Aurora Provincial Competitive teams are organized into age groups. The earliest someone can compete according to Alberta Artistic Swimming (AAS) rules is 8 turning 9 in 2023. Each age group competes in a team routine and figures skills at competitions within the Province. The 16-20 age group does not compete figures, instead they participate in two routines. In Alberta provincial level athletes are also referred to as Wildrose.
Team routines are what most people see on TV - a routine with music in a minimum group size of 4 to a maximum of 10. This is the event where swimmers wear make-up, fancier suits, gel their hair up and wear a nose clip. Figures are skills that are competed individually in front of a panel of 3-5 judges who will flash a score between 0.25-9.75. Swimmers compete in 2-4 figures at each competition. In this event, swimmers wear black caps, white caps, nose clip and goggles.
The next opportunity to join an Aurora competitive program is when registration opens for September 2023.
First practice is September 5/6 or 7 depending on the age group, 2023.
The Aurora Advantage:
We have consistent training times and pool location.
All national stream coaches have competed at nationals. We have coaches that have swam on provincial and national teams and have coached provincial and national team programs.
Top 13-15 team in Alberta at 2023 Wildrose Classic Provincials.
|Age Group (2023-2024)||Birth Year||Times per week||Location||Training Times|| |
|9-10*||2014-2015||2x a week||Kinsmen Sport Centre||Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm |
|9-10*||2014-2015||3x a week||Kinsmen Sport Centre||Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm |
|11-12 & Novice*||2012-2013||2x a week||Kinsmen Sport Centre||Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm |
|11-12 & Novice*||2012-2013||3x a week||Kinsmen Sport Centre||Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm |
|13-15/16-20||2009-2011||4x a week||Kinsmen Sport Centre||Monday 4:00-7:00pm |
* Swimmers may be on a mixed team of 2x a week and 3x a week swimmers depending on registrations. Alberta Artistic Swimming allows for mixed age groups teams.
Swimmers enjoy team training and competition, including competing in individual figures skills, travelling to out-of-town meets, plus training other aquatic skills like swimming and diving. Swimmers gain a sense of achievement and team work as they have fun.
>Because artistic swimming is a team sport, swimmers are required to attend all events and may not miss practice two weeks prior to an event. Expect that the Friday of the Northern Lights Event, Rocky Mountain Qualifier and Wildrose will require attendance during the day or will require travel.<
All fees are broken down into 8 payments
The following are additional fees to your swim fees above.
Bingo fees are credited back to you when you work a bingo. You can work more bingos to pay for swim fees. Click bingo fees below for more information.
For every competition there are entry fees. We bill you over the season so you don't get a big bill at the end of the year.
We try to be transparent with fees so you don't get any surprises at the end of the season.
|2x a week||$240||$800||$25||$98.70 (plus gst and user fees)||$500|
|3x week||$360||$800||$25||$98.70 (plus gst and user fees)||$500|
|13-15||$540||$800||$25||$98.70 (plus gst and user fees)||$500|
|Junior||$540||$800||$25||$98.70 (plus gst and user fees)||$500|
*The swimming fees for the entire season (can be paid monthly over 8 months)