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Recreational Programs

Spaces are limited and classes may fill up earlier due to high demand and possible restrictions due to social-distancing COVID-19 restrictions.  Register early to avoid disappointment.

Aqua Giggles Program (born in 2015, 2016) 

The Aqua Giggles program is for the five to seven-year-old. At the FUNdamentals stage, children learn the basics of artistic swimming and have fun in the process. They learn that water is an ideal place for creative play – a world where they can float, fly, flip, twist, and dream. We will provide a safe and stimulating environment where your child is introduced to all fundamental movement skills and begin to build overall motor skills. Once per week, children will spend ½ hour on land working on stamina, speed, and suppleness (flexibility) followed by one hour of skill-based programming in the water. This program is intended for children who are comfortable in shallow water without a life jacket and not afraid to put their face in the water

General Objectives:

  • Aim to have fun at every aspect of learning and swimming
  • Introduce creative play in the water (with and without music)
  • Focus on the development of basic movement skills and motor skills (the ABCs of Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed) prior to introducing artistic swimming specific skills
  • Provide the opportunity for your child to participate in skill-based fun water shows

Schedule:

Program runs Oct 1, 2021 - December 17, 2021 and January 7, 2022 - April 29, 2022

Spots available on a first come, first serve basis.

Fridays: 5:00-6:30PM at YWCA

  • Prior to Xmas: 5:00-5:30 Land in Studio and 5:30-6:30 pool
  • After Xmas: 5:00-6:30pm Pool

Performance:

Aqualenes Rec Water show Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM

Club Social Activities:

  • Halloween Party:  Tentatively Sunday October 24, 2021
  • Yearend Banquet:  June 5, 2022

Fees:

Affiliation Fee: $55 Due at time of registration

Regular Fees:                                             

Option 1: Annually: $891 due at registration

Option 2:  Bi-Annually:  $446 due at registration and Jan 1

Additional costs not included in Regular Fees listed above: club social activities, team-organized events, and team swimsuits for water show will be additional costs for swimmer’s families with cost determined during the year. 

Note: If not continuing for January through April, then notice of withdrawal from program must be given by Dec 1, 2021. If notice not received, it is assumed that the athlete will be continuing in January and will be charged accordingly.

 


Recreation Program - Ages 8 to 12 (Born 2010 to 2014)

For athletes new to the sport of artistic swimming, we offer the opportunity to learn with Canada Artistic Swimming’s Aqua Go Program, which consists of skill starting with the basics and progressing through to complex figures. SAQ groups athletes according to their age and swimming ability into “Recreational” teams. They will learn a relaxed progression of artistic swimming skills without the high intensity of competition. As the year progresses, athletes will also learn to perform a team routine. Since artistic swimming programs involve mainly deep-water swimming athletes must be comfortable swimming in the deep end of the pool. If the program does not meet the participant’s swimming ability, the Head Coach will contact the parents to make a suitable plan.

Athletes have one lesson per week, lasting 1 ½ hours. They attend one fun-based competition and the SAQ Water Show. The recreational programming starts October and runs until the end of April.

Schedule:

Program runs Oct 2, 2021 - December 18, 2021, and January 8, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Classes are split by age of swimmer:

  • Saturday’s 2:00 PM – 3:30PM at YWCA, for swimmers born in 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Saturday’s 3:30 - 5PM at YWCA, for swimmers born in 2010 and 2011 

Competitions & Performance:

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet March 19, 2022, at YWCA
  • Aqualenes Rec Water show April 30, 2022, at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM

Club Social Activities:

  • Halloween Party: Tentative Sunday, October 24, 2021
  • Yearend Banquet:  June 5, 2022

Fees:

Affiliation Fee: $55 Due at time of registration

Regular Fees:                                              

Option 1: Annually: $951 due at registration

Option 2:  Bi-Annually:  $476 due at registration and Jan 1

Additional costs not included in Regular Fees listed above: club social activities, team-organized events, and team swimsuits for water show will be additional costs for swimmer’s families with cost determined during the year. 

Note: If not continuing for January through April, then notice of withdrawal from program must be given by Dec 1, 2021. If notice not received, it is assumed that the athlete will be continuing in January and will be charged accordingly.

 


Recreation Program - Ages 13 and older (Born 2009 or earlier)

This program is intended for retired competitive swimmers, Rec swimmers with experience, or new to artistic swimming with a strong swimming background. We want our athletes to lead all-around active and healthy lives. The Active for Life Stage (long term athlete development) focuses on enabling athletes to make a smooth transition from their competitive careers to life-long physical activity and participation in sport. Whether athletes choose to continue artistic swimming as Rec or master’s swimmers or as a coach or judge, the skills they learn in artistic swimming will help them succeed in whatever they choose. This once a week training program focuses on maintenance of basic stamina, strength, speed, flexibility, and artistic swimming skills.

Schedule:

Program starts Oct 2, 2021 – December 18, 2021, and January 8, 2022 – April 30, 2022

Saturdays 3:30-5:00 PM at YWCA

Competitions & Performance:

  • Aqualenes Fun Meet March 19, 2022, at YWCA
  • May pre-swim at one local competition at the end of January
  • Aqualenes Rec Water show April 30, 2022, at Harry Bailey, noon to 1PM

Club Social Activities:

  • Halloween Party:  Tentative Sunday, October 24, 2021
  • Yearend Banquet:  June 5, 2022

Fees:

Affiliation Fee: $55 Due at time of registration

Regular Fees:                                              

Option 1: Annually: $951 due at registration

Option 2:  Bi-Annually:  $476 due at registration and Jan 1

Additional costs not included in Regular Fees listed above:  club social activities, team-organized events, and team swimsuits for water show will be additional costs for swimmer’s families with cost determined during the year.