Capital Wave is an incorporated not-for-profit water polo club located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We offer water polo programs for athletes aged 6 to adult. Most of our revenue comes from membership fees. All members of the executive are volunteers and we pay only for pool rental, coaches, lifeguards, equipment, and a bookkeeper. An annual general meeting is held once per year to elect the new executive. Our constitution and bylaws provide the overall structure for the club.
Our vision is to create a fun environment for all kids aged 6 and up, regardless of swimming ability, through both recreational and competitive water polo programs that focus on long term athlete development and team spirit. Health, safety, proper diet, and good life-style choices are an important part of our training.
Strong coaching is integral to achieving our vision. We have a full time dedicated Head Coach that oversees all of the programs and personally follows the progress of all athletes to help them reach their full potential. The Head Coach is also responsible for selecting and training our other coaches.
For those who wish to pursue the competitive aspects of water polo, we offer a rigorous program designed to compete at the Provincial and National levels.
WAVE = Water, Active, Values, Excitement
During my career, I have adopted and continue to support both the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) program that has been created for all sports in Canada and the Ontario Water Polo competitive regulations and adjustments for AAA and AA water polo. Our teams and programs will be aligned accordingly.
COACHING is not only my professional career, but also my PASSION!
Celso Rojas, Head Coach
Jeff's youngest daughter (2002) joined water polo in 2013 and Jeff and Erin served as team managers for the 14U Girls in 2014-2015, and for the Development/Initiation athletes in 2013-2014.
Stepping into the huge shoes of the past president, Kim Oastler, Jeff also believes strongly in the Capital Wave vision of creating a community for our members, not just a club. Focusing on the individual needs of each athlete, Jeff wants to ensure a positive experience and that there are smiles in and out of the pool.
In his professional life, Jeff is a Senior IT consultant working in both the public and private sectors. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys a good happy hour with friends, the sounds of a great music playlist, spending time with all three of his beautiful girls and seeking adventure in the outdoors.
Kim served as Capital Wave president from July 2012-July 2015 and was instrumental at getting our successful, fast-growing club up and running.
Cathy served as Capital Wave vide president from July 2012-July 2015 and along with Kim Oastler, was instrumental in building our successful club.
Capital Wave would like to acknowledge the support from the following sponsors:
- Home Hardware, 2121 Tenth Line Road, Orleans
- Beat Studios
- The McGinnis Family - In Memory of Jennifer Sokoluk who believed that anyone could change the world.
- Erin Elliott
- Robert Oastler
- The Bloom Family
- The Hemstreet Family
- The Sibbald Family
- Wilson's Independent Grocer