Synchronized swimming is a fun team sport for anyone who enjoys exploring movement and dancing in the water!

Synchro is considered the “sport that has it all”. Athletes have training in so many different sports and activities including; dance, diving, gymnastics, speed swimming, water polo, pilates and yoga, running, musical development, acting, and even stage-performance!  Whether your child would like to experience the joys of the sport in a non-competitive recreational atmosphere or have the opportunity to wear a sparkly swim suit and perform with a team at a competition, GO Capital Synchro offers synchronized swimming programs perfect for all levels.


Recreational (Non Competitive Program)

Our non-competitive, Recreational Program is designed for swimmers with little or no synchro experience who wish to learn the sport, or those looking for an alternative to traditional swimming lessons.

Participants are introduced to the basic skills and various routine components of early synchronized swimming, in addition to other activities aimed at improving strength, coordination and flexibility while having fun!

We offer both all-year and 8 week sessions for swimmers as young as 5 years old. Swimmers will practice 1 or 2 times per week.  Programs are offered at various pools in the city for your convenience.


Novice Stream

The Novice stream program runs October to May.  This program is designed to introduce competitions to the athletes.  Swimmers will practice 2 times per week focusing on skill development in both routines and figures. The Novice swimmers compete in 5 categories as 8 & under; 9-10; 11-12; 13-15 and 16-20 age groups. These athletes are introduced to competition at the local and regional level. 

This program is suitable for ages 6 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


Competitive Program

GO Capital’s competitive program is based on Long-term Athlete Development (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 team work and excellence.

GO Capital Synchro has competitive synchronized swimming programs both at the provincial and national levels. Both streams 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.

Provincial Stream

The Provincial stream program runs from September to 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 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

National Stream

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 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.


Athletes With A Disability

Water equals accessibility! Whether it is for competition or for therapy, synchro boosts self - esteem, builds strength and stamina, and enhances the overall quality of life for people with disabilities. The Go Capital Synchro Club offers two streams of programming for Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) – one for physical challenges, and the other for cognitive challenges. The key criteria for participating in the program is that if the participant can swim, they can try synchro.



GO Capital Synchro offers one of the largest masters programs in the province. The program is designed for swimmers over the age of 18 and includes both Recreational and Competitive Masters.  We welcome swimmers of all synchro backgrounds and fitness levels.  Our Masters swimmers include athletes who compete at the International, National and Provincial levels, as well as those who are learning synchro for the first time.

Our goal is to have fun and stay fit in a program that offers both recreational and competitive synchro training.  The program provides a great opportunity for our "retired" provincial and national level swimmers to reunite and continue to swim in a sport they remain passionate about. This program runs from September to late May.  If you love the water and are looking for something beyond swimming laps, synchronized swimming may be just the thing for you! 


Team Selection

All competitive swimmers will train together for September while athletes are assessed and teams are selected. The competitive season begins following this process and continues until June. It is important to note that athletes compete as the age they will be on December 31st of the competition year (the upcoming 2017 competitive season). For example, if your child is born in October 2005 (as of July 25, 2016 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 2017 season.

Year of Birth                       Competitive Age

2008                                            9

2007                                           10

2006                                           11

2005                                           12


Helpful Links
Synchro Canada - The governing body of Synchro across Canada
Synchro Ontario - The governing body of Synchro in Ontario