SCHEDULE **Subject to ELC pool time approval
The AquaGo! program (formerly Intro to Synchro) runs twice a year (Fall and Winter sessions) and is a good way for young swimmers or swimmers new to the sport of Artistic Swimming (formerly synchronized swimming) to learn to swim and learn basic Artistic swimming skills. No previous swim experience is necessary.
Winter Session: January 9- March 12
The Pre-Competitive program is typically a stepping block towards the Competitive program. The swimmers do not compete in competitions, but are expected to master more challenging skills and gain proficiency in routines and routine elements. Swimmers registered once a week will swim a team routine and swimmers registered twice a week will swim a team routine as well as a solo or duet. Previous swim experience is mandatory to join this program. Swimmers do not have to move up to the Competitive program if they prefer to swim at a recreational level; they will be expected to reach a higher level of skill and mastery of the sport as they continue in each year however. Pre-Comp swimmers will display their hard work in their routines during the Water Shows.
Full season October- May 2
1x a week
2x a week
The Competitive program runs 3 times a week and follows the Alberta Artistic Swimming guidelines for competitions in Alberta. Swimmers aged 8-18 can compete in this program and will work towards their optimal peak performance. There are typically 2-4 competitions per year plus possible extra optional competitions on occasion. Swimmers compete in figures and routines. Routines will either be a team, duet or solo at the coaches discretion. They will also showcase these routines at the Winter and Spring Water Shows hosted by our club. This program is fairly demanding and requires commitment to extra out of pool time as needed.
Full Season September- May 2
The Masters program is designed for adults wanting to participate in Artistic Swimming or looking for a fun way to stay in shape. No artistic swimming experience in necessary to join Masters but we do recommend knowing how to swim unassisted in deep water. This is a fun program where any adult can learn something new, express their artistic side, and meet some new friends! Routines can be Team, Trio, duet or solos at the coaches discretion. The Masters perform their routines at the Winter & Spring Water Shows.
Full season October- May 2
1/2 Season January 9- May 2
The Mermaid programs were created as a fun way to get young (and old) swimmers interested in something new. The Youth classes focus on basic skills, learning how to move in a monofin, safety, and having fun. Young mermaids will learn some basic Artistic swimming moves to create fun mermaid tricks and a mini routine(s) to show off at the Water Shows.
Winter Session: January 11- May 2
The Adult program is a fun way to combine a bit of water aerobics with the resistance of the monofin and have some fun learning a few mermaid tricks!
Winter Session January 11- May 2
Anyone wishing to try Artistic Swimming may do so for the first two sessions at the beginning of the year. Registration will need to be completed and fees submitted for the program of choice. However, all fees (minus fees paid to Alberta Artistic Swimming) will be returned should your swimmer choose not to continue in the program once the trial period is over.
TEAM CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS
Artistic Swimming is a team sport and the GP Synquatics Club has required team clothing for Masters, pre-competitive and competitive programs. Dressing uniformly instills a sense of unity and pride amongst the swimmers at both the recreational and competitive levels. When swimmers participate in club activities inside and outside of the pool, they represent the Grande Prairie Synquatics Club in all they do. We want the public to be able to identify the girls in their activities to help promote and applaud them.
A variety of clothing with our logo will also be available for you to purchase at the beginning of the season. The link will be posted on our website and Facebook pages.