Competitive Provincial Stream includes teams in age groups 8 years and under, 10 years and under, 11 and 12 years, 13 to 15 years, 16 to 18 years, and limited competitive. This program not only improves general fitness, strength and swimming skills, but also provides athletes with knowledge about nutrition, 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.


The competitive program is for competent synchronized 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 streams 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 stream athletes may opt in to Synchro Saskatchewan High Performance trials if invited by Synchro Saskatchewan (Trials are typically scheduled for mid-June). All national stream athletes are expected to attend Synchro Saskatchewan High Performance trials; the cost is included in their training fees. Synchro Saskatchewan communicates High Performance trials criteria on their website at www.synchrosask.com.

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 Stream 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, Synchro Sask HP Trials. The intent is to have fun training new areas/skills they have not have tackled during the mainstream year. June training for NS athletes will focus on Synchro Sask HP Trials and Provincial Team Training Expectations.

Solos/Duets (9/10 and older) 

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 3:00PM – 5:00PM on Sundays at Shaw. Competitions to attend are the same as team for age level.

Provincial stream athletes’ schedule starts September 4, 2018 – June 12, 2019. The following schedule is when there are no practices:

  • Labour Day weekend:  Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3 inclusive;
  • Thanksgiving weekend:  Friday October 5 thru Monday October 8, inclusive;
  • Remembrance Day: Sunday November 11 only;
  • Christmas break:  Friday, December 21,2018 thru Wednesday Jan 2, 2019, inclusive;
  • February break:  Friday February 15 thru Friday February 22, 2019, inclusive;
  • Easter break:  Friday April 19 thru Tuesday, April 23, inclusive. As CPC is on May 2-5, athletes attending this competition must be at April 24-28 practices; and
  • May long weekend:  Friday May 17 thru Monday May 20, inclusive.

Please try not to take family holidays during other times, as Synchro 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.

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

Competitions for Provincial Stream Athletes may include:

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet (Saturday, March 16 during regular practice time)
  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp – Fall (November 24-25, 2018; Humboldt)
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials – Winter (February 2-3, 2019; Saskatoon)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational – Spring (March 9-10, 2019; Regina)
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials – Spring (April 5-7, 2019; Saskatoon)
  • Aqualenes Watershow (TBA, Shaw Centre)
  • Canadian Prairie Championship – Late Spring (May 2-5, 2019; Regina)

 Club Social Activities:

  • Halloween Party:  Sunday October 21, 2018
  • Yearend Banquet:  Thursday June 13, 2019

High Performance Program Dates: 

  • HP Camps:  October 27-28, 2018, Regina; and January 11 - 13, 2019, Saskatoon
  • HP  Trials:  May 25, 2019, Regina


PS 8 and Under (born in 2011 - 2012)                                                                               Register Here

FUNdamentals: Build the solid platform on which you will stand to reach your dreams

At the FUNdamental stage, children learn the basics of Synchro and have fun in the process. They learn that the water is an ideal place for creative play – a world where they can float, fly, flip, twist and dream. Trained instructors provide a safe and stimulating learning environment where children are introduced to all fundamental movement skills and begin to build overall motor skills. Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only.  All provincial stream athletes may opt in to Synchro Saskatchewan High Performance trials (typically scheduled mid-June, at an additional cost - To be decided).

Practices 2 X per week pool training and 2 X per week dry land training

Program runs:  September 4, 2018 - June 12, 2019

Practices:   Thursday: 4:15- 4:45pm Dryland;  4:45- 6:15pm Pool at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre and

                   Saturday 9 - 10:30 AM Pool; 10:30 - 11 AM Dryland at Harry Bailey

Competitions these atheletes are expected to attend: 

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet March 16 at YWCA
  • Aqualenes Water Show
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials

Fees:   

  • Affiliation Fee  $110   due at time of registration
  • Regular Fees $1,280   paid     
    • Annually - $1,280 due at time of registration or
    •  Bi-Annually - $640 due at time of registration and  Jan 1, or
    •  Monthly - $128 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Raffle Commitment:   $300 payment will be charged to swimmers 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:   $200 payment/meet will be charged May 31st if minimum hours of shifts/meet not worked at each meet hosted by SAQ.                         

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)


PS 10 and Under (born in 2009 - 2010)                                                                          Register Here                                                                                             

Learning to Train: Building skills for Synchro and for Life

Athletes at the Learning to Train stage discover what Synchro 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 Synchro-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 a number of factors, including suppleness, skill and genetic predisposition to the sport.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only.  All provincial stream athletes may opt in to Synchro Saskatchewan High Performance trials which are also based on Synchro Sask numbers (typically scheduled mid-June, at an additional cost - To be decided).

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

Program runs:  September 4, 2018 - June 12, 2019

Practices:

  • 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
  • Saturday - Pool 9-11AM; Dryland 11-12PM at Harry Bailey

Competitions these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials
  • Canadian Prairie Championships
  • Aqualenes Water Show

Fees:     

  •  Affiliation Fee  $110  due at time of registration
  • Regular Fees:  $2,600  paid
    • Annually - $2,600 due at time of registration or
    • Bi-Annually - $1,300 twice - due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
    • Monthly - $260 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1                

Raffle Commitment:  $300 payment will be charged to swimmers 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:  $200 payment/meet will be charged May 31 if minimum hours of shifts/meet not worked at each meet hosted by SAQ

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)


PS 12 and Under (born in 2007 - 2008)                                                                        Register Here

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 in order 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 Synchro-specific skills as opposed to competing.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only.  All provincial stream athletes may opt in to Synchro Saskatchewan High Performance trials (typically scheduled mid-June, 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 2 X per week dry land training

Program runs:  September 4, 2018 - June 12, 2019

Practices:

  • Monday - Dryland 5:30 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday - Dryland 5:30 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30-8:30PM at Shaw
  • Saturday - Pool 9AM – 1PM at Harry Bailey 

Competitions these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials
  • Diane Lemon Invitational
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials
  • Aqualenes Water Show
  • Canadian Prairie Championship

Fees:

  • Affiliation Fee:     $110  due at time of registration     
  • Regular Fees:     $2,880 paid
    • Annually:  $2,880 due at time of registration, or
    •  Bi-Annually:  $1,440 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
    • Monthly:  $288 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Raffle Commitment: $300 payment will be charged to swimmers 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:  $200 payment/meet will be charged May 31 if minimum hours of shifts/meet not worked at each meet hosted by SAQ

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)


PS Limited Competitive and Mixed Duet (Born in 2009 & under)                               Register Here    

To register in this category the athlete must be 10 years of age or older (Born in 2009 and under). This group is 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 2X per week dryland

Program runs:  September 4, 2018 - June 12, 2019

Practices:  There are no practices on long weekend Saturdays; a team practice will be scheduled for the Thursday after the long weekend.

  • Wednesday – Dryland 5:30-6:30 and Pool 6:30-8:30 at Shaw
  • Saturday – Pool 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and Dryland 11:00 AM-12:00 PM at Harry Bailey

Mixed Duets routine additional practice:

  • Sunday – 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Shaw

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

Competitions these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet March 16 at YWCA
  • Aqualenes Water Show
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials

Fees:

  • Affiliation Fee   $110   due at time of registration 
  • Regular Fees:  $1,930  paid:
    • Annually:  $1,930 due at time of registration, or
    • Bi-Annually:  $965 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
    • Monthly:  $193 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Mixed duet fee:   Monthly: $50 Due at time of registration and then monthly dated October 1 through June 1.

Raffle Commitment:   $300 payment will be charged to swimmers 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:  $200 payment/meet will be charged May 31 if minimum hours of shifts/meet not worked at each meet hosted by SAQ

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)


PS 13 - 15 (born 2004-2006) and 16 - 18 (born 2001-2003)                                   Register Here

 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 in order 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 Synchro-specific skills as opposed to competing.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only. All provincial stream athletes may opt in to Synchro Saskatchewan High Performance trials (typically scheduled mid-June, 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. 

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

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

Program runs:  September 4, 2018 - June 12, 2019

Practices:

  • Tuesday - Dryland 5:30 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday - Dryland 5:30 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Saturday – Pool 9AM -1PM at Harry Bailey

Competitions these atheletes are expected to attend:

  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials
  • Diane Lemon Invitational
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials
  • Aqualenes Water Show
  • Canadian Prairie Championship
  • *May attend another appropriate meaningful competition (i.e. ON, AB)

Fees:  ***Note:  Craven land sessions will be charged separately and are not included in the fees below.

  • Affiliation Fee:   $110 due at time of registration
  • Regular Fees:   $2,980  paid:
    • Annually:  $2,980 Due at time of registration, or
    • Bi-Annually:  $1,490 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
    • Monthly:  $298 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

Raffle Commitment:  $300 payment will be charged to swimmers 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:  $200/meet will be charged May 31 if minimum hours of shifts/meet not worked at each meet hosted by SAQ

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