The Royal City Artistic Swimming Club (RCASC) offers four levels of programs:
Swimmers in the Provincial Competitive Program gain valuable training that is focused on enhancing their synchro skills, increasing flexibility, developing core strength, learning choreography and most importantly, working as a cohesive team. Teams will compete in 4-6 competitions throughout the season and 2-3 club water shows. Athletes will learn life-long skills of discipline, commitment, pride, respect, self-esteem, and positive body image. In addition, swimmers with also develop their leadership skills, work ethic and goal-setting skills.
No previous artistic swimming experience is necessary to join provincial competitive at the 10U level, although a commitment to the sport is required by all swimmers and parents in this program. Swimmers with no previous artistic swimming experience may be able to join the provincial competitive program in 11-12 and 13-15 pending an evaluation with the head coach. All athletes are expected to attend practices, especially in the two weeks leading up to a meet or event.
In the Regional League Program, participants will learn artistic swimming skills, while having tons of fun and building many new friendships. Working together as a team for the full season enables swimmers to work together to develop their skills. The Regional League athletes will compete in two local competitions (February and May) and participate in the Club water shows.
This program is a wonderful stepping-stone for swimmers who are looking to move from Recreational classes into a competitive stream for the first time. Swimmers will work and compete with other artistic swimmers of the same age and similar skills and abilities. This program is also for brand new swimmers to artistic swimming who want more than the Recreational classes.
Our Recreational Program is fun and a great way to develop swimming skills. Our programs are designed for boys and girls aged 4-13yrs with little to no artistic swimming experience. Your child will find an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment where they will have fun both outside and inside the pool. They will learn important aquatic skills including floating and breathing, water entries, sculling, strokes and kicking.
Our programs are taught by certified instructors with assistance from our senior athletes. At this time, due to COVID protocols, instructors may not be in the water with athletes. Each athlete that registers should be comfortable in the deep end and be able to complete a swim test (one 25m length of over arm swimming with face in the water and 60 seconds of treading water/egg beater).
The Masters Recreational Class is for adults over the age of 18 with any level (or none!) of synchro experience. If you are looking for a great workout where you can improve your flexibility, strength and swim skills in a fun, pressure-free environment then we have the program designed for you! Through skill and swim development, this program encourages fitness and strength, with an emphasis on having fun and team-building. No previous synchro experience is required!