and triathlete's blessing! I worked with her in 2006 for four months and she helped me dropped over 2 minutes off my 1500 meter time, getting me down to a 20:37. I moved to . . . .continue reading


January 2009

I started swimming with Wendy in 2008 because I was planning to participate in my first triathon, and needed some coaching for the swim leg. I was a rudimentary swimmer, but could not swim . . . .continue reading


December 2008

Wendy and Jen are very motivating swim instructors. They are always doing their best to give their students experiences to improve their swimming, whether it is for the experienced swimmer or the novice. I have told many people about the opportunity to learn from these two dynamic instructors!

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November 2008

I lead an active lifestyle; swimming, biking, hiking and many other activities. Tri Time classes let me focus on what I want to improve. Wendy and Jen offer specialized classes that seem to fit what needs improvement in my swimming. I have taken several classes and always appreciate the time they take with each swimmer.

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