The Waves Developmental Team (Junior Waves) is for swimmers who are fairly new to the field of competitive swimming. 

Swimmers who have never been on a competitive swim team start at the developmental level. At this level, swimmers will focus on improving the four competitive strokes as well as learning the correct starts and turns used in a swim meet. The Developmental Team is a stepping-stone to the Waves Swim Team for many swimmers.

Becoming a Junior Wave

The majority of the swimmers are between ages 6 and 9 and the team is comprised of approximately 50 swimmers.

Interested swimmers must come to tryouts

Swimmers must come to tryouts and swim with the other interested participants in their age group. They will be asked to swim 2 different types of strokes for the coaches to evaluate.

Please register for the 2018 season

New and returning Junior Waves Participants must register for the 2018 season through Team Unify.

Tryouts for the 2018 season will be May 22nd.
4:00 pm - 8 & under
5:00 pm - 9 & over
What to expect

Swimmers will have the opportunity to participate in a small group practice with one of our swim coaches.


Junior Waves participants DO NOT compete in Waves meets. They just attend their practice. 

Group Assignments

Each swimmer will be assigned a lane, based on their age and ability. Each lane has their own designated Waves coach who will be in the water with them each day at practice.

What to Bring

Junior Waves participants DO NOT need to purchase our Waves suit. However they should come with a competition suit, googles and a cap for girls. 

Contact the coaching staff with any questions.

info@westernsprings pool.com

Send an email to the WSSC Coach Staff below:


info@westernspringspool.com   |   1300 Hillgrove Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558 |  Open Mon. - Sun. 10 am to 9 pm