Aurora Provincial Competitive teams are organized into age groups. The earliest someone can compete according to Alberta Artistic Swimming (AAS) rules is 8 turning 9 in 2022. Each age group competes in a team routine and figures skills at competitions within the Province. The 16-20 age group does not compete figures, instead they participate in two routines.
Team routines are what most people see on TV - a routine with music in a minimum group size of 4 to a maximum of 10. This is the event where swimmers wear make-up, fancier suits, gel their hair up and wear a nose clip. Figures are skills that are competed individually in front of a panel of 3-5 judges who will flash a score between 0.1-9.9. Swimmers compete in 4 figures at each competition. In this event, swimmers wear black caps, white caps, nose clip and goggles.
To understand more about the different streams, see the Auroras pathways.
The Edmonton Auroras offer the choice of training two, three or four times per week; choose the program that fits best for you! Because of the technical skills they learn, participants must commit to the minimum training program as per the chart below.
|Age Group||Birth Year||Times per week||Location||Training Times|
|9-10||2012-2013||3x a week||Kinsmen Sport Centre||Monday 4:00-7:00 |
|11-12 & Novice||2010-2011||4x a week||Kinsmen Sport Centre||Monday 4:00-7:00 |
|13-15||2007-2009||4x a week||Kinsmen Sport Centre||Monday 4:00-7:00 |
Swimmers enjoy team training and competition, including competing in individual figures skills, travelling to out-of-town meets, plus training other aquatic skills like swimming and diving. Swimmers gain a sense of achievement and team work as they have fun.
*Because Synchro is a team sport, swimmers are required to attend all events and may not miss practice two weeks prior to an event
Monthly Bingo Donation
|Wildrose 2x a week||Saturday, Wednesday||TBA/month||5 hours||$20.00 (or get this money back by volunteering for bingo shifts!)|
|Wildrose 3x a week||Saturday, Monday, Wednesday||TBA/month||10 hours||$30.00 (or get this money back by volunteering for bingo shifts!)|
|Wildrose 4x a week||Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday||TBA/month||$40.00 (or get this money back by volunteering for bingo shifts!)|
Please note the following when registering your child:
National Stream Provincial Qualifier and Provincial Stream Transitions
Calgary, Repsol Sports Centre
Details to be provided closer to the event.
National Stream Provincials and Provincial Stream Wildrose Classic Qualifier
Edmonton, Kinsmen Sports Centre
Details to follow closer to the event.