NOVICE PROGRAMS


Toronto Synchro’s Novice Synchro program is ideal for swimmers aged 7-15 looking for more of a challenge by training and those who are interested in learning more about synchro as a competitive sport by training TWICE per week.

The Novice program offers an excellent middle ground for those wishing to have a competitive experience with relatively small time and travel commitment.

Novice swimmers train twice per week for the full year and will participate in three Synchro Ontario Novice meets. Swimmers will be placed on teams according to age and swim/synchro skill. While this program is not restricted to those with synchro experience, all swimmers must meet minimum swim requirements and be ready to commit to attending practices and meets to the best of their ability.

Based on the Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, all Novice swimmers will increase their strength, endurance, flexibility and focus as they learn and develop more advanced synchro and swim skills. There is also an extra emphasis on team-building, goal-setting and other social/mental skills.

– Toronto Synchro Novice Tshirt
– Toronto Synchro Club bathing cap
– Eligibility and entry fees to the Synchro Ontario novice meets
– LTAD testing and progress reports in each session
– Annual Trillium testing
– Learning to swim in a mermaid tail

In addition, all Novice swimmers have the opportunity to purchase selected Toronto Synchro club gear (such as personalized Toronto Synchro backpacks).

Contact, torontosynchro@gmail.com to ask about our sibling discounts and the Ogi Govedarica Bursary Fund.

All Novice swimmers participate in the following events:

– Burning Bright for Breast Cancer Swimathon (Nov 2016)
– Synchro Ontario Novice Figures Meet (Dec 2016)
– Toronto Synchro mock meet
– Synchro Ontario Central/North Regionals Meet (April 2017)
– Synchro Ontario Novice Routine Championships (May 2017).
– Toronto Synchro Winter and Spring Watershows

– All programs are dependant on adequate registration. Any programs cancelled by TSSC will be given a full refund.
– All swimmers must register online and agree to the applicable TSSC waivers to be allowed in the pool
program fees are based on the year/session; there are no refunds for practices missed by swimmers. In the case of an unexpected pool closure or similar cancellation, TSSC will make efforts to offer a makeup session to the affected swimmers.
– There is a $25 fee for NSF cheques
– No refunds given after the 3rd week of program
– All refunds or changes are subject to an administration fee of $30
Child Fitness Credit Receipts will be offered and emailed to interested families in March each year.
– All swimmers are responsible for payment of personal equipment for training and for watershows

8 & Under Pre-Competitive


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    Age

    6 – 8 years old

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    TIME COMMITMENT

    1 to 1.5 hour practice, twice per week, FULL YEAR

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    Fees

    $1,250 for the full year (payment plan)

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    Registration

    2017/2018 Full Season: Starts June 1st


This program is ideal for young swimmers aged 8&under as of December 31, 2016 who are keen to explore the competitive side of synchronized swimming. This program will work on developing swimming fundamentals and core synchro skills needed for the competitive stream, as the goal is for swimmers to join a competitive 10&under team the following year.

While working in a supportive team environment with their coach, swimmers will increase their strength, stamina, flexibility and confidence in the water. 8&under pre-competitive swimmers will develop a routine which will be competed at several meets during the year.

*Program size is limited! (Max. 8 swimmers)

NEW THIS YEAR! SWIMMERS CAN BRING OUT THEIR INNER “ARIEL” AS THEY LEARN TO SWIM IN A MERMAID TAIL!


Novice


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    Age

    7 – 12 years old

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    TIME COMMITMENT

    1.5 hour to 2 hour practice, twice per week, FULL YEAR

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    Fees

    $1,650 for the full year (payment plan)

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    Registration

    2017/2018 Full Season: Starts June 1st


This program is for swimmers aged 7 – 12 and is our main Novice program. Swimmers will be divided into teams based on their age and synchro/swim ability. Through both in-water and dryland activities, all swimmers will work on building strength, stamina, flexibility and teamwork while they develop stronger swimming and synchro skills to be able to compete at Novice meets and showcase their routines at club events.

For some swimmers, the Novice program will provide a transition to the competitive stream. For others, the Novice program will provide a challenging environment and just enough competition to keep it interesting. As full-year participants, team-building and goal setting will be also be an important component of the program.

NEW THIS YEAR! SWIMMERS CAN BRING OUT THEIR INNER “ARIEL” AS THEY LEARN TO SWIM IN A MERMAID TAIL!


Teen Novice


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    Age

    13+ years old

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    TIME COMMITMENT

    2 hour practice, twice per week, FULL YEAR

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    Fees

    $1,800 for the full year (payment plan)

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    Registration

    2017/2018 Full Season: Starts June 1st


This program is for Novice swimmers aged 13 and over as of December 31, 2016. This program is ideal for older swimmers who have synchro experience and wish to continue challenging themselves and developing their skills without the commitment of the competitive program. Teen Novice provides a supportive, team environment where swimmers will further increase their strength, stamina, and flexibility while learning more advanced synchro skills.

In addition, Teen Novice will offer swimmers the opportunity to further test their skills by occasional deep water training at the Pan Am pool where they will swim alongside our competitive teams, and by offering a pathway to coaching. All registrations will include a coaching seminar by our competitive coaching staff as well as the opportunity to be a Coach-in-Training alongside certified Synchro coaches (volunteer hours can be obtained). Teen Novice swimmers will be encouraged to consider taking the Synchro Ontario Trillium Coaching course once they turn 14.

NEW THIS YEAR! SWIMMERS CAN BRING OUT THEIR INNER “ARIEL” AS THEY LEARN TO SWIM IN A MERMAID TAIL!