Cruisers Aquatics is a summer swim club. This means that the majority of our programs are held between May 1st and mid August. We also have fall and winter maintenance programs, where kids practice synchronized swimming once or twice per week.
Synchronized swimming is a combination of swimming, dance and gymnastics. Teams (groups of 3 to 10 individuals, or duets) perform synchronized routines of choreographed moves in the water, accompanied by music. Cruisers synchronized swimming teams are open to both male and female swimmers. Cruisers members have the option of training for and participating in synchronized swimming competitions throughout the summer.
Fall 2019 Programs
Beginner Synchronized Swimming - ages 6+
Saturdays, RA. 1:15pm - 2:30pm.
Learn how to dance in the water by learning breath control, flexibility, figures and routines. Swimmers must be able to swim 25m unassisted and be comfortable in the deep end. Placement in this level will be confirmed on or before first practice.
Intermediate/Advanced Synchronized Swimming - Ages 7+
Saturdays, RA. 2:15pm - 3:30pm.
Improve your synchro skills of breath control, flexibility, technical figures and routines. Swimmers must be able to swim 50m unassisted and be comfortable in the deep end.
Synchronized swimming includes two components, figures which is individual component and routines which is the team component. Synchro requires excellent water skills, as well as core strength, endurance, flexibility, artistry and precise timing. Participants develop exceptional underwater breath control.There are three main categories in BCSSA: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Intro to Synchro
For young swimmers who want to try synchronized swimming, without the commitment of being on a team
Groups 1 and 2 swimmers, come once per week to learn synchronized swimming. No routines and no competition- all fun!
The youngest synchronized swimmers that compete at Regionals and Provincials
A swimmer can spend up to two seasons in the beginner category.
Swimmers with some past experience in synchro
This category is where most athletes compete.
Older swimmers with many years’ experience in synchro
Duets are available to every category and are the athletes choice! Just find a friend and attend our duet practices where coaches can help you put together a routine to your music of choice.
If you aren’t sure where to start, here is a useful guide!
Cruisers recreational synchro program is for younger members who wish to try out the sport on a casual basis. The novice group practices once or twice per week and does not compete but can participate in the Summer Watershow.
Both figure and team events have required components made by BCSSA Synchro.
Training and Practices
Participants train 3 or 4 times per week throughout the season, choreographing and working on routines, as well as working on the technical aspects of the sport called “figures”. As choreography depends on the entire team learning the routine and working together with the correct timing, it is highly recommended that swimmers attend as many practices as possible.
Practices start in May, where participants work on the basics of synchro and conditioning. Teams are formed in late May according to age, and to a lesser extent, past experience. Swimmers with past competition experience may also choose to work with a partner and choreograph a duet.
Ron Andrews Community Recreation Centre
931 Lytton St, North Vancouver
Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre
123 East 23rd Street, North Vancouver
Synchronized Swimming Meets and Important dates
JUNE 16th. Father’s Day Swim. This is an event for the entire family! Harry Jerome from 6:00 to 7:00 pm- get the kids to teach the dad’s (mom/brother/sister/ aunt- anyone really!) for a change! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come with a swim suit, towel and a smile!
JULY 4th: Hootenanny. This is a FIGURES ONLY meet. Richmond, Watermania. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Sign up here.
JULY 25th and 26th: Regionals. July 25th: 5:00pm to 9:00pm (Figures), July 26th: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Routines). Guildford Pool. You must attend Regionals to be able to go to Provincials (everyone will make it to Provincials). Register Here.
JULY 28th. Watershow! 7-8 pm at Harry Jerome. A time for us to show off our hard work for the rest of the Cruisers! Duets/ Routines/ Coaches routines (the speed gang usually put on a good show!) and anyone else who wants to try their hand at Synchro! Come on, come all- we usually have great prizes too.
AUGUST 14th and 15th. Provincials. Kamloops Canada Games Pool. Information here.