We wish to take a moment to express our appreciation and gratitude to @CTJumpstart for selecting PWS as a recipient of their Sport Relief Fund this Fall. The fund helps community sport organizations like ours continue to provide access to sport and play for Canadian kids. A portion of this grant supports our efforts to offer “free try-its” to any youth interested to experience #ArtisticSwimming for a trial session
On September 11, 2021, the BC government released a new Public Health Order in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in BC. In addition, the BC Proof of Vaccination program went into effect on September 13, 2021.
BC Artistic Swimming continues to work with our provincial partners to understand the impact of these orders and how it will affect the BCAS Artistic Swimming Restart Plan. Once viaSport releases its updated Return to Sport Restart 2.0, BCAS will release an updated version of our Restart Plan.
Here is a summary of what we know as of September 13, 2021:
PROOF OF VACCINATION
Indoor Youth Sports: Indoor sport programs involving participants/athletes under the age of 22 are exempt from the Proof of Vaccination Program. This includes any adults directly supporting youth sport program delivery such as coaches, trainers, officials, and volunteers. It is not clear whether coaches who are paid contractors or employees meet the threshold of the exemption. Our partners are working with WorkSafe BC to confirm how the Order defines coaches who receive remuneration. There are no participation capacity limits for youth sport programs. It is not clear how spectators are defined in the Order and whether they fall within the youth sport exemption or facility capacity limits.
General: Club operations must continue to align with facility protocols, standards and limits which may differ by community as municipalities determine how the new Order applies to their operations.
All participants must follow public health restrictions and facility protocols at all times. At this time, masks MUST be worn in all indoor public spaces and as designated by the facility.
PRIVACY: Clubs who are required to verify proof of vaccinations may not record or retain any personal information of the athletes, however, with the express consent of the individual, clubs may store a record that the proof of vaccination was verified.
We have programs for youth age 6 and up! Entry level beginner, up to National FINA competitive. Please contact us with any questions.
recreational: * Beginner Artistic Swimming / AquaGo (once per week) https://www.pacificwavesynchro.ca/beginner/ Our entry level programs for swimmers with no artistic swimming experience, and little or no dance, gymnastics or other sport development training.
* Limited Competitive Artistic Swimming (twice per week) https://www.pacificwavesynchro.ca/limited-competitive/ For strong swimmers who have some artistic swimming skills or other complimentary training, or this level has been recommended by a coach, and interested to begin competition.
competitive: provincial stream * Provincial Stream Artistic Swimming: Beginner / Novice (three times per week) https://www.pacificwavesynchro.ca/provincial-stream-competitive/ Beginner / Novice PS is open to a swimmer new to PWS this season, was LCOMP or recreation last season and ready to move up, or this level has been recommended by a coach: 10 & Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18 years
* Provincial Stream Artistic Swimming: Advanced (three times per week) https://www.pacificwavesynchro.ca/provincial-stream-competitive/ Advanced PS is open to any swimmer who has completed at least one year of competition, or this level has been recommended by a coach: 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18 years
* Provincial Stream 11-12/13-15+ High Performance Development Artistic Swimming (four times per week) https://www.pacificwavesynchro.ca/pre-competitive-copy/ HPD PS is open to experienced Provincial Stream swimmers, who are striving to join the National Stream in the future and interested to train more days and hours than PS Advanced; or this level has been recommended by a coach: 11-12 or 13-15, or older
competitive: national stream
*National Stream Artistic Swimming: HP 13-15 and Junior 15-18 (four times per week) https://www.pacificwavesynchro.ca/national-stream-high-performance/ For all athletes competing at the National level in the NS categories of 13-15 and Junior
* National Stream Artistic Swimming: HP Senior (four times per week) https://www.pacificwavesynchro.ca/national-stream-high-performance/ For all athletes competing at the National level in the NS category of Senior