Our Proud History…

For over 30 years the Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club has consistenly been and organization  which provides quality programming for swimmers of all ages and at all levels.

Swimmers from Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club  have proudly represented their club and their community at regional, provincial and national level competitions, capturing gold as National Champions in 2018.

A non-profit, volunteer-run organization, Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming club  is administered by a President, Board of Directors and Head Coach but all member families contribute to the club’s success. The club is affiliated with both the City of Kitchener and the City of Waterloo, operating programs out of Cameron Heights Pool, the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex – Swimplex, and the Waterloo pool in Elmira.

Our Programs and Philosophy…

Offering year round recreational and competitive programs from the Beginner to Masters Level, Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club provides a fun and supportive team-based environment for swimmers to maximize their individual potential. In addition to essential synchro skills, swimmers gain stamina (endurance), strength, speed and suppleness (flexibility).

All Waterloo Region Artistic swimming programs are grounded in the philosophy of long term development — for swimmers, coaches, and volunteers — and strive to foster the club motto of "friendship through sports"

Our Sport…

Artistic Swimming, originally known as water ballet, began in Canada in the 1920s, but it was American swimmer Esther Williams who propelled the sport onto the world’s stage when she starred in a string of MGM “Aqua Musicals” in the 1940 and 50s.

An Olympic exhibition sport from 1948 to 1968, artistic swimming made its debut as a full medal event at the 1984 games in Los Angeles. At the Olympic level the sport is only open to women and medals are awarded in duet and team events. Competition consists of a technical routine and a free routine, both performed to music within a time limit.

At the regional, provincial and national level, swimmers participate in figures — four specific skills performed by individual swimmers in front of a panel of judges — and routine — teams, solos, duets, trios and combos. Judging for the routine component resembles the scoring for figure skating. Three panels of five judges assess a performance, with one panel scoring Execution, one scoring Artistic Impression and the other assessing Difficulty. All panels awarding marks out of a possible 10.

Artistic swimmers use specialized equipment to make their performances seem effortless. A nose clip prevents water from entering the nose, allowing the swimmers to remain underwater for long periods; Gelatin keeps the hair in place; and an underwater speaker lets the swimmers hear the music clearly while underwater.

 

Our Contact Information…

  • Email: swim4wrasc@gmail.com

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