Welcome

 

 

 

The Royal City Artistic Swimming Club (RCASC) (formally Guelph Synchronized Swim Club) is a not-for-profit, member-supported club.  Our main objective is to engage youth in sport and to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.

Royal City Artistic Swimming continues to grow its membership offering a variety of programs for swimmers of all levels of synchro – from introductory to advanced recreational classes, as well as novice and provincial age-based competitive programs. We provide a safe and secure environment in which individual swimmers can strive for personal bests.  In addition, we promote teamwork and team spirit, while instilling life-long skills of discipline, commitment, pride, respect, self-esteem and positive body image.

RCASC practices at Victor Davis Pool and the University of Guelph Athletic Centre (W.F. Mitchell Building).

Our club is affiliated with Canada Artistic Swimming and Ontario Artistic Swimming. Note that synchronized swimming was renamed artistic swimming at the international/national level.

 MISSION

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RCASC’s mission is to design and deliver a variety of programs to keep our athletes involved in a healthy, active lifestyle by participating in recreational, novice and provincial programs, and to help in the enhancement of their physical, social, and emotional development, which they will be able to utilize to achieve life-long goals.

Recreational Classes

These programs focus on fun and fitness for kids ages 4-15

Offered to all genders and abilities

These programs focus on artistic swimming fundamentals, swimming skills, athletic abilities and flexibility

  • Little Mermaids & Mermen is for our youngest athletes ages 4-6 and focuses on developing swimming skills and comfort in the pool.
    • Classes are 60 minutes long and 1 class per week per session.
  • Beginner 1 is a program for ages 7-9 that are new to artistic swimming and will focus on swimming skills and artistic swimming fundamentals
    • Classes are 60 minutes long and 1 class per week per session.
  • Beginner 2 is a program for ages 10-13 that are new to artistic swimming and will focus on swimming skills and artistic swimming fundamentals
    • Classes are 60 minutes long and 1 class per week per session
  • SynchroNinjas! is our program designed specifically for boys. This program is for athletes new to artistic swimming.
    • Classes are 60 minutes long and 1 class per week per session.
  • Intermediate is for ages 9-13 and is a more advanced program and will focus on more artistic swimming skills including basic figures and team routine.
    • Athletes must have a minimum of Lifesaving Society Swimmer 3
    • Classes are 90 minutes long and 1 class per week per session.
  • Adult Artistic Swimming Classes are offered to athletes aged 18 and over who are new to artistic swimming or have limited experience.
    • Classes are 60 minutes long and 1 class per week per session.
    • All recreation classes will participate in the three Club Water Shows.

Regional League (Formerly the Novice Competitive Program)

  • For athletes aged 7-15 interested in learning more about artistic swimming.
  • No prior synchro experience required
  • Provides team experience
  • All teams compete in two regional based competitions and three Club Water shows.
  • Enhance the development of teamwork, team spirit, and discipline,
    as well as respect and sportsmanship towards other athletes and the coaches
  • 8&Under Team has two 90-minute practices per week from September until end of May
  • 11-12 Team and 13-15 Team have two 120-minute practices per week from September until the end of May

Provincial Competitive Program

  • continue to enhance the development of teamwork, team spirit, and discipline, as well as respect
    and sportsmanship towards swimmers, coaches and members of the synchronized swimming family
  • increase the level of technical skills through mandatory figures training as determined by the Head Coach
  • develop leadership skills in our athletes for potential coaching opportunities
  • motivate each athlete to their fullest potential
  • strive to provide cost effective and affordable programming

Courtesy Dan Robichaud Photography

Royal City Artistic Swimming Club