Synchronized swimming begins in our recreational programs where children learn foundational synchronized swimming skills and fundamental movement skills that can be used in all facets of their lives. This introduction opens the door to the world of competitive synchronized swimming at the recreational, provincial, and high performance levels.
Beginner Rec | Lessons (formerly Star 1-2)
In Beginner Synchro, children start learning foundational synchronized swimming skills and start synchronizing their movements with one another in patterns. Our Beginner Synchro program is for any child who is comfortable in deep water and wants to give synchro a try. We recommend age 5 and up.
The Beginner Rec program runs in lessons sets that are offered once a week or twice a week. Each lesson is 90 minutes. Swimmers are introduced to Star 1-2 skills from Synchro Canada’s Star Program and will learn a fun routine. A start test will be conducted at least once per set.
Once a week sets begin in September, January and April. Twice a week sets run every 6 weeks from September through early July with breaks during major holidays.
- Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (SSLC)
- City Centre Aquatic Complex in Coquitlam (CCAC)
- Walnut Grove in Langley (NEW!)
Limit 6 swimmers per class
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Beginner Rec Frequently Asked Questions:
For the 2016-17 season:
Annual Club Membership Fee: $40 (valid September 1 to Aug 31)
Program Fee: $225 for a set of 12 lessons (some lesson sets may be fewer than 12 lessons and the fees are adjusted accordingly)
Fees are not refundable once the program has started.
DISCOUNT: Book 2 programs at the same time and get $25 off. Email the Registrar for a discount code to apply at check out.
First, email our Registrar to let her know that your daughter would like to register for a Beginner Rec program. She will confirm availability, schedule, start date, and provide program information.
Then, you need to become a member of the Club. To become a member, go to Membership. The annual membership fee is $40 and is valid until the end of the synchro season on August 31. Once you are a member, go to the Synchro Store to choose and pay for your session.
On occasion, there may be changes to the schedule or last minute pool closures. A refund of $17 per cancelled class will be refunded through your account in the Synchro Store. If you do not see this refund on your credit card, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
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. This may be a little daunting for our Beginner families so we have provided a simplified version here. For more details, go to Vision and Core.
Advanced Rec is the next step in the BC Aquasonics synchronized swimming program. In Advanced Rec, swimmers will build on the fundamental synchro skills they learned in their Beginner program but now they are part of a synchro team.
Advanced Rec | Teams (formerly Star 3-4)
Teams are created from swimmers who are interested in being on a recreational synchro team. The coach will work with the team to create a routine and continue to work on individual figures and attaining Star levels.
We need a minimum of 4 participants to create a team. We have teams in Coquitlam, Surrey, and Langley. Each team trains twice a week, 1.5 hours each day.
Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex: 2 days/week Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-7pm (October to the Watershow in May)
City Centre Aquatic Complex: 2 days/week Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7pm (October to the Watershow in May)
Walnut Grove Community Centre: 2 days/week Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-8pm (October to the Watershow in May)
the team will compete at a Recreational Synchronized Swimming meet and also perform in the Club Watershows (usually 2 each season).
NEW: In 2016-17 we will be offering an “Intermediate Rec” team based in Coquitlam at CCAC. This team will train 1 day each week, 1.5 hours each day beginning Sept 19th. The team will perform in the Club Watershows. In January, the coach will meet with the families to discuss readiness and the possibility of competing at a Recreational Meet
Advanced Rec Frequently Asked Questions:
The team will wear matching suits for their team routine. For Advance Rec teams, this is usually an inexpensive suit with a bit of sparkle added. Sometimes they choose to just add a bit of sparkle to their black suit. She will also need to wear her hair in a bun, which is then covered with gelatin so that it doesn’t fall apart in the water. Our coaches will provide all the direction you need to create the bun.
For the 2016-17 season:
Annual Club Membership Fee: $75 (valid September 1 to Aug 31)
Volunteer Deposit: $30 (refundable after 3 hours of volunteer time)
- Surrey and Coquitlam Advanced Rec Teams: $1,650/year paid by a cheque or e-transfer for the full amount or by 6 direct debit installments of $275 each, October 1 to March 1
- Walnut Grove Advanced Rec Team: $1,050/year paid by a cheque or e-transfer for the full amount or by 4 direct debit installments of $262.50 each, January 1 to April 1
- Coquitlam Intermediate Rec Team: $840/year paid by a cheque or e-transfer for the full amount or by 6 direct debit installments of $140 each, October 1 to March 1
(for later start dates, please contact the Registrar for the fee and payment schedule)
Meet fees (estimate $50)
Equipment (estimate $250)
- One piece swim suit (A Club swim suit is not required but available to purchase if you wish. One Club suit should last the season.)
- Noseclips (likely 4 or 5 for the season)
- Goggles (likely 2 or 3 for the season)
- BCAQ Swim Cap (likely 2 for the season)
To participate in a meet, your daughter will also need:
- Red BCAQ t-shirt
- Plain black yoga pants (full length, straight leg)
- Plain black workout shorts
- Flip Flops
- Black one piece swim suit
- Plain white bathing cap
- Team suit and bun cover
- Gelatin and make-up
First, email our Registrar to let her know that your daughter would like to be on an Advanced Rec team. She will confirm program days, times, start date, fees, and other details.
Then, you need to become a member of the Club. To become a member, go to Membership. The annual membership fee is $75 and is valid until the end of the synchro season on Aug 31.
Once you are a member, the Registrar will assign your daughter to a team and provide you with the Club agreement, Direct Debit form, and a Code of Conduct to fill out and return. These can be returned to 3370 Red Alder Place, Coquitlam, BC V3E 0C3 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees are paid in installments by direct debit or the full amount can be paid by cheque or e-transfer sent to email@example.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.