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

Competitive National 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.

 

National Stream programs start September 3, 2019 - June 25, 2020. This program includes athletes age 11 to 12 years, 13 to 15 years, Junior 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. To accommodate family holidays, SAQ sets athlete holiday schedules:

  • Labour Day weekend:  Saturday, August 31to 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 Tuesday February 18, , inclusive;
  • Easter break:  Friday April 10 thru Monday, April 13, inclusive;  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.

 

Competitions for National Stream Athletes include:

  • 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 – January 31 – February 1; Calgary (TBD)
  • Diane Lemon Invitational – Spring (February 29  - March 1, 2020;
    Saskatoon)
  • Canadian Nationals Qualifier – Spring (March 24-28, 2020, Markham)
  • Aqualenes Rec Water show April 25 at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM
  • Aqualenes Water show (May 20, 2020, Shaw Centre)
  • Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships – Spring (May 4-9, 2020, Quebec City)

**Holidays set for both Provincial Stream and National Stream 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:  October 26-27, 2019, Regina; and January 10 - 12, 2020, Saskatoon
  • HP  Trials:  May 23, 2020, Saskatoon

 


NS 11-12  (born in 2008 - 2009)                                                                                       Register Here

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

Program starts September 3, 2019 - June 25, 2020.  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 5:15 – 6:15PM; 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 2019/2020 (dates TBD):  Occur once per month, during regular pool time plus an added AM practice; ie. Tuesday AM and PM and Wednesday AM and PM.

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
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water Show

** If they qualify, they will attend Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships for Team/Combo

 

Fees:

Affiliation Fee        $145                    Due at time of registration

Regular Fees:    $4,300  

  • Due Annually:  $4,300 due at time of registration, or
  • Bi-Annually:  $2,150 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
  • Monthly:  $430 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)

 

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, 2020.

 

 


NS 13-15 (born in 2005-2007)                                                               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 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 stream 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

Program starts September 3, 2019 - June 25, 2020.  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 – Dryland 5:30 -- 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 – 8:30PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday –  Craven training 6:30 – 7:30AM; Pool 5:30 –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 – Dryland 5:30 -- 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 - 8:30 PM; 8:30 - 9PM (1/2 team) at Shaw
  • Wednesday –  Craven training 6:30 – 7:30AM; 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 2019/2020 (dates TBD):  Occur once per month, during regular pool time plus an added AM practice; ie. Tuesday AM and PM and Wednesday AM and PM.

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
  • Aqualenes Rec and Competitive Water Show

** If they qualify, they will attend Canadian Artistic Swimming Championships for Team/Combo

 

Fees:

1st Year in 13-15 NS Program:

Affiliation Fee     $145                    Due at time of registration

Regular Fees:  $5,810    

  • Due Annually:  $5,810 due at time of registration, or
  • Bi-Annually:  $2,905 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
  • 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:  $5,960   

  • Due Annually:  $5,960 due at time of registration, or
  • Bi-Annually:  $2,980 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
  • Monthly:  $596 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)

 

***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, 2020.

 

 


NS Junior (born 2002 - 2004)                                                                                     Register Here

 

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 stream 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

Program starts September 3, 2019 - June 25, 2020.  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 – Craven training 6:30 – 7:30AM; Land drill 6:00 – 6:30 PM; Pool 6:30 – 9PM at Shaw
  • Tuesday - Dryland 5:30 – 6:30PM; Pool 6:30 to 9PM at Shaw
  • Wednesday – (Solos/Duets only) Pool 6AM – 8AM at Shaw; Dryland 5:30 – 6:00PM; and Pool 6-9PM 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 2019/2020 (dates TBD):  Occur once per month, during regular pool time plus an added AM practice; ie. Tuesday AM and PM and Wednesday AM and PM.

 

Fees:

Affiliation Fee                $145                    Due at time of registration            

Regular Team Fees:   $6,110 

  • Due Annually:  $6,110 due at time of registration, or
  • Bi-Annually:  $3,055 due at time of registration and Jan 1, or
  • 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/coach. Rate will be charged in September and then monthly.

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)

 

***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, 2020.

 


Senior/Masters (born 2001 or earlier)                                                                                 Register Here

 

Senior/Masters (Born 2001 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  

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.