PROGRAMS

HHASC offers the following programs: Recreational, Novice Competitive, Solos/Duets, and Skills & Drills (see program descriptions below). Programs vary from 1 hr/week to 5 hrs/week. All programs at HHASC follow Canadian Artistic Swimming's Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan. The Canadian Artistic Swimming Aqua Go! program involves the step-by-step instruction and evaluation of on-deck, swimming and synchro-specific figure and routine skills. 

Swimmers are expected to participate in Club events throughout the season, especially the Club's year end show. Our swimmers also compete at Novice and Invitational meets hosted by Ontario Artistic Swimming and neighbouring clubs. Meets are single day (typically Saturday) or weekend events. Swimmers participate in age-specific events, where the focus is on having fun while developing self-confidence and teamwork.

Recreational

Practice Day

Practice Duration

Program Duration

Pre-requests

Sunday

1-1.5 hours/week

September - April/May

Deep End Test* or Swimmer Level 3

Recreational swimmers learn the basic artistic swimming skills and movements. Recreational swimmers also work on developing on-deck and stroke/swimming skills. Swimmers learn a group routine for presentation at the Club Shows in December and May. Full year/winter term recreational swimmers are also invited to one Figures meet and one fun Routine meet in the Spring. These are often combine into one event. Swimmers are placed in the most age- and skill-appropriate team following an assessment period in September. Meet fees are included in the registration fees for this program.

 

*Passing the Deep End Test is required to enroll in this program, and involves swimming two widths of the Georgetown Indoor Pool (any stroke). This ensures that swimmers are ready to swim safely in the deep end with a group.

Novice Competitive

Practice Day

Practice Duration

Program Duration

Pre-requests

Sunday & Wednesday

4-5 hours/week

September - April/May

One year of recreational

Novice Competitive swimmers train twice per week and continue to develop their skills as they progress through the Trillium/Star levels 2-10. This program focuses on athlete development and, in addition to pool work, each practice includes dryland training to help swimmers develop their flexibility, strength and teamwork skills. Swimmers learn a group routine for presentation at the Club Showcase event in April/May and compete in 2-4 Routine meets throughout the season. Novice swimmers also participate in two Novice Figures meets (October/November and April/May). Swimmers are placed in the most age- and skill-appropriate team following an assessment period in September. Meet fees are included in the registration fees for this program.

Additional Programs

Solos & Duets

Practice Day

Practice Duration

Program Duration

Pre-requests

Sunday and/ or Wednesday

hours/week vary

September - April/May

Returning swimmers

This program is recommended for returning swimmers who desire an extra challenge. Formation of solos/duets is at the discretion of the Head Coach and Executive - decisions are based on pool time and coach availability, and commitment of the swimmers. Swimmers under 15 must swim in the Novice Competitive program and any Solo/Duet time (if approved) is an additional 1 hour/week. Swimmers 15 and over who have passed Trillium 6/Star 6 may swim Solos/Duets independently of  the Novice Competitive Program upon approval.

Skills & Drills

Practice Day

Practice Duration

Program Duration

Pre-requests

Sunday and/ or Wednesday

hours/week vary

September - April/May

Any level

This program gives swimmers extra time to work in small groups or one-on-one with a coach. These sessions are great for swimmers preparing for meets or for those desiring extra practice time to strengthen their skills. Availability of Skills & Drills is dependent on pool time and coach availability.

Practice Times

Sundays
4:00-7:45pm
Wednesdays
5:45-8:30pm

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Pool Address

70 Guelph Street
Georgetown, ON

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