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2018-19 NOVICE PROGRAM

Season runs from mid September - May

This upcoming season, we are offering two age-based novice programs:

  • Novice 11-12; and
  • Novice  13+.

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

Athletes compete as the age they will be on December 31, 2019 (the upcoming 2019 competitive season).

For example, if your child is born in October 2007 (as of June 2018 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 2019 season. For example:

 

Birth Year

Competitive Age

2010

9

2009

10

2008

11

2007

12

2006

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

  • Winter Demo

  • Year-end Watershow

 

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

Competitions

There are three competitions for novice swimmers. Attendance at all meets is MANDATORY to participate in the Novice program. Synchro Ontario requires a medical note if a swimmer is unable to participate. Missing a meet may result in a swimmer not being able to attend subsequent meets.

 

Competition dates will be shared as soon as they are finalized by Synchro Ontario.

 

  1. Early Bird Skills Testing (October) - This meet is usually in the Ottawa area.

  2. Novice Regionals (February) - This meet is usually in the Ottawa area.

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

 

Equipment Needed

The list below includes the MANDATORY merchandise and equipment for Novice swimmers for the 2018-2019 season:

  • Routine Suit (included in fees)

  • GO Capital Synchro cap (included in fees)

  • Club t-shirt (included in the fees)

  • White Swim cap

  • Plain black figure suit

  • Nose clips

  • Goggles

  • Practice swim cap

  • Practice swim suit

 

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.

Fees include Synchro Ontario registration fee, routine suit, Club t-shirt, and Club swim cap, team photo, year-end banquet ticket and 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

Age group

Number of Days / Week

Number of Hours / Week

Schedule

Start Date

Fee

 

11-12

 

2

 

4.5 (3.5 hrs pool & 1 hr dryland)

Thursdays 5:15-7:00pm @ Sawmill

Sundays 8:30-11:15am @ Carleton

 

Sept. 13

 

$1,565

 

13+

 

2

 

5 (4 hrs pool & 1 hr dryland)

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

Sundays 8:30-11:00am @ Ottawa U

 

Sept. 16

 

$1615

 

* Swimmers will practice for 2.5 hrs 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

Schedules will be subject to exception dates due to pool closures, special events and holidays. As such, some 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.