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Wildrose Stream

 Aurora Synchro Wildrose 2014-2015

Registration is now open!

Wildrose is the provincial stream in Alberta, where swimmers participate in meets within the province. Aurora Wildrose swimmers, typically 7 to 15 years old, participate fully in the sport, including presenting a team routine and figures at meets.

Aurora Wildrose teams are organized by skill level and commitment. Depending on registration, Aurora Synchro offers the choice of training one, two, three, or four times per week. Because of the technical skills they learn, participants who are 11 years or older must commit to a minimum of three times per week (unless they are participating in our WRFun program)

Aurora Wildrose practice schedules for 2014-2015
   Once a week
(WRFun) (2 hours)


For novices aged 7-13

Twice a week
(5 hours)

For birth years 2005 and later 

Three times a week

(8 hours)
 

Four times a week
(12 hours)

 
 


Week of September 22

Runs until end of April

Week of Sep. 22
until end of May
Week of Sep. 15
until end of May
Week of Sep. 15
until end of May

Sun.

 

     
Mon.    

Kinsmen**
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Start date Sept 24 for birth years 2005 or later.

Starts Sept 15 for swimmers born earlier than 2005

Kinsmen**
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Starts Sept 15

Tue.

Kinsmen**

4:30-6:30pm

Start Date Sept 23

     

Wed.

Kinsmen**
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Start date Sept 24

Kinsmen**
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Starts Sept. 24

Kinsmen**
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Kinsmen**
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Thu.       Kinsmen**
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Sat.

 

Terwillegar
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

New:  Kinsmen

 9:30 to 11:30a.m.

Start Date Sep 27

Terwillegar (may change to Kinsmen depending on registration)
7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Start date Sept 27
Kinsmen**
7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Kinsmen**
7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Events*

1. Kirstin Normand figures
Saturday, October 25,
in Edmonton

2.  Christmas Watershow December 20, 2014

3. Wildrose Classic TBD: April 17-19, in Sherwood Park
(as preswimmers or exhibition, subject to Synchro Alberta approval)

 

4.  Aurora Synchro Spring Watershow, April TBD
 

1. Kirstin Normand figures
 Saturday, October 25, in Edmonton

2.  Edmonton Region Figures Meet.  Saturday, November TBD.  

           3. Michelle Cameron Invitational, in Calgary February 6-8 

4. Wildrose Classic Qualifier
   Southern Alberta, March TBD

5. Wildrose Classic, Sherwood Park
    TBD: April 17th -19th, 2015

6.  Christmas and Spring Watershows

For out-of-town meets swimmers will miss school on Friday.

*Because synchro is a team sport, swimmers are required to attend these events and may not miss practice for two weeks before an event.

**After a few weeks swimmers at the Kinsmen will require a pass to enter. Please see the cashier about a month into the program.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact the Aurora Synchro head coach.

 

 Wildrose FUNdamentals once a week (1x)  is an introduction to team synchronized swimming for children ages 7 - 13. It's offered once a week for two hours at either Kinsmen Sports Centre or Terwillegar pool. Click here to register.

Program days and times are:

  • Tuesdays, starting September 23 , 2014

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kinsmen Sports Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton 

  • Wednesdays, starting September 24 , 2014

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Kinsmen Sports Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill

  • Saturdays, starting September 27, 2014

7:30am-9:30am  Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, 2051 Leger Road NW, Edmonton

  • Saturdays, starting September 27, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 11:30am Kinsmen Sports Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill

  • Fees and dues for Wildrose FUNdamentals (1x) (Subject to change before August 1, 2014)

  • Registration fee, including an Aurora swim cap and nose clip, $125
  • Seven program dues installments (Oct. 1 to April 1) of $90
    That's $630 for approximately 60 hours of training
  • Or if you start in January, four installments (Jan. 1 to April 1) of $98
  • Wardrobe items totaling approximately $150, includes the sparkly routine suit for the team routine performances
  • Volunteering: 2 hours
    A volunteering fee of $20 per hour may be assessed at the end of the season if volunteering commitments aren’t met.
  • Program dues may be reduced through bingos, fundraising, and donation dividends. Click here for details on reducing program dues.
  • You can attend the first class with no obligation. Contact us at info@aurorasynchro.org or 780-439-7091 to do so.

Wildrose twice a week (2x)  Click here to register.

Typically 7 to 10 years old, swimmers should have completed Red Cross Swim Kids 3 (or equivalent). Swimmers enjoy team training and performing, including presenting individual figures skills and a team routine at events, travelling to out-of-town meets, plus training in other aquatic skills like swimming and diving. Swimmers gain a sense of achievement and team work as they have fun.

Fees and dues for Wildrose 2x  (Subject to change before August 1, 2014)

  • Registration fee, including an Aurora swim cap and nose clip, $125
  • Seven program dues installments (Nov. 1 to May 1) of $182.29
    That's $1,276 for approximately 150 hours of training
  • Seven travel installments (Nov. 1 to May 1) of $115
    If actual travel costs are more/less than the total installments, an invoice/refund will be issued at the end of the season.
  • Eight bingo donations (Nov. 1 to May 1) of $31.50
    Earn this money back by meeting your bingo commitment of 11 bingo hours!  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, see the web page For Members > Reduce Your Dues.)
  • Casino shifts required: 1 (The next casino is expected in early 2016. A $200 fee will be applied to your account per casino shift that is unfilled.)
  • Wardrobe items up to about $150, depending on what items you already ow
  • Volunteering: 5 hours
    A volunteering fee of $20 per hour may be assessed at the end of the year if volunteering commitments aren’t met.
  • Program dues may be reduced through bingos, fundraising, and donation dividends. Click here for details on reducing program dues.

 

Wildrose three times a week (3x) or four times a week (4x)

Wildrose 3x and 4x:  Because of the technical skills they learn, participants who are 11 years or older must commit to a minimum of three times per week.  Younger swimmers can also sign up for this program.  Swimmers enjoy the full range of synchro fun and gain a sense of achievement as they have fun and master new skills.

Fees and dues for Wildrose 3x  (Subject to change before August 1, 2014)  Click here to register.

  • Registration fee, including an Aurora swim cap and nose clip, $125
  • Eight program dues installments (October 1 to May 1) of $239
    That's $1,912 for approximately 224 hours of training
  • Eight travel installments (October 1 to May 1) of $130
    If actual travel costs are more/less than the total installments, an invoice/refund will be issued at the end of the season.
  • Eight bingo donations (Oct. 1 to May 1) of $55
    Earn this money back by meeting your bingo commitment of 22 bingo hours!  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, see the web page For Members > Reduce Your Dues.)
  • Casino shifts required: 2 (The next casino is expected in early 2016. 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
  • Volunteering: 10 hours
    A volunteering fee of $20 per hour may be assessed at the end of the year if volunteering commitments aren’t met.
  • Program dues may be reduced through bingos, fundraising, and donation dividends. Click here for details on reducing program dues.

Fees and dues for Wildrose 4x  (Subject to change before August 1, 2014) Click here to register.

  • Registration fee, including an Aurora swim cap and nose clip, $125
  • Eight program dues installments (October 1 to May 1) of $315
    That's $2,520 for approximately 320 hours of training
  • Eight travel installments (October 1 to May 1) of $130
    If actual travel costs are more/less than the total installments, an invoice/refund will be issued at the end of the season.
  • Eight bingo donations (Oct. 1 to May 1) of $67.50
    Earn this money back by meeting your bingo commitment of 27 bingo hours!  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, see the web page For Members > Reduce Your Dues.)
  • Casino shifts required: 2 (The next casino is expected in early 2016. 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
  • Volunteering: 12 hours
    A volunteering fee of $20 per hour may be assessed at the end of the year if volunteering commitments aren’t met.
  • Program dues may be reduced through bingos, fundraising, and donation dividends. Click here for details on reducing program dues.

 

Advantages of Aurora Synchro's Wildrose Stream

Aurora Synchro

  • is Edmonton's premier synchro club, in existence since 1981
  • is the only club in northern Alberta with both Wildrose and National level teams, so if a swimmer switches streams, they don't need to switch clubs and lose the friendships they have made 
  • is recognized by Synchro Canada's Club Excellence program as a silver level club
  • has placed swimmers on national and Olympic teams
  • coaches have high levels of certification
  • trains primarily at the premier sports facility in Edmonton, one with world-class amenities and that meets international FINA guidelines for synchronized swimming performances
  • hosts at least two interclub events each year 
  • offers camps for our members throughout the summer, as well as Christmas break and spring break camps
  • has a powerful website where members can track upcoming events, their commitments, and their account balances 
  • offers multiple ways to reduce program dues, including eligibility for Kidsport
  • other than the registration fee, no payments are due until at least October 1

In addition to learning synchronized swimming skills, Aurora Synchro swimmers learn:

  • swimming skills
  • diving skills
  • flexibility and stretching
  • teamwork
  • time management
  • presentation skills
  • rhythm
  • other life skills, such as preparing for a performance or trip

Wildrose synchro teams may be of mixed ages. At a meet the event the team enters is based on the average age of the members of the team. However, swimmers perform figures in their individual age category. Wildrose age groups for events are 10U, 11-12, 13-15, and 16-18.

For example, if a team is made up of children ages 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13,* the average age of the team is 12, so the team would perform in the 11-12 team event. The swimmers ages 11 and 12 would perform 11-12 figures, and the swimmers age 13 would perform 13-15 figures.

Synchro age is calculated as at the end of the year when the competitions are held. For 2014-2015 the competitions occur in 2015, so age is calculated as at December 31, 2015.


 

Registration

The registration fee is fully refundable until the program begins. Other than the registration fee, you pay no program dues until October 1 (or November 1 as indicated above).

Click here to start registration.

Registration with the Aurora Synchro club is for the synchro year, from September to August.

Registration is a multi-step process.

  1. First you submit the registration form and pay the registration fee.
  2. Then we approve it and send you log-in information.
  3. Then you can sign in to the website. Some of the web pages are hidden to the public, visible only when you're signed in.
  4. Once you're registered with the club, throughout the year you can sign up for other activities such as camps and volunteering.

For more information on Aurora Synchro please contact us at info@aurorasynchro.org or 780-439-7091.

Lots of our members carpool to the pool. We have members from all over the city and surrounding areas. Let us know if you're interested in car pooling, and we'll put you in touch.


Web page revised July 23, 2014

Fees, dues, schedules, and so on are subject to change.

Programs are dependent on coach availability and registrations.