Swim and Dive Teams

Swim and Dive TeamThe Overland Park Waves Swim and Dive team is a recreational team for any child, 6-18, who wants to become a better swimmer.

The team provides coaching for two levels of swimmers: pre-competitive and competitive; and for divers. The Waves summer program runs smoothly with the help of a parent association and board.

Individual Teams

None of the teams should be thought of as swimming lessons, but rather as an opportunity to increase overall performance through hard work and practice.

Competitive Swim Team

This team is for those who can swim 50 meters using freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly or backstroke without stopping. The swimmer should have average or above average proficiency. Swimmers must be willing to practice at least three times per week; attending five days a week would increase their conditioning.

Pre-Competitive Swim Team

This team is for 6-11 year olds who can swim 25 meters but less than 50 meters without stopping. Pre-competitive swimmers may participate in four meets per season. During the meets, pre-competitive swimmers may swim in all events, and they will receive a ribbon for participation.

Dive Team

The diving program is open to beginners, as well as advanced divers.


  • Overland Park residents: $85 per participant.
  • Non-residents: $95 per participant.


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Meet-the-Coach Night

Meet-the-coach night is May 17, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Matt Ross Community Center.


The first practice is Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Young's Pool. This is subject to change based on school schedules.

All practices are Monday-Friday at Young's Pool.

  • Competitive: 7-8:50 a.m.
  • Pre-Competitive: 7:45-8:50 a.m.
  • Dive: 8:45-10:30 a.m.

If a Pre-Competitive swimmer comes before 7:45 a.m., a parent must accompany the pre-competitive swimmer until their practice begins. 

2017Host TeamVisiting Teams
June 8LeawoodFairway
OlatheOverland Park
Prairie VillageMerriam, Shawnee
LenexaRoeland Park
June 15ShawneeLenexa
FairwayPrairie Village, Merriam
Overland ParkLeawood
Roeland ParkOlathe
June 22MerriamOverland Park
LeawoodPrairie Village, Roeland Park
June 29Prairie VillageOlathe
Roeland ParkMerriam, Leawood
Overland ParkLenexa
July 6Roeland ParkShawnee, Fairway
Prairie VillageOverland Park
July 12All City at Olathe
2017Host TeamVisiting Teams
June 10OlathePrairie Village, Shawnee
Roeland ParkMerriam, Fairway
Overland ParkLeawood, Lenexa
June 17OlatheOverland Park, Fairway
ShawneeLeawood, Lenexa
MerriamRoeland Park, Prairie Village
June 24OlatheMerriam, Leawood
ShawneeOverland Park, Roeland Park
FairwayPrairie Village, Lenexa
June 30 (Friday)OlatheLenexa
July 1LeawoodPrairie Village, Overland Park
MerriamShawnee, Fairway, Roeland Park
2017Host TeamVisiting Teams
June 6OlatheLenexa
Prairie VillageShawnee
MerriamLeawood, Overland Park
June 13LenexaMerriam
OlathePrairie Village, Overland Park
June 20MerriamOlathe
Overland ParkShawnee, Lenexa
Prairie VillageLeawood
June 27ShawneeOlathe
MerriamPrairie Village, Overland Park
July 5OlatheLeawood
LenexaOverland Park
Prairie VillageShawnee, Merriam
July 8All City at Shawnee
End-of-Season Banquet

The end-of-season banquet is July 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center.

Parent Volunteers

Swim Team Parent Volunteers

Parent participation is needed to help make all of our meets successful for the swimmers and divers.

The following positions must be filled for every swim and dive meet. Pre-competitive meets require additional volunteers.

  • Stroke and turn judges;
  • Diving judges;
  • Timers;
  • Ribbon coordinators;
  • Pit bosses, who help swimmers get to the starting blocks for their events.

The following positions must be filled for home meets as well.

  • Runners, who take event sheets from timers to event coordinators;
  • Announcers;
  • Course Clerk;
  • Starters;
  • Head timers.