Please note that, in addition to your
registration fees, there will be other costs with respect to
competitions. Among these are:
a black bathing suit ($20.00 -
$40.00) for figures competition as well as a white bathing cap.
a cost for a specific uniquely
designed suit for their team suit ($50.00 - $100.00)
if also entering a duet another
suit cost ($50.00 - $100.00)
The cost for the nose plugs is max.
$5.00 and can be purchased at Milo's swim wear or Sportcheck. The Haney
Neptunes' swim wear volunteer may have some for resale at cost.
The club supplies all the make-up but,
for hygiene reasons, the waterproof mascara is encouraged to be
purchased by each swimmer for themselves to re-use.
Hair pieces are made up uniquely each
year to represent the theme for each routine. Any and all help is
encouraged and needed from parents to make these head pieces at no cost
to the members, using left over suit fabric and donated sequences etc.
Swimming Star Testing
The Haney Neptune Synchronized Swim Club
members were tested for the Star Program. All the Swimmers were tested
at the levels that best suit their ability. Congratulations to all of
you, keep up the good work!
Reminder – Synchro participants are
permitted and encouraged to attend up to 3 swim practices per week
during the summer season.
Typical Supplies List for a Synchro Meet
Here is a list of supplies typically needed for
synchro competitions. For new swimmers - there are usually parents
available at the meet to help with your child's hair and teach you how
to do it for the future. Please have athletes arrive at the meet with
their hair up in a high ponytail - on the crown of the head. If a few
people could bring plug in kettles that would be helpful.
bobby pins (and bun pins, ask us if you
don't know the difference)
torture comb (brown or a lighter colour for
lighter hair) - these are those plastic stretchy hair bands
hair elastics (the smaller and more
discrete the better)
hair net (brown) usually goody - shoppers
has them in packs of 3
Knox gelatin (1 box of 5 sachets) - yes
this goes in the hair to keep it all in place - it's a very fine
science!! Newbies will be explained the process on the day of the
false hair (if needed - hair needs to go up
in a bun on the crown of the head so if there's not enough hair you
need to make one)
head piece (working on these)
black waterproof mascara
shampoo + baking soda for removing gelatine
(expect this process to take a lot of Lather-Rinse-Repeat!)
plenty of towels
healthy snacks and drinks (WATER WATER
black suit, white cap, goggles, nose clip
x2, team routine suit, head piece
SYNC OR SWIM is the first-ever behind-the-scenes documentary about
the United States Synchronized Swimming team. This feature-length
documentary will shed light onto this lesser-known Olympic sport as it
tracks the team's journey to their bronze medal wins 2004 Olympics. The
film will lead us through the happiness and heartache of the Olympic
trials process, the rigor of synchronized swim training, the creative
collaboration behind the choreography and costume design, one swimmer's
struggle to overcome a near fatal car accident and the sacrifices that
must be made on the road to becoming an Olympic athlete
A hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and ballet, synchronized
swimming involves competitors (either individuals or teams)
performing aesthetically pleasing and difficult movements while
holding their breath and keeping afloat in water.
Synchronized swimming is an Olympic sport open to women since
1984, but not open to men, which combines the qualities of
gymnastics and ice dance, but is performed in an extremely
difficult and challenging medium.
Competitors point to the strength, flexibility, and endurance
required to perform difficult routines.
Read any good synchro books?
Breathing Not Required.
Michele Martin Bossley.
Toronto: James Lorimer & Company ("Sports" series), 1995. 84pp, paper,
ISBN 1-55028-474-6. CIP.
Grades 4 - 6 / Ages 9 - 11.
Attention Grade 10 - 11 - 12 Students:
Are you aware that all three of the
disciplines offered by the Neptunes can give you high school credits?
That's right, your hard work at practice can give you an extra credit!
For example if you're a grade 10
swimmer who is swimming at a BC Provincial Championship standard, or, a
Synchro swimmer who is on a performance Development squad, you can apply
through your school to the Ministry of Education for an external
credentials credit equivalent to a class credit. See your high school
for more details!
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