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. The Waves summer program runs smoothly with the help of a parent association and board.
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.
The diving program is open to beginners, as well as advanced divers.
- Overland Park residents: $85 per participant.
- Non-residents: $95 per participant.
Registration begins March 21.
- Register online;
- Call or visit Matt Ross Community Center at 913-895-6390;
- Call or visit Tomahawk Ridge Community Center at 913-327-6645.
Meet the Coach Night is Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Matt Ross Community Center.
The first practice is Tuesday, May 29, 2018 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.
End-of-Season Banquet is July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Matt Ross Community Center.
Cancellations and Notifications
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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;
- 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;
- Course Clerk;
- Head timers.