For young girls who are looking for an active water sport this season, check out Nepean Synchro, currently ranked the #2 club in Ontario. Nepean Synchro is offering the Synchro Squirts program for 6-8 year old newcomers to synchronized swimming starting in September.
Swimmers in Synchro Squirts practice once a week for 1.5 hours. Currently, there are openings on Tuesdays after school or Saturday afternoons at the Britannia pool (2825 Dumaurier Ave., Ottawa). The program runs from September 2015 to May 2016. The minimum requirement is Red Cross Swim Kids 3; no synchro experience is needed. Skilled coaches, who are current or former synchro swimmers themselves, are eager to share their love of the sport!
In a matter of a few months, swimmers will bond with new friends, become part of the synchro community, and learn the basic skills of synchro. They will also have an opportunity to whoop it up while they perform their choreographed routines to music in front of friends and family. It is a sport that promotes strength, endurance, team-building, mental capacity (memorizing routines and counting through them), to name just a few benefits.
For more information about Nepean Synchro’s recreational program, or to register, please visit www.nepeansynchro.com.