Blue Wave Aquatics provides opportunities for adults to achieve success and build confidence in swimming at all skill levels through a variety of programs

Open Water Swimming

Blue Wave Aquatics Federal Way WA

Are you ready to be freed from the black line and lane roped pools?

Open Water swimming is an exhilarating extension to the sport of swimming and it is just as track is to cross country. They are both in the same family, but totally two different beasts.

Announcing 2016 Open Water Dates

We want as many people as possible to join us in open water swimming this season.
We don't recommend anybody coming out to an open water swim without swimming at least 2 or more 50 meter 1 hour workout sessions.  50 meters is a huge stepping stone from 25 yards and 50 meters is a leap to the lake. We want everyone to have fun and most of all be safe.  Check out the website to see the workout schedule at KCAC.

Please remember wetsuits, bright colored cap and safety buoy and a good pair of reflective goggles are a must. If you are in the I don't need a wetsuit club then you must have a safety buoy.

Swimming Buddies:  Some days many not want to come do a hard swim and yet you want to swim a bit. We'd love for you pair up with someone who is in the back of the group. Supporting a fellow team mate may feel better than a hard workout some days.

Open Water Thursday's start on June, 23
7:00-8:00 pm @ 5 Mile Lake
June 11,18, and 25
July 9 and 23
7:00-8:00 am @ 5 Mile Lake
more opportunities will be added stay tuned
Swim Defiance Prep Workouts
Puget Sound
June 18 / Sat  6:00 pm (high tide) at Owens beach
June 21, 23 / T Th
7 pm at Redondo beach (High tide at 7:37PM & 8:49PM)
Register for the swim

Swim Defiance Cold Water Swim Practices

If you are planning on swimming SWIM DEFIANCE on June 26th and want to get some cold water training in before then we are offering FREE pre-race practices for Blue Wave swimmers or swimmers that have registered for SWIM DEFIANCE.

Pre-race swims offered:

Monday, 05/30 (Memorial Day) 1:50 PM Owens Beach

Saturday, 06/04 6:05 PM (high tide) Owens Beach

Tuesday, 6/7 7:00 PM Redondo Beach (high tide at 8:30 PM)

Wednesday 06/08 7:00 PM Redondo Beach (high tide at 9:20 PM)

Tuesday, 06/14 7:00 PM Redondo Beach (high tide at 7:41 PM)

Saturday, 06/18 6:00 PM (high tide) Owens Beach

Tuesday, 06/21 7:00 PM Redondo Beach (high tide 7:37 PM)

Thursday, 06/23 7:00 PM Redondo Beach (high tide 8:49 PM)


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Sign up today for our 7 day FREE trial and when you join receive 50% off your first months dues!

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Open Water Private Lessons

Looking for some one on one time with our open water specialists? Private, semi-private or tri-privates are available after our open water swim team workouts most weekends. Contact Wendy Neely to schedule a private lesson for this weekend!

Contact: Wendy Neely, Head Coach, 206-793-9391 or email Wendy at

Open Water Venues

  • Steel Lake, Federal Way
  • Angle Lake, SeaTac
  • 5 Mile Lake, Auburn

Pool Venues

  • Federal Way Community Center
  • King County Aquatic Center
  • Evergreen Community Aquatic Center
  • Summner Community Pool
  • Fife Swimming Pool
  • Covington Aquatic Center

Train Today!

Why wait until spring to hit the water? Blue Wave Aquatics trains 12 months a year indoors and outside!

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