Recreational


2023-24 Program Info

2024-25 Info to come!

 

AquaGO! Programs (1x/week)

AquaGO! is a nation-wide recreational program from Canada Artistic Swimming. This program is perfect for children who would like to explore the water, and is a great way for them to get introduced to the water in a fun and safe environment! In this program swimmers will progress through 6 different levels and receive rewards for their progress. Each lesson will have a land and water portion, and will include skills from the four pillars of this program: Swimming Fundamentals, Artistic Swimming Skills, Athletic Abilities (both on land & in the water) and Flexibility. They will learn important basic land and water skills that will give them the foundations for any aquatic sport they might choose to try in the future! Swimmers will get all this while making new friends and enjoying the fun aspects of ‘playing’ and ‘dancing’ in the water that comes with the sport of artistic swimming! Swimmers will develop their musicality and creativity, and create a small routine that they will show at one of our club's watershows. 

   

   

Little AquaGO! Level 1 & 2

Little AquaGO! classes are 1 hour 1x/week and are for kids ages 5-7 who would like to be introduced to artistic swimming in a recreational setting. This age range can be adjusted based on skill level (ie. some 7 year olds may swim up to AquaGO if they have more swimming experience). If your child is 8-12 and new to artistic swimming our AquaGO! level 3-4 program would be a great fit. No artistic swimming experience required. Swimmers must be comfortable in deep water with or without a lifejacket before registering for this program. There will be one coach for every three swimmers. Coaches will instruct from in the water to further aid in learning and skill development.  

Length: 1 hour 1x/week for 10 weeks

Cost: $205 + annual AAS Membership Registration Fee of $38.13.  If your swimmer was registered in the fall or winter they do NOT need to pay this fee.

Locations:

  • Tuesday's at Terwillegar.  6:15-7:15pm.  
    • Starts: April 2nd
    • Watershow: June 1 @ U of A - TBC
    • Last practice & bring-a-friend day: June 4th

 

AquaGO! Level 3 & 4

AquaGO! classes run for 1.25 hours 1x/week and are for swimmers ages 8-12 who would like to be introduced to artistic swimming in a recreational setting. This age range can be adjusted based on skill level (ie. some 8 year olds may swim down to Little AquaGO if they are less experienced swimmers). If your child is 8-12 and new to artistic swimming our AquaGO! level 3-4 program would be a great fit.  No artistic swimming experience required. Swimmers should be comfortable swimming at least 25 meters before registering for this program. There will be one coach for every six swimmers. Coaches will instruct from on land and in the water to further aid in learning and skill development. 

Length: 1.25 hours 1x/week for 10 weeks

Cost: $285 + annual AAS Membership Registration Fee of $38.13.  If your swimmer was registered in the fall or winter they do NOT need to pay this fee.

Locations:

  • Tuesday's at Terwillegar.  6:15-7:30pm. 
    • Starts: April 2nd
    • Watershow: June 1 @ U of A - TBC
    • Last practice & bring-a-friend day: June 4th
  • Friday's at Terwillegar.  6:45-8:00pm.  
    • Starts: April 5th
    • Watershow: June 1 @ U of A - TBC
    • Last practice & bring-a-friend day: June 7th

 

AquaGO! Level 5 & 6

AquaGO! classes run for 1.25 hours 1x/week and are for swimmers ages 8-12 who would like to be introduced to artistic swimming in a recreational setting. This program is designed for swimmers with artistic swimming experience who have completed level 1-4 AquaGO! or equivilent. If you are unsure if this would be a good fit for your swimmer please talk to their coach or reach out to our head coach at novaartswim@gmail.com.  There will be one coach for every six swimmers. Coaches will instruct from on land and in the water to further aid in learning and skill development. 

Length: 1.25 hours 1x/week for 10 weeks

Cost: $285 + annual AAS Membership Registration Fee of $38.13. If your swimmer was registered in the fall or winter they do NOT need to pay this fee.

Locations:

  • Tuesday's at Terwillegar.  6:45-8:00pm.  
    • Starts: April 2nd
    • Watershow: June 1 @ U of A - TBC
    • Last practice & bring-a-friend day: June 4th
  • Friday's at Terwillegar.  6:45-8:00pm.  
    • Starts: April 5th
    • Watershow: June 1 @ U of A - TBC
    • Last practice & bring-a-friend day: June 7th

 

Advanced AquaGO! (2x/week. Ages 7 - 12)

This 2x/week program runs from January - May 2024. Each class runs for 1.5 hours, and swimmers will learn artistic swimming skills as well as work on flexibility, strength and swimming skills. This program aligns with the AquaGO! program from Canada Artistic Swimming. Our coaches will be experienced with our AquaGO! and competitive programs to help with a smooth transition for the swimmers. There will be one coach for every six swimmers. Although they do not compete, they do present a small routine at our Watershows and attend the Alberta Artistic Swimming Recreational Event in April.

This program is designed as a building block for individuals interested in our competitive programs for fall 2024. This program is designed for swimmer's ages 7-12 who have previous AquaGO! experience or are strong swimmers. This program would be a great fit for swimmers working on AquaGO! level 4/5/6. If you are outside this age range and interested in the program please reach out to the head coach at novasartswim@gmail.com

Length: 2x/week from January - May. Starts on January 16th.

Cost:

  • $700 + $35 admin fee.  
    • The first month of fees ($140) + the administrative fee ($35) are due 1 week BEFORE the first practice through e-transfer to novafees@gmail.com. Registration will not be complete until payment is received. If you are planning to pay by cash or cheque please email novafees@gmail.com to let us know and bring to the first practice. The remaining fees ($140/month) can be paid in full or by setting up monthly payments through CAFT.
  • There is an annual AAS & CAS registration fee of $38.13. If your swimmer was registered in the fall they do NOT need to pay this fee.

Practices:

  • Tuesdays at Terwillegar from 6:30 - 8:00pm
  • Thursdays at Kinsmen from 6:15 - 7:45pm

 

Teen Rec (2x/week. Ages 13 - 18)

This full season program is designed for strong swimmers who are new to the sport OR artistic swimmers who want to stay active and do not want to compete. This group will practice for 2.5 hours 2x/week from September through May. Although they do not compete, they do attend Nova's December, March and May Watershows, as well as the Alberta Artistic Swimming Recreational Event in April. This program is for individuals who are 13-18 in 2024 (born 2011 or older). If your swimmer is outside of this age range and interested in the program please reach out to the head coach to see if it is the right fit at novaartswim@gmail.com. Free trials are available to try out this program!

Length: 2x/week from September to May

Cost:

  • $545 initial fee (includes Sept & Oct fees), then $275/month from November - May.
  • Annual AAS Membership Registration Fee of $38.13 + annual Nova Administrative Fee of $75

Practices:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays at Kinsmen from 5:45 - 8:15pm. Starts Monday, September 11, 2023.

  

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