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2017-18 NOVICE PROGRAM

 

Full year programs only

Mid September - End of May / Early June

For the upcoming 2017-18 season, we are offering three age-based novice programs; two designed for the younger swimmers who want more than recreational offers (Synchro age 8 and under ; Synchro age 12 and under) as well as one for slightly older swimmers (Synchro age 13 and up) who have decided that competitive is not the path they wish to go down. Novice Swimmers should be comfortable and able to swim unassisted in deep water.

Athletes compete as the age they will be on December 31, 2018 (the upcoming 2018 competitive season). For example, if your child is born in October 2006 (as of June 2017 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 2018 season. For example:

 

Birth Year

Competitive Age

2011

7

2010

8

2009

9

2008

10

2007

11

2006

12

2005

13

 

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

8& Under: FUNdamentals- fun, awareness, physical literacy and synchro fundamentals.

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

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

 

Performances

  • Winter Show/Demo

  • Year- end Watershow

 

The watershows are mandatory as it is essential in a team sport to have a full team present. Dates will be announced as soon as possible.

 

Novice swimmers are also invited to attend our year end awards banquet. Tickets will be available

for purchase at the end of the season.

 

Competitions

There are three competitions for novice swimmers, and all three are MANDATORY.

 

  1. Lisa Alexander - typically held in January is a figures meet only (no routine). This meet is usually in town.

  2. Novice Regionals - typically held in March or early April. Figures and team routine are competed. This meet is usually in town.

  3. Novice Championships - typically held in early May. Figures and team are competed. This meet is often out of town.

 

Synchro Ontario requires a medical note for Lisa Alexander and Regionals if a swimmer is not physically fit to participate

 

Equipment Needed

The list below includes the MANDATORY merchandise and equipment for Novice swimmers for the 2017-2018 season:

  • Club t-shirt (included in the fees)

  • 2017-18 GO Capital Team Swim cap

  • Plain black figure suit

  • Noseclips

  • Goggles

  • Practice swim cap

  • Practice swim suit

 

Fees

  $250.00 deposit 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.

Fees include Synchro Ontario registration fee, routine suit, Club t-shirt, and Club swim cap, Photo and local meet fees

Important: The 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

Age group

Time  
 Commitment 

Schedule

Start Date

Fee

 

8 and Under

2 days/week

 

4 hrs/week (3 hrs pool & 1 hr dryland*)

 

Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm @ Splash

Saturdays 3:30-5:30pm @ Sawmill

 

Sept. 21, 2017

 

 

 

$1,425

12 and Under

2 days/week

 

5 hrs/week (4 hrs pool & 1 hr dryland*)

 

Thursdays 4:30-7:00pm @ Splash

Sundays 8:30-11:00am @ Carleton**

 

Sept. 21, 2017

 

 

$1475

 

13+

2 days/week

 

5 hrs/week (4 hrs pool & 1 hr dryland*)

OPTION 1

Thursdays 4:30-7:00pm @ BMRC

Saturdays 3:30-6:00pm @ Sawmill

Sept. 21, 2017

 

 

 

$1525

OPTION 2

Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm @ Brewer ***

Saturdays 8:00-11:00am @ Carleton** (includes 30 min break for room change)

Sept. 21, 2017

 

NOTES:

* During dryland time, teams will focus on strength, flexibility and land drill.

** Carleton University practices will be rescheduled to a different pool in April due to the University Pool Closure. The time and day may change.

*** Swimmers will practice for 2.5 hours within this time slot. Exact scheduled time between 5:30 and 8:30 will be confirmed within the first couple weeks of practice once teams have been established.

 

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 cancelled. 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.

Do not hesitate to contact us at registrar@gocapitalsynchro.ca if you have any questions.