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Nu Wave Swim Club

The Nu Wave Swim Club offers professional technical instruction and training. The program is divided into specific practice groups based on requirements and expectations.  Nu Wave provides two tracks for swimmers focusing on the experience level of each athlete and commitment from each family. Our Technique & Fitness Groups focus on developing each swimmer through developmentally appropriate challenges, technical refinement, and competitive opportunities while allowing for a more convenient practice attendance expectation. Our High Performance Groups focus on a more advanced training structure that has stronger program commitments to allow each athlete the opportunity to reach their competitive potential. The requirements and expectations are listed below for each group and will take affect starting at the beginning of the current season. 

The progression of each swimmer is based on meeting the expectations, age and attendance requirements of their current group; through constant evaluation from the coaching staff, and a commitment to the higher expectations of the next group. The majority of group movement will take place as we enter a new swim season. Swimmers demonstrating exceptional progression within a practice group may be offered the opportunity to transition to the next group during a swim season. Ultimately, all decisions are determined by the Head Coach of Nu Wave Swim Club and based on the individual level of each swimmer.

 

Nu Wave Swim Club Group Structure

 

TECHNIQUE & FITNESS GROUPS:

RIPTIDE

Lead Coach: Marshall Love
Assistant Coach: Liz Cook
  • Riptide is the introductory competitive group for the Nu Wave Swim Club.

  • Age range in this group is 6-8 years old.

  • Riptide swimmers must be comfortable attempting both freestyle and backstroke over a distance of 25 yds.  Swimmers must demonstrate side breathing during freestyle and have an adequate level of comfort on their back to swim backstroke. 

  • Emphasis is on developing the techniques for freestyle and backstroke, as well as, introducing competitive breaststroke and butterfly skills, and diving techniques.

  • The swimmer must be able to listen and learn in a group environment.

  • Instructor may coach some sessions from in the water.

  • Riptide swimmers will be offered practices four times per week. Attendance recommendations are that each swimmer attend two practice sessions per week.

 

WHITE CAPS

Lead Coach: Kylie Kastes

  • The White Caps Group is the introductory level of age-group swimming on the Nu Wave Swim Club.

  • Age range in this group is 9-13 years old.

  • New White Caps swimmers must show the ability to complete at least 50 yards of freestyle or backstroke. Swimmers must demonstrate side breathing during freestyle and have an adequate level of comfort on their back to swim backstroke.   

  • Swimmers will work on detail-oriented technical skills, while maximizing opportunities to become faster swimmers by learning to be more efficient.  

  • Emphasis is on developing the techniques for all four competitive strokes. Practices will focus on distances that are competed at high school level or shorter. 

  • The swimmer must be able to listen and learn in a group environment.

  • White Caps will be offered practices four times per week. Practice attendance recommendations will be that swimmers attend two practices per week. Swimmers and their families will be contacted when the coach feels additional practices are warranted. 

  • White Caps swimmers showing the ability and desire to advance to the Tidal Wave or Cyclone Group must demonstrate technical proficiency in all four strokes, and understanding of intervals and practice etiquette, and agree to the expectations unique to each training group.

  • Swimmers ages 14 & older wishing to focus on high school swimming will be placed in our Varsity Group.

 

VARSITY

Lead Coach: Kylie Kastes

  • The Varsity Group is a group of mature and responsible swimmers who proudly represent the Nu Wave Swim Club. These swimmers must have the ability to train at a level consistent with high school swimming success. Varsity Group swimmers must have the desire to set and achieve new personal goals and have the willingness to commit to the guidelines established by the Varsity Lead Coach in order to reach these goals. It is essential that these swimmers take ownership of their goals and performances in both meets & practice.

  • Age range for this group is 14 years old & older.

  • Practices will emphasize both technical adjustments and focused training sessions designed around the high school event template.

  • Swimmers in this group must provide leadership for our younger swimmers through their work ethic, attitude, sportsmanship and commitment to this team.

  • The Varsity Group will be offered four practices per week. Swimmers who desire to see improved performance are encouraged to attend as many of the practices offered during our short-course and long-course seasons as possible.

  • Swimmers showing the desire to advance to the Senior Group must have the ability to handle the increased mental and physical demands associated with competitive swimming at the State and Regional levels, and be willing to commit the unique expectations required in this group.

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE GROUPS:

TIDAL WAVE
Lead Coach: Jonathan Lindquist
Assistant Coach: Leslie Tomlinson
  • The Tidal Wave Group is the introductory level of competitive, age-group swimming on the Nu Wave Swim Club.

  • Age range in this group is 7-10 years old.

  • Swimmers will work on detail-oriented technical skills, while maximizing opportunities to become faster swimmers by working to become more efficient and challenges in racing situations.  

  • New Tidal Wave swimmers must show the ability to complete at least 100 yds of continuous freestyle or backstroke, and show the ability to compete in all four strokes legally.      

  • Emphasis is on developing the techniques for all four competitive strokes.

  • The swimmer must be able to listen and learn in a group environment.

  • Tidal Wave will be offered practices five times per week. Swimmers are expected to attend at least 60% of the practices offered during any month.

 

CYCLONE
Lead Coach: Leslie Tomlinson
Assistant Coach: Jon Lindquist
  • The Cyclone group is the intermediate to advanced level of age-group swimming of the Nu Wave Swim Club. This group is designed for young swimmers who are enthusiastic about swimming, and experienced swimmers needing to enhance their skills in order to become more successful at the State level.

  • Age range in this group is 9-12 years-old.

  • Cyclone swimmers must show proficiency in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, have the ability to perform all starts and turns for each stroke, as well as, an understanding of intervals.    

  • Emphasis on technical proficiency over achievement, and quality training over quantity.

  • Development of interval training and race strategy, with an introduction to endurance training.

  • Cyclone swimmers will be offered practices five times per week. Swimmers are expected to attend at least 60% of the practices offered during any month.

 

TSUNAMI
Lead Coach: Sarah Corcoran
  • The Tsunami Group is composed of advanced age group swimmers on the Nu Wave Swim Club who demonstrate a high level of ability and commitment to swimming.

  • Age range for this group is 11-14 years-old.
  • Swimmers entering the Tsunami Group must have swimming as their primary focus.  They need to show the ability to retain and improve upon subtle technical corrections and handle a higher level of mental and physical expectations.

  • Proficiency of interval training is a must.

  • Continue enhancement of race strategy, speed and endurance training.

  • Swimmers will develop skills necessary to succeed at the State level and be prepared for Regional/National competitions.

  • The Tsunami group will be offered six training sessions per week. Swimmers are expected to attend at least 70% of the practices offered during our short-course and long-course seasons.
 
 
SENIOR
Lead Coach: Ross Hedrick 
Assistant Coach: Jake Hoyson
  • The Senior Group is a group of mature and responsible swimmers who proudly represent the Nu Wave Swim Club. These swimmers must have the ability to train at a very high level. Senior Group swimmers must have the desire to set and achieve new personal goals and have the willingness to commit to the guidelines established by the Head Coach in order to reach these goals. It is essential that these swimmers take ownership of their goals and performances in both meets & practice.

  • Age range for this group is 13 years old & older.

  • Practices will emphasize both technical adjustments and demanding training sessions.

  • Swimmers in this group must provide leadership for our younger swimmers through their work ethic, attitude, sportsmanship and commitment to this team.

  • The Senior Group will be offered six practices per week. Swimmers are expected to attend 80% of the practices offered during our short-course and long-course seasons.

 
 
NATIONAL
Lead Coach: Ross Hedrick
Assistant Coach: Jake Hoyson
  • The National Group is the oldest and most advanced group on the Nu Wave Swim Club. These swimmers must have the ability to train at a very high level and be willing to commit completely to the program. National Group swimmers must have the desire to set and achieve new personal goals and have the willingness to commit to the guidelines established by the Head Coach in order to reach these goals. It is essential that these swimmers take ownership of their goals, performances, and behavior in both meets & practice.

  • Age range for this group is 14 years old & older.

  • Practices will emphasize both technical adjustments and demanding training sessions.

  • Swimmers in this group must provide leadership for our younger swimmers through their work ethic, attitude, sportsmanship and commitment to this team.

  • During the school year, the National Group will be offered six-eight practices per week. During the summer months, the National Group will be offered up to eight practices per week. Swimmers are expected to attend 90% of the practices offered during our short-course and long-course seasons.

 
 
MASTERS
Lead Coach: Marshall Love