Pre-Competitive and Competitive Stream 2021!


Dive back into the pool this year!

Pre-Competitive

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The Synatics Pre-Competitive program is designed for swimmers 7-9 years old who would like to try a competitive environment. Swimmers will train one day a week from late September to May, usually alongside our competitive teams. The Pre-Competitive program is a great way, but not mandatory, to get ready for the competitive stream!

If your athlete falls outside the age range or is interested in this program, please contact headcoach@synatics.ca for more information. 

What we offer:

As a Pre-Competitive swimmer, your child will be placed on a team with swimmers of similar age and experience. Pre-Competitive swimmers will develop fundamental skills in artistic swimming. In addition, they will develop a team routine that will be presented at both the Winter and Spring Water Shows.

NOTE: we need a minimum of 4 swimmers to create a team and try to keep age groups together where possible.

Competitive Stream

Our competitive program is for swimmers looking to advance their skills in a more challenging environment.

At Strathcona Synatics we train all of our athletes through a variety of activities including rhythmic gymnastics, spin, speed swimming and more.  Our goal as a club is to train athletes based on Canada‚Äôs Long Term Athlete Development Program (LTAD).

All age groups in our competitive program attend at minimum 3 competitions a year, and our season runs from September to May. All athletes in the competitive program have the potential opportunity to swim a solo or a duet as well as the main team event. There is also the opportunity to attend training camps in the summer.

Previous experience in artistic swimming is not a requirement to be in the competitive stream! We actively encourage all participants to try the program that is right for them.

Competitive Age: In the sport of Artistic Swimming the competitive age of the athlete is based on the age of the competitor as of December 31 of the calendar year of the competitive season.

We currently offer the following categories for the competitive stream:

Novice :

For swimmers aged 13+ who are new to the sport, this allows these swimmers to gain the necessary skills in their first years of development as well as allowing each swimmer to experience success at competitions.

Practice times are determined as needs are assessed.

9&10 Competitive:

9 & 10  is a great program designed to introduce athletes to a competitive environment.  We recommend that if your child is under the age of 8, that they try our Intro to Artistic Swimming Program.  Our 9 & 10 program focuses on the basics of artistic swimming including flexibility, coordination, routine skills, and teamwork.

Practice Times: 2x a week.  Days and Times to be announced. 

11&12 Competitive:

Our 11-12 program is open to new swimmers and returning swimmers.  The 11-12 program begins to teach swimmers more advanced artistic swimming skills,  as well as a larger focus on flexibility and body strength. The same core skills from the 10&U category are emphasized.

Practice Times: 3 x a week. Days and Times to be announced. 

13-15 and 16-20 Competitive:

These programs are aimed at returning swimmers.  Aspiring athletes who are 13 or older are eligible for this program but must be assessed by our coaching staff. We usually recommend our Novice Program for new athletes (see above).

The 13-15 program focuses on solidifying previous artistic swimming skills and performing at competitions.  Swimmers at this age learn more advanced skills as well as a more artistic swimming specific training regime.

Our 16-20 program allows athletes to continue training and perfecting their artistic swimming skills.  Swimmers continue training in flexibility, body strength and technique.

Practice Times: 3 x a week.  Days and times to be announced.

If you would like to join our competitive program this year, email headcoach@synatics.ca or president@synatics.ca for more information.

For more information regarding the sport of Artistic Swimming please visit:

https://artisticswimming.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Canada-Artistic-Swiming-A-Parents-Guide-to-Artistic-Swimming-May-2019.pdf