14 Aug, 2022

What now? Swimmers, don’t hang up the goggles just yet.

August 14th, 2022|Categories: Coaches' Blog|0 Comments

Capital Wave Coaching Staff You’ve spent countless hours in the pool, powered through many early mornings, and committed yourself to the great sport of swimming. The water has shaped your body and your mind and made you a better person. But, as with many swimmers, the medal count eventually starts to slow down and qualifying times get more and more out of reach.  [...]

13 Oct, 2021

When is a swim club more than just a swim club? A Celebration.

October 13th, 2021|Categories: Coaches' Blog|0 Comments

By Fraser Anderson Capital Wave - Head Coach Swimming On October 6th, 2021 Capital Wave officially became a swim club registered with Swim Ontario. This post is in celebration of this important development in our club's history. This past year, like many passionate swimmers, I picked up the book Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui. The book is a celebration of being in [...]

13 Jul, 2021

Summer Swimming Session #1 Update

July 13th, 2021|Categories: Coaches' Blog|0 Comments

I will tell you the one thing that distinguishes swimming from all other forms of exercise. People enjoy it a lot more. Fraser Anderson Head Swim Coach Thanks to all the players, young and not-so young, coming out for our swimming sessions this past few weeks. Their eagerness to learn and improve their strokes has pushed the coaching staff to [...]

19 Jan, 2021

Owen Pilson – My Journey

January 19th, 2021|Categories: Coaches' Blog|0 Comments

By Owen Pilson Capital Wave U19 Team / Coach 14U To those of you that don’t know me, I’m Owen Pilson. I’ve been playing with Capital Wave for 5 years now. I’ve also been coaching with the club for 3 years as of now. It’s been a long journey. I try and say that I’m a person that lives in the moment and most [...]

8 Jan, 2021

A note of appreciation to the City of Ottawa

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Coaches' Blog|0 Comments

Capital Wave Coaching Staff Ottawa is a great city. I can rhyme off all the usual things that make a great city - green space, transportation, entertainment, fantastic lifeguards, outdoor pools. Ottawa has just about got all those areas covered. But one new development stands out for me as Ottawa continues to shine - massive tunnels designed to hold 50 or so Olympic [...]

17 Nov, 2020

It was a tsunami!

November 17th, 2020|Categories: Coaches' Blog|0 Comments

By Rodrigo Rojas, Head Coach The first annual Wave-A-Thon is over and in the books with over 166,000 metres swum and close to $24,000 raised. Congratulations to everyone who took part - it was a great success on so many levels! Capital Wave relies upon fundraising as well as membership fees to be able to deliver its programming throughout the season. For the past [...]

22 Sep, 2020

Boxing, Swimming, Water Polo, Life – What’s the connection?

September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coaches' Blog|0 Comments

  Fraser Anderson Competitive Boys Coach I have a secret. Despite my love of water polo and swimming, nothing gets my sporting attention as much as watching boxing. The moments before the opening bell of any title fight my palms are sweating and I am quick to silence anyone in the room who speaks.  That’s probably why I like the opening swim-off so much [...]

10 Jul, 2020

Coaches’ Blog: Back in the water and to fundamentals

July 10th, 2020|Categories: Coaches' Blog|0 Comments

Rodrigo Rojas Head Coach Water polo players that do not have a competitive swimming background are at a slight disadvantage. While this may not be a popular opinion among some in the water polo community, let me explain my thinking. The strokes used for water polo do not focus on streamline, flexibility, or attaining a feel for the water - three goals that are [...]

8 Nov, 2019

Coaches’ Blog: It’s all about the water

November 8th, 2019|Categories: Coaches' Blog|Comments Off on Coaches’ Blog: It’s all about the water

Fraser Anderson Capital Wave Coach, PLAY! Water Polo Program Sometimes, when the practice may not be going exactly as planned, that little voice in my head asks, “Why? Why are you doing this? You could be at home right now, feet up, enjoying a glass of the best that Scotland has to offer. Instead, you’re here at a pool where it’s loud, hot and [...]

15 Oct, 2019

Coaches’ Blog: If I hear “London Bridge is falling down” one more time…

October 15th, 2019|Categories: Coaches' Blog|Comments Off on Coaches’ Blog: If I hear “London Bridge is falling down” one more time…

Fraser Anderson Capital Wave Coach, PLAY! Water Polo Program I don’t think I am alone when I say that “London Bridge” is a song that I never want to hear again. It was a staple song at my daughter’s swim lessons for a couple of years when she was learning how to swim. And I am sure it’s still being sung to this day. [...]

Go to Top