Specialty Classes

synchronized swimmers with their legs in the air

Artistic/Synchronized Swimming

Artistic Swimming (known as Synchronized Swimming until 2017) is a combination of swimming, dance, and gymnastics.  Swimmers perform elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music, as a synchronized routine (either solo, duet, trio, or team of 4 to 10 swimmers).  Artistic swimming is governed internationally by FINA, and has been part of the Summer Olympics since 1984.

Swimming in this sport requires strength, endurance, flexibility, grace, artistry, and precise timing, as well as breath control when upside down underwater. Routines involve teamwork and synchronization and are choreographed to music and often have a theme. All these skills will be practiced and improved throughout the season.

Our program is a member of Artistic Swimming Canada and we teach skills through Star Awards and Trillium Program.  It is designed to gradually and systematically teach the basic skills of synchronized swimming. Participants can join these non-competitive programs.

Synchronized Swimming Programs

Synchronized swimming group

Synchro Squirts

Synchro Squirts is a program for both boys and girls and is designed for beginner swimmers who can swim a little bit on their own, but are not quite ready for the regular Artistic Swimming program. Groups will have a low student to instructor ratio that allows children to learn basic Artistic (Synchro) swimming skills and work together as part of a team. They will get to show off their newfound skills at the Annual Show at the end of May. 

Ages, skill requirements and times

  • Ages: 6 to 8 years old
  • Prerequisite: comfortable in the 25m pool and able to put face in the water.
  • Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Group of synchronized swimmers

Artistic (Synchro) Swimming

A fun sport for anyone that enjoys exploring movement in the water. The program is designed to improve swimming skills, flexibility, and strength, while having fun and building friendships - plus learning the value of teamwork. Swimmers are invited to participate in fun competitions, and show off their skills at the Annual Show at the end of May. 

Artistic Swimming - Junior

The beginner program is for those between 8 and 11 years old. Swimmers will learn to perform a routine using moves practiced throughout the season.

  • Prerequisite: Completed Swimmer 2
  • Ages: 8 to 11
  • Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Artistic Swimming - Intermediate / Senior

The intermediate program is for those between 10 and 18 years old. Swimmers will learn to perform a routine as a team and small groups using moves practiced throughout the season.

  • Prerequisite: Completed Swimmer 3
  • Ages: 10 to 18
  • Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

Artistic Swimming - Adult 

Swimmers will learn to perform a routine using moves practiced throughout the season. Come and swim with a great group of adults and have fun in the water.

  • Ages: 18 Plus.
  • Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

Program history

We have offered Synchronized (now called Artistic) Swimming since 1979 when the Sports Complex first opened. The program was started by Stephanie Comeau who was the original Aquatics Supervisor. Our first water show was held in 1980.  

Program instructors

The program and classes are taught by a combination of paid lifeguard/instructors and volunteers. Interested in getting involved? Contact the Aquatic Coordinator or call 905-885-2474

Sessions and Registration

Try it Day: September 12, 2023

Sessions Run:

  • September 12 to December 12, 2023
  • February 20 to May 21, 2024 - with the Final Show on May 26, 2024.
Register Here