Recreation Program Info 2018-2019

Summer Synchro!

We are pleased to offer for the first time, summer synchro sessions for returning Synchro Rec swimmers, as well as Intro and Try-synchro sessions for new-to-synchro swimmers.  Registration links and costs will be updated in the next few weeks. 

Intro to synchro sessions

A 1 hr session for new synchro swimmers who want an intro to the basics of synchronized swimming.  1:5 coach to swimmer ratio.

Saturdays at JCC 9-10am
 - July 7, 28 and Aug 18th.

Thursdays at Walter Baker 4:30-5:30pm
 - July 5, 26th, and Aug 16th.

Tuesdays at Walter Baker 8-9pm 
 - July 3, 17th, Aug 14th. 12yrs+ only

New-to-synchro sessions

A 1.5hr, 3-day camp for new-to-synchro swimmers. This 3-day camp follows a lesson plan of the CanSynchroSwim program to learn FUNdamental synchro skills, and create a mini-routine which will be displayed for parents at the end of the 3rd day.  Includes some time with the mermaid tails.  1:5 coach to swimmer ratio.

Saturdays JCC 8:30-10:00am  Outdoor pool
 - July 7, 14, 21
 - July 28, Aug 11,18

Tuesdays Walter Baker 7:30-9pm
 - July 3, 10, 17
 - July 24, 31, Aug 7

Thursdays Walter Baker 4:30-6pm
 - July 5, 12, 19
 - July 26, Aug 2, 9

Advanced Rec summer synchro

A 1.5-2hr, 6 week program which follows the CanSynchroSwim program to continue working on developing synchro skills in a fun camp environment.  Use of the mermaid tails also included.  During the program, the swimmers will create a mini-routine that will be demonstrated for parents on the last day.  1:8 coach to swimmer ratio.

Saturdays JCC 8:30-10:30am Outdoor pool.
 - July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 11, 18th

Tuesdays Walter Baker 7:30-9pm
 - July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7th

Thursdays Walter Baker
 - July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9th

Nepean Synchro Recreation Program

The Nepean Synchro Recreation program is ideal for boys and girls, 5-16yrs old, interested in trying the sport of synchronized swimming, and learning synchro specific skills in a fun way, as part of team environment.

We follow the CanSynchroSwim skill development program, whose main focus are the 4 pillars (Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn-to-Train, and Train-to-Train) as well as LTAD programs similar as in other sports.  Levels are based on age, skill level, and experience of swimmers and organized into appropriate teams.  The program helps to develop strength, endurance, flexibility and focus.  As these skills develop, they are put together in a routine which they practice and perform in a year-end Watershow for families and friends to watch.

Our coaches are all synchro swimmers themselves, past or present, and bring their love and passion for the sport to the Rec swimmers.  All of our coaches have minimum Trillium level coaching as well as participate in monthly workshops during the season.

** exact number of classes and schedules will be determined once pool availability and competition dates from Synchro Ontario have been finalized, to help prevent changes to the class dates once the season has commenced**

Levels are as follows:

Red - Active Start
For Ages 5-6yrs old.  (previous Jr Squirts).  A 8-9-week program offered 3x throughout the season.  Must have Red Cross Swim Level 2 minimum or equivalent.  1hr classes.

Orange - Fundamentals
Ages 6-9 (previous Squirts and Level 1).  26-28 week program. 
Must be comfortable to swim independently in deep water and have min Red Cross swim Level 3 or equivalent.  1.5 hr classes.

Yellow - Learn to Train
Ages 9-11 (previous Level 1/2 and 2)  26-28 week program.  Divided up into “new-to-synchro” athletes and returning athletes.  2 hr classes.

Green - Train-to-Train
Ages 11-15 (previous Level 3,4,5), 26-28 week program.  2 hr classes.

Teen Intro
Ages 13-16, 26-28 week program, 2 hr classes

** Registration fees and links will be ready shortly.  Please return to the website for updates, and look for the new and improved website to be launch this spring***

Any additional questions can be directed to

**Equipment required**: one-piece bathing suit, goggles, swim cap, and nose clip. Swim caps ($12 each) and nose clips ($5.50) are available for cash purchase on deck at all pools.

**Routine suit and all items required for the Season-end Watershow is included in the cost**