Ah, Summer. Apart from Championship season, it’s WAVE’s favourite time of the year. We are excited to unveil a new summer program to complement our usual top-shelf offerings.
Important information: please note that we will not be pro-rating programs this summer. Like last summer, prices reflect families being away for 2-weeks during the summer months. HST is added automatically for anyone born in 2008 and older. Insurance is required for any new members.
TINY WAVES – SWIM AND POLO CAMPS (2015-2017)
Tiny Waves introduces the fundamentals of swimming and water polo. Similar to our Summer 2022 Mini Waves program, athletes must be comfortable in shallow water and be able to follow instructions in a group training environment. One-on-one attention is not to be expected.
Practices run for an hour which includes 15 mins of dryland/handball skills prior to hopping in the water for their 45 mins in-water skills session. Trials are not required to register for Tiny Waves this summer! And lastly, the Tiny Waves is all about FUN!
OTTAWA WATER POLO SUMMER CUP League (2011-2014)
This year’s summer program is going to bring the excitement to new levels this year with the 1st Annual – Ottawa Water Polo Summer Cup 2023.
Athletes wanting to participate in the OWPSC League must be comfortable in the deep end and fundamental swimming skills are a requirement. Water polo experience is not a requirement to register. Practices run twice a week and each session includes 90 mins of a mix of swimming, water polo, and strategy for gameplay.
Trials are not required to participate in the Summer Cup.
The OWPSC League has 3 teams across Ottawa’s outdoor pools: Bearbrook, General Burns and the RA Centre.
The OWPSC League includes 2 age categories for the 2023 Summer Cup:
● 12U Teams – athletes born in 2011 and 2012
● 10U Teams – athletes born in 2013 and 2014 (exceptional athletes born in 2015 will be considered – please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Be sure to pledge your allegiance to the team that is closest to your home as geographical bragging rights are on the line (we all know the West is Best). Be sure to recruit your friends and neighbours to join this fun and exciting, 6-week league.
Once you have registered, please ensure you complete the form for your team t-shirt. You can use this link to order your complimentary t-shirt: OWPSC Shirt Order Form (LINK)
Each team will play each other once on Tuesdays at the RA Centre during regular round robin play and only the top 2 will fight for the legendary Summer Cup!
Some say that the Summer Cup is actually as tall as Coach Rodrigo, but that would not be too difficult. Some say the Summer Cup shines like Coach Fraser’s head, that would not be too hard to believe. Some say the cup is actually made of Twinkies, that’s a distinct possibility. There’s even some that say the cup only exists in your mind, but we ignore those people. It’s real and it’s glorious.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S WATER POLO LEAGUES (2010 and older)
We are excited to bring back our fun water polo leagues at the Nepean Sportsplex. This is for athletes with previous water polo experience. Any new athlete without water polo experience born 2010 and older, is asked to register for a free trial session on Monday, June 5th @ Nepean Sportsplex, 7:00pm-8:00pm Please fill out the form to register: CW Trial and Waiver Form
PERFORMANCE SWIM CAMP SESSIONS (suggested ages 2010 and older)
WAVE athletes and alumni interested in building their endurance and speed are encouraged to sign-up for morning swims under the guidance of Coach Fraser.
Opportunities to swim in open water and in sanctioned swim meets in Ottawa will be sought by the coaching staff. The summer swim season will end with the Ottawa RiverKeeper swim.