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Artistic Swimming

Artistic Swimming

The Gee-Gees Artistic Swimming Club (previously known as Synchronized Swimming)  has been student run under the Competitive Sports Clubs (CSC) program at the University of Ottawa since September 2003. In its first year, the club consisted of one team (8 swimmers and 2 alternates), one novice swimmer and two student-coaches. Since then, the club has continued to grow and mature. This past season, the synchro team consisted of 22 athletes and 4 coaches. In the 2021-2022 season, the club had two competitive teams, one novice team, and a competitive solo competing.

The club is a member of the Canadian University Artistic Swimming League (CUASL) which was formed in 2001. This league includes universities across Canada, spanning from Halifax all the way to Victoria. All Universities whose Artistic Swimming teams would like to compete nationally are members of CUASL. This league holds 3 competitions annually: McGill Invitational, Eastern/Western Canadian Championships, and National Championships. All competition events include both the competitive, novice and AWAD categories. Each category holds a duet, solo, and team event.

The Gee-Gees Artistic Swimming club’s status within the league has continued to grow throughout the years. Recent successes include: Top Experienced Team 2021, Top Overall Canadian Club 2018, Top Overall Novice Athlete 2019, Top Novice Team 2018, Top Experienced Team 2016 and 2017, Top Novice Duet 2019, Top Experienced Duet 2014 and 2017, Top Novice Solo 2019 and Top Experienced Solo 2017, 2018 & 2019. 

The 2022-2023 competitive season will start on Sunday, September 11th with an info session held in Montpetit from 5:00-6:00pm and subsequently the first tryout from 6:30-8:30pm.  The try-out period is short (4 practices), after which we divide teams based on skill, experience, and technique. However, there is a spot for anyone who would like to swim with the club! The competitive season then continues until February or March. Afterwards, an end-of-season Water Show is held by the club to showcase our routines from the past year (and a few new ones!).  

If you would like to join, or would just like more information, please email us. Experience is not required, as we have a dynamic novice program. We are always looking for new swimmers and coaches! 

Amy Cameron