Jr. WAC Waves Swim Team



Swim better, make friends

Kids ages 7 and up can join the WAC Juniors Swim Team, but they must complete a tryout with the Head Coach (contact info below). They’ll improve their skills, develop strong relationships with their teammates, and learn life lessons. The team practices at Helene Madison Pool on the 6th Floor and competes around the Puget Sound region.

Coaching Staff

Coaches emphasize stroke development, conditioning, and preparation for competition.

Emily Silver, Head Coach

Emily Silver is a 2008 Olympic Silver medalist who grew up on Bainbridge Island. Silver joined the Bainbridge Island Swim Club when she was 8 years old, and allowed her love for the sport to carry her into college swimming at the University of California, Berkeley. After competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Silver decided to retire but has stayed close to the sport of swimming ever since. She has coached several  different teams. After moving back to the Pacific Northwest a few years ago, she decided to make coaching and teaching yoga her full-time job. Silver loves working with swimmers of all ages and is passionate about helping others improve.

Simona McIntyre, Assistant Coach

Born in Florida, Simona was in the water and floating independently by the age of six months. With the help of her father, Simona continued learning basic water skills. From the ages of six to 15, Simona swam competitively in California with Daland Swim School and on the Sherwood Sharks. After moving to British Columbia, Simona continued competing as a swimmer and rower. Formally trained through the Red Cross as a water safety instructor, Simona brings a lifelong passion for swimming to teaching children and adults. She has coached and been a swim instructor at the Seattle YMCA and for the city of Nampa, Idaho. Simona loves the water and beieves that swimming can change lives. She especially likes helping swimmers discover their strengths in the water.

Fall/Spring Team


September 4–May 25 (registration ongoing)

Practice Location:

Helene Madison Swimming Pool, 6th Floor of WAC


4:30–5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday

Registration Fee

First child: $55 per month

Additional child: $45 per month

Summer Team


June 1–August 1

Practice Location & Schedule:

Same as above

Swim Meets:

August 1, 2018, WAVE Grand Poobah Invitational

Email Emily Silver for more information regarding upcoming swim meets


Emily Silver, Head Coach