Aquatic Club of the West Shore
Club History
Since 1998, the West Shore Waves swim team has been providing local youth from the West Shore of Harrisburg and the surrounding area an opportunity to participate in a competitive aquatics program.  The Waves is a nonprofit, parent-led organization that sponsors and promotes amateur competitive swimming. We develop good citizenship and sportsmanship, socialization, enthusiasm, and responsibility.  We also promote and maintain the highest level of fitness, spirit, ethics, growth, and fun. In addition, we encourage swimming as a lifetime sport.  
Athletes range in age from 5 to 18 years, the majority of whom are residents of the West Shore School District.  Red Cross level 3 swimming ability is advised for the swim team.

ACWS participates in local swim leagues for dual meet competition – the Capital Area Swim League (CASL) and the Central PA Aquatic League (CPAL).  Opportunities also exist to compete in local, regional, and national invitational meets through our affiliation with USA Swimming.  The organization is overseen by a Board of Directors and supported by a parent organization in which all parents of registered athletes are members.