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Fall Registration is open for the Pre-competitive and Competitive Synchro Programs

The Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swimming Club offers a pre-competitive and a competitive synchro program from September to June. Both programs teach foundational synchronized swimming skills and the development of new friendships through teamwork.  

The Club’s pre-competitive program consists of self-contained fall and winter sessions and is a good introduction to the sport in a casual recreational environment. Swimmers can chose from a once-a-week or twice-a-week class. Each of these sessions ends with a Watershow for the parents. Get more information on the pre-competitive program.

The Club’s competitive program is also a great place to start learning and quickly develop synchro skills but in a more committed atmosphere.  Athletes ages 7 to 12 train primarily at the Inglewood Swimming pool and, on occasion, the Talisman Centre. The training season is from September to the end of June and depending on the athlete’s age, training can be three times or more per week. Training includes both land and water time. Land training is designed to enhance strength and flexibility.  Water training includes lap swimming, synchro skills (figures) and routine development. All training is skill and age appropriate. Swimmers in the competitive program have the exciting opportunity to participate in city, provincial and interprovincial meets.  

Highly qualified coaches trained through the National Coaching Certification Program run all competitive programs. All of the coaches are leaders in their sport either as professional coaches or as high performance athletes who have competed nationally or internationally in synchronized swimming.

To inquire further about the provincial competitive program for athletes aged 7 to 12 and our experienced National Age Group stream for athletes over 12 please contact office@aquabelles.com or registrar@aquabelles.com.  
Express your interest in the competitive program.

AQB Shape Camp

August 24 to 27, Talisman Centre

The Calgary Aquabelles Shape Camp is open to ALL competitive synchronized swimmers and is designed for both Wildrose and National Age Group levels wishing to get back into shape prior to the start of the competitive season.  

The camp focuses on building cardiovascular capacity, flexibility and foundational synchronized swimming skills (figures and routine skills).

The Wildrose athletes will swim from 9am to Noon.  Please pack a swimsuit, towel, water bottle and morning snack.  

The National Age Group athletes will swim from 9am – 4pm.  Please pack a swimsuit, towel, water bottle, shorts, t-shirt, running shoes, snack and lunch.

The cost for the Wildrose Shape Camp is $300.  The cost of the National Age Group Camp is $490.

Registration for Shape Camp can be done by contacting the Aquabelles Office.

Pam Larose New Wildrose Coordinator

The Calgary Aquabelles are extremely pleased to announce the hiring of our Wildrose Coordinator for the 2015/2016 season!

Please help us in welcoming (back) Pam Larose.  Pam has been with the AQB Club for many years first as a swimmer, a coach, a parent, and again as a coach and Head Coach.  Pam brings a wealth of knowledge to this position which will help to guide our WR swimmers and coaches towards even more success.

Pam is a very technical coach as well as having a great eye for artistry.  Pam’s goals will be very specific for the girls and coaches which will in turn take our swimmers to another level!  We are very lucky to have Pam in this position.

Thank you Pam for taking on this role!  It’s going to be a fantastic season!

Aquabelles June Training

Interested in trying National level Synchronized Swimming with the Calgary Aquabelles for the 2015/2016 season?

Come train with the Aquabelles Club June 11-19, 2015.

For more information please contact:

JENN TREGALE AT headcoach@aquabelles.com

OR IRENE WINTER AT office@aquabelles.com

Aquabelle Summer Camps

Summer Camps

We continue to have our summer camps open to new and interested girls wanting the experience of synchronized swimming. Here are a few things you should know:

  • minimum age requirement is 6 yrs old
  • must be comfortable in deep water (without a PFD)
  • able to submerge while holding their breath
  • able to tread water for 20 seconds

The Aquabelles will be running week-long camps through July and August this summer. We will be offering half-day camps (9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm) at a cost of $200 per camp, and full-day camps (9am - 4pm) at a cost of $375 per camp.

All camps are held at Talisman Centre pool. Please register online using the links found here: http://aquabelles.com/programs/camps.php

Pre-Competitive Spring Program Open for Registration

Pre-Competitive Spring Program Open for Registration


Does your daughter enjoy swimming, dance and performance?  Why not consider synchronized swimming as an activity.  The Aquabelles Pre-Competitive Spring program is open for registration.  This twice weekly, 6 week (April 28 to June 4) program is the perfect opportunity for your daughter to try the amazing sport of synchronize swimming.  Designed to teach the basics in a fun and engaging way, your daughter will be asking you to register her for another synchronize swimming program by the end.  Space is limited so register today.  

Click here for more information http://aquabelles.com/programs/pre-comp.php

Good Luck Team Alberta!

Good luck to Team Alberta’s synchronized swimming team at Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.! Aquabelles representing Alberta are Astrid, Max, McKenna, Jayd, Taylor, Cassie, and Paige.

Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swim Club certified by Club Excellence Program

Thursday October 30, 2014

The Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swimming Club is pleased to announce they have become the second athletic club, and the first synchronized swimming club in Canada, to achieve Level 1 Certified Status in the Club Excellence Program. This is currently the highest standard available within the Club Excellence Program.

Throughout their 48-year history, the Calgary Aquabelles have striven for success and excellence in all that we do. Our stated mission is to develop well-rounded, confident athletes by providing the opportunity to achieve their full potential through the sport of synchronized swimming. As an organization we try to surround our athletes with the best coaches, the best programs, the best facilities and the best organization possible, providing a well rounded, supportive environment to help our athletes reach their goals. We are fortunate to be working as a Sport Partner with the Talisman Centre who share these values. Part of our objective is to build on our successes in the pool by taking a leadership role in synchronized swimming and sport in general. Achieving Level 1 Certified Status is another step in this process. We are proud of this achievement, recognizing that it was only accomplished as a result of the hard work and dedication of all of the members of the club, past and present, who have contributed their time and energy in building the organization. We encourage all sport clubs to get involved in making their organizations better by participating in the Club Excellence program at the appropriate level.

About Club Excellence

Club Excellence is the only national multi-sport certification program for club level sport. It strives to build a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs and sport organizations across Canada. The Club Excellence Cooperative (CEC) was created in 2007 with common goals to identify a stable and supportive environment for coaches, improve implementation of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) at the community level, and ensure quality club programming built on the True Sport values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. Based on 30 standards, the program recognizes clubs and associations that invest in building capacity to meet and exceed a basic set of operating principles.

The vision of Club Excellence is to establish a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs and sport organizations in Canada. At its core, it is the certification program that aims to increase the capacity of the sport delivery and management system in Canada that can deliver values-based and developmentally-appropriate programs for all athletes. The Level 1 Certification focuses on Sport Delivery and Sport Management. Program Deliverystandards integrate the design and implementation of programs which foster the long term development of athletes consistent with guidelines detailed within sport’s LATD model and delivered in a manner consistent with the True Sport Principles. Coaching standards are focused on providing participants with access to coaches with the necessary tools to prepare for, initiate and execute effective programs for the development of participants and athletes. The standards place an emphasis on safety, ethical conduct and appropriate training and certification. Sport Management addresses organizational design, policies, management, and marketing. Clubs that have clear and consistent polices, stated values, and make deliberate decisions in line with their mission and move them toward their vision, will spend less time managing issues, and more time attracting/retaining volunteers and building/delivering programs. These clubs are transparent about their operations and financial management and put policies in place to ensure those responsible do not abuse their position.

Club Excellence Program provides incentives, support and guidelines for clubs in their everyday operations. The Club Excellence program encourages clubs like the Aquabelles to operate differently, plan ahead for challenges and serve their members more effectively. The Aquabelles, led by our Head Coach Jenn Tregale, invite you to learn more about our club at www.aquabelles.com

For more information on the Club Excellence program, please visit www.clubexcellence.com or contact Kyle Johnston, at kjohnston@cces.ca or (613) 521-3340 x3226. 

Junior World Championships 

The Junior World Championships were held in Helsinki, Finland.  4 Aquabelles were on the National Team representing Canada.  Erica Slavin, Kali Wong, Halle Pratt and Abby Russell competed in the team event, and the team placed 6th in the world!  Erica also teamed up with another swimmer, Clare McGovern to compete for Canada in the duet event.  They also finished in 6th place.
Congratulations on a successful finish on an international stage!

We are pleased to announce…

Aquabelles Head Coach, Jenn Tregale, named Head Coach of Synchro Canada’s 2014 Junior National Team that will represent the country at the 2014 FINA World Junior Championships, July 30-August 3, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. 

Click here to read Synchro Canada’s official announcement.

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