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Registration for our Competitive Programs for the 2020-2021 season is now closed.

Competitive Program 

Registration for our Competitive Programs Closes on Tuesday August 18, 2021. 

The competitive program is for competent artistic swimmers who want a challenging competitive environment. Athletes will train to perform at local to national levels of competition. The competitive swimming program starts the first week of September and continues until the end of June. Athletes are grouped by age and separated into two pathways with varying commitment to team training. Athletes are selected to competitive teams by the Head Coach only. Duet and solo routines may be approved by the Head Coach, in addition to team routine, and at an additional cost to the athlete.  All provincial pathway athletes may opt in to Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming’s High-Performance trials if invited by Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming (Trials are typically scheduled for end of May). All national stream athletes are expected to attend Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming’s High Performance trials; the cost is included in their training fees. Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming communicates High Performance trials criteria on their website at www.saskartisticswimming.ca and the Aqualenes High Performance Program club Rep is Kim Hargreaves [email protected].

Club policies

  • All volunteers and coaches of the club are required to have a criminal record check completed at the start of the swim season.  Application forms must be picked up at the parent meeting or AGM.
  • Policies are available on club website, www.saskatoonaqualenes.com

June Training

Aqualenes competitive programing is extended into June to allow for holidays for all Provincial Pathway Athletes during the Christmas, February Break, and all long weekends. June training will be modified to weekday practices only (no weekends). June training will give our provincial stream athletes an opportunity to work on stroke development, learning NS athletes’ team routine, creative development, Acro/yoga, and, for select swimmers, Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming HP Trials. The intent is to have fun training new areas/skills they have not tackled during the mainstream year. June training for National Pathway athletes will focus on Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming HP Trials and Provincial Team Training Expectations.


Provincial Pathway

This includes teams in age groups 10 years and under, 12 years and under, 15 and under, 18 and under, and limited competitive. This program not only improves general fitness, strength, and swimming skills, but also provides athletes with knowledge about nutrition and develops goal setting and team work skills throughout the season. Teams practice between 4 and 10 hours per week depending on age and number of routines competed.

Solos/Duets for Provincial Pathway:  

Extra routines must be approved by the head coach prior to registering. Selection is based on athletes who require an extra challenge or to those who may benefit from extra routine skill development. All swimmers asking for an extra routine must be part of a team in the current season and have had close to 100% attendance at team practices in the previous season. Practices will be held between 12:00PM – 1:00PM on Saturday’s or 12:30 to 2:30 on Sunday’s at Harry Bailey or any other Aqualenes pool time your swimmer does not practice with their team.  Competitions to attend are the same as team for age level.

Schedule:

Provincial pathway athletes’ schedule starts September 8, 2020 – June 10, 2021.

The following schedule is when there are no practices:

  • Thanksgiving weekend:  Saturday October 10 thru Monday October 12, inclusive.
  • Remembrance Day: Wed November 11 only.
  • Christmas break:  Sunday, December 20, 2020 thru Sunday Jan 3, 2021, inclusive.
  • February break:  Friday February 12 thru Friday February 19, 2021, inclusive.
  • Easter break:  Friday April 2nd thru Friday, April 9, inclusive.
  • May long weekend:  Saturday May 22 thru Monday May 24, inclusive.

Please try not to take family holidays during other times, as artistic swimming is a team sport and presence of all team members is needed to practice routines prior to competitions. Please note, for Provincial Stream, if planning on being away on holidays, athletes are responsible for informing their coach of their absence as well as the costs for practices missed – no refunds will be issued. For safety reasons if your athlete is away the week before any competition, they may not be able to compete in the team routine but will still be allowed compete figures.

 

Competitions for Provincial Pathway Athletes may include: 

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet (Saturday, March 20 during regular practice time)
  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp – Tentative Nov 28-29, 2020
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials Tentative Jan 30-31, 2021 (2nd Feb 6-7, 2021) in Saskatoon
  • Out of province competition (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational – Feb 27-28, 2021 in Regina
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials – April 16,17,18, 2021 in Regina
  • Canadian Prairie Championship – April 29-May2, 2021 in Regina
  • Aqualenes Rec Water show April 24 at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM
  • Aqualenes Water show – May 26th, 2021 Shaw Center

Club Social Activities:

  • Halloween Party:  Tentatively Sunday October 18, 2020
  • Yearend Banquet:  June 6, 2021

High Performance Program Dates: 

  • HP Camps:  Oct 23-25, 2020 in Regina. Tentative Jan 9-10, 2021 (2nd Jan 16-17) Saskatoon
  • HP Trials:  May 29, 2021, Saskatoon

National Pathway

This program includes athletes age 12 and under, 15 and under, 18 and under and Senior FINA categories. Athletes in this program are high performance athletes in artistic swimming. These athletes are dedicated to train 14 - 20 hours per week. Training includes skill development, land drill, weight training and various other forms of cross training. These athletes compete provincial, nationally, and occasionally internationally.

Schedule:

National Pathway programs start September 8, 2020 - June 24, 2021.

To accommodate family holidays, SAQ sets athlete holiday schedules:

  • Thanksgiving weekend:  Saturday October 10 thru Monday October 12, inclusive.
  • Remembrance Day: Wed November 11 only.
  • Christmas break:  Sunday, December 20, 2020 thru Sunday Jan 3, 2021, inclusive.
  • February break:  Friday February 12 thru Tuesday February 16, 2021, inclusive.
  • Easter break:  Friday April 2nd thru Tuesday, April 6, 2021, inclusive.
  • May long weekend:  Saturday May 22 thru Monday May 24, 2021, inclusive.

Please try not to take family holidays during other times, as artistic swimming is a team sport and presence of all team members is needed to practice routines prior to competitions. For safety reasons if your athlete is away the week before any competition, they may not be able to compete in the team routine but will still be allowed compete figures.

Competitions for National Pathway Athletes include:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp – Tentative Nov 28-29, 2020
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials Tentative Jan 30-31, 2021 (2nd Feb 6-7, 2021)
  • Out of province competition – (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational – Feb 26-28, 2021 in Regina
  • Canadian Nationals Qualifier – Tentative March 22-28, 2021 in Saskatoon
  • Aqualenes Rec Water show April 24 at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM
  • Aqualenes Water show (May 26, 2020, Shaw Centre)
  • Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships – Tentative May 3-9, 2021??

**Holidays set for both Provincial Pathway and National Pathway athletes are not included in the Regular Fees for each team.  If it is decided extra practices are necessary, the cost of those practices (both pool time and coaching costs) will be charged to the athletes.                                                                                                                     

High Performance Program Dates: 

  • HP Camps:  Oct 23-25, 2020 in Regina. Tentative Jan 9-10, 2021 (2nd Jan 16-17) Saskatoon
  • HP Trials:  May 29, 2021, Saskatoon

 


Provincial Pathway - Limited Competitive 10 and under(Born in 2011, 2012, 2013,2014)

Provincial Pathway - 14 and under (Born in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

These groups are intended for swimmers who have been in the Recreational Program for more than one season (or if evaluated by head coach) and want to advance their skills, for competitive swimmers who do not want to commit quite so many hours, or a swimmer new to competitive swimming.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only. 

Practices - 2 x per week pool training and 2 x per week dryland

Schedule:

Program starts September 8, 2020 - June 10, 2021.

Please note:  There are no practices on long weekend Saturday or Sunday’s

Classes are split by age of swimmer:

For swimmers born in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014:

  • Thursday: pool 4:45 to 6:15pm; dryland 6:15 to 6:45pm at Harry Bailey
  • Sunday: dryland 12:30 to 1PM; Pool 1 to 2:30pm at Harry Bailey

For swimmers born in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010:

  • Tuesday: dryland 5:30 to 6:30pm; Pool 6:30 to 8:30pm at Shaw
  • Sunday: dryland 11:30 to 12:30AM; Pool 12:30 – 2:30PM at Harry Bailey

 

Competitions these athletes are expected to attend:

10 and under

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet Saturday March 20 at YWCA
  • Aqualenes Rec Water show – Saturday April 24 at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM
  • Aqualenes Water show – Wednesday May 26th, 2021 Shaw Center
  • May pre-swim at Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials

14 and under

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet Saturday March 20 at YWCA
  • Aqualenes Rec Water show –Saturday April 24 at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM
  • Aqualenes Water show – Wednesday May 26th, 2021 Shaw Center
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials

 

Fees:

Affiliation Fee: $110  Fee due at time of registration           

Regular Fees:

Option1:  $2,320 Annually:  $2,320 due at time of registration 

Option 2: Bi-Annually:  $1,160 due at time of registration and Jan 1 

Option 3: Monthly:  $232 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Mixed duet fee:                                          

Option 1:  $1,260  Annually: $1,260 due at time of registration

Option 2: Bi-annually: $630 due at time of registration and Jan 1

Option3:  Monthly:  $126 due at time of registration and monthly October 1 through June 1

Raffle Commitment:

$300 payment will be charged to swimmer’s accounts March 31 – this will cover the raffle tickets that will be handed out in early fall with the raffle draw taking place in spring.

Volunteer Commitment:

$300 payment/provincial meet will be charged March 31 if minimum 2 shifts/provincial meet not worked at each provincial meet hosted by Saskatoon Aqualenes

Meet Fees:                                                   

For a first-year competitive swimmer the mandatory wardrobe will include a SAQ jacket, SAQ club suit and black figure suit.  See travel policy. Approximately $100 – $500 per meet (invoiced & charged before each meet)

 


Provincial Pathway Ages 9-10 (Born 2011, 2012)

Learning to Train: Building skills for Artistic Swimming and for Life

Athletes at the Learning to Train stage discover what artistic swimming is all about and how fun it can be.  Coaches establish a culture of challenge and fun as they address the windows of trainability for suppleness, stamina, and skill.  While the athlete becomes acquainted with artistic swimming-specific skills and techniques, they continue to develop fundamental movement and motor skills, build a strong fitness base, and fall in love with the sport.  Talent identification occurs at the end of this stage and is based on several factors, including suppleness, skill, and genetic predisposition to the sport.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only.  All provincial pathway athletes may opt in to Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming High Performance trials which are also based on Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming numbers (typically scheduled end of May, at an additional cost - To be decided).

Practices - 3 X per week pool training, 3X per week dry land training

Schedule:

Program starts September 8, 2020 - June 10, 2021.

  • Monday - Dryland 5:30 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Thursday Pool 4:15 – 6:15 PM; Dryland 6:15 – 7PM at Harry Bailey
  • Sunday - Dryland 11:30-12:30PM; Pool 12:30 to 2:30PM; at Harry Bailey
  • Team building once per month after practice on Saturday (Dates TBD by coach) – One parent responsible to bring snack for team

Competitions these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sandra Roberts National Age Group Provincials
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water show
  • Canadian Prairie Championship

Fees:

Affiliation Fee:  $110  Fee due at time of registration

Regular Fees:

Option 1:  $2,990 Annually - $2,990 due at time of registration

Option 2: Bi-Annually - $1,495 twice - due at time of registration and Jan 1

Option 3: Monthly - $299 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Raffle Commitment:

$300 payment will be charged to swimmer’s accounts March 31 – this will cover the raffle tickets that will be handed out in early fall with the raffle draw taking place in spring.

Volunteer Commitment:                           

$300 payment/provincial meet will be charged March 31 if minimum 2 shifts/provincial meet not worked at each provincial meet hosted by Saskatoon Aqualenes

Meet Travel and Wardrobe Fees: 

For a first-year competitive swimmer the mandatory wardrobe will include a SAQ jacket, SAQ club suit and black figure suit.  See travel and wardrobe policies. Approximately $100 – $500 per meet (invoiced & charged before each meet)

 


Provincial Pathway - Ages 11-12 (Born in 2009, 2010)

Train to Train: Loving Challenges, building Pride

At the Training to Train stage, athletes learn that hard work can be rewarding and fun.  They enjoy the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes when meeting a challenge head on.  During this stage, trained coaches address the window of accelerated adaption to aerobic, speed, and strength training to maximize the athlete’s development.  During competitions, athletes compete to achieve their best, but the major focus of training is on building an aerobic base and consolidating artistic swimming- specific skills as opposed to competing.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only.  All Provincial Pathway athletes may opt into Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming High Performance trials (typically scheduled end of May, at an additional cost - To be decided). Mentorship service is an expectation of these athletes: each athlete provides two mentorship practices – one will be scheduled before Christmas and one after Christmas.

Practice - 3 X per week pool training and 3 X per week dry land training/land drill

Schedule:

Program starts September 8, 2020 - June 10, 2021.

  • Monday – Craven Dryland 5:15 – 6:15PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday – Craven Dryland 5:15 – 6:15PM; Pool 6:30-8:30PM at Shaw
  • Saturday – Pool 9AM – 1PM; land drill 1 – 1:30 PM at Harry Bailey 
  • Team building after practice on Saturdays once per month (dates TBD by coach) - One parent responsible to bring snack for team

Competitions these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sandra Roberts National Age Group Provincials
  • Diane Lemon Invitational or an out of province competition
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials
  • Canadian Prairie Championship
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water Show

Fees:

Affiliation Fee:  $110  Fee due at time of registration          

Regular Fees:

Option 1: $3,350 Annually:  $3,350 due at time of registration

Option 2: Bi-Annually:  $1,675 due at time of registration and Jan 1

Option 3: Monthly:  $335 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Raffle Commitment:

$300 payment will be charged to swimmer’s accounts March 31 – this will cover the raffle tickets that will be handed out in early fall with the raffle draw taking place in spring.

Volunteer Commitment:

$300 payment/provincial meet will be charged March 31 if minimum 2 shifts/provincial meet not worked at each provincial meet hosted by Saskatoon Aqualenes

Meet Travel and Wardrobe Fees:

For a first-year competitive swimmer the mandatory wardrobe will include a SAQ jacket, SAQ club suit and black figure suit.  See travel and wardrobe policies. Approximately $100 – $500 per meet (invoiced & charged before each meet)

 


Provincial Pathway - Ages 13 - 15 (Born 2006-2008)

Provincial Pathway - Junior (Born 2003-2005) 

 Training to Train: Loving Challenges: Building Pride

At the Training to Train stage, athletes learn that hard work can be rewarding and fun.  They enjoy the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes when meeting a challenge head on.  During this stage, trained coaches address the window of accelerated adaption to aerobic, speed, and strength training to maximize the athlete’s development.  During competitions, athletes compete to achieve their best, but the major focus of training is on building an aerobic base and consolidating artistic swimming-specific skills as opposed to competing.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only. All Provincial Pathway athletes may opt into Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming High Performance trials (typically scheduled end of May, at an additional cost - To be decided). Mentorship service is an expectation of these athletes: each athlete provides two mentorship practices – one will be scheduled before Christmas and one after Christmas. 

Practices - 3 times per week pool training, 2 times per week dry land/cross training

Schedule:

Program starts September 8, 2020 - June 10, 2021.

*An extra routine or a weekly private lesson is highly recommended for this age group.   

  • Tuesday - Dryland 5:30 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday – Craven Dryland 5:15 – 6:15PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Saturday – Pool 9AM -1PM at Harry Bailey
  • Team building after practice on Saturdays once per month (dates TBD by coach) - One parent responsible to bring snack for team

Competitions they are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sandra Roberts National Age Group Provincials
  • Diane Lemon Invitational or out of province competition
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials
  • Canadian Prairie Championship
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water Show

Fees:

Affiliation Fee:  $110 Fee due at time of registration

Regular Fees:

Option 1:  Annually:  $3,370 Due at time of registration

Option 2:  Bi-Annually:  $1,685 due at time of registration and Jan 1

Option 3: Monthly:  $337 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Raffle Commitment:

$300 payment will be charged to swimmer’s accounts March 31 – this will cover the raffle tickets that will be handed out in early fall with the raffle draw taking place in spring.

Volunteer Commitment:

$300/provincial meet will be charged March 31 if minimum 2 shifts/provincial meet not worked at each provincial meet hosted by Saskatoon Aqualenes

Meet Travel and Wardrobe Fees:

See travel and wardrobe policies. Approximately $100 – $500 per meet (invoiced & charged before each meet)

 


National Pathway - Ages 11-12 (Born 2009-2010)

Athletes are selected to this program by the head coach.

Practices - 4 X per week pool training and 3 X per week dry land/cross training

Schedule: 

Program starts September 8, 2020 - June 24, 2021. 

Athletes may have additional practices as well that are not included in the Team Fees.

11-12 NS Program:

  • Monday – Craven Training 5:15 to 6pm; Land drill 6:00 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday – Land 5:30 to 6pm Pool 6 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Thursday – 4 – 7:15PM at Harry Bailey
  • Friday - Craven training 6:30 – 7:30AM
  • Saturday - 8AM -- Noon at Harry Bailey

*** Tues pm practices (6:30 to 8:30pm) 2 weeks prior to major competitions

HP Consultant visits for 2020/2021 (dates TBD): Occur every second month, during regular Sat pool time plus added extra practice on Sunday

Competitions/events these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials  
  • Out of province competition (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational
  • Canadian Nationals Qualifier
  • Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water Show

Fees:

Affiliation Fee:  $145  Due at time of registration

Regular Fees: 

Option 1:  Annually:  $4,900 due at time of registration

Option 2: Bi-Annually:  $2,150 due at time of registration and Jan 1

Option3: Monthly:  $430 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Raffle Commitment:

$300 payment will be charged to swimmer’s accounts March 31 – this will cover the raffle tickets that will be handed out in early fall with the raffle draw taking place in spring.

Volunteer Commitment:

$300/provincial meet will be charged March 31 if minimum 2 shifts/provincial meet not worked at each provincial meet hosted by SAQ

Meet Travel and Wardrobe Fees:

See travel and wardrobe policies. Approximately $100 – $500 per meet (invoiced & charged before each meet)

***Please Note:

  1. Additional charges may be incurred during the swim season that are not accounted for at the beginning of the year. 
  2. Athletes on Team Sask, Team Sask Development, or Canada Games Team will have additional training sessions with additional costs incurred during the swim season to cover coaching that is not included in the above listed team fees. Additional training may include dates after June 27, 2021.

 


National Pathway - Ages 13 - 15 (Born 2006-2008)

Training to Train: Loving Challenges: Building Pride

At the Training to Train stage, athletes learn that hard work can be rewarding and fun.  They enjoy the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes when meeting a challenge head on.  During this stage, trained coaches address the window of accelerated adaption to aerobic, speed, and strength training to maximize the athlete’s development.  During competitions, athletes compete to achieve their best, but the major focus is on building an aerobic base and consolidating artistic swimming-specific skills as opposed to competing.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only.  All National Pathway athletes are expected to attend Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming High Performance trials; the cost is included in their training fees. Mentorship service is an expectation of these athletes: each athlete provides two mentorship practices – one will be scheduled before Christmas and one after Christmas.

Practices - 5 X per week pool training and 3 X per week dry land/cross training

Schedule:

Program starts September 8, 2020 - June 24, 2021.

Athletes may have additional practices as well that are not included in the Team Fees.

First Year in 13-15 NS Program:

  • Monday –   Land drill 6:00 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Tuesday – Craven Training 5 – 6:00PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday – Dryland 5:30 to 6:00PM Pool 6:00 –8:30PM at Shaw
  • Thursday – 4 – 7:15PM at Harry Bailey
  • Friday – Craven training 6:30 – 7:30AM
  • Saturday - 8AM – Noon at Harry Bailey

Second and Third Year in 13-15 NS Program:

  • Monday - Land drill 6:00 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 -- 8:30 PM at Shaw
  • Tuesday – Craven Training 5 – 6:00PM; Pool 6:30 - 8:30 PM; 8:30 - 9PM (1/2 team) at Shaw
  • Wednesday – Dryland 5:30 – 6:00PM; and 6:00–8:30PM; 8:30 – 9 PM (1/2 team) at Shaw
  • Thursday – 4 – 7:15PM at Harry Bailey
  • Friday – Craven training 6:30 – 7:30AM
  • Saturday - 8AM – Noon at Harry Bailey

HP Consultant visits for 2020/2021 (dates TBD):   Occur every second month, during regular Sat pool time plus added extra practice on Sunday

Competitions/events these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials
  • Out of province competition Calgary (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational
  • Canadian Nationals Qualifier
  • Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water Show

 

Fees:

1st Year in 13-15 NS Program:

Affiliation Fee:  $145  Due at time of registration

Regular Fees:

Option 1: Annually:  $5,810 due at time of registration

Option 2: Bi-Annually:  $2,905 due at time of registration and Jan 1

Option 3: Monthly:  $581 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

 

2nd Year + in 13-15 NS Program:

Affiliation Fee:  $145 Due at time of registration

Regular Fees:

Option 1: Annually:  $5,960 due at time of registration

Option 2: Bi-Annually:  $2,980 due at time of registration and Jan 1

Option 3: Monthly:  $596 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1                

Raffle Commitment:

$300 payment will be charged to swimmer’s accounts March 31 – this will cover the raffle tickets that will be handed out in early fall with the raffle draw taking place in spring.

Volunteer Commitment:

$300/provincial meet will be charged March 31 if minimum 2 shifts/provincial meet not worked at each provincial meet hosted by SAQ

Meet Travel and Wardrobe Fees:

See travel and wardrobe policies. Approximately $100 – $500 per meet (invoiced & charged before each meet)

***Please Note:

  1. Additional charges may be incurred during the swim season that are not accounted for at the beginning of the year. 
  2. Athletes on Team Sask, Team Sask Development, or Canada Games Team will have additional training sessions with additional costs incurred during the swim season to cover coaching that is not included in the above listed team fees. Additional training may include dates after June 27, 2021.

 


National Pathway - Junior (Born 2003 - 2005) & National Pathway - Senior (Born 2002 and older)

Training to Compete/Canada Games Bound: We know greatness will result from our passion

At the Training to Compete stage, athletes learn that their passion for artistic swimming shines through in competition.  Their demanding sport specific physical, tactical, and technical training programs are preparing them for the challenges of performance.  They set individual and team goals and enjoy the satisfaction of reaching them.  At this stage, talent identification and an athlete’s ambitions will largely determine whether she pursues national or international stream of training and competition.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only. All National Pathway athletes are expected to attend Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming High Performance trials; the cost is included in their training fees.  Mentorship service is an expectation of these athletes: each athlete provides two mentorship practices – one will be scheduled before Christmas and one after Christmas.

Practices – 5-6 times per week pool training and 3 times per week dry land training

Schedule:

Program starts September 8, 2020 - June 24, 2021.

Athletes may have additional practices as well that are not included in the Team Fees.

* Note, athletes may opt out after attending Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships but must inform of desire to do so at time of registration.

  • Monday – Land drill 6:00 – 6:30 PM; Pool 6:30 – 9PM at Shaw
  • Tuesday – Craven Training 5 to 6 PM; Pool 6:30 to 9PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday – Dryland 5:30 – 6:00PM; and Pool 6:00-9PM at Shaw
  • Thursday - Pool 4 – 7:15PM at Harry Bailey
  • Friday – Craven training 6:30 – 7:30AM
  • Saturday - Pool 8AM -12PM at Harry Bailey

Competitions these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials
  • Out of province competition Calgary (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational
  • Canadian Nationals Qualifier
  • Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water Show

HP Consultant visits for 2020/2021 (dates TBD):   Occur every second month, during regular Sat pool time plus added extra practice on Sunday

Fees:

Affiliation Fee: $145 Due at time of registration            

Regular Fees:

Option 1:   Annually:  $6,110 due at time of registration

Option 2: Bi-Annually:  $3,055 due at time of registration and Jan 1

Option 3: Monthly:  $611 due at time of registration and then monthly dated October 1 through June 1

Solo/Duet Fees:

Monthly: TBD at beginning of season, based on hours and number of athletes/coaches. Rate will be charged in September and then monthly.

Raffle Commitment:

$300 payment will be charged to swimmer’s accounts March 31 – this will cover the raffle tickets that will be handed out in early fall with the raffle draw taking place in spring.

Volunteer Commitment:

300/provincial meet will be charged March 31 if minimum 2 shifts/provincial meet not worked at each provincial meet hosted by SAQ

Meet Travel and Wardrobe Fees:

See travel and wardrobe policies. Approximately $100 – $500 per meet (invoiced & charged before each meet)

***Please Note:

  1. Additional charges may be incurred during the swim season that are not accounted for at the beginning of the year. 
  2. Athletes on Team Sask, Team Sask Development, or Canada Games Team will have additional training sessions with additional costs incurred during the swim season to cover coaching that is not included in the above listed team fees. Additional training may include dates after June 27, 2021.

 


Senior/Masters (Born 2002 or earlier)

In artistic swimming, what we learn in the pool we take with us for life.

Our athletes lead all-around active and healthy lives. The Active for Life Stage focuses on enabling athletes to make a smooth transition from the competitive careers to lifelong physical activity and participation in sport. Whether athletes choose to continue in artistic swimming as volunteers, coaches, officials, university level competitors, Masters or Senior level athletes , change to a different sport, transition to a career at Cirque du Soleil or another professional field, or participate in new recreational activities, the skills they learn in artistic swimming will help them succeed in whatever path they choose. A schedule that fits their life situation will be determined upon registration as these athletes hold down jobs or are enrolled in post-secondary schooling/courses. Athletes are selected to competitive teams by the Head Coach only.

Senior Program athletes may train 3 times per week pool training (8 hours). Master’s Program athletes may train 2 to 3 times per week (4-6 hours).  Athletes will consult with our Head Coach to design a schedule, and then fees will be determined prior to full registration based on the program.

Competitions that athletes are encouraged to attend:

  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials
  • National Qualifier Event
  • Nationals, Masters Nationals or Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships
  • Canadian Prairie Championship  
  • Aqualenes Competitive Water Show

 

Fees:

Affiliation Fee: $85  Due at time of registration            

Regular Fees:  

Fees will be based on the number of hours the athletes are in the water and will be determined prior to registration.