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Provincial Competitive

2022-23 PROVINCIAL COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

INTERESTED IN OUR COMPETITIVE PROGRAMContact us at [email protected]  

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

Swimmers will practice 2 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 5 age group categories:

  • 8 and Under (*** New this season)
  • 10 and Under
  • 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 2015 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, 2023 (the upcoming 2023 competitive season):

Birth Year

Competitive Age

2015

8

2014

9

2013

10

2012

11

2011

12

 

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 6-10th. The exact dates and times will be communicated at a later date.

Performances

Anticipated that the club will be able to offer 1-2 watershows this season, however this is dependent on gathering restrictions. 

Competitions

Competitions dates and locations for the 2022-2023 season are still being finalized by Ontario Artistic Swimming and Canada Artistic Swimming. These 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

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 the registration process. Please refer to the GO Capital Artistic Swimming Payment Policy for information related to refunds and withdrawals.

New this season: In the past, membership registration fees for both Canada Artistic Swimming and Ontario Artistic Swimming have been collected by GO Capital Artistic Swimming as part of our season fees. For the upcoming season, we expect that these fees will be paid directly by families through a new online registration system. More information on this process for payment will be shared once available.  Exact fees to be confirmed but tentative fee for Competitive athletes is approximately 138$.

Schedule

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE WHICH REFLECTS THE BEST CASE SCENARIO FOR ALL TEAMS.  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

Number of days/

week

Total number of hours

Schedule

8 and Under Intro

2

4 hours/week (3  hrs pool, 1 hr dryland)

Thursdays: 5:30-7:30pm @Brewer

Saturdays: 3:00-5:00pm @Sawmill

 

10 and Under 

3

7.5 hours/week (5 hrs pool, 2.5 hr dryland)

Tuesdays: 5:00-6:00pm @ Virtual Zoom 

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

Saturdays: 2:15-6:00pm @ Sawmill (land 2:15-3:15)

11-12

4

11 hrs/week (8. hrs pool & 3 hrs dryland)

Mondays: 5:30-7:30pm @ Brewer
Tuesdays 5:00-7:00pm @Virtual Zoom  

Thursdays: 5:30-8:30pm @ Brewer 

Sundays 8:00-12:15 @ Carleton (land 11:15-12:15)

13-15

4

14 hrs/wk (11 hrs pool & 3hrs dryland)

Tuesdays 4:30-8:15pm @ Splash (land 7:15-8:15)

Wednesdays 5:00- 8:00pm @ BMRC (land 5:00-6:00)
Thursdays 4:00-7:15pm @ BMRC (land 6:15-7:15)
Sundays 8:30-1:00pm @ Ottawa U


 

Junior

4

14 hrs/wk (11 hrs pool & 3hrs dryland)

Mondays 5:30-7:[email protected] Brewer
Thursdays 4:00-7:15pm @ BMRC (land 6:15-7:15)
Fridays 5:45-10:00 @ Lowertown (land 5:45-6:45)

Sundays 8:30-1:30pm @ Ottawa U (4 hrs water & 1 hr land)

 

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.