The next program we offer for swimmers interested in trying synchronized swimming will be the Try Synchro program this summer. See below for more details. Registration information will be posted by June 1st.
Fall Recreational Program information and registration forms for 2013-2014 programs will be posted on the website by July 25, 2013, with registration taking place on Thursday, August 22nd, from 6-7:30pm at Walter Baker (second floor concourse).
General Program Information
The Nepean Synchro Swim Club’s Recreational Program introduces swimmers to Synchronized Swimming. Beginner level classes develop comfort in the water while teaching basic sculling skills and synchro positions. Further skill development continues as levels increase with progression through the programs. Progression will depend on flexibility, endurance and strength in the execution of skills as set out by the standards adopted through Synchro Canada. The culmination of skill and talent will be displayed for friends and family through team performances of their routine at the year-end water show in May.
The Recreational Program aims to develop synchronized swimming skills to prepare swimmers for potential advancement to the competitive program or for progression to the advanced recreational program. All classes run weekly from September through May. All beginner and level 1 classes take place at Britannia Pool (Boys and Girls Club, 2825 Dumaurier Ave), while level 2-3 classes take place at Walter Baker Pool.
Swimmers with similar skills and abilities are assigned to the same class in order to maximize the benefit and enjoyment for all swimmers. To accomplish this, all swimmers registered for Tue and Sat classes are grouped together (on their designated night) for the first 3 classes of the season, to allow coaches to assess their swimming ability and comfort in the water. At the beginning of the 4th class swimmers will be assigned to a team and coach based on coaching impressions. This team will remain consistent until the end of the season.
Class structure blends synchro development with activities to engage younger swimmers starting right from September. Each class consists of endurance training(workout), dry land training (flexibility and core-strength), and teaching of figures essential to synchronized swimming. Classes also include fun swim time dedicated to routine or other activities coaches feel will enhance skills. Star testing is held in December during regular class time, for level 2 and above only.
Synchro is a team sport where success is dependent upon all swimmers and parents being committed to their team for the full season. The club’s operation’s committee and coaching staff are dedicated to ensuring that a positive atmosphere of co-operation and encouragement is fostered with swimmers and teams.
Nepean Synchro has high expectations and standards for all members: recreational and competitive swimmers, coaches and parents alike. A strong code of conduct and high standards of good sportsmanship are inherent to the club culture and philosophy, and to our success. The “Code of Conduct” was developed to ensure a safe and positive environment within the Nepean Synchro Swim Club, by making swimmers, coaches and parents aware of the expectation of appropriate behavior, consistent with the values of the club. These expectations apply to both personal interactions and interactions in social network media.
2012-13 Coaches - bios and photos of the Recreational Coaches can be found here
Rec Programs for 2013-2014
TRY SYNCHRO 2013 - Nepean Synchro offers three packs of Try Synchro sessions at Walter Baker during the summer for those interested in learning what synchro is all about. Minimum Swimmer 4 (or equivalent) required. Sessions will run August 1st to 20th on Tuesdays 7:30-9pm or Thursdays 4:30-6pm. Information and registration details will be posted by June 1st.
Synchro Squirts - is a successful program launched by Nepean Synchro in 2010 for swimmers 8 and under (DOB 2005 or later) who may not have completed swimmer 4. This unique program offers a low swimmer to coach ratio affording the opportunity to learn synchro skills with others of similar age and ability. Although there is no specific swim level requirement, these swimmers must be comfortable swimming independently in deep water. This class will be 1.5 hours per week and will be offered Tuesdays or Saturdays at Britannia Pool from 4:30-6pm.
Level 1 - This class is designed for swimmers who are 9 years old or older (DOB 2004 and earlier). Swimmers must have Swimmer 4 or one year of Synchro Squirts. This class will be 1.5 hours per week and will be offered Tuesdays or Saturdays at Britannia Pool from 4:30-6pm.
Level 2/3 – This class is designed for swimmers with 1-2 years of synchro experience or a minimum of Swimmer 9. This class will be 2 hours per week and offered on Thursdays from 4-6pm at Walter Baker Pool.
Advanced Recreational – The advanced recreational program is a dynamic program designed for girls who want more time in the pool with their team, without the intense commitment that competitive synchro requires. The AR program will run twice a week for 2 hour sessions from September to May. Practices will consist of a workout component, drills/figures and routine creation. Swimmers will have more training time together, which often results in a longer, more elaborate routine, with training at a higher level in introductory synchro techniques. The club will seek additional performance or competitive opportunities for the AR teams. This program offers swimmers 12 and over, who have 2+ years of experience (level 3/4) the opportunity to expand, explore and develop themselves within the sport of synchronized swimming.
Swimmers are able to progress to the Advanced Rec class on the recommendation of their coach only. For more information please contact the Rec Program Coordinator
2013-14 Rec Program schedule, information and cost will be posted by July 25th. 2012-13 info is left on the site for general information purposes only
Mandatory Equipment (available at any sports store including Aquasport).
Registration will be held Thursday, August 22nd, from 6-7:30pm at Walter Baker, second floor concourse.
Please bring the following completed and signed documents with you to registration:
Nepean Clothing: (Optional)
You can order the following at registration:
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