Junior WAVES Swimming and Water Polo

Ages 8 to 10

Junior WAVES – NEW FOR THE 2021/2022 SEASON

This is it. This is where it all starts.

Capital Wave is excited to bring to Ottawa a first of its kind dual sport program. The Junior WAVES Swimming and Water Polo program is our new building block for developing life-long aquatic athletes.

We’ve always believed that swimming is to water polo as skating is to hockey — they are intertwined in so many ways. Capital Wave has worked hard with Swim Ontario in the past year to build our coaching staff to get ready for this next chapter in our club’s history as a dual-sport club. We have put together a dual-sport program that guarantees FUN and DEVELOPMENT.

The Junior Waves will have one swim practice, one water polo practice and one game/race practice for the duration of the year. The swimming focus will be on sprinting and endurance and cover all four strokes. The water polo training will focus on ball control and conditioning. Our athletes will be participating in short course swim meets in the Ottawa area and in house water polo tournaments.

The way of the WAVE! Go WAVE Go!

Core Benefits:

  • Be a part of a dual-sport program!
  • Develop life-long aquatic athletes
  • Build confidence in the water
  • Meet new friends in a safe, fun environment, that also teaches life lessons
  • Build endurance and muscle tone
  • Learn water polo and swimming fundamentals designed by International and Olympic coaches
  • Learn that here is no such thing as “can’t”!

Why do one sport when you can do two? This just makes sense.

Waneek Horn-Miller, Olympian & Master Coach


Swimmers must be able to complete 50 metres of recognizable front crawl (freestyle) under 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Evaluations may be required for new athletes. Spots are limited and subject to availability.

Equipment List

  • 2 pairs of goggles from a reputable brand such as Speedo, Tyr, Nike, and Arena
  • Size 3 Water Polo ball – available here
  • Swimming fins (short blade fins available at Decathlon and Team Aquatic)
  • Swim suit – one piece for girls and brief style for boys (water polo players do not wear jammers)
  • Swim cap for hair that touches nape of neck or obstructs vision (boys and girls)

Please be sure to label your ball and your fins. 

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