PRE-COMPETITIVE PROGRAM     

INTERESTED IN OUR 2024-2025 PRE-COMPETITIVE PROGRAM? 

Participation in a program assessment is required prior to registration. Contact us at [email protected]

 

What is the Pre-Competitive program?

  • Stepping stone and transition program into our competitive program for younger athletes
  • Targets 10 and under athletes (2015 or earlier) who show potential to be invited to join the competitive program the following season
  • Follows the training and competition path of our Regional League athletes

 

The Pre-Competitive program runs from the end of September to the end of April/early May (pending competition and water show dates).

This program is suitable for swimmers born between 2015 and 2018 by coach invitation only. Your child also must be:

  • comfortable in deep water
  • able to submerge while holding their breath
  • able to swim two lengths of the pool
  • able to tread water for 20 seconds

 

Age Categories (2023-2024 season)

Athletes compete as the age they will be on December 31, 2024 (the upcoming 2024 competitive season) - For team routine, the team will compete as the average age of the team:

Birth Year

Competitive Age

2016

8

2015

9

2014

10

 

Practice Schedule (2023-2024 season)

Please note that this is a TENTATIVE SCHEDULE based on current expected pool allocations. There may be changes to this schedule based on pool and land space availability.

Age group

Number of hours/wk

Practice times and locations

Fee

10 and Under Pre-competitive

4 hours per week

(3 hrs pool, 1 hr land)

Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm @ Brewer (including 30 min of land)

Saturdays  3:00-5:00pm @ Sawmill (including 30 min of land)

1. Club fee: 2050$

 AND

2. OAS/CAS            registration fee: See additional information in Fees section below.

 

Holiday and Pool Closure dates

Regular schedules will be modified as required due to pool closures, special events and holidays. In order to accommodate these, practice times, days, and locations may be rescheduled or canceled. These dates will be shared as soon as they become available. 

 

Performances

Participation in the Winter and End of season watershows. 

 

Competitions

Competitions dates and locations for the 2023-2024 season  have not yet been confirmed by Ontario Artistic Swimming and Canada Artistic Swimming. These will be shared as soon as they are finalized. Athletes compete at two regional competitions (Winter and Spring)

 

End of season banquet

Pre-Competitive athletes are invited to attend our year-end awards banquet. Tickets will be available for purchase at the end of the season.

 

Start of season information

We expect the season to start the week of September 25th (to be confirmed as soon as pool allocations and schedules have been confirmed)

 

Equipment Needed 

Please note that these items are NOT included in the fees and swimmers will be invoiced separately for these items based on their specific merchandise needs.  In a typical season, the following items would be mandatory:

  • Routine suit (included in fees)
  • GO Capital Artistic Swimming cap*
  • Club T-shirt*
  • White swim cap
  • Black figure suit
  • Nose clips
  • Goggles
  • Practice swim cap
  • Yoga mat 
  • Plain black leggings
  • plain black shorts (optional)

* To be purchased through the club

 

Fees

A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is due at time of registration. 

Club fees can be paid in full or in installments based on the fee schedule available during the registration process. Please refer to the GO Capital Artistic Swimming Payment Policy for information related to refunds and withdrawals.

 

Additional fee - registration with Ontario Artistic Swimming: Similar to the process last season, we expect that these fees will be paid directly by families through a separate online registration system. More information on the process for payment will be shared once available.  Exact fees to be confirmed as these have not yet been released by OAS. For reference, 2022-2023 fees were the following:

  • Regional League athlete fee: 62$
  • Parent volunteer fee (one per family): 2$

 

* Important * Registration fees DO NOT include travel, if applicable (hotel, food, transportation), competition costs (registration fees and coach per diem) or additional merchandise. These expenses will be invoiced separately as incurred.

 

Fundraising

All Pre-Competitive stream athlete families are required to pay a fundraising amount identified annually by the Board of Directors. Any fundraising per family raised will be credited back to the swimmer’s/family’s account. This information is available on the fee schedule available during registration.

Volunteering

All Pre-Competitive stream athlete families are required to pay a volunteer levy amount identified annually by the Board of Directors. This information is available on the fee schedule available during registration. The amount will be credited back to the swimmer’s/family’s account at the end of the season. Exact volunteer requirements will be confirmed at the start of season based on whether the club is hosting a meet, planned club events and club needs (e.g. watershows, merchandise sale, administration, etc.). 

 

Questions?

Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.