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Provincial Competitive

2021-22 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 artistic swimming skills and prepare a team routine for competition. Our Provincial swimmers compete in 4 age group categories:

  • 10 and Under (not likely offered in 2021-22 due to numbers);
  • 11-12;
  • 13-15; and
  • JR (16-20).

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

This program is suitable for swimmers born in 2013 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, 2022 (the upcoming 2021 competitive season). For example, if your child is born in October 2009 (as of July 2021 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 2021 season.

 

Birth Year

Competitive Age

2012

10

2011

11

2010

12

2009

13

2008

14

 

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 artistic 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 artistic 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, artistic swimming skills, development and competition experience.
  • Ages 11 & Over – Train to Train – continued artistic swimming skill development and competing more seriously.

Team Placements

Team selection will take place between September 7-11th. The exact dates and times will be communicated at a later date.

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 2021-2022 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

**Due to COVID-19, equipment needs will be adjusted for the 2021-22 season. As this information is finalized by the lead coaches and the board, this information will be shared with all families. 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.  In a typical season, the following items would be mandatory:

 

  • GO Capital Artistic Swimming 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 Artistic Swimming Payment Policy for information related to refunds and withdrawals.

Schedule

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE WHICH REFLECTS THE BEST CASE SCENARIO FOR ALL TEAMS. GIVEN CURRENT POOL AVAILABLITY. SPLASH REMAINS CLOSED AT THIS TIME AND ONCE REOPEN WILL BE USED PER HISTORICAL TIMES.  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

Days/
Week

Hours/
Week

Schedule

 

11-12

 

3

 

9.5 hrs/week (7.5 hrs pool & 2 hrs dryland)

 

Mondays 5:30-7:30pm @ Brewer
Thursdays 5:30-8:00pm @ Brewer
Saturdays 4:45-7:[email protected] Sawmill

*Land to be confirmed

13-15 4 14 hrs/week (11hrs pool & 3 hrs dryland)

Mondays 5:30-7:[email protected]Brewer

Wednesdays 5:00-8:00pm @BMRC 

Thursdays 5:30-8:[email protected]Brewer

Sundays 8:00-11:[email protected]

*Land to be confirmed/finalized

 

JR

4

14.5 hrs/week (11.5 hrs pool & 3 hrs dryland)

Tuesdays 3:45-5:[email protected]
Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm @ Brewer
Fridays 5:45-10:00pm @ Lowertown
Sundays 8:00 am-11:15am @ Carleton U

*Land to be confirmed

Provincial Solos and Duets

The club is planning to offer solos and duets again this season. They will train 2 hours per week (depending on age and routine) from late September to May/June. Extra routine selection and coach assignment will be at the discretion of the Lead Technical and Lead Provincial Coaches. 

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. 

 

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 Artistic Swimming and Team Unify will be asked to create an account and log-in before starting the registration.

Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.