What is AquaSquirts?
AquaSquirts is a play based, water-orientation program that helps develp swimming skills. AquaSquirts involves fun in the water – jumping, rolling, spinning, twisting, and turning upside down.
Synchro Canada’s Star Program
For swimmers eager to learn the sport of synchronized swimming, Synchro Canada’s Star Program offers progressive, step-by-step instruction and evaluation suitable for a variety of ages and abilities, including persons with disabilities.
This developmental skills program offers instruction starting with basic skills and moving to more advanced techniques as swimmers progress through the levels. Swimmers will learn all of the fundamental sculls, basic figures and their parts, and be introduced to a sequence and routine component in the early levels (Stars 1-10). They will then move on to the most challenging figures and routine skill sets in the Superstar 1-7 levels.
Provincial, Atlantic and National Competition Systems
All competitive synchronized swimmers in Canada compete in either the National Age Group system or the Provincial Level System, both of which are based on the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. Both systems ensure that athletes are training and competing within the LTAD stages by respecting their chronological and development age. In the Atlantic Province we also follow an Atlantic Competitive Program which enables the Provincial Level System to compete against each other thru a competition held yearly in one of the Atlantic Provinces.
The National Age Group system aligns with our International sport body, FINA to ensure smooth transition to International competition.Provincial level programs differ from province to province in order to meet the needs of its athletes and coaches. Here in the Atlantics we follow the Atlantic Competitive Program structure that is based on ability and age. Athletes must meet both the star requirements and the age requirements to be admitted to the appropriate level. For more information on the Provincial/Atlantic system contact your provincial office.
For more information on the National Age Group system, please go to Synchro Canada’s website for details.
For the majority of swimmers the competitive season usually begins in the fall of one year, and ends by June of the next.
For information on the Master Program, please go to Synchro Canada’s website: Master Progam for details