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The Dandelion program is an adapted synchronized swimming program that is geared towards children, youth and young adults with disabilities between the ages of (6-18). There are dry land and in water components. It includes Synchro Canada and Synchro B.C. recognized synchronized swimming specific strength and flexibility training exercises.

Supporting organizations for the program include: Vancouver Parks Board-Access Services, B.C. Easter Seals Camps, Richmond Center for Disability, Building Life After Stroke Together, University of British Columbia Synchronized Swim Club and Synchro B.C.

We are offering 2 options within our Dandelion program. A Recreational Program and a Competitive Program.

Dandelion_04262016_4561Novice Program: 

The Novice program is offered 1 time per week running in 7-10 week long sessions. The sessions are 1.5 hours each (30 minutes on land and 1 hour in the water). The athletes will learn basic synchronized swimming skills.

Training Schedule: Sunday mornings – 7 sessions (Fall)

Sept 4, 11, 25th 10:00-11:30am Minoru Pool

Oct 23rd, Nov 13, 27, Dec 4th 08:30-10:00am UBC pool

 

Dandelion_02272015_5825Intermediate/Competitive Program: 

The Intermediate/Competitive program is a full year program running from September through May. The class trains 1 time per week for 2 hours each session (30 minutes on land and 1.5 hours in the water). The intermediate/competitive team will showcase in our Winter and Year end Watershow and will compete in our Province’s recreational competition held in April.

Training Schedule: Thursday evenings

Sept 8, 15, 22 7:00-9:00pm Steveston Outdoor Pool

Sept 29-May 15th (no sessions Mar 21, 23rd) 6:30-8:30pm – Watermania Pool

For more information please contact Carrie Tse (Dandelion Program head coach).