The Lake Champlain WAVES is a USA Swim Team based out of Plattsburgh, New York.
In 1989 Dave and Brenda Chevalier took over the coaching duties of the Bay Club Waves located in the Bay Club Athletic Complex on the shores of Lake Champlain. Ten years later in 1999 the swim team moved to the pool at SUNY Plattsburgh and changed their name to the Lake Champlain Waves. In 2006 the WAVES' transitioned from being a coach run swim club to a team overseen by a parent board of directors and operated by experienced coaches.
At present the WAVES' are operated by a team of coaches. Head Coach Kara Bordeau, and Assistant Head Coach Chuck Bishop have taken the team from a successful swimming club to an up-and-coming competitive swim team that continues to produce high quality swimmers. They are assisted in these efforts by Assistant Coaches, Lindsay Oertel and Ben Jaquish.
The mission of The Lake Champlain Waves is to develop swimmers who are a credit to their community. The Lake Champlain Waves’ swimming experience tends to shape and strengthen character, develop focus and demonstrate the importance of personal commitment and discipline throughout one’s lifetime. While the WAVES' strive to develop champion swimmers, the team measures success not only in ribbons and medals but in the personal and athletic growth of each swimmer.