Capital Wave believes in creating a community that values family, physical activity, hard work, and personal growth. We believe in fostering self-discipline, mutual respect, acceptance, and tolerance among coaches, athletes, parents, and volunteers.
Capital Wave aims to give athletes the opportunity to develop a positive self-image, achieve physical and mental strength, learn life skills, and attain goals in a fun environment through recreational and competitive water polo. We work with athletes to support their individual achievement in the sport, allowing them to strive for their ‘personal best’ both in and out of the pool.
Established in 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Capital Wave is an incorporated not-for-profit water polo club. We offer recreational and competitive water polo programs for athletes aged 7 and up. Our coaching staff is comprised of some of the best in the country including Olympic and International swimming and water polo coaches. We are currently one of the fastest growing water polo clubs in Canada. We are the creators of our successful programs Splash Polo and PLAY! Water Polo. Capital Wave is recognized as a leader in High-Performance trainings in Canada and has the only High-Performance Academy in the province of Ontario. We welcome and encourage everyone to try water polo for FREE all-year round. When you choose Capital Wave, you are joining a family.
Meet Jessica Gaudreault
Jessica Gaudreault was born in Mississauga, Ontario (Toronto). She started playing water polo when she was only 12 years old. She had been scouted and carded at 14 years old as a potential National Team athlete. She has played for the Youth, Junior, and now plays with the Senior National Team. She has traveled the world and was a big part in helping Canada come to a 4th place finish at the FINA World Championships in Budapest back in 2017. Jessica has been named the World’s Best Goalkeeper at two separate international events. She is also part of our Capital Wave Major League Women’s team. Jessica is a two-time Pan Am silver medalist and has recently helped Canada qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that will take place in 2021. Jessica is a graduate from Indiana State University and now lives in Montreal training for the Olympics. To keep up with Jessica, follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
The meaning of Wave
“A Capital Wave starts from calm water and takes the energy of lots of smaller waves in order to build into something impressive and powerful. Our club is made up of younger and older athletes, competitive and recreational players, parents and community members. The energy of each and every one of our club members contributes to the viability and sustainability of the club. No “one” is more important than another. The Wave represents our collective energy and spirit. We are a strong community and only together will we be strong competitors both in and out of the pool. Wave is singular. One Wave, not many little waves. We support one another across our community.” – Kim Oastler (Founding President)