September 23, 2022 By Vaseline

Starting blocks installed by Adams Construction at Civic Center PoolOzark Radio News

West Plains, MO. – Adams Construction installed six Spectrum Xcellerator starting blocks in the indoor pool at the West Plains Civic Center. The blocks were purchased by Waves Swim Club, a 501(c)3 organization, thanks to the generous support of our local sponsors over the past three years. This project cost just over $27,000. Adams Construction generously donated their time, equipment and labor to install the blocks for FREE.



“We thank the City of West Plains and MSU-WP for their efforts in making this possible for our children and the community! There were many hours of work behind the scenes.” Head Coach Kristi Sheridan commented, “I’m honored by the generosity of our community and support of youth sports!”

2019-2022 Wave Swim Club sponsors included: Adams Construction, American Built Machinery Company, Bell’s Body Shop, Buro, Burton Creek Rural Clinic, Dennis Specialty Cuts, Edward Jones-Heather Kamps, Edward Jones-Kevin Walker, El Charro, Eleven Point Financial Farm Bureau Insurance-Marcy Gilly Fishland The Fish Shack Global Air Response Greg Peugh Photography Hart Family Eye Care Healthy Lifestyles Wellness Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hughes Towing Keller Williams Tri Lakes Kiwanis Kloz Klozet, Lazy W. Pallets, Inc., Leonardo DRS, Ozark Brewing Company LLC, Ozark Cafe, Ozark Family Care at OZH, Ozark Kids Dentistry, Ozarks Healthcare, Ozark Wellness Chiropractic, Perennial Energy, Pineview Christian Home, Sheridan & Sheridan Buchhalter and Accountants, Simmons Bank, Southern Bank, Stewart Morrison Redi Mix, Squires and Squires Invest. Inc, Sugar Lily Bakery & Floral, Teckton, The Wake Group, West Plains Dental Group, West Plains Greenhouses & Nursery, West Plains Bank & Trust, West Plains Marine, West Plains Propane, West Rock Orthodontics, Wiles Abstract & Title and Williams’ Hill top kennel.

Individual starting block donors included: Sam Anselm, Sandy Autry, Martha Dennison, Jeff & Colette Doyle, Quanna Hafer, Joseph Kammerer, Dr. Leslie and John Marshall, Michelle Miller, Tim Miller, John & Kathy Morrison, Kelly Mills, Adam Mansfield, Jessica Nease, Jennifer Renegar, Kristy and Scott Smith, Brady Sharp, Kristi Sheridan, Sharon Sowder, Tamora Thies, Carolyn Valade, Lacy Walker and Susie Williams.

Starting blocks were needed to practice starts regularly. Our athletes were severely disadvantaged without blocks when competing against other swim teams that do daily training starts. Waves Swim Club selected high quality blocks for this project which will last for many years. Swim teams Waves and Zizzers can now host swim meetings in West Plains instead of always traveling to competitions. The Zizzer Boys Swim Team held their first-ever indoor swim meet on September 22, 2022 at the Civic Center.

Waves Swim Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 USA swim club that participates in US-sanctioned swim events throughout Missouri and Arkansas as part of the Ozark LSC. Waves Swim Club also offers a recreational summer program in June for local swimmers ages 6-19. The Summer League participates in recreational meetings in unauthorized areas. Registration for the summer league begins in May each year. For more information, please visit our website at or our Facebook page