Our Vision

Capital Wave believes in creating a community that values family, physical activity, hard work, a love for the water, and personal growth. We believe in fostering self-discipline, mutual respect, acceptance, and tolerance among coaches, athletes, parents, and volunteers.

Our Mission

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 swimming, water polo, and open water swimming. 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.

Our Club

Established in 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Capital Wave is an incorporated not-for-profit water polo club. We offer swimming, recreational and competitive water polo, open water swimming, and strength and conditioning programs programs for athletes aged 7 and up. Our coaching staff is amongst some of the best in the country including Olympic and International coaches. We are currently one of the fastest growing water polo clubs in Canada thanks to creating our successful Splash Polo and PLAY! Polo programs. 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.

Our Philosophy

Capital Wave’s philosophy is about having fun while doing a sport you love. We believe that a win is about maximizing our teams potential and striving to be the best we can. With hard work, focus and dedication, we believe that our athletes are able to strive in the sport of water polo and other aquatic streams. We believe in giving everyone a fair playing time and most importantly making sure each athlete has a positive experience. Understanding that every athlete is different and progresses at different paces, our programs are set out to have everyone progress at their own rate, not stopping the more advanced. We work within the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) set out by Water Polo Canada and Sport Canada to ensure we are creating an environment that is both safe and positive for everyone involved. Understanding these key details to an athlete’s performance is what makes us different and why our athletes progress and grow more over the course of a season than other clubs.

We are strong believers in Respect, Attitude, and Discipline from both coaches and athletes. No one is superior in terms of respect and we try and educate our athletes based on these values. We enforce a great amount of discipline to our practices and our athletes learn this from the start of the season.

Lastly, communication and transparency is what our parents and members love about Capital Wave. We believe in honesty and we respect our members tremendously. We believe this builds credibility within our club and its members and it is something we believe has helped us succeed as an organization.

Giving back

Every year Capital Wave runs a one-week Boot Camp to get our athletes back in shape before the season starts. We also choose this time to raise funds and money towards a great cause. For the past few years we have raised close to $1,500 for CIBC’s Run for the Cure. We thank our athletes for their hard work and their efforts in raising money towards this great cause!

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)

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