Provincial Competitive Programs


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
Wednesday 4:00-7:00
Saturday 8:00-11:00
11-12 & Novice 2010-2011 4x a week Kinsmen Sport Centre Monday 4:00-7:00
Wednesday 4:00-7:00
Thursday 4:00-7:00
Saturday 8:00-11:00
13-15 2007-2009 4x a week Kinsmen Sport Centre Monday 4:00-7:00
Wednesday 4:00-7:00
Thursday 4:00-7:00
Saturday 8:00-11:00


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. 

Events

  • Winter Holidays: December 20 - January 2 
  • Provincial figures competition: Nov 5-7th, 2021
  • Wildrose Competition (invitational): Jan 27th-30th, 2022
  • Wildrose Qualifier (Provincial qualifier): Feb 24th-27th, 2022
  • Wildrose Classic (Provincials): April 22nd-24th, 2022
  • Water shows occur in December and April during Saturday practice. Dates are TBD

*Because Synchro is a team sport, swimmers are required to attend all events and may not miss practice two weeks prior to an event

 

Fees and Registration Details for Wildrose 2x, 3x and 4x (Subject to change before September, 2021)

Team

Training Days

Fees

Volunteering

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!)

Club fees breakdown

  • Registration fee, including an Aurora swim cap and nose clip: $125.
  • Eight program fees installments (Oct. 1 to May 1) - see table above.
  • Coach travel expenses are paid for equally by the team members. Athlete travel costs are the responsibility of the athlete's parent/guardian. 
  • Eight bingo donations (Nov. 1 to May 1) - see table above.
    Earn this money back by meeting your bingo commitment! When a bingo shift is completed, a credit of $20 per hour is applied to your account.
    (For details on reducing dues by working bingo shifts contact bingo@aurorasynchro.org)
  • One Casino shift required: Next Casino expected in 2020 (a $200 fee will be applied to your account per casino shift that is unfilled).
  • Wardrobe items up to about $300, depending on what items you already own. Please see the wardrobe items for details.
  • Additional meet fees fluctuate each year and will be determined at the start of each season
  • 5-10 hours volunteering: see table above. A volunteering fee of $20 per hour may be assessed at the end of the year if volunteering commitments aren't met.

Registration details and additional fees

Please note the following when registering your child:

  • All members will be required to set up an account with RAMP, which you will use to register, pay and view your account invoices
  • If you already use the RAMP interface (perhaps through another sport) you will be expanding your profile when you log in, but you do not need to create a new account
  • At the time of registration you will need to choose the program you wish to register your child in - for example, Wildrose 3x week, National Stream 13-15, etc.
  • TBA other fees
  • An additional $500 per year security fee will also be charged.
  • You are required to have a Respect in Sport for Parents certificate number.  If you haven't taken the course yet, click HERE.

 

Upcoming Events


Nov. 05, 2021 to Nov. 07, 2021

Provincial swim meet (Figures only/Virtual)
Virtual
Wildrose and National stream figures meet taking place Virtually, more details to follow.

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Jan. 27, 2022 to Jan. 30, 2022

National Stream Provincial Qualifier and Provincial Stream Transitions
Calgary, Repsol Sports Centre
Details to be provided closer to the event.

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Feb. 24, 2022 to Feb. 27, 2022

National Stream Provincials and Provincial Stream Wildrose Classic Qualifier
Edmonton, Kinsmen Sports Centre
Details to follow closer to the event.

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