YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

YMCA and Waves of Wilmington Announce Swim Team Partnership

This October the YMCA’s Cape Fear Aquatic Club will merge with WOW, giving swimmers access to new coaches and more practice options.

Published 10.12.20

The YMCA of Southeastern NC and Waves of Wilmington (WOW) announce a new partnership intended to make a positive difference for competitive swimmers in the Greater Wilmington community.

Both the YMCA and WOW share common goals: impacting our community’s health of spirit, mind, and body. Both organizations jointly support the advancement of quality competitive swimming, water safety and ‘Learn to Swim’ programming. 

This October the YMCA’s Cape Fear Aquatic Club will merge with WOW, giving swimmers access to new coaches and more practice options.  WOW’s Head Coach and COO, Dave Sokolofsky, is looking forward to working with all current and future swim team members.  “We are very excited to bring our two outstanding teams under one unified banner and expect this merger to help us provide more opportunities for all involved.  This partnership with the YMCA will allow us to expand our reach and positively impact more youth in our community.”

YMCA of Southeastern NC CEO Dick Jones agrees. “We have worked with Dave in the past and know he is an excellent coach who truly cares about the kids. We believe this merger is good for the YMCA and WOW, as well as the community at large.”

Swimming can be a lifetime sport with lifetime benefits. It provides a full body workout, helps maintain a healthy and positive mental outlook, lowers stress levels and can help you sleep.

For more information, contact Dave Sokolofsky at coachdave@swimwow.org 


About the Waves of Wilmington

The Waves of Wilmington is the oldest and largest age group competitive swimming program in southeastern NC.  Founded in 1990, the Waves of Wilmington swim team strives to develop champions in life through the sport of swimming.  At WOW, competitive swimming provides the framework that enables individuals to develop a positive self-image while ingraining traits of commitment, dedication, leadership, self-discipline, time management, and goal setting, both inside and outside of the pool,  in a safe, supportive environment.

About the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, comprised of 3 membership facilities and 1 residential camp, serves more than 18,000 men, women and children to help nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for 130 years, the YMCA of Southeastern NC has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

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