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 23 swimmers and 7 coaches. As Spring 2019, the club has two competitive teams, one novice team, a competitive solo, two competitive duets, two novice solos and one novice duet competing.
The club is a member of the Canadian University Artistic Swimming League (CUASL) that was formed in 2001. This league contains Universities across Canada spanning from the Halifax all the way to the Victoria. All Universities who would like to compete nationally with their synchro team are members of CUASL. This league holds 3 competitions annually: McGill Invitational, Eastern/Western Canadian Championships, as well as the Nationals Championship. All competition events include both the competitive, novice and AWAD categories. Each category holds a duet, solo, team and combo event. This club’s status within the league has continued to grow throughout the years. Recent successes include: 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 2019-2020 competitive season will start on Sunday, September 8th with an info session held in Montpetit from 5:30-6:30pm and subsequently the first tryout from 6:30-8:30pm. The try-out period is short (4 practices); 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 mid-February. Afterwards, an end-of-season Water show is held by the club to showcase our routines (and a few new ones!) from the past year.
If you would like to join, or would just like more information, please email us. Experience is not required (as we have a large developing novice program). We are always looking for new swimmers and coaches!