A great way to stay active, learn new skills, and make friends!

The Nepean Artistic Swimming Recreational program is ideal for boys and girls, 5-18yrs old, interested in trying the sport of artistic swimming and learning specific skills in a fun team environment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreational Parent Handbook - 2024-25 Recreational Registration

 

Red Program 

A 12-class beginner program for ages 4-6 (birth years 2018-2019) which introduces young swimmers to the sport of artistic swimming. Swimmers will work on some basic swimming skills, flexibility, and demonstrate a mini-routine for families at the last session. Prior to registering, swimmers should be comfortable swimming independently. 

Class duration: 1 hour, 1x per week (offered September-December & January-April)

Class Cost: 250$

2024-25 Class Schedule Options: Sundays 10:30-11:30am @ Nepean Sportsplex

 

 

Orange Program 

A full-year program for ages 6-9 (birth years 2018-2016) who are comfortable swimming independently in deep water. Includes development of swimming skills, artistic swimming skills, athletic abilities, and a routine which is presented at our club's season-end Watershow.

Class duration: 1.5 hours, 1x per week (mid-September to early May)

Class cost: 850$ (includes routine suit and performance at club watershow)

2024-25 Class Schedule Options: Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays, 4:30-6pm @ Walter Baker Sports Centre

 

Yellow Program

A full-year program for ages 9-12 (birth years 2015-2013) who are comfortable swimming independently in deep water. Includes development of swimming skills, artistic swimming skills, athletic abilities, and a routine which is presented at our club's season-end Watershow.

Class duration: 1.5 hours, 1x per week (mid-September to early May)

Class cost: 850$ (includes routine suit and performance at club watershow)

2024-25 Class Schedule Options: Mondays 4:30-6 @ Walter Baker Sports Centre, Fridays 4:30-6 @ Walter Baker Sports Centre, or Saturdays 11:30-1 @ Nepean Sportsplex*

 

 

T​een Program

A full year program for returning recreational swimmers and teens (birth years 2012-2008) looking to learn what artistic swimming is all about! This is a great program to learn beginner and more advanced skills with a goal of developing artistic swimming skills in a fun, team-oriented environment. These skills are put together into a choreographed routine which is demonstrated in a year-end Watershow.

Class duration: 2 hours, 1x per week (mid-September to early May)

Class cost: 900$ (includes routine suit and performance at club watershow)

2024-25 Class Schedule: Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm @ Nepean Sportsplex

 

Precompetitive Program

A full-year program for athletes aged 7-9 (birth years 2017-2015) with at least 1 session of artistic swimming experience or experience in complementary sports such as speed swimming, gymnastics, dance, or water polo. This program is designed for those artistic swimming athletes that are interested in pursuing the competitive stream but want to increase current skill levels prior to assessments. Swimmers will work on swimming skills, artistic swimming skills, athletic abilities, and well as a choreographed routine that is presented at the year-end Watershow. This is the only Recreational level that is offered 2x weekly.

Class duration: 3.5 hours per week (1x 2 hours, 1x 1.5 hours, mid-September to early May)

Class cost: 1400$ (includes routine suit and performance at club watershow)

2024-25 Class Schedule: Wednesdays 4:30-6pm @ Walter Baker Sports Centre & Saturdays 11-1pm @ Nepean Sportsplex*

 

12-Week Mini-Session

A half-season program for swimmers 7-12 years old (birth years 2017-2013) who are new to the sport of artistic swimming. Swimmers will work on swimming skills, flexibility, and demonstrate a mini-routine for parents at the last session. Prior to registering, swimmers should be comfortable swimming independently in deep water. 

Class duration: 1.5 hours, 1x per week (offered September-December and January-April)

Class cost: 450$

2024-25 Class Schedule Options: Thursdays 4:30-6pm @ Walter Baker Sports Centre or Saturdays 11-12:30pm @ Nepean Sportsplex*

 

 

*Occasionally, our club will lose our Saturday pool time due to events at Nepean Sportsplex. On these weekends, classes may be moved to the Jewish Community Centre from 4:30-6pm or at another alternative pool. This happens more frequently in the winter and dates will be communicated to participants at the start of the session!

 

The AquaGO! Program

AquaGO! is the nation-wide grassroots foundation program for artistic swimming in Canada and is the launching pad for all other national programs. This new program reflects the current science behind long-term athlete development (LTAD) in the sport of artistic swimming, thus focusing on developing aquatic literacy as well as providing an introduction to the sport. 

Led by trained instructors, the program is designed to meet the needs of children who will find the content fun to learn while participating in a safe and welcoming environment that incorporates a variety of basic physical and athletic skills in and out of the water. Children may use their new acquired skills to advance further in the sport of artistic swimming or may transfer them to other aquatic and land-based activities.

At Nepean Artistic Swimming Club, all recreational coaches are trained AquaGO! instructors and classes are structured using the skills and progressions in the AquaGO! program. Depending on the length of the program, swimmers can expect to cover skills from 1-2 levels during their classes. Older swimmers, such as those in the Yellow or Teen programs, may not necessarily start at AquaGO! level one as we require athletes to be comfortable swimming independently prior to joining our programs.

How does NASC use the AquaGO! program?