Beginner class (Recreational – AquaGo)

Recreational - AquaGo!

Classes are offered in multi-week sessions at community pools throughout the Lower Mainland in separate fall, winter, and spring sessions. Athletes of all genders, ages 6 and up who are comfortable in the water and have some basic swimming skills are welcome. Once a week athletes will learn basic speed swimming, routine skills and positions in artistic swimming from Level 1 up to level 6 as a foundation for understanding the sport. The aim is to help swimmers develop by working through skill progressions developed by Canada Artistic Swimming theorical and PWS practical experience. Athletes will work together as a team to develop multiple skill sets including the fun part of the sport, for example routine skills. 

Athletes in Aqua GO are not expected to attend competitions.  Beginner athletes who want more experience but are not ready for competition are encouraged to register for more than one AquaGO session per week (if offered). 

Richmond Location

WATERMANIA: Thursday AquaGo!

full year $1,160 (3 terms) Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Fees, please choose one term at a time or all three for the season:
Levels 1/2 and 3/4 (will be placed in group based on age and skill)
Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 pm (each session)

  • WM ~ Fall: $440 October to December, 2022 (11 sessions) Oct. 6/20/27; Nov 3/10/17/24; Dec.1/8/15

    Oct 13 waiting for notice.

  • WM ~ Winter: $400 January to March , 2023 (10 sessions) Jan.5/12/19/26; Feb 2/9/16/23; Mar.2/9
  • WM ~ Spring: $320 April to June, 2023 (8 sessions) Apr.13/20/27; May 4/25; Jun.1/8/15

Note: Watermania Sept pool trainings is cancelled due to facility maintenance


* Will offer levels 1/2 in Fall term; subject to coach availability, will offer additional classes for 3/4 and 5/6 levels.
* Limitation of 6 swimmers if levels 1/2; 8 swimmers if levels 3/4 and 5/6
* entry level artistic swimming; must be able to float and swim without assistance, ages 6-10
* Recreational athlete Registration for BC Artistic Swimming and PWS, includes a PWS swim cap: $ 85

Vancouver Locations

HILLCREST: Monday AquaGo!

Winter Term – $245
Fees, please choose fall term:
Levels 1/2 and 3/4 (will be placed in group based on age and skill)
Monday 5:00pm to 6:15 pm (each session) or 6:15pm-7:30PM (each session)

  • Hillcrest ~ Fall: $175 November to December, 2022 (5 sessions) Nov 14/21/28; Dec.5/12
  • Hillcrest ~ Winter: $245 16Jan2023 to 06March2023(7 sessions): Jan:16/23/30;Feb: 06/13/27;Mar:06;
  • Hillcrest ~ Spring: need to confirm pool maintenance then update

* Will offer levels 1/2 in Fall term; subject to coach availability, will offer additional classes for 3/4 and 5/6 levels.
* at least 3 athletes to open the Fall class
* Limitation of 6 swimmers if levels 1/2; 8 swimmers if levels 3/4 and 5/6
* Entry level artistic swimming; must be able to float and swim without assistance, ages 6-10
* Registration $85: including BC Artistic Swimming, PWS admin, and PWS swim cap

LORD BYNG: Friday AquaGo!

full year $900 (3 terms) Fridays 3:30 to 4:45 pm
Fees, please choose one term at a time or all three for the season:
Levels 1/2 and 3/4 (will be placed in group based on age and skill)

Fridays 3:30 to 4:45 pm (each session)


  • LB ~ Fall: $365 September to December, 2022 (11 sessions) Sep.16/23/30; Oct. 7/14/21/28; Nov 4//8/25; Dec.2

    Thanksgiving Nov.11 day off

  • LB ~ Winter: $300 January to March, 2023  (9 sessions) Jan.6/13/20/27; Feb 3/10/17/; Mar.3/10

    No class on Feb.24

  • LB ~ Spring: $235 April to June, 2023 (7 sessions) Apr.14/21/28; May 5/26/; Jun.2/9

* Will offer levels 1/2 in Fall term; subject to coach availability, will offer additional classes for 3/4 and 5/6 levels.
* Limitation of 6 swimmers if levels 1/2; 8 swimmers if levels 3/4 and 5/6
* Entry level artistic swimming; must be able to float and swim without assistance, ages 6-10
* Registration $85: including BC Artistic Swimming, PWS admin, and PWS swim cap

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Nation-wide grassroots program for Artistic Swimming in Canada
  • New 6-level program that reflects the current science behind long-term athlete development in the sport of Artistic Swimming
  • Focus on developing aquatic literacy as well as providing an introduction to the sport
  • Designed to meet the needs of all children (boys and girls) who will find the content fun to learn while participating in a safe and welcoming environment
  • Incorporates a variety of basic physical and athletic skills in and out of the water

The FINA world congress passed a name change for the sport of Synchronized Swimming. The new name is ARTISTIC SWIMMING. In order to rebrand with the sport the new name is AquaGO!

5 years old and comfortable in deep water

Bathing suit, swim cap, nose clip, water bottle and a positive attitude!

Arrive on Time – We request that athletes arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the class. Warm up is critical in ensuring proper physical and mental warm up.

When you arrive – please check with your coach where to meet, whether at the entrance or at the pool deck. Remember to visit the washroom before class begins

Communication – The lines of communication are always open. Please introduce yourself to your child’s coach. It is important that you register for Team Snap and that you have access to all schedules posted online. If you have any questions or concerns please email your coach.