Competitive Programs

Provincial Stream competitive synchronized swimming is open to anyone interested in pursuing the sport beyond the recreational level. We encourage anyone who has previous synchro experience to join a Provincial Stream competitive team.

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Our provincial stream teams are based in Coquitlam (CCAC) and Surrey (SSLC). Athletes are divided into teams based on age and, where there are multiple teams in each age category, by home pool and skill level. Provincial stream teams compete in the following age categories:

  • 10 and Under Provincial Stream
  • 11-12 Provincial Stream
  • 12 & Under Novice
  • 13 & Over Novice
  • 13-15 Provincial Stream
  • 16-18 Provincial Stream

Teams compete in local training meets, a regional meet, and the Jean Peters Provincial Championships. There are also opportunities to compete in duet and solo categories and to try out for the BC Summer Games teams (held every 2 years).

Thinking about making the leap from recreational to competitive synchro? Find out more here: Making the Leap to Competitive Synchro

Provincial Stream Frequently Asked Questions

No, there are no tryouts for this level.

During the month of September, all athletes that have registered for Provincial Stream teams will begin training together in Surrey at SSLC (CCAC is closed for maintenance until September 19). During September, they will swim with athletes of similar age. By mid-September, the coaches will determine the best configuration of the teams based on the swimmers who are registered. Families will be offered a spot on a team and given an opportunity to accept the offer.

For our younger athletes (10 & Under and 11-12), our goal is to create separate Coquitlam based teams and Surrey based teams. For older teams, the team may train out of both pools, alternating days at each pool.

Coquitlam teams train at City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) and Surrey teams train at Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex (SSLC). During pool closures, teams may move their training to the other pool.

For older teams training more hours per week, the team may train out of both pools, alternating days at each pool.

In the future, we hope to have competitive synchro programs at Walnut Grove too.

Most Provincial Stream teams have 3 or 4 practices each week. We can train in Surrey on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. Training in  Coquitlam is on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

  • Yearly training plan and program
  • Pool and facility rental
  • Use of Club equipment including sound system and aquatics equipment
  • Professional coaching for training and competitions
  • Figures and technical skills training
  • Video Feedback
  • Club water shows
Typically, the Provincial Stream teams will attend:

  • 2 Training Meets (1 day each, usually one in the Lower Mainland and one on Vancouver Island)
  • Lower Mainland Regionals
  • Jean Peters Provincial Championships
  • Club Watershows (2 per year)
  • Some Provincial Stream teams may have the opportunity to compete at other meets. For the current meet schedule, go to Synchro BC’s Calendar.
For regular training, your daughter will need:

  • BCAQ Club Training Suit
  • BCAQ Swim Cap (likely 2 or 3 for the season)
  • Noseclips (likely 6 or 7 for the season)
  • Speedo Vanquisher Goggles (likely 3 or 4 for the season)
  • Water Bottle
  • Speedo Red Back Pack
  • BCAQ Goal Folder
  • Flip Flops
  • Runners
  • Workout shorts and tops
  • BCAQ Hoodie (Optional)

To participate in a meet, your daughter will need:

  • BCAQ Club Jacket
  • BCAQ Red T-Shirt
  • Black Yoga Pants (full length, straight leg)
  • Black Workout Shorts
  • Speedo Endurance Black Swim Suit
  • White Swim Cap
  • Competition Suit and Bun Cover
  • Gelatin and make-up
  • BCAQ Microfibre Towel
  • BCAQ Aquatic Parka (Optional)

To purchase equipment go to our Synchro Store. For more information contact our Wardrobe Coordinator.

The costs for each team and each season are different, depending on the training hours, locations of meets, and so on. For a cost estimate, please email our Registrar.

(NOTE: 2016-17 Program fees have been set and will remain the same as our 2015-16 fees)

You can expect the following costs:

  • Club Membership Fee (valid September 1 to August 31)
  • September Synchro Fee which includes the annual CASSA fee
  • Program Fee (payable in installments)
  • Training Camp (Optional)
  • Equipment and wardrobe (estimate $500)
  • Travel (estimate $500)
  • Competition Fees (estimate $225)
  • Volunteer Deposit – refundable at the end of the season based on the number of hours you have volunteered

First, email our Registrar to let her know that your daughter would like to be on a competitive Provincial Stream team. The Registrar will explain the program, the team configuration process, fees, and expectations.

Then, you need to become a member of the Club. To become a member, go to Membership. The annual membership fee is $150 and is valid until the end of the synchro season on August 31.

Once you are a member, the Registrar will register your daughter for September synchro. The fee for September synchro will be billed on your BC Aquasonics account and will be due before the program begins in September.

Once your daughter has been assigned to a team (mid-September), you will be provided with an agreement and payment schedule for the year. You will also be asked to sign the Club Code of Conduct. Fees are paid in 6 installments by direct debit or the full amount can be paid by cheque or e-transfer sent to admin@bcaquasonics.com.

On occasion, there may be changes to the schedule or last minute pool closures. As this happens every year, these are accounted for when the fees are set and refunds are not provided.

Every athlete and parent or guardian is a member of the BC Aquasonics and is an important representative of our Club.  We are guided by a Club Code of Conduct, Rules and Policies as well as those of Synchro BC and Synchro Canada.

The expectations of athletes and parents are outlined in the BCAQ Rules and Code of Conduct. For more information, also go to Vision and Core.

The BC Aquasonics relies on parent volunteers to manage the Club. All of our coaches are professional coaches plus we have a Club administrator and a Registrar but we need volunteers too. Each family of a Provincial Stream athlete is asked for 15 to 40 volunteer hours per season, based on the level of the team. At the time of registration, we will require a deposit equivalent to $10 per hour of volunteer time required. This will be refunded at the end of the season based hours of volunteer time completed.

No. Optional Only.

National Stream high performance athletes are dedicated to their training, committed to their teammates, and are passionate about synchronized swimming.  They make a commitment of time, energy, determination, and courage in order to become the best that they can be.

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Athletes are selected to National Stream teams by coaches through a National Stream trial process. Selection is based on the athlete skill and commitment to the sport.

Teams may be selected for the following age categories, depending on Club Membership each season:

  • 11-12 National Stream
  • 13-15 National Stream
  • Junior (16-18) National Stream
  • Senior (18+) National Stream

National Stream Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes, we will hold National Stream Trials in August and September. Invitations to National Stream Trials are at the discretion of the coaching staff.

National Stream teams train in both City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC) and Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex (SSLC).

  • 11-12 teams train 10 to 12 hour per week, 3 to 4 days per week
  • 13-15 teams train 15 to 20 hours per week, 4 to 5 days per week
  • Junior teams train 24 to 30 hours per week, 6 days per week
  • Yearly training plan and program
  • Pool and facility rental
  • Use of Club equipment including sound system and aquatics equipment
  • Professional coaching for training and competitions
  • Strength and flexibility training
  • Conditioning
  • Figures and technical skills training
  • Mental training
  • Integrated specialists such as sport psychologist, speed swimming, flex and conditioning
  • Video feedback
  • Performance testing
  • Club Watershows
Typically, the National Stream teams will attend:

  • 2 Training Meets (1 day each, usually one in the Lower Mainland and one on Vancouver Island)
  • Lower Mainland Regionals
  • BC Provincial Championships
  • National Qualifier Championships (13-15, JR, and SR)
  • Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships (11-12 and 13-15)
  • Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championships (JR and SR)
  • Club Watershows (2 per year)

For the current meet schedule, go to Synchro BC’s Calendar.

Depending on results, athletes may qualify to try out for Team Canada.

As a Club, there also may be optional opportunities to travel to competitions internationally such as the US Open or other international events. For these competitions we must enter a bid with Synchro Canada and be selected to attend.

For regular training, your daughter will need:

  • BCAQ Club Training Suit
  • BCAQ Swim Cap (likely 2 or 3 for the season)
  • Noseclips (likely 6 or 7 for the season)
  • Speedo Vanquisher Goggles (likely 3 or 4 for the season)
  • Water Bottle
  • Speedo Red Back Pack
  • BCAQ Goal Folder
  • Flip Flops
  • Runners
  • Workout shorts and tops
  • BCAQ Hoodie (Optional)

To participate in a meet, your daughter will need:

  • BCAQ Club Jacket
  • BCAQ Yoga Top
  • Black Yoga Pants (full length, straight leg)
  • Black Workout Shorts
  • Yellow Flip Flops
  • Travel Attire Pack
  • Nike Cut Out Tank Black Swim Suit
  • White Swim Cap
  • Competition Suit(s) and Bun Cover(s)
  • Gelatin and make-up
  • BCAQ Microfibre Towel
  • BCAQ Aquatic Parka (Optional)

To purchase equipment go to our Synchro Store. For more information contact our Wardrobe Coordinator.

The costs for each team and each season are different, depending on the training hours, locations of meets, and so on. For a cost estimate, please email our Registrar.

You can expect the following costs:

  • Club Membership Fee (valid September 1 to August 31)
  • Trials Fee
  • Program Fee (payable in installments)
  • Equipment and wardrobe
  • Travel Costs
  • Competition Fees
  • Volunteer Deposit – refundable at the end of the season based on the number of hours you have volunteered

Please contact our Registrar.

Every athlete and parent or guardian is a member of the BC Aquasonics and is an important representative of our Club.  We are guided by a Club Code of Conduct, Rules and Policies as well as those of Synchro BC and Synchro Canada.

The expectations of athletes and parents are outlined in the BCAQ Rules and Code of Conduct. For more information, also go to Vision and Core.

The BC Aquasonics relies on parent volunteers to manage the Club. All of our coaches are professional coaches plus we have a Club administrator and a Registrar but we need volunteers too. Each family of a National Stream athlete is asked for 35 to 50 volunteer hours per season, based on the level of the team. At the time of registration, we will require a deposit equivalent to $10 per hour of volunteer time required. This will be refunded at the end of the season based hours of volunteer time completed.

No. Optional Only.