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2020-21 NOVICE PROGRAM

OCTOBER 5th UPDATE:

Anticipated Start Date for 2020-21 Season will be the week of November 2nd.

Due to limited pool capacity, spaces will be limited. 

Please stay tuned for additional details!

Typically we are offer two age-based novice programs:

  • Novice 11-12;
  • Novice  13-15; and
  • Novice 16+

Novice swimmers should be comfortable and able to swim unassisted in deep water.

Athletes compete as the age they will be on December 31, 2021 (the upcoming 2020 competitive season).

For example, if your child is born in October 2009 (as of June 2020 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 2021 season. For example:

 

Birth Year

Competitive Age

2013

8

2012

9

2011

10

2010

11

 

2009

12

2008

13

 

LTAD (Long term athlete development) focuses in this program are:

9-12: Learn to Train - fun, physical literacy, synchro skill development and competition experience.

13+: Sport for Life - fun, physical literacy and fitness

 

Performances

 

Unknown due to COVID-19.  Ideally, a watershow will take place at the end of the season, depending on gathering restrictions. 

Competitions

Competitions dates and locations for the 2020-2021 season are still being finalized by Ontario Artistic Swimming and Canada Artistic Swimming and will be shared as soon as they are finalized. Please note that due to COVID-19, the competition schedule may change or be modified to allow for virtual participation. .

 

Equipment Needed

To be finalized

 

Fees

 

A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is due at time of registration. Fees detailed below can be paid in full or in installments based on the fee schedule available during registration.

New for 2020-21 Fees include only Ontario Artistic Swimming registration fee and practices. It no longer includes routine suit, merchandise, photo or local meet fees.  

* Important * Registration fees DO NOT include travel (hotel, food, transportation, coach per diem), out of town meet fees, or additional merchandise. These expenses will be invoiced separately as incurred.

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

Schedule

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE REFLECTS THE BEST CASE SCENARIO FOR ALL TEAMS. DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS,  THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO THIS SCHEDULE BASED ON POOL AND LAND SPACE AVAILABILITY AS WELL AS ATHLETE RATIO RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE FACILITIES.

 

Age Group

Number of Hours/wk

Practice times and locations

Fee

11-12

3

Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm @ BMRC

Sundays morning 1 hr land call via zoom- time TBC

$1,100

13-15

3

Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm @ BMRC

Sundays morning 1 hr land call via zoom- time TBC

$1,100

16 +

3

Thursdays 8:00-10:00 pm@Lowertown

Sundays morning 1 hr land call via zoom- time TBC

$1,000

 

Holiday and Pool Closure dates

Schedules will be subject to exception dates due to pool closures, special events and holidays. In order to accommodate these, some practice times and locations may be rescheduled or canceled. These dates will be shared as soon as they become available.

Impacts from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

While the GO Capital club plans to offer a full season of artistic swimming culminating in competitions, the ability to do so is dependent on many factors including the health of the athletes and coaches, the availability of facilities and the restrictions put in place by health officials.  In the event of broad facility closures, practices will initially move to an online model, while an assessment is made as to the remainder of the season. In the event of extended periods of pool closure, a fee rebate will be made available, proportionate to the club’s reduced costs.

 

Registration

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.