Have you looked through our available artistic swimming programs – both recreational and competitive?
Typically, registration concludes for all programs at the end of September (with some exceptions AquaGo! and Masters, up until Winter Break). If you are interested in registering for the next available session, fill out the form below and one of our volunteer Board members will reach out to you soon to discuss the payment schedule, fundraising quotas, and medical forms. Waiting lists are currently being filled.
Are you ready to try synchronized swimming? Contact us for more info or fill out the form below to join our waitlist and be notified of our next “See It – Try It” event.
Tuesday/Thursday practices are held in Qualicum Beach. Sunday practice times (for our competitive athletes) are usually held in Nanaimo.
Program Fees can be paid in full for the season or monthly by cheque or etransfer (upon approval from the Treasurer).
Incidental fees (nose clips, replacement swim caps, (optional) club suits and competitive team uniforms and suits) will be invoiced to accounts and are expected to be paid in full by December and April.
Ravensong Waterdancers offers several fantastic artistic swimming programs based on skill and commitment level.
Designed for ages 7+, and/or athletes who have successfully completed Swim Level 5. (To note: potential athletes can be assessed by our coaches if they are not sure – must be able to complete 25m unassisted.) AquaGo! helps young children gain confidence in learning how to swim in sync with others (and fun music!). It is an introductory swimming program that teaches how to use previously learned skills such as floating, sculling, stroking, and kicking in a synchronized swimming environment. Additional artistic swimming techniques are gradually introduced in a fun, inclusive environment.“I like meeting new friends and learning all the new moves in the water.”
LComp, or Limited Competitive, offers a taste of competitive swimming that builds from the AquaGo! program. Can sometimes also be appropriate for those that began artistic swimming a little later (ages 9+) with coach assessment, LComp provides the opportunity for swimmers to compete against other athletes at one annual meet.“I love synchro because it’s active, so it’s healthy and exercise. I love synchro because I can dance and swim at the same time. I love synchro because I met some of my best friends through it. I love synchro because it’s pretty to watch.”
Those wanting to dive into competitive artistic swimming will want to check out the Provincial Stream program. Swimmers are organized into groups based on age and are expected to practice several times a week. This program requires more commitment than LComp.
Second-year Provincial Stream swimmers are eligible to join the Solo/Duet program upon approval of the Head Coach. Solos encourage individual growth and advancement with the opportunity to participate in a duet. There are more fees and practice times with this selection.
Are you an adult over the age of 20 and don’t have the time for a full commitment? Participants meet twice a week to develop technical skills related to their routine and for enjoyable fitness workouts. An optional meet provides the opportunity to compete with other athletes if desired. No prior experience is required to join the Masters program.“I’m so happy to have found a way to be active, challenge myself and gain strength, stamina and flexibility while having fun and basically living my childhood dream of being a mermaid!”