Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club Lessons

Note: We charge an annual registration fee of
  • $59.00 per student for Development Development, Novice/Advanced Lessons Novice/Advanced Lessons Burlington, Novice/Advanced Lessons Novice/Advanced Lessons Hamilton, Development/Masters Development/Masters, Junior Development Junior Development, Intermediate Development Intermediate Development, Senior & Junior Performance Senior/Junior/Varsity - APEX, Senior & Junior Performance Senior/Junior/Varsity - CENTRAL POOL, Senior & Junior Performance Senior/Junior/Varsity - GOLDFISH POOL, Senior & Junior Performance Senior/Junior Performance, White White Goldfish Swim School, White White Jimmy Thompson Pool, White White Wayne Gretzky Sport Centre (Brantford), Senior Development Senior Development, Junior Performance Junior Performance Main Group, Junior Performance Junior Performance Optional Workouts, Water Polo Maroon Central Pool Water Polo, Water Polo Maroon Ryerson Pool Water Polo, Senior Performance Senior Performance Main Group, Senior Performance Senior Performance Optional Workouts, Masters Masters, White/Black/Maroon Summer 2021 White/Black/Maroon-GOLDFISH POOL, White/Black/Maroon Summer 2021 White/Black/Maroon-JIMMY THOMPSON POOL, White/Black/Maroon Summer 2021 White/Black/Maroon-HILL PARK RECREATION CENTRE, Maroon Maroon Goldfish Swim School, Maroon Maroon Jimmy Thompson Pool, Maroon Maroon Central Pool, Maroon Maroon Ryerson Pool, Black Black Goldfish Swim School, Black Black Jimmy Thompson Pool, Black Black Westmount Pool, Black Black APEX Dryland, Development Hamilton Development
This extra fee will be added to the checkout page if your family has not paid this fee for over a year.

Welcome to the Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club Electronic Registration platform for our Winter Session of 2023.  We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members. 

Registration for our Novice/Advanced Lessons and Development/Masters Programs will open Wednesday, December 7, 2022 @ 7:00 PM.

We look forward to having you be a part of the Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club this fall!

Novice/Advanced Lessons

The Novice/Advanced Lessons program is an introduction to Competitive Swimming. This foundational level is considered ‘Introductory’ and/or ‘Open-for-all young people and all abilities’. This group aims to the largest population at a basic, general and introductory level of competitive swimming through low entry standards, flexible schedules, and competitive fees. Our Novice/Advanced Lessons programming minimum entry requirement is that the swimmer must be able to complete one length (25 meters)
unassisted on both their front and back. This group introduces the FUNdamentals of competitive swimming including all four strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle), streamline, kicking, starts, and flip turns. Through prioritizing Physical Literacy, Skill Acquisition, and FUN we cultivate a culture within our Novice Program to love swimming and the drive to become better at it! In addition, the group includes hands-on coaching and an opportunity to participate in swim meets. This FUNdamental level falls under Swim Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development Plan ‘FUNdamentals’ category. Athletes in this group are encouraged to participate in multiple sports and develop their athletic abilities beyond the pool. Our Novice/Advanced athletes are encouraged to participate in one (1) to three (3) times a week for one (1) hour.


The Development program continues to build on an introductory level, but opportunities
are targeted towards the swimmers who specifically enjoy competitive swimming. These
opportunities include more chances to compete a local competitions/ swim meets as
well as more advanced training. The group teaches the fundamentals of anaerobic
training with a focus on skill development and enhancement across all parameters
including that of all four strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle) through
stroke progression and feedback. In addition, the Development group introduces goal
setting and encourages athletes to swim with a goal in mind. Athletes in this group are
encouraged to participate in multiple sports and develop their athletic abilities beyond
the pool. This group is for swimmers that have moved through our Advanced lessons and
are familiar with all four strokes. Development group members are encouraged to train
two (2) to five (5) times a week for 1.5 hours. Swimmers with the goal of attending
Regionals should swim the following number of practices 10 & under 3 times per week,
11-12 4 times per week, 13+ 5 times per week.

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