Recreational Classes

 

Recreational programs  focus on fun and fitness for kids ages 4-15, and is offered to all genders and abilities. These programs concentrate 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.

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 2021-22 Program Schedule is as follows.  Programming begins Thursday, January 12th or Saturday, January 15th, 2022 and goes for 15 weeks.

Registration for the Winter Recreational Classes is now available!

Program Time Location Cost
Little Mermaids and Mermen (Ages 4-6 yrs old)

Registration for this program will be available at a later date.

     
Beginners 1 (ages 7-9 yrs old)  Mondays 6:30 – 7:30pm

 Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00pm 

 Saturdays 1:00 – 2:00pm

 University of Guelph Red Pool

 Victor Davis Pool

 University of Guelph Red Pool

$375
Beginners 2 (ages 10-13 yrs old)  Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00pm

 Saturdays 2:00 – 3:00pm

 

 University of Guelph Red Pool $375
Intermediate (ages 10-13 yrs old)  Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30pm   Victor Davis Pool $525
SynchroNinjas! (Boys ages 7-12 yrs old)Registration for this program will be available at a later date.     $375
Adult Class (8 week class)  Mondays 7:30 – 8:30pm  University of Guelph Red Pool $215

ミ◕ฺv◕ฺ彡  Want a team experience? Learn about our Regional League Program!

 

FAQ

Can we try a lesson?

RCASC offers several free Try Artistic Swimming sessions in Late August/Early September and over the winter break, where our coaches and volunteers introduce new swimmers to the basics of artistic swimming. Just show up at the pool ready to swim. Watch our website for upcoming dates.

How do I register and pay?

Registration is available on our website as soon as our pool dates are finalized (July), and will be provided at our Try Artistic Swimming sessions. 

Payment are be accepted through  e-transfers. E-transfers should be sent to treasurer@guelphsynchroswim.ca  (be sure to email the password, swimmer name, parent name). Payment received secures your registration.

What do we need to bring to class?

All recreational  swimmers are required to have a one-piece bathing suit, goggles, nose clips and swim cap. Please remember flip flops and towels for poolside. 

Do you sell any of the supplies if we’re missing them?

The Novice/Recreational Director will usually have swim caps, goggles, and nose plugs for sale “at cost”.  We do not require you to purchase these items through RCASC.

If you are interested (recreational swimmers do not require) club swimsuits and  gear sample sizes are available to try-on and orders are placed towards the end of September on RCASC’s fitting evening.. Club t-shirts can also be purchased through the Novice/Recreational Director a few times throughout the season. Further inquires can be directed to communications@guelphsynchroswim.ca

What is land training?

At the recreation level, land training primarily focuses on warming up and stretching the muscles. The first 30 minutes of class will be spent on land.

 What are all those hand motions the coaches do?

As swimmers progress through the levels and/or move into competitive programs, they will learn the secret language of synchro… each hand/arm movement and sequence represents a figure (element) in the water.  At the competitive level these motions become a core part of training referred to as land-drilling.

What is the showcase?

At the end of each recreation session we host a Club Water Show. This is the opportunity for the swimmers to show friends and family what they have learned, and practice showing big smiles for the crowd. Athletes will be told by their coaches when to arrive to prepare for the showcase. The coaches will help prepare the girls to be a part of the show. This typically includes helping the girls do their hair “synchro” which involves braiding the hair and creating buns.  The showcases are themed and all levels of athletes perform.