Recreational Synchro Programs

BSSC Recreational Programs:  Sessional and Full Year

Fun, Friends and Fitness for kids 4+ years to mature Adults!  Who doesn’t enjoy swimming – it’s a great way to stay active! Athletes from swimming, dance, gymnastics and cheerleading backgrounds have joined the club’s recreational programs to combine the fun & skills they enjoy into one fantastic sport.

Either as a new challenge for a strong swimmer or as a complement to swimming lessons, our innovative synchronized swimming programs offer a fun activity and an introduction to a unique and challenging sport.  Swimmers are taught synchronized swimming skills following Synchro Canada’s ability based system. They learn the necessary skills to complete the Synchro Canada AquaGo! program, through the completion of four pillars: synchro fundamentals, swimming skills, athletic abilities and suppleness (flexibility).  Swimmers will be awarded AquaGo! swim caps upon completion.

Instruction occurs in a team environment of up to 8 swimmers.  Experienced groups will learn choreographed routines set to music for presentation at fun water shows.


Fall and Winter (15% discount when you sign up for both sessions!)

 aquaskirtsAquaSquirts is a play-based, water orientation program for 4-5 year olds that helps develop swimming skills.  AquaSquirts involves fun in the water – jumping, rolling, spinning, twisting, and turning upside down.

Classes are 30 minutes long, and 1 class per week per Session.

Register Online for Aquasquirts




beginnerBeginner 1 (ages 6-8) and Beginner 2 (ages 9-12) are programs for girls and boys that are new to synchro. Participants must be comfortable in the water and be able to support themselves unassisted. Swimmers will learn general physical literacy skills on land, aquatic literacy skills, swimming skills as well as synchro specific skills in the water. 

Classes are 60 minutes long, and 1 class per week per Session.

Register Online for Beginner



Mermaid Recreation Photo

Mermaids  (ages 7-12) is a program so popular in Summer Camps that we are offering it as a Recreational Program!  The fun includes swimming with mermaid tails, synchronized swimming basics, as well as swim stroke correction.

Minimum swimming ability:  Red Cross Swim Kids 3, or Lifesaving Society Swimmer 3

Register Online for Mermaid





Adult Synchro is a program for women aged 16 and older who are new to synchro or have limited experience.  Swimmers will be taught basic skills such as sculling, eggbeater and figure positions. Improving aspects of fitness including flexibility, strength and endurance are also a key focus of this program.

Classes are 60 minutes long, and 1 class per week per Session.

Register Online for Adult Beginner


Full Season Programs – September – June:

advanced wedIntermediate  is for swimmers aged 8-12 is for swimmers with at least one year of synchro experience. Swimmers will be challenged to develop new, more difficult skills and progress through Synchro Canada’s AquaGo! program. Swimmers will perform in a club watershow and the Rec Extravaganza.

Practices are 90 minutes long, 1 practice per week from September to June.
Included in your advanced registration: BSSC T-shirt, a competition bathing suit, participation in 1 competition and in 1 swim show.

Register Online for Intermediate


28Teen Synchro is for teen swimmers between the ages of 13 and 18 interested in learning more about synchro as a competitive sport (must be able to swim 2 lengths of a pool).  Swimmers will prepare for and participate in competitions, including the Rec Extravaganza and club Watershow. They will also work on their Synchro Star levels which includes testing for their Synchro Star Pins.

Practices are 90 minutes long, 2 practices per week from September until June.

Included in your pre competitive registration: BSSC t-shirt, a competition bathing suit,                               commemorative photo of team and individual swimmer, club photo, participation in 2 competitions and in 2 swim shows.

Register Online for Teen Synchro

 Adult Masters Recreational – For the Synchro Swimmer who has had previous experience and is looking for a place to practice, have fun and be fit!

Practices are 90 minutes long, 1 practice per week from September until June.



Program Information

WHAT TO BRING TO FIRST CLASS: Bathing Suit, Bathing Cap, Goggles, nose plugs, Sandals, towel

The best place to purchase supplies (noseplugs etc) is at:

  • Team Aquatics Supplies, 8-4155 Fairview St, Burlington ON, L7L 2A4
  • On Fairview Street between Walkers Line and Appleby Line
  • Mention Burlington Synchro and get a discount


Centennial Pool, 5151 New Street, East of Appleby Line at the east end of Robert Bateman High School 905.639.5722

Aldershot Pool, 50 Fairwood Pl. W., 1 block south of Plains Road, turn right on Fairwood, attached to Aldershot High School 905 637 5688

Tansley Woods, 1996 Itabashi Way
East of Walker’s Line running south from Upper Middle Road 905 332-1996

Angela Coughlan,  2425 Upper Middle Rd.
West of Guelph Line on the north side of Upper Middle Road, attached to M.M. Robinson High School 905 335-7000

McMaster University,  
Exit the 403 at Main St. W. Turn left on Main, right on Newton and follow to campus. On the university campus, take first right and follow to the end – David Braley Athletic Centre/Ivor Wynne Centre 905-525-9140

Hamilton Downtown YMCA,  79 James Street South, Hamilton 905-529-7102

Recreational Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Recreation registration is non-refundable.

Novice refunds to be determined on a case by case basis

Summer Camps

Camps – Recreational and Pre Season Competitive

  • 90% refundable until 35 days prior to camp
  • 50% refundable until 15 days prior to camp
  • non-refundable 14 days prior to camp

NSF Fees

All fees are due and payable on the first day of each session. Member payments that are returned for any reason will incur a $30.00 service charge by BSSC, in addition to any fees the member may incur through their own bank, and will be added to the amount of the returned cheque and are due and payable immediately. BSSC reserves the right to require alternate payment from any members whose cheques are returned twice in a year. Those members who have two payments returned (e.g., NSF) will be asked to pay in cash, money order or certified cheque, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.