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
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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.
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
The Calgary Aquabelles are the Alberta Winter Games Champions in duet and team! A HUGE congratulations to the swimmers and their coaches, Kelly Kryczka-Irwin and Maddie Allen.
In the duet event Payton Hooey and Chantelle LaPointe won the Gold Medal with a championship score of 61.3499; Red Deer was second; and the Bronze Medal was won by Simran Bains and Nicoline Kjaer with a score of 59.1338. Natalie Greenfield and Veronica Sizov came 4th with a score of 58.9913. Awesome job to everyone!
The 12 & Under Country Team came back from a week of major illnesses to win the Gold Medal in the team event. They won with a championship score of 59.8054.
Even though 2 of the girls were unable to compete, this is a team effort and all 8 girls need to be congratulated for this team’s achievements! Great job to Brooklyn Baker, Dana Brunskill, Brielle Burdett, Natalie Greenfield, Teah Hoffman, Camryn Hooey, Veronica Sizov and Taylor Williamson.
With the Olympics underway in Sochi, we invite you to reflect upon the making of an Olympian, on a frozen pond, in a cold arena, or in a local pool. In Canmore, from February 6-9, 2014, young athletes will start their own journey toward their Olympic dreams as they participate in the Alberta Winter Games.
The Calgary Aquabelles are pleased to support 12 athletes, aged 11-15, who have earned an opportunity to represent Zone 3 at the Alberta Winter Games.
Good luck to the following coaches and athletes representing Zone 3 and the Calgary Aquabelles:
The 12 & Under Country Team:
Simran Bains and Nicoline Kjaer
Payton Hooey and Chantelle LaPointe
Natalie Greenfield and Veronica Sizov
Brielle Burdett and Camryn Hooey
Congratulations to the Calgary Aquabelles for exceeding their Run for the Cure fundraising goal! The team of 105 participants raised $10,500 which put them among the Top 10 fundraisers in the Friends and Family category for the event. Dressed in pink wigs, costumes and accessories the team joined more than 8,000 participants on October 6, 2013 to Run for the Cure.