Winter Beginner Program 2024

Pre-Competitive Winter Programs (Kinsmen, Terwillegar Recreation Community Centre and Fountain Park Pool*)

*Water ninjas is the only program offered at FPP


Registration for 

Our recreation programs are an introduction to team artistic swimming for children ages 6*-12 (exceptions may be made by contacting the Head Coach). It's a great way to find out if artistic swimming is right for you! Although we are not a learn to swim program, your child will become a better swimmer. Being able to swim is a skill needed for artistic swimming, so we make sure to work on swimming skill along with artistic swimming skills. Many guardians are surprised at how well the kids learn to swim in our programs.

*7 years of age is the requirement for water ninjas. 

Our pre-competitive program is offered at the Kinsmen Sports Centre and Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre

We have three options:

Pre-competitive early out

This is a traditional artistic swimming class condensed into 1hr and happens earlier on a Thursday to accommodate children who are homeschooled or have early out. 



This is a traditional artistic swimming class offered in 90 minutes. 


Water Ninja's is a new program

A water based movement class for 7-12 year olds. This class we require the kids to be a little older to start. Movers will work on body control, balance, agility, coordination and speed. They will also explore floating, going upside and boosting out of the water in a fun, engaging environment. We are trying to encourage boys to join our sport so this class is not a traditional artistic swimming class. Artistic swimming will be taught but in different way. 


All kiddos must be comfortable in the water and be able to swim 15m. 


Information Booklet from last season to give you an idea of what to expect.

Here are some of the skills swimmers will learn as the progress through any of our Aurora Programs:

- basic swim strokes and propulsion

- front flutter, side flutter, back flutter, front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke

- simple and advanced floating

- sculling (using their hands to maneuver through the water)

- positions (moves with the legs out of the water while breathing and upside down)

- eggbeater (moving in all four directions and advancing to arms out)

- going under water and upside down (getting comfortable in the water)

- a routine to show to family and friends (not apart of the water ninjas program)

- fun in and under the water and with music (we have an under water speaker and the kids can hear music while under water)

You will notice a few different options to register for: 

Fees and Registration Details for Recreational swimmers

Winter Programs 2023 (Jan-March)


Day of the week Location Age Time(s) Fees*

Admin Fee

Registration Fee

(one time fee per season paid directly to AAS)

Volunteering Bingo
Tuesdays (1x a week) Kinsmen Sport Centre 6-12 4:45-6:15pm  $257.18 $25 $31.50 (plus gst & user fees) None None
Thursdays (1x week) Kinsmen Sport Centre 6-12 4:45-6:15pm  $257.18 $25 $31.50 (plus gst & user fees) None None
Saturdays (1x week)  Terwillegar 6-12 12:30-2:00pm  $257.18 $25 $31.50 (plus gst & user fees) None None
 Early Out   Thursdays- Kinsmen 


 3:15-4:15pm  $171.45  $25  $31.50 (plus gst & user fees)  None  None
Water Ninja  Wednesday -Kinsmen 



 4:45-5:45pm  $171.45  $25  $31.50 (plus gst & user fees)  None  None
Water Ninja 


Fountain Park Pool



9:30-10:30am $171.50 $25 $31.50 (plus get & user fees)  None None


Winter Training Dates 

Tuesday (kinsmen)

Wednesday (kinsmen)

Thursday (kinsmen)

Saturday (TCRC & Kinsmen)

Sunday (St.Albert)

Jan 9

Jan 10

Jan 11

Jan 6 (everyone at Kinsmen 9:30-11am)

Jan 7

Jan 16

Jan 17

Jan 28

Jan 13

Jan 14

Jan 23

Jan 24

Jan 25

Jan 20

Jan 21

Jan 30

Feb 2

Feb 3

Jan 27

Jan 28

Feb 6

Feb 9

Feb 10

Feb 3

Feb 4

Feb 13

Feb 14

Feb 15

Feb 10

Feb 11

Feb 20

Feb 21

Feb 22

Feb 24* (Kinsmen swimmers may swim at a difffent time and location due to a swim meet at Kinsmen)

Feb 25

Feb 27

Feb 28

Feb 29

March 2

March 3

March 5

March 6

March 7

March 9

March 10

March 12

March 13

March 14

March 16

March 17

March 19

March 20

March 21

March 23 March 24


If any pre-comp families would like to work bingos to help pay for fees contact

For more information about bingos click here


  • Water show occurs at Kinsmen in April. 

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, pre-competitive Tuesday fall. Please read carefully to select the program you want.
  • If you want to sign up for the full year or more than one day you will need to register for the programs one at a time. Sign up for the fall program you want and then the winter program you want. 
  • TBA other fees
  • Additional fees: Wardrobe items club shirt. 

*This is the total swimming fees for the session. There is a non-refundable administration fee $25 and a one time registration fee of $31.50.

Link to AAS registration. [Choose Auroras]

For more information please contact the Head Coach.


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