The Need for Speed Boog-A-Loo and The Parade of Champions

I hope everyone made some memories at the parade and Boog-A-Loo last week. The results are now posted on the web site (LINK). This was a great start to the always busy summer swimming season. Thanks to all the WAVE volunteers, the Fundraising Group and to Lisa for making this happen

Everyone looked ready to record some great times at Regionals, Brockville, Festivals, Belleville, Bring on the Bay and the Summer Sizzler… that’s a lot of swimming to look forward to!

We are working as a club to make these Boog-A-Loos official swim meets next year while still maintaining the level of fun. This will require a lot of work and commitment from WAVE parents. Details to come.

Your athlete’s commitment to meets and to swimming goes hand-in-hand with their water polo development. The “need for speed” in water polo is essential, at every level and at every age. Supreme confidence in the water is the WAVE goal!

Brockville Details

The limit on the number of swimmers that WAVE can bring has been lifted. If you’d like to go to the meet, please email coach@ottawawaterpolo.com by end of day Thursday.

Warm-up is from 11:45 to 12:20. The meet starts at 1:00 PM.

Here are some more details from the host club.

Open Water

Early bird pricing ends May 31 for Bring On The Bay.

Training long distances is of great benefit to your swimming and water polo.

  • Heart gets stronger. Swimming helps with the development of mitochondria and capillaries, which in turn improves the body’s capacity to carry oxygen. Put simply, this means a larger engine for your car. A larger engine will make you stronger and faster.
  • Muscles and tendons become stronger. This means your car (body) has the power to use the bigger engine.
  • Teaches the body to use fat as a fuel source rather than glycogen. Elite swimmers are all very well fat adapted. This makes the car more efficient. Think of an eco-car that can travel long distances without needing to refuel.

If it’s your first time swimming in an open water event, try the 1.5K. If you already have a 1.5K race under year belt, congrats, you’re ready for 3K. If it’s your third season for open water, congrats, you can do the 3K BOTB and the 4K RiverKeeper (if you’re 12+).

Life is better in the water,

Coach Fraser