Meet the Blue Wave Swim Team

The Elgin Blue Wave Master Swim Team is an enthusiastic and eclectic group of adults who swim together. Our current members range in age from their early twenties through their early eighties. All ages and abilities are welcome. Workouts are tailored to differing ability levels and take place at the Elgin Recreation Center. See more about us and look at our current workout schedule and our tri page for further detail. The Elgin Blue Wave is registered with US Masters Swimming as a Club under the Illinois LMSC and competes independently at local and National Events .We welcome triathletes. Why don't you take the plunge, get wet, and check us out? You’ll be glad you did!

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2016-2017 Practices Begin

Team practices for the 2016-2017 season start Monday October 3, 2016

Jenna Conquers the English Channel

Congratulations to Jenna Sawyer Rutkowski on her successful crossing of the English Channel. Jenna completed her swim and landed in France on July 30, 2015 9:54pm, 10 hours and 39 minutes after leaving England.

To find out more about Jenna's great achievement follow these links
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Channel Swimming Association on Facebook
Channel Swimming Association

Blue Waves Make Splash at Nationals

Only a handful of Blue Wave swimmers attended Nationals this year. However this small group made a big splash by finishing 94 out of 188 teams!! Congrats to Dave Smith, Oz Osborn, Paul Brown, Adam Brown, Lex Pegues. and Bruce Woerner for a fantastic showing.
Dave Smith gathered 6 medals to lead the team. Oz was close behind with four. Paul, Adam, and Lex added to the hardware haul. Fantastic job guys!
See the photos here.
Elgin Team Results
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Start training and making your plans for Next Year now!

2016 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship
Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
April 28 - May 1, 2016
Short Course Yards

Blue Waves Place Third at State

Boasting a State Meet roster of 55 swimmers, the Blue Wave team got off to a great start on Friday with 34 swimmers in the grueling 1650. At the end of day one, the Blue Wave had a firm hold on third place.

Days two and three brought more fantastic swims by the usual veteran team stalwarts, which were matched by great performances by the teams newest swimmers. Ben Culver, Aileen Vogel and Jenna Sawyer Rutkowski earned high point awards in their age group to lead the way. Oz Osborne added to the total, narrowly missing high point award by a scant one point.
The rest of the 55 person roster posted so many great swims that cannot all be listed here!
The Blue Wave swimmers brought home the coveted third place trophy, myriad medals, ribbons,and enough plush bear heat winner awards to fill a toy store.
Photos Coming Soon! Check the Photos page

Penguin 1500 M Registration Open

Try the storied Lattof / Park Ridge Penguin 1500 M swim on July 12,2015.
Penguin 1500 Information
On-Line Registration Only

Make Waves

“Don't Float Through Life, Make WAVES!

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