Program Information

BEGINNER SUMMER CAMP 

Artistic Swimming Beginner Summer Camps

August 2024

Ages 6-12

Location: Saanich Commonwealth Place

choice of:

  1. Aug is 6-9 Tue-Fri (4 days) $148    FULL
  2. Aug 12-16 Mon-Fri (5 days) $185
  3. Aug 19-23 Mon-Fri (5 days) $185.  FULL
  4. Aug 26-30 Mon-Fri (5 days) $185.  FULL


TOTAL: 4 hrs per day: 9 am - 1 pm

Required SWIMMING SKILLS:

 * Should have swimming experience doing a length unassisted (25 m) and be comfortable in the dive tank without a life jacket*

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy:

If notification of cancellation is received MORE than 2 weeks before the start of camp there is a full refund.    If notification of cancellation is received 2 weeks or LESS before the start of camp there is a 50% refund.   If notification of cancellation is received after camp has started, no refund

Payment:  by E-transfer or Cheque (instructions emailed to you when you register)

COMPETITIVE SUMMER TRAINING - August 2024

We're getting ready for a new Artistic Swimming Season!

Summer training gives coaches an important opportunity to assess skills and plan for the fall and it gives the athletes an opportunity to reconnect with teammates, get to know new teammates, review and learn skills and prepare for the new season.  It is an important start to the season!

Summer Training is Mandatory for Competitive Athletes- if you have questions please direct them to our head coach.


PROVINCIAL STREAM  

For returning provincial stream athletes and those invited to join the provincial stream program by our head coach:

2 weeks mandatory:

Time:  3-7 pm 

  • Mon Aug 19 to Thu Aug 22 AND 
  • Mon Aug 26 to Thu Aug 30

NATIONAL STREAM 

For returning national stream athletes and those invited to join the national stream program by our head coach:

4 weeks mandatory:

Time:  3-7 pm 

  • Tues Aug 6 - Thu Aug 8 (3 days)
  • Mon Aug 12 to Thu Aug 15 
  • Mon Aug 19 to Thu Aug 22
  • Mon Aug 26 to Thu Aug 29

 

Artistic Swim Kids  1 & 2

Ages 4-6+

A unique and exciting program for the young artistic swimmer. This program combines basic swimming and artistic swimming skills.

REQUIREMENTS:

Participants must be comfortable:

  • submerging underwater
  • blowing bubbles and putting face in the water
  • being in deep water with a life jacket. 
  • jumping in the water without assistance

The program is taught in the deep pool but life jackets can be used to start with.

Artistic Swim Kids 2 (new):

For those who are stronger swimmers and have already completed one set of Artistic Swim Kids classes.  If the schedule doesn’t work you can still register your swimmer in an Artistic Swim Kids 1 class

Class times:

Artistic Swim Kids 1:

  1. Mondays 4:00-5:30 pm    
  2. Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm
  3. Fridays 5:30-7:00 pm

Artistic Swim Kids 2:

  1. Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 pm 

First Session starts in October, see the information sheet link below.

Payment is either by cheque or E transfer, full instructions sent after registration.

Information Sheet Click Here

 

REGISTRATION OPEN

What is AquaGo?   

Ages 5-9

This physical and aquatic literacy program was developed by Canada Artistic Swimming.  It is a nationwide foundation program for artistic swimming in Canada. This program reflects the current science behind long-term athlete development (LTAD) in the sport of artistic swimming, focusing on developing aquatic literacy and providing an introduction to the sport. This is a shorter beginner program focusing more on individual skills.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and jumping into the water without the assistance of a life jacket
  • Swimmers should have previous beginner swimming lesson experience

Classes are in the dive tank. 

CHOICE OF:

  • Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm  OR
  • Fridays 4:30 - 5:30 pm  FULL

Saanich Commonwealth Place

Classes start Oct 24/25, see details in the Information sheet below

Information Sheet Click Here

REGISTRATION OPEN

 

Ages 7-12

These classes are designed to gradually teach the basics of artistic swimming in an enjoyable, creative and supportive environment.  This program teaches basic artistic swimming skills and working as a team. Participants will:

  • Participate in Watershows and Club Development meet
  • Receive a report card and certificate at the end of the season
  • Receive an evaluation from our head coach at the end of the season

Each class meets 2 x each week

  1. Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  2. Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm  

DATES:

classes start the week of Sep 16, 2024

REQUIREMENTS:

Swimmers must be:

  • comfortable in deep water.
  • able to swim 25 meters unassisted
  • able to tread water for 30 seconds.

No previous artistic swimming experience is required!

Payment is by pre-authorized debit, a pre-authorized debit form will be emailed to you with your confirmation of registration.  

 

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

 

REGISTRATION OPEN

Limited Competitive Program

Ages 10-12   (younger or older on evaluation)

This is our introduction to competitive artistic swimming. This program allows athletes to compete in up to 2 BC Artistic competitions each season. This is geared towards the athlete who wants to try the competitive pathway but at a lesser commitment level. There are opportunities for both beginner and intermediate levels. Athletes can compete in both individual “figure” events and team routine events. Athletes get to compete against other athletes in BC who are at the same level. It is a great way to learn more about the competitive aspect of Artistic Swimming.

Requirement:  evaluation and invitation to join from our Head Coach

Competition:

  Your athlete will be part of a team working towards a BC Development Competition (Jean Peters Competition) in May 2025, they may also attend a Training Meet in Feb 2025 (to be determined by the coach)

  • Train 2 x week for 3 hours each practice.
  • Participate in club watershows.

SCHEDULE:

  • Mondays 4-7 pm and Wednesdays 4-7 pm

DATES:

  • Start Mon Sep 16th, 2024
  • Training will end in May 2025 , with assessment and evaluations in June 2025

     

 

 

 

 

 

PROVINCIAL STREAM by invitation

This is for returning competitive athletes or those who have been assessed by our coaches and invited to join our competitive program by our head coach.

A competitive team is the next step up and is designed for swimmers who want to build their basic skills, work as a team, swim routines, and compete. This program is suggested for those that have already accomplished  basic artistic swimming skills.

The first level of competitive artistic swimming is the Provincial Stream.  Athletes work individually and as a team on achieving personal bests, they compete within the province.

Team structure in the Competitive Stream is based on age groupings, the age groups for this stream are: 10& Under, 11/12, 13-15, and 16-20

Athletes will participate on teams, duets, solos or a combination of above at the coach's discretion. The training hours depend on the age group and amount of routines.  In this stream they will work on  further developing the skills learned in the development program and on learning as many artistic swimming specific skills as possible, including flexibility, strength, and speed development. Swimmers are encouraged to participate in gymnastics and dance outside of artistic swimming practices.

 

NATIONAL STREAM - by invitation

Athletes are invited to this level as their skills progress and mature. This program is for those swimmers who want to compete at a National level and want to specialize in the sport of artistic swimming.  

They typically have competed in the Provincial Stream before moving to National Stream.

Our National Stream Athletes will compete according to their age. The categories are Youth (13-15), Junior and Senior. Athletes are placed on teams according to their age and skill level. These athletes will be selected to swim on teams, solos, duets or a combination of these routines at the discretion of the coaches.

National Stream athletes have chosen to specialize in artistic swimming, therefore the number of training hours are greater than for the Provincial Stream program.
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Training Schedule

  • Pool training 
  • Land drill, stretching, and strength training
  • At home, elite swimmers should spend a 1/2 hour a day stretching and doing land drill for routines.
  • there may be specialist training such as dance and boot camps