The WAVE Philosophy
Capital Wave strongly believes in the value the sports of swimming and water polo bring to an athlete. The synergistic relationship between both sports help athlete’s ability to progress like no other. For many decades, studies have proven that this complementary dual sport philosophy not only builds faster and stronger aquatic athletes, but teaches the overall importance of water safety. Learning all four strokes, knowing how to move throughout the water by treading water, and learning the explosiveness of legs, core, and upper body, prepares athletes for the real world experience in water. The success of why so many European, South African, Australian and American clubs just to name a few, can be highly attributed to their dual sports model. Capital Wave’s club head coach and its swim head coach have been brought up by practicing both sports and they have all seen the benefits in their aquatic careers. We believe Capital Wave athletes will experience excitement, purpose, and development by being able to participate in both swim meets and water polo tournaments. Learning to grow and experience each of these events will only build a stronger and more well-rounded aquatic athlete. It is our turn to allow our athletes to experience this great experience moving forward.
Our philosophy is about having fun while doing the sports 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 swimming and water polo. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance and most importantly making sure each athlete has a positive experience. We understand that every athlete is different and progresses at different paces and that is why our programs are set out to have everyone progress at their own rate. There is an opportunity for those that want to join recreationally and for those that want to take the competitive route. We work within the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) set out by both Swimming Canada and Water Polo Canada, ensuring we are creating an environment that is both safe and positive for everyone involved.
We are strong believers in hard work, discipline, and respect from all members involved. 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 their first session.