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Provincial Competitive

2019-20 PROVINCIAL COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

The Provincial stream program runs from the end of August to the end of May/early June.

Swimmers will 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 age group categories:

  • 10 and Under;
  • 11-12;
  • 13-15; and
  • 16-20 (JR).

These athletes all compete in local, regional, provincial and inter-provincial competitions.

This program is suitable for swimmers born in 2012 or earlier. 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, 2020 (the upcoming 2020 competitive season). For example, if your child is born in October 2007 (as of June 2019 they are currently 11 years old), they will be registered and will compete as a 13-year-old, since they will turn 13 in the year that the majority of competitions will be held for the 2020 season.

 

Birth Year

Competitive Age

2011

9

2010

10

2009

11

2008

12

2007

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, 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 26th. Team selection will take place between September 5-9th. The exact dates and times will be communicated at a later date. The competitive season and regular scheduled practices will begin after September 10th. and continue until the end of May / early June.

Performances

  • Year-end watershow

Competitions

Competitions dates and locations for the 2019-2020 season are still being finalized by Ontario Artistic Swimming and Canada Artistic Swimming and will be shared as soon as they are finalized.

Equipment Needed

The list below includes the MANDATORY merchandise and equipment for provincial competitive swimmers for the 2019-20 season. A sizing-day will be held for club merchandise at the start of the season. 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 fees)

  • GO Capital Synchro cap

  • Club T-shirt

  • Club tank top

  • Club backback

  • 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)

 

Fees

A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is due at time of registration. 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

Days/
Week

Hours/
Week

Schedule

 

10 & Under

 

 

3

 

8 hrs/week
(5.25 hrs pool,
2.75 hr dryland)

 

Mondays: 5:00-7:30pm @ Brewer
Thursdays: 4:30-7:15pm @ BMRC
Sundays: 8:00-11:45am @ Carleton

 

 

11-12

 

 

4

 

 

12 hrs/week (9 hrs pool & 3 hrs dryland)

Mondays 4:00-7:00pm @ Brewer
Wednesdays 5:00-7:30pm @ BMRC *
Thursdays 5:30-7:45pm @ Brewer *
Sundays 8:00am-12:45pm @ Carleton
 

* 1hr of dryland to be added to either Wednesday or Thursday practice. Details to follow.

13-15
&

16-20

4

14.5 hrs/week (11.5 hrs pool & 4 hrs dryland)

Tuesdays 4:00-7:45pm @ Splash
Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm @ Brewer
Fridays 5:45-10:00pm @ Lowertown
Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm @ Ottawa U

Provincial Solos and Duets

Provincial Solos and Duets will train 2 hours per week (depending on age and routine) 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

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. 

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.