Athletes with Disabilities Programs


Synchro is one of the few sports with programs explicitly designed to support and encourage athletes with disabilities (AWD) – whether they be cognitive or physical. Toronto Synchro has been recognized as a leader by Synchro Ontario for our club’s interest and innovation in growing opportunities for athletes with disabilities.

In consultation with renowned disability in sport expert, Vicki Keith, through a Quest for Gold Experts Express grant, Toronto Synchro has embarked on a comprehensive coach training program to ensure that our AWD programs have the best possible support. Offering one-on-one and small group coaching, Toronto Synchro caters to individual needs and abilities.

Recreational and Novice AWD Programs

Recreational and Novice swimmers swim once a week developing basic swimming and synchro skill sets along with putting together a routine to exhibit at our watershows and obtain a specific synchro swim level.

Recreational AWD swimmers register for sessions: FALL, WINTER, SPRING.

Novice AWD swimmers train for the full season and compete at Novice Figures and Routine competitions, if desired.

As the programs cater to each individual swimmer’s needs and abilities, cost is not a set amount, but is based on athe amount of desired time and on type of instruction (specialized one-on-one attention vs. group instruction).

Coaches will make an assessment of the swimmer’s needs, particularly in relation to their specific cognitive or physical disability, which will determine the fee structure.

Please contact torontosynchro@gmail.com if you want to register for the WINTER or SPRING terms.

Competitive AWD Programs

edited3Competitive swimmers train for the full season between 1-3 days a week and work on developing more advanced skills and a choreographed routine. They will participate in meets and watershows, if desired. Some swimmers may also be able to train with our competitive teams as an alternate position in addition to competing in the AWD duet or solo category. As full Competitive team members, swimmers will participate, as able and desired, in all club activities.

As the programs cater to each individual swimmer’s needs and abilities, training plans and cost are based on athe amount of desired time and on type of instruction (specialized one-on-one attention vs. group instruction). Coaches will make an assessment of the swimmer’s needs, particularly in relation to their specific cognitive or physical disability, which will determine the schedule and fee structure. Like other competitive athletes in the club, AWD Competitive swimmers will pay an initial deposit when they register, then follow the prescribed fee schedule.

Please contact torontosynchro@gmail.com, if your swimmer is interested in joining our competitive program for next season.