Hello CW Families,

This season we are excited about THE fundraising event…the CW Wave-A-Thon!  The Wave-A-Thon is an event where all of our athletes and coaches will participate in swimming as many lengths as they can in a given amount of time.

Fundraising is an integral part of Capital Wave and the Wave-A-Thon will allow us to raise the needed funds in the safest way possible, respecting all of the current health guidelines.

The Wave-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, November 6th at various pools (Brewer, Nepean Sportsplex, the University of Ottawa, and Carleton University. All regular practices will be suspended for this weekend and a special schedule will be in place. Athletes will be divided into their respective groups and each group will have an allotted time slot to complete their swim. Team Managers will be sending out the confirmed schedule in the coming weeks. Coaches and volunteers will be the length counters on the day of the event. As this is the club’s biggest fundraising event, it is expected that every athlete participates.

Check out the promo video on Facebook, Instagram and on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Ui8UWJD50). Feel free to share!!!

Time for each group:

45 minutes – 13U Comp, 15U Comp, 18U Comp, 13U &15U Rec, 16+ Active for Life, and Coaches (25 meters = 1 length)

30 minutes – Junior WAVES (25 meters = 1 length)

Attached is a form letter to be shared with those you are seeking pledges from. Pledges can be made per length, or as a flat donation. Pledges will be collected from October 15th to November 10th.

Each time you get a pledge, please use this google form to keep track of it:


At the end of the Wave-A-Thon, athletes will need to email their sponsors to let them know how many lengths they swam and the club can provide an official Athlete Certificate if needed. Families are asked to collect their pledges and then submit one lump sum e-transfer for their complete fundraising amount to feepayment@capitalwave.ca

Prizes such as t-shirts, bags, swimsuits, and chocolates will be awarded to the top fundraiser in each team (Junior WAVES, 13U Comp, 15U Comp, 18U Comp, Rec Program, Coaches).

BONUS: The team listed above that raises the most funds cumulatively will be rewarded with a pizza party at a later date closer to the Christmas break!