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Guelph Synchronized Swim Club

Recreational Programs

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Our Recreational Program is fun and a great way to develop swimming skills.  Many of Guelph’s competitive synchronized swimmers started out in this program and discovered their passion for the sport.

Participants in this program learn the basics of synchronized swimming, including the eggbeater, sculling, basic figures and body positions in a fun-filled environment.  Swimmers will be introduced to team concept and team spirit, while learning life-long skills of commitment, discipline, pride, respect, self-esteem and positive body image.  Our Recreational Program is designed and developed around the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) – Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) phases to promote healthy activity at all ages and to enhance the development of flexibility, endurance and strength in the execution of skills.

GSSC is also introducing a new Synchro Ninjas! program specifically designed for boys. This program will focus on strength and endurance training in the water while learning basic synchronized swimming skills.

In addition, all swimmers will have the opportunity to perform their routines in front of parents, friends and family at our Club’s showcases.

Recreation swimmers will also participate in a recreational competition in March/ April (more information on this will be provided to families at the beginning of the season).

Our recreational programs are for swimmers with no experience in synchronized swimming and returning recreational swimmers. For registration form, please view our Recreational Information for 2019 and complete the online registration form.

Want a team experience? Learn about our Novice program!

Recreational Programs

The recreational sessions run September thru May. There will be three opportunities for parents, friends and family to view athletes in water showcases. Please watch online calendar for session updates (such as pool closures and holiday breaks).

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Intro to Synchro Program

Available January – March

Our “Intro to Synchro” Program is fun and a great way to develop swimming skills.  Participants in this program learn the basics of synchronized swimming, including the eggbeater, sculling, basic figures and body positions in a fun-filled environment. This program is designed for boys and girls aged 8-12 with no synchronized swimming experience.  The lessons are one hour in length for 8 weeks.  The swimmers will do 10-15 minutes of land warm up and then 45-50 minutes of in-pool practice.

Length: 1 hour per week

Offered: Wednesdays  6:00 – 7:00 pm @ University of Guelph Red Pool

Cost: $125 for 8 weeks

Little Mermaids (ages 5-7)
Swimmers will start learning basic swimming skills (flutter kick, sculling, body position) that are the fundamentals of synchronized swimming in a fun-filled environment.  Swimmers will learn basic routine skills such as patterns, traveling and counting to music.  Mermaids will showcase their routine at the water shows and the recreational competition.
Requirements: Swimmers should have some basic swimming ability
Length:  1.5 hours per week
Thursdays 5:45 – 6:00pm dryland; 6:00-7:00pm pool @ Victor Davis Pool
Cost: $720.00 (3 payments (3 equal payments of $240 due September 15th, November 1st and February 1st)

*NEW* Synchro Ninjas! (Boys Ages 7-12) 

This NEW program is specifically designed for boys.  This program will develop water ninja skills like deep water swimming, diving and water somersaulting.  This is great for boys that love swimming, strength training and endurance activities.  Swimmers will begin to learn basic skills (sculling, diving and swim strokes) that are the fundamentals of synchronized swimming in a fun-filled environment. These skills will be showcased at the water shows and recreational competition!

Length:  1.5 hours per week

Saturdays 12:30 – 1:00 dryland strength training; 1:00 – 2:00 pool

Cost:  $720 (3 equal payments of $240 due September 15th, November 1st and February 1st)

Mermaids I (ages 8-10)syncro (111)
Swimmers, will concentrate on fundamental synchro skills such as eggbeater, layouts and sculling positions and continue to develop routine skills.

Swimmers will create a routine for the end of season water show and a recreational competition. This program provide a fun and encouraging learning environment for swimmers develop skills to move into the novice competitive or provincial competitive streams.

Requirements: should be able to swim one to two widths of the pool
Length: 2.0 hours per week
Saturdays 12:30-1:00pm dry land; 1:00-2:30 pool @ UofG
Cost: $954 (3 equal payments of $318 due September 15th, November 1st and February 1st)

Sophie-Madison2Mermaids II (ages 9-12)
Swimmers will advance their synchro skills such as eggbeater, figures and sculling positions and continue to develop routine skills.

Swimmers will create a routine for the end of season water show and a recreational competition. This program provide a fun and encouraging learning environment for swimmers develop skills to move into the novice competitive or provincial competitive streams.
Requirements: should be able to swim three to four widths of the pool
Length: 2.5 hours per week
Offered:    Saturdays 12:30-1:00pm dry land; 1:00-3:00 pool @ UofG
Cost: $1188.00 (3 equal payments of $396 due September 15th, November 1st and February 1st)

2016 showcase pooledgeSynchro Teens! (Ages 13-16)

Swimmers will concentrate on fundamental synchro skills such as eggbeater, layouts and sculling positions and continue to develop routine skills.

Swimmers will create a routine for the end of season water show and a recreational competition. This program provide a fun and encouraging learning environment for swimmers develop skills to move into the novice competitive or provincial competitive streams.

Saturdays: 2.5 hours per week 

12:30-1:00 dry land; 1:00-3:00 pool) – University of Guelph Red Pool

Cost: $1,188.00 (3 equal payments of $396 due September 15th, November 1st and February 1st)

Required Equipment

  • a one piece bathing suit, nose plug, swim cap, goggles
  • flip flops, towel
  • Big smiles and ready to try new things!

Please note GSSC has swim caps, nose plugs and goggles for purchase at cost. 

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQs

Registration Forms:

Recreational programs 2019-20  (September – May): Recreation Program Reg Package 2019-20.doc
Please refer to our online calendar for most recent schedule.

For more information about the recreation program,  please contact our Novice/Recreational Director at novice@guelphsynchroswim.ca. For registration questions, please contact the Registrar at registrar@guelphsynchroswim.ca.