WEST ALLEGHENY AQUA CLUB WAVE SWIM TEAM
W.A.A.C. WAVE SWIM
THINGS
YOU NEED
TO KNOW
WHEN
GOING TO
SWIM MEETS
Preparing
for a swim
meet info !
video for
parents of
athletes
CLICK HERE
for updated
motivational
U.S. Swim Times
(B-BB-A-ETC)
reminder >
fall-winter use short
course yard times !




































TSUNAMI HIGH SCHOOL AGE SWIMMERS (9TH GRADE & UP)

@ MONTOUR > MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:30 TO 5:30PM
SATURDAYS @ CHAR - VALLEY 10:30 TO NOON
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TSUNAMI MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE SWIMMERS
7 & 8 WITH SOME 6TH GRADERS POSSIBLE
@ CORNELL  MONDAY - FRIDAY 6:30 TO 8:30
SATURDAYS @ CHAR-VALLEY 10:30 TO NOON
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WHITEWATER
SAME AS ABOVE FOR TSUNAMI MIDDLE SCHOOL
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BREAKERS
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY- FRIDAY
@ CORNELL 6:15 TO 7:45
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OVSL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET AT STEUBENVILLE
First off - way to go WAAC swimmers who competed in the OVSL Championship Meet !
All swam well - we had a ton of first place swims individual and relays, plus 3 High Point
Champions and an overall 3rd place for TEAM !
High Point winners > Logan Hagenstein 8 & u boys / Grace Roberts 9 & 10 girls and Tim Rankin
15 & over boys.  And we grabbed the 3rd place TEAM award with 22 swimmers competing.
Martins Ferry 1st ( 64 swimmers)  St Clairsville 2nd (58 swimmers) 3rd WAAC (22 swimmers).
As you can see we were out numbered by just a bit :)
MY BAD - SORRY BJ
BJ BELL WAS ALSO A HIGH POINT CHAMPION AT OVSL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET FOR 13 & 14
YEAR OLD BOYS !!!  MY ERROR FOR RUSHING :(
CONGRATS BJ !!! :)












Very nice job by all - many many PBT (personal best times).
It was fun and I was proud of our swimmers !

                                                                             












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WHEN WILL WE OFFICIALLY START FALL / WINTER SEASON ?
TSUNAMI - WW - BREAKERS > THURSDAY SEPT 6 & SATURDAY SEPT 8 WILL BE OUR
FIRST 2 PRACTICE / MEETING DAYS !
RIPPLES I WILL BE SETTING UP TRY OUT & INFORMATION DAYS !!!
RIPPLES PRACTICES WILL START ON SEPT. 12 ALONG WITH A PARENT MEETING TO
EXPLAIN AND GUIDE OUR NEW MEMBERS AND RIPPLES IN GENERAL.

SWIMMERS AND PARENTS MUST ATTEND  ONE OF THESE DAYS.
IT WILL BE TEAM MEETING AND GOING OVER CHANGES AND REQUIREMENTS PLUS
SIGNING UP FOR FIRST 1/2 SEASON MEETS.
BRING YOUR CALENDERS & PLAN AHEAD !

PLUS ANSWER QUESTIONS SWIMMERS AND PARENTS MAY HAVE.

NO SWIMMERS WILL BE PERMITTED TO PRACTICE UNTIL OFFICIALLY SIGNED UP WHICH
INCLUDES - SIGN UP AND PAYMENT PLUS ATTENDING ONE OF THE MEETINGS !

WE WILL BE HOSTING THE FIRST SPLASH MEET THIS FALL - WHICH IS OCT. 6 & 7
ALL SWIMMERS - ALL GROUPS - MUST SWIM AT THIS
MEET - AND STRONGLY SUGGEST BOTH DAYS.
MANY REASONS FOR THIS - AMONG WHICH IS - OUR BIG FUNDRAISER - IT IS OPEN
TIMES SO ALL QUALIFY - WE WILL NEED THE HELP FROM ALL TO RUN THIS MEET.
PLUS OUR NEW POOL KICK OFF - BLOCK YOUR WEEKEND AND PLAN TO DO AS
MUCH AS YOU CAN FOR OUR TEAM, NOT THE BARE MINIMUM !
LETS GO WAAC FAMILIES & SWIMMERS !!!
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PROPOSED PRACTICE SCHEDULE TO START SEASON >

ALL PRACTICES SCHEDULES ARE OF COURSE PROVIDING POOL IS AVAILABLE !

TSUNAMI 1 > MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:15 TO 5:45 (2 DAYS A WEEK WILL INCLUDE ATTENDING
RYANS WORKOUTS FOR
WA STUDENTS. report to him by 2:50pm)
(The dryland with Coach Ryan is for WA 7th graders and above - must be a WA student as this is
provided by school district not club !)  Although we will have dryland for non WA swimmers - but
not with Ryans group!
SATURDAY > 8:30AM TO 11:30AM
AFTER START OF SEASON FIRST 2 WEEKS - WE WILL HAVE A.M. SESSIONS
2 DAYS A WEEK.  TBA
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TSUNAMI 2 > MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:15 TO 5:45   WA STUDENTS SAME AS T1 WITH RYAN)
SATURDAY > 8:15 TO 11AM
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WHITEWATER > MONDAY - FRIDAY 6 TO 8PM
SATURDAY 11 TO 12:45PM
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BREAKERS > MONDAY- THURSDAY 6 TO 7:30PM
SATURDAY 11:15 TO 12:45PM
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RIPPLES > MONDAY-TUESDAY-THURSDAY 6 TO 7:15
SOME SATURDAYS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND ANNOUNCED.
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ABOVE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGES DEPENDING ON COACHING AVAILABILITY
AND POOL AVAILABILITY.  SINCE WE HAVE A GREAT NEW FACILITY OTHER HS TEAMS AT
WEST A ARE INTERESTED IN USING POOL.  WE MAY HAVE TO GIVE WAY SOME TIMES FOR
THESE GROUPS - AS HS TEAMS GET FIRST DIBS !!!
FUN PHOTOS
Team Unify  > CLICK HERE
REGISTRATION & PRICING - ENTER MEETS - PAY BILLS - AND MORE !
THE NEW POOL - LOOKING AT IT FROM THE NEW CONTROL CENTER LOCATED
ABOVE THE POOL OFFICE.  WHAT A VIEW - SWEEEEEET !

2018 - 19   WAAC  U.S. / A.M.S.  MEET SCHEDULE
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OCTOBER 2018

6 & 7 @ WEST ALLEGHENY FIRST SPLASH / NO Q.T. > ALL MUST SWIM !!!
EVERY GROUP RIPPLES / BREAKERS / WHITEWATER / TSUNAMI NEED TO SWIM AT OUR
MEET.  NO TIME QUALIFIER / FIRST MEET /
HOSTING 1ST MEET IN NEW POOL / TRY TO DO BOTH DAYS !!!
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20 & 21 @ SENECA VALLEY / MINI MEET & DISTANCE MEET
MIMI - ALL 10 & UNDER SWIMMERS GOOD MEET / DISTANCE MOST 11 & UP WHO QUALIFY
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27 & 28 @ SOUTH FAYETTE /  IMX SPRINT - THIS MEET YOU SWIM ALL EVENTS >
TALK TO COACHES - A VERY GOOD MEET TO GET INVOLVED B TIMES AND UP
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NOVEMBER 2018

3 & 4 @ MOON / BB & FASTER MEET
IF YOU HAVE BB OR FASTER - GET SIGNED UP - LOCAL AT MOON
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10 & 11 @ MT. LEBO / B & SLOWER
THIS IS GREAT MEET FOR NEWER & DEVELOPING SWIMMERS.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE FASTER THAN A B TIME - YOU MAY SWIM THOSE EVENTS!
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16-17-18 @ SPIRE (NON AMS - BUT IS A SANCTIONED U.S. MEET)
TIMES COUNT FOR U.S. SWIM - DOES NOT COUNT AS MEET FOR AMS FUNDING!
13 & OVER A TIME QUALIFYING
12 & UNDER BB TIME QUALIFYING
THIS IS A GREAT MEET AND AWESOME FACILITY - YES IT IS TRAVEL AS MEET IS
IN GENEVA OHIO - 2 TO 21/2 HOURS AWAY.  MOST STAY OVRNIGHT BUT YOU CAN
COME FOR DAY.  IF SWIMMERS ARE TRYING TO GET FAST SWIMS - THIS IS THE
MEET TO ATTEND - AS MANY DAYS AS YOU CAN.
WOULD LOVE TO SEE ALL HIGH SCHOOLERS WHO QUALIFY ATTEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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THANKSGIVING BREAK :)   GOBBLE GOBBLE !
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DECEMBER 2018

1 & 2 @ BETHEL PARK / BB & FASTER MEET
IF YOU DID NOT GET TO SPIRE - GET TO THIS !!!
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8 & 9 @ SOUTH FAYETTE > SLOWER THAN BB TIMES
GOOD MEET - LOCAL - FOR ALL SWIMMERS - ALL AGES
WHO HAVE NOT ACHIEVED BB TIMES YET!
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13-14-15-16 @ UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH / PITT CHRISTMAS MEET  /
A & SOME AA & FASTER TIMES REQUIRED!
HIGH SCHOOLERS CHECK WITH YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COACHES AND HS MEET
SCHEDULE.  WAHS SHOULD TRY TO GET AT LEAST 1 DAY WITH EVENTS YOU
DON'T GET IN HIGH SCHOOL MEETS.  200S - 400S ETC.
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JANUARY 2019 (HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!)

12 & 13 @ BETHEL PARK / OPEN MEET - NO Q.T. REQUIRED !
GREAT MEET FOR THOSE TRYING TO MOVE UP IN TIMES.
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19 & 20 @ NORTH HILLS / MINI MEET
10 & UNDERS ONLY
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FEBRUARY  2019

9 & 10 @ BALDWIN WHITEHALL / SINGLE AGE MEET GOR 9 TO 14 YEAR OLDS.
NO QUALIFYING TIMES
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16 & 17 MINI CHAMPIONSHIP MEET @ HAMPTON
10 & UNDER CHAMPS MEET - ALL TRY TO GET THERE.
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22-23-24 @ WEST ALLEGHENY / AMS SILVER CHAMPIONSHIP MEET !!!
YOU MUST HAVE A B TIME AND BE SLOWER THAN AN A TIME TO SWIM EVENTS!
WE SHOULD HAVE A LARGE GROUP OF SWIMMERS IN THIS - IT IS A HOME EVENT
AND AGAINA FUND RAISER - IF YOU QUALIFY SIGN UP. AND IF YOU DON'T DONATE
AS MUCH TIME AS YOU CAN TO HELP !!!
THIS WILL BE PRELIM AND FINALS - SO WE NEED EVERYONE SWIMMING OR NOT -
ALL IN TO HELP !!!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAAC !
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MARCH  2019

2 & 3 @ MT. LEBO / HIGH SCHOOL AGE OPEN MEET
GREAT FOR SWIMMERS NOT GOING TO PIAA STATE MEET.
ALL SHOULD ATTEND - MOST WILL BE TAPERED - WEAR FAST SUITS !
MAY BE PRELIM / FINALS ?
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7-8-9-10 @ PITT / AMS AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIP JR. OLYMPIC MEET !!!
THIS IS AN A QUALIFIER MEET - ALTHOUGH DOUBLE CHEK WHEN TIMES ARE
POSTED - IF LOW NUMBERS TIMES COULD OPEN UP TO SLOWER ALLOWED???
THIS IS THE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET - IF YOU QUALIFY - SWIM 1 EVENT STILL SWIM
- GREAT TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AT THIS LEVEL.
THIS IS A PRLIM / FINALS MEET.
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UPCOMING CLINIC / PRACTICE DAYS

On August 30th and Sept. 5th will be new swimmer tryouts @ 6:30pm at our
High School Pool.
* please note if you have a swimmer who has past experience with a team or a
new swimmer that is 6th grade or above you may bring them to our clinic nights
for tryouts and to learn at our clinics - see schedule below.

ON JULY 31 & AUGUST 2 TIMES ARE > TSUNAMI & WHITEWATER 8:15 TO 10AM
BREAKERS & RIPPLES 10AM TO 11:30AM

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STARTING ON TUESDAY AUGUST 7 & AFTER
BREAKERS & RIPPLES > 6 TO 7:15PM
TSUNAMI & WHITEWATER 7:15 TO 8:30PM


TUESDAY AUGUST 14 / BRST & FLY
THURSDAY AUGUST 16 / BACK & FREE
TUESDAY AUGUST 21 / STARTS & TURNS
THURSDAY AUGUST 23 / BRST & FLY
TUESDAY AUGUST 28 / BACK & FREE
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RIPPLES & NEW SWIMMERS FOR PLACEMENT > TRY OUT DAYS ;

THURSDAY AUGUST 30TH > 6:30PM
&
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH > 6:30PM
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT SWIMMERS SEE GOOD SWIMMING AND TECHNIQUES SO THEY CAN VISUALIZE AND
ATTEMPT TO DO THEM !!!  ALL SWIMMERS EVEN RIPPLES SHOULD GO TO YOUR SEARCH ENGINE (GOOGLE OR WHATEVER
YOU USE) AND TYPE IN   
Race Club Swimming   and hit search!
THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO GARY HALL RACE CLUB VIDEOS AND ON LINE TEACHING.  I VERY STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU GET
YOUR SWIMMERS TO THIS WEBSITE AND WATCH VIDEOS THAT WILL HELP THEM.  JUST SEEING STROKES - STARTS - TURNS
- DRILLS WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT WE ARE DOING AT  PRACTICES. THERE ARE A TON OF VIDEOS - PICK
ONES YOUR CHILD NEEDS - ANY OF THE FOUR STROKES - STARTS - TURNS.  AND WATCH - MOST VIDEOS ARE 4 TO 5
MINUTES LONG. SO WATCH 3 OR 4 EVERY OTHER NIGHT. OR WATCH SAME VIDEOS 2 OR 3 NIGHTS IN A ROW.
IF YOU CAN'T SEE IT IN YOUR MIND - YOU CAN'T DO IT !!!    IF YOU WANT YOUR SWIMMER TO SUCCEED THIS WILL HELP!