The Westside Waves Swim Club was established in 1998 by John and Karla Bailey. Over the years, they’ve coached swimmers of all levels, from beginners to nationally ranked athletes. In 2017, Onat Tungac (Coach “O”) and the Westlake Recreation Center took over control of the team.

Our team is a member of Lake Erie Swimming, Inc., the Northeast Ohio affiliate of USA Swimming, which is the governing body for competitive swimming in the United States.

The Westside Waves practice at Westlake Recreation Center in Westlake, Ohio. The facility was built in 1998 and features a 25-yard pool, where we hold all of our practices. We also provide cross-training opportunities and practices, such as triathlons and water polo.

We provide a fun and positive environment for each swimmer to reach his or her full potential as an athlete. Each Wave is encouraged to set challenging, realistic goals and strive to achieve them through hard work and commitment.

We emphasize individual improvement and the intrinsic rewards of the sport, rather than focusing on winning medals and trophies. We seek to promote the highest level of sportsmanship, integrity, self-discipline and social awareness so that each child is not only an excellent athlete, but a respected and respectful individual, and a caring and considerate teammate.

Mission Statement
Westside Waves Swim Club provides an inclusive environment committed to competitive and personal achievement through swimming. Our vision is to inspire and enable our members to attain excellence in the sport of swimming and in life.