National Competitive



Full year program

End of August - End of May / Early June



The National stream program is for athletes who desire to train and compete at a high-performance level.

Swimmers will practice 5 times per week, refining their technical skills and bringing their performance to the next level.


To be part of the National stream, swimmers must be experienced athletes who have already competed successfully in the Provincial or National stream. The National stream program runs from September to June, however, athletes may continue to train during the summer in preparation for National and Provincial team camps and or competitions.

Our National Stream swimmers compete in 3 categories as “Espoir (13-15 and 11-12)”, “Junior (15-18)” and “Senior (15 and over)” depending on their age.  Athletes are typically the age of 12 and over and compete in regional, provincial, national, and international competitions.

LTAD (Long Term Athelete Development)

GO Capital’s competitive programs are based on the Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Framework to help our swimmers reach the greatest heights of sports achievement.  The National Program focuses on the Train to Train, Train to Compete, and Train to Win 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 benefit all athletes. LTAD focuses in this program are:

  • Ages 11 – 15 years – Train to Train – continued synchro skill development and competing more seriously.
  • FINA Junior (15-18) and FINA Senior (18&Over) – Train to Compete – Optimizing physical preparation, higher intensity training, more individualized training. – Train to Win – Elite competitors competing at the highest level of competition.

Team Selection

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 the end of May/early June.


  • Winter Show/Demo

  • Year-end  Watershow


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

  • Lisa Alexander Figure Meet (All)

  • Leslie Taylor Provincial Championships (All)

  • National Qualifier (13-15, junior and senior)

  • Canadian Espoir Championships (11-12 and 13-15)

  • Canadian Open Championship ( junior and senior)

  • Hilton Worldwide Invitational (All)

  • GO Capital Invitational (All)

Equipment Needed

The list below includes the MANDATORY merchandise and equipment for national competitive swimmers for the 2017-2018 season. A sizing-day will be held for Club merchandise in September. Please note that these items, unless otherwise indicated, 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

  • Nose clips

  • Goggles

  • Practice swim cap

  • Yoga mat

  • Plain black leggings

  • plain black shorts (optional)



$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.


Age group

Number of days/week

Total number of hours


13-15 (National)


18.5 hours/week (14.5 hrs pool, 4 hr land training)

Tuesdays 4:00-7:00PM @ Splash
Wednesdays 4:00-7:30PM @ BMRC
Thursdays 7:00-10:00PM @ Lowertown
Saturdays 7:00-11:15AM @ Carleton*
Sundays 9:30AM-2:30PM @ Ottawa U


Junior FINA


18.5 hours/week (14.5 hrs pool, 4 hr land training)

*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.

Please note that programming for swimmers interested in Senior FINA swimmers will be determined based on interest. Interested swimmers should contact the Registrars as soon as possible at

National Solos & Duets

National Solos and Duets will train 3 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.

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 canceled. 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.

Questions? Contact us at