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


Have you had a great experience with Blue Wave Aquatics? If so, we would love to hear from you! Submitting a testimonial is easy click on 'Submit Testimonial' and complete the form. You may also submit your testimonial by sending it to our Webmaster at or giving it to your instructor.

Linda N

April 2016

Learning to swim as an adult has been an adventure.

Most people learn as a child but because I grew up in a Southeastern Alaska town that did not have a swimming pool at the time.  There . . . .continue reading


December 2015

I am a swimmer. That may not be an exciting statement to you, but to me, it's huge! A year ago I couldn't say that. I took my first Tri Time lesson at 50 years old. People didn't believe I . . . .continue reading

LN - MS Survivor

May 2014

Wendy Neely is the most awesome swim coach in the PNW – or perhaps the nation.  All I know is that she changed my life and my ability to swim for a good workout.

Since I have MS I am . . . .continue reading

Tanya A

November 2012

Hi Wendy,

I did it! Here I am after passing a certification test at 44ft down. I had to take off my mask & put it back on and clear the water out. And I did it! I also had to float and blow air into my vest & I used what you taught me about keeping air in my lungs. Thank you for your help it made a huge difference. I think you need to do it!

Take care,


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Brook Brayman

July 2011

Even after twenty years of competitive swimming, and ten years as a coach, I have learned new technical strategies from Wendy and have posted a few lifetime bests. Wendy's sets have a lot of . . . .continue reading

Paul H

June 2011

I participate in triathlons and swim several open water events every summer. I really like the open water options Blue Wave Aquatics has to offer.I never have any trouble finding a couple of open water practices each week to help me build my open water skills and strength.

Blue Wave Aquatics swimmer since 2007

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June 2011

I used to struggle through my solo swim workouts, fending off monotony and repeatedly checking the clock to see how much more time I had left of 'staring at the black line' . . .  now that I swim with Blue Wave Aquatics I look forward to jumping in the pool or lake.Workout time flies by and I work harder.

I have learned so much from the fantastic coaches and met some nice folks too.

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