The Lombard Park District, Lombard Waves Swim and Dive Team, offers competition and camaraderie for swimmers of all ability levels in Lombard, Illinois. We offer an eight week competitive season that begins at the beginning of June and ends at the end of July. 

Blue and White Team members practices are held five days a week in the morning. Junior Swim Team members practice three times a week also in the morning (times are subject to change) and participate only in home meets. Meets are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Our Dive Team Practices on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:00pm-6:30 pm for all age groups. Meets are on a different day then the swim team meets. Many of our swimmers participate on the dive team.

Email the Lombard Waves directly at or call the Lombard Park District office at 630-620-7322 for more information. You can register in person or online at

We are part of the DuPage Swim and Dive Conference, which is a competitive organization consisting of 13 swim and dive teams located throughout Dupage County, Illinois. The DSDC purpose is to promote a competitive swimming and diving program for children residing within the member districts; promote participation for the maximum number of interested people; provide and promote an atmosphere in which the participants can learn good sportsmanship and develop good attitudes with an emphasis on participation as opposed to winning at any cost.

The Coaching Staff: 
Head Swim Coach Pam 
Head Dive Coach Samantha
Assistant Swim Coach Allyson
Assistant Swim Coach Ashleigh
Assistant Dive Coach Elizabeth
Junior Swim Coach Bob
Junior Swim Coach Dianna

Team Suit:
Our vendor is Swimmers Edge in Woodridge. The suit this season is "Dolfin Stormy" in purple. You can tryon the suit at our preseason parent meeting. To order a suit online, please click the link

Waves Apparel:

Our vendor is Swimmers Edge in Woodridge. The suit this season is "Dolfin Stormy" in purple. You can tryon the suit at our preseason parent meeting. To order a suit online, please click the link

Practice Times:

Blue Team: M, Tues, W, F 6am-7:30am, Th 6:45am-7:45am
White Team: M, Tues, W, F 7:30am-8:30am, Th 7:45am-8:30am
Juniors Team: M, Tues, F 8:30am-9:30am

Dive Practice Schedule is on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm all age groups

Meet Information for Swim Team Participants:
Please arrive at the pool at the time specified by your coaches (usually 1 hour 45 minutes before the start of a home meet and 1 hour 15 minutes before the start of an away meet).

When you get to the pool, check in at the bullpen area to find out what events you are swimming at that meet. “Bullpen” is the name of the area where all swimmers on the team remain during the meet when not swimming in an event. The events are written on the swimmers hand with a sharpie. Most parents also write their swimmer’s events on their hands.

Parents should check in with the Volunteer Coordinator to find out what job you will be working at that meet.,The swimmers will enter the pool to swim warm-ups. All swimmers need to be ready to get in the water at our warm-up time. After warm-ups, the swimmers return to the bullpen area.

Swimmers should listen for their event to be called. When your event is called, you should go to the Clerk of Course. The “Clerk of Course” checks in the swimmers for each event and gives them an Event Card. The event card tells you what heat and lane you are in.

The swimmer then moves to the Chairs area. “Chairs” is a ‘staging’ area where the swimmers are seated in rows of chairs that match with the lanes they will be swimming in.

When your event is called on deck, you walk from Chairs to the area behind the block in your lane.,When your event is called to the blocks, you give your Event Card to the timer in your lane, and then step up on the blocks.

Listen for the starter to say “Swimmers take your mark...when you hear the ‘beep’; you dive in and swim your race. After you finish your race, exit the pool. Walk to your coaches’ chairs (along the pool side) and check in with your coach. Then return to the bullpen until your next race is called.