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Pre-Comp and Competitive:

Wildrose Programs 2017-2018

Registration is now open.

    

The Aurora Synchro Wildrose Program includes Pre-Competitive (WRFun) and Competitive programs (Wildrose). 

Aurora Wildrose Competitive teams are organized by skill level, age, and commitment.  Teams compete a team routine and figures skills at competitions within the Province.  Aurora Synchro offers the choice of training once (non-competitive), twice, three, or four times per week. Because of the technical skills they learn, participants must commit to the minimum training program as per the chart below. 

Aurora Wildrose practice schedules for 2017-2018
   Pre-Competitive:  Once a week
(WRFun) (2 hours)

For novices aged 6-13

Competitive:       Twice a week
(WR2X = 5 hours)

Birth year
2008 and younger
 

Competitive:       Three times a week
(WR3x= 8.5 hours)  Birth years 2006/2007 and younger

Competitive:          Four times a week
(WR4x = 12.5 hours)

Birth years 2003/2004/2005 and younger
         

Sun.

 

     
Mon.    

Kinsmen**
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Start date Sept 11

Kinsmen**
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Starts Sept 11

Tue.

 

     

Wed.

 

Kinsmen**
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Starts Sep. 20

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.
Fri.        

Sat.

 

 

Kinsmen
9:00 to 11:00a.m.    (Sept 23 - April 28 

Terwillegar       
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.     (Sept 23 - April 28)

 Kinsmen
8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

 

Kinsmen**
7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Kinsmen**
7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Events*

1. Kirstin Normand figures
Saturday, October 28 

at Kinsmen 7-11am

2. Nov. 25 Christmas Watershow 

3.  April 14 Spring Watershow

Wildrose 2x, 3x, 4x Competitions:

1. Kirstin Normand figures  Saturday, October 28 during regular Kinsmen practice time.

2.  Capital Region Figures Meet.  November 25 at U of A pool (morning)

3.  Aurora Christmas Watershow, November 25 (Evening)

4. Aquabelle Challenge Routines-only meet, Edmonton (Kinsmen) February 9-11 

5. Wildrose Classic Qualifier, Edmonton(Kinsmen), March 9-11

6. Wildrose Classic, Calgary (Repsol) April 20-22

7.  Spring Watershow, April 14 

WR4x Competitions:  All the above events, plus:

1.  WR4x 13-15s only:  Alberta Winter Games Trials Edmonton (NAIT) December 9

2.  WR4x 13-15s only:  TBD Alberta Winter Games: Ft McMurray, February 16-19 

3.  WR4x 11-12s only:  TBD ESPOIR Nationals May 29 - June 3 Surrey, BC

For weekend meets swimmers will miss school on Friday.

*Because synchro is a team sport, swimmers are required to attend all 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 6 - 13. Swimmers should have completed Red Cross Swim Kids 3 (or equivalent).   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:

Aurora Kinsmen Program:  Saturdays, starting September 23, 2017 - April 28, 2018:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00am Kinsmen Sports Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill

Aurora Terwillegar Program:  Saturdays, starting September 23, 2017 - April 28, 2018:

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

  • Aurora Fees and dues for Wildrose FUNdamentals (1x) (Subject to change before September 1, 2017)

  • One-time per year Registration fee, including an Aurora swim cap and nose clip, $125
  • Seven program dues installments (Oct. 1 to April 1) of $90
  • 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.

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

All practices at Kinsmen starting September 20, 2017:  Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm and Saturdays 8:00-11:00am

Typically 8 to 10 years old, swimmers should have completed Red Cross Swim Kids 3 (or equivalent). 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.

Fees and dues for Wildrose 2x  (Subject to change before September, 2017)

  • Registration fee, including an Aurora swim cap and nose clip, $125
  • Eight program dues installments (Oct. 1 to May 1) of $159.50
  • Coach travel expenses are paid for equally by the team members.  Athlete travel costs are the responsibility of the athlete’s parent/guardian. 
  • Seven 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 .  Next Casino expected in 2018.  (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 tab under Programs for details on required Wardrobe items.
  • 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) 

All practices at Kinsmen starting on September 11, 2017:  Mondays 4:00-6:30, Wednesdays 4:30-6:30, Saturdays 7:00-11:00am

Wildrose 3x:  Because of the technical skills they learn, participants who are 11 years or older in the 2018 year must commit to a minimum of three times per week.  Younger swimmers can also sign up for this program.  In the team event, swimmers compete in the age category of the average age of the team members.  In the Figures, solo, and duet events, swimmers compete in their age category.

Fees and dues for Wildrose 3x  (Subject to change before September 1, 2017)  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
  • 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 (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: 1 (The next casino is expected in 2018. 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 tab under Programs for details on required Wardrobe items.
  • 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.

Wildrose Four times a week (4x)

All practices at Kinsmen starting on September 11, 2017:  Mondays 4:00-6:30, Wednesdays 4:00-7:00, Thursdays 4:00-7:00pm, and Saturdays 7:00-11:00am

Wildrose 4x:  Because of the technical skills they learn, participants who are 13 years or older in the 2018 year must commit to a minimum of four times per week. In the team event, swimmers compete in the age category of the average age of the team members.  In the Figures, solo, and duet events, swimmers compete in their age category

Fees and dues for Wildrose 4x  (Subject to change before September 1, 2017) Click here to register.  **Note - After September 1, 2017, the Board will be looking at whether there will be an increase in fees due to there being training in the month of May 2018 for Espoir.  This will be communicated out to the families once a decision is made.

  • Registration fee, including an Aurora swim cap and nose clip, $125
  • Eight program dues installments (October 1 to May 1) of $315
  • 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 (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: 1 (The next casino is expected in 2018. 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 tab under Programs for details on required Wardrobe items.
  • 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 (Provincial Level) and National level Teams. 
  • 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
  • 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 time management

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 2017-2018 the competitions occur in 2018, so age is calculated as at December 31, 2018.


 

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 opens August 1, 2017

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.

Several 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 June 7, 2017

2017-2018 fees to be finalized by September 1, 2017. Schedule subject to change.

Programs are dependent on coach availability and registrations.