High Performance Programs

Welcome to the Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club (OSSC) High Performance Program! This program is intended for experienced, competitive synchronized swimmers who are interested in training and competing at the National level. We offer programming in the following age groups: 11-12, 13-15, Junior (16-18), and Senior (18+).

OSSCs High Performance program is truly unique. We offer intensive morning training, complemented by a condensed school curriculum with our affiliate schools. Both Hollycrest Middle School and Silverthorn Collegiate Institute have High Performer Programs that work with OSSCs training schedule. This approach ensures maximum training time with a solid education, while giving athletes and their families a more balanced family life. Please note that some of our athletes prefer to stay at their home school, and have been able to work out a training program. If this is something that interests you, please contact your home school to start making the necessary arrangements.

For athletes attending Hollycrest Middle School (grades 5-8) – school is from 12:30-3:30pm, daily. Athletes complete their training, change and walk together in groups to the school, which is approximately ten minutes by foot from the pool. For athletes attending Silverthorn Collegiate Institute (grades 9-12), training ends at 11am. Athletes change and travel to school together to by pre-arranged bus, taxi or with an older swimmer driving.

The OSSC High Performance program offers highly qualified coaches with experience at the provincial, national and international levels. In addition, many of our coaches have led Ontario Provincial Teams, and coached National Teams outside of Canada.  OSSC has a lot of depth in their coaching roster – many of our coaches were talented athletes who made the transition to coaching; several of our coaches were on Canada’s National team and represented OSSC and Canada on the international stage.

OSSC’s program is based on the Canada Sport Centres’ Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Training to Train and Training to Compete Stages. Athletes develop their stamina (endurance), strength, speed, and suppleness (flexibility), while gaining more advanced synchronized swimming skills. Mental training is introduced and developed, including goal setting and evaluation, visualization and competition preparation. Working with team members and coaches in a supportive environment, OSSC’s athletes gain grace, confidence and poise as they represent their club proudly at provincial and national competitions.

Training Schedule

Regular training starts Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the Etobicoke Olympium.

Program Training Schedule Weekends
11-12 FINA Monday to Friday. 7:30am to 11am

17.5 hours per week

Final schedule to be provided by coach

Weekend training according to coach’s training plan. Families can expect two weekend practices per month, on either a Saturday or Sunday (pending pool time and availability)
13-15 FINA Monday to Friday. 6:30am to 11am

22.5 hours per week

Final schedule to be provided by coach

Weekend training according to coach’s training plan. Families can expect two weekend practices per month, on either a Saturday or Sunday (pending pool time and availability)
Junior FINA Wednesdays 6-11am at Etobicoke Olympium for team training

25 hours per week

Training schedule will be finalized with OSSC swimmers and coaches in June.  See Junior Competitive for more program information

Weekend training according to coach’s training plan. Families can expect two weekend practices per month, on either a Saturday or Sunday (pending pool time and availability)

If you are considering OSSC’S High Performance program, please note that applications to both Hollycrest Middle School and Silverthorn Collegiate Institute are typically due at the beginning of March each year. We encourage you to apply to get a spot for the following school year. There are a limited number places available and it is important that you submit an application even if you have not yet made your final decision on OSSCs High Performance program. Please contact Head Coach Kerri Morgan at headcoach@olympiumsynchro.com for further information.

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11-12 FINA

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Athletes interested in this program please get in touch!