Registration for our Competitive Programs Closed on Tuesday August 27, 2019.  All late registrations are subject to a $50 late registration fee.

Competitive Provincial Stream

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 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 Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming’s High Performance trials if invited by Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming (Trials are typically scheduled for mid-June). 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

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, Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming 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 Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming HP Trials and Provincial Team Training Expectations.

 

Provincial Stream includes teams in age groups 10 years and under, 11 and 12 years, 13 to 15 years, and 16 to 20 years 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 (9/10 and older Provincial Stream) 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.

 

Provincial stream athletes’ schedule starts September 3, 2019 – June 11, 2020.

The following schedule is when there are no practices:

  • Labour Day weekend:  Saturday, August 31 to Monday, September 2 inclusive;
  • Thanksgiving weekend:  Saturday October 12 thru Monday October 14, inclusive;
  • Remembrance Day: Monday November 11 only;
  • Christmas break:  Friday December 20, 2019 thru Friday  Jan 3, 2020, inclusive;
  • February break:  Friday February 14 thru Friday February 21, 2020, inclusive;
  • Easter break:  Friday April 10 thru Monday, April 17, inclusive. As Provincials is April 17-19, athletes attending this competition must be at April 14-18 practices; and
  • May long weekend:  Saturday May 16 thru Monday May 18, 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.

 

Competitions for Provincial Stream Athletes may include:

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet (Saturday, March 21 during regular practice time)
  • Marnie Eistetter Element Meet/Camp – Fall (November 23-24, 2019; Lloydminster)
  • Sandy Roberts National Age Group Provincials Winter (January 25-26, 2020; Regina)
  • Out of province competition (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational – Spring (February 29 - March 1, 2020; Saskatoon)
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials – Spring (April 17-19, 2020; Regina)
  • Canadian Prairie Championship – Spring (April 30 - May 3, 2020; Winnipeg)
  • Aqualenes Rec Water show April 25 at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM
  • Aqualenes Water show (May 20, 2020, Shaw Centre)

 

Club Social Activities:

  • Halloween Party:  Sunday October 20, 2019
  • Yearend Banquet:  Sunday June 14, 2020

 

High Performance Program Dates: 

  • HP Camps:  October 26-27, 2019, Regina; and January 10 - 12, 2020, Saskatoon
  • HP  Trials:  May 23, 2020, Saskatoon

 


PS Limited Competitive & Mixed Duet  (born in 2013 or earlier)                                   Register Here

To register in this category the athlete must be 7 years of age or older. 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 starts September 3, 2019 - June 11, 2020.

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

 

Classes are split by age of swimmer.

For swimmers born in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013:

  • Thursday’s:  dryland 4:15 – 4:45PM; 4:45 - 6:15PM at Harry Bailey
  • Sunday’s: dryland 11:30 – 12:30PM; Pool 12:30 – 2:30PM at Harry Bailey

For swimmers born in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009:

  • Wednesday’s: dryland 5:15 – 6:15PM; Pool 6:30 PM – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Sunday’s: dryland 10:00 – 11:00AM; Pool 11:00 – 1:00PM at Harry Bailey

Mixed Duets routines will have a 2 hour additional practice.

 

Competitions these athletes are expected to attend:

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet March 21 at YWCA
  • Aqualenes Water Show
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials

Fees:

Affiliation Fee             $110                    Fee due at time of registration           

Regular Fees:         $2,320     

  • Due Annually:  $2,320 due at time of registration, or 
  • Bi-Annually:  $1,160 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or 
  • Monthly:  $232 due at time of registration and then monthly October 1 through June 1

 

Mixed duet fee:       $1,260   

  • Due  Annually: $1,260 due at time of registration, or 
  • Bi-annually:  $630 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
  • Monthly:  $126 due at time of registration and 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: $300 payment/provincial meet will be charged March 31 if minimum 2 shifts/provincial meet not worked at each provincial 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 9-10 and Under (born in 2010, 2011)                                                                          Register Here      

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 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 Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming High Performance trials which are also based on Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming 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 starts September 3, 2019 - June 11, 2020.

  • Monday - Dryland 5:15 – 6:15PM; 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
  • Diane Lemon Invitational
  • Sadie Caulder Knight Age Group Provincials
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water show

Fees:

Affiliation Fee          $110                    Fee due at time of registration

Regular Fees:      $2,990   

  • Due Annually - $2,990 due at time of registration or
  • Bi-Annually - $1,495 twice - due at time of registration and Jan 1, or 
  • Monthly - $299 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:  $300 payment/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:  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 11 - 12 (born in 2008 - 2009)                                                                        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 artistic swimming- specific skills as opposed to competing.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only.  All provincial stream athletes may opt into Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming 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 starts September 3, 2019 - June 11, 2020.

  • Monday - Dryland 5:15 – 6:15PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday - 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
  • Out of province competition (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational
  • 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:   $3,300   

  • Due  Annually:  $3,300 due at time of registration, or
  • Bi-Annually:  $1,650 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
  • Monthly:  $330 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: $300 payment/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:  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 13 - 15 (born 2005-2007) and 16 - 20 (born 2000-2004)                                   Register Here

13-15 (Born 2005-2007) and 16–20 (Born 2000-2004) (Provincial Stream)

 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 artistic swimming-specific skills as opposed to competing.  Athletes are selected to Competitive Teams by the Head Coach only. All provincial stream athletes may opt into Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming 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. 

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

Program starts September 3, 2019 - June 11, 2020.

*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 - 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
  • Out of province competition (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational
  • 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:    $3,370       

  • Due Annually:  $3,370 Due at time of registration, or
  • Bi-Annually:  $1,685 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
  • Monthly:  $337 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: $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)