Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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Swim + Dive Teams

The 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. These teams should not be thought of as swim lessons, but rather as an opportunity to increase overall performance through hard work and practice.

The Waves summer program runs smoothly with the help of parent volunteers.


Renee Reis
Aquatics Supervisor

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Fees + Registration


Overland Park residents: $105 per participant.

Non-residents: $115 per participant.


Registration begins May 1. You can register online or in-person at Matt Ross Community Center or Tomahawk Ridge Community Center.

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2020 Schedule

Meet the Coach Night
Meet the coach night is Thursday, May 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Matt Ross Community Center.


The first swim team practice is Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Young’s Pool. The first dive team practice is Monday, June 1. Practice dates may change pending announcements regarding the last day of school.

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

  • Competitive: 7-8:50 a.m.
  • Pre-Competitive: 7:45-8:50 a.m.
  • 7 and under, 9 and under, 11 and under Dive Teams: 8:45-9:45 a.m.
  • 13 and under, 15 and under, and 18 and under Dive Teams: 9:30-10:30 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.

All meet schedules are available via Google Sheets:

End-of-Season Banquet
Monday July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Matt Ross Community Center.

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.