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2017-18 PROVINCIAL COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

 

Full year program

End of August - End of May / Early June

 

Provincial teams practice 3 to 4 times per week, which allows for the time to develop solid synchro skills and prepare a team routine for competition. Our Provincial swimmers compete in 4 categories as 10 and Under, 11-12, 13-15 and 16-20 age groups. These athletes all compete in local, regional, provincial and inter-provincial competitions.

This program is suitable for ages 9 and up. Your child also must be:

  • comfortable in deep water

  • able to submerge while holding their breath

  • able to swim two lengths

  • able to tread water for 20 seconds

 

It is important to note that athletes compete as the age they will be on December 31, 2018 (the upcoming 2018 competitive season). For example, if your child is born in October 2006 (as of June 2017 they are currently 10 years old), they will be registered and will compete as a 12-year-old, since they will turn 12 in the year that the majority of competitions will be held for the 2018 season.

Birth Year

Competitive Age

2009

9

2008

10

2007

11

2006

12

2005

13

 

LTAD (Long Term Athelete Development)

GO Capital’s Provincial Competitive Program is based on LTAD Training to Train and Training to Compete Stages. Athletes develop their stamina (endurance), strength, speed, and suppleness (flexibility), while gaining more advanced synchronized swimming skills. Mental training is introduced and developed, including goal setting and evaluation, visualization and competition preparation. All competitive athletes train together in a high quality, supportive training environment where coaches encourage teamwork and excellence.  This program will systematically teach the foundations of technically sound and artistically innovative synchronized swimming while also developing important life skills that will be of benefit to all athletes. LTAD focuses in this program are:

  • Ages 10 & Under – Learn to Train – fun, physical literacy, synchro skills, development, and competition experience.
  • Ages 11 & Over – Train to Train – continued synchro skill development and competing more seriously.

Team Placements

All competitive swimmers will participate in a Conditioning Camp during the week of August 28th. Team selection will take place between September 4-8th. The exact dates and times will be communicated at a later date. The competitive season begins following this process and continues until end of May/early June.

Performances

  • Winter Show/Demo

  • Year-end  Watershow

Competitions

Competitions dates and locations for the 2017-2018 season are still being finalized by Synchro Ontario and will be posted on our website as soon as they become available. Swimmers should expect to participate in 4 to 5 meets during the 2017-18 season with at least three requiring out of town travel. Typical meets include:

  • Lisa Alexander Figure Meet

  • GO Capital Invitational

  • East Regionals

  • Hilton Invitational

  • Ontario Age Groups Championships

Equipment Needed

The list below includes the MANDATORY merchandise and equipment for provincial competitive swimmers for the 2017-2018 season. A sizing-day will be held for Club merchandise in September. Please note that these items are NOT included in the fees and swimmers will be invoiced separately for these items based on their specific merchandise needs:

  • Routine suit (included in the fees)

  • GO Capital Synchro cap

  • Club t-shirt

  • Club tank top

  • Club backpack

  • Club jacket

  • Club Spacing suit

  • White swim cap

  • Black figure suit

  • Noseclips

  • Goggles

  • Practice swim cap

  • Yoga mat

  • Plain black leggings

  • plain black shorts (optional)

 

Fees

$250.00 deposit is due by July 7, 2017 (registration deadline).

Fees can be paid in full or in installments based on the fee schedule available during registration.

Please refer to the Go Capital Synchro Payment Policy for information related to refunds and withdrawals.

Schedule

Age group

Number of days/week

Total number of hours

Schedule

10 and Under

3

8 hours/week (6 hrs pool, 2 hr dryland)

Mondays: 4:30-7:00pm @ Brewer
Thursdays: 4:30-7:00pm @ Splash
Sundays: 8:00-11:00am @ Carleton*

11-12

4

12.5 hrs/week (10 hrs pool & 2.5 hrs dryland)

Mondays 4:00-7:00 @ Brewer
Wednesdays 5:00-7:30 @ BMRC
Thursdays 4:00-7:30 @ BMRC
Sundays 8:00-12:30 @ Carleton*

13+

4

15 hrs/wk (12 hrs pool & 3 hrs dryland)

Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm @ Splash
Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm @ Brewer
Fridays 4:00-8:00pm @ BMRC
Sundays 9:30-2:30pm @ Ottawa U

Please note that programming for swimmers 16-20 will be determined based on interest and enrollment. Registered swimmers will be contacted by Go Capital Synchro Coaching staff over the summer.

*NOTE: Carleton University practices will be rescheduled to a different pool in April due to the University Pool Closure. The time and day may change.

Provincial Solos and Duets

Provincial Solos and Duets will train 2-2.5 hours per week from mid-September to May/June. Swimmers will be asked to indicate their interest at the time of registration. Selection will occur in early September. All age groups can compete in duet while solos are limited to swimmers over age 11. 

Extra routine selection and coach assignment will be at the discretion of the Lead Technical Coach.

Holiday and Pool Closure dates

In addition to Carleton University closure noted above, schedules will be subject to exception dates due to pool closures, special events and holidays. In order to accommodate these, practice times and locations may be rescheduled or cancelled. These dates will be shared as soon as they become available. 

Payment Options:

Electronic Transfers (E-transfer) / Cheques / Credit Card

Payment Policy

*New athletes to GO Capital Synchro and Team Unify will be asked to create an account and log-in before starting the registration.

Do not hesitate to contact us at registrar@gocapitalsynchro.ca if you have any questions.