About the Team

The UBC TSC Artistic Swimming Team provides an environment for both novice and advanced swimmers to excel. Guided by experienced coaches, our swimmers work on technique, artistry, flexibility, strength, and breath control throughout the season while also mastering their routine(s).

Our athletes compete within the Canadian University Artistic Swimming League (CUSSL) at both the Western and National Championships.

In addition to the the team structure, our athletes can compete as a soloist, duet, or trio. Our season runs from September to mid-March each year.

Our season runs from September to mid-March each year.

The Artistic Swimming Sport Club is a competitive group of people who are looking to improve our technical skills as well as have fun in and out of the pool. Our coaches, executives, and swimmers all strive for continual improvement and are focused on excelling at the National Stage.

Throughout the season you’ll form close connections with your teammates and other club members. It is a fantastic social opportunity as you become part of a smaller community within UBC that shares a similar passion for artistic swimming.

Eligibility Requirements:

Novice swimmers are required to attend 2 practices a week and advanced swimmers are required to attended 3 practices a week. No previous experience is required for the novice category; however, advanced swimmers must have previously competed at a provincial or national level. Furthermore, all swimmers are required to attend the Westerns divisional at the end of January.

Try Outs: 

We will have a booth set up on Imagine Day. As well you can come check us out at one of our 2 tryout sessions – the date and times will be announced shortly.

Team Fees: 

Our team fees range from $400-700 for the year depending on the teams and the level you swim at. Team Fees include all of Competition Registration Fees, practice times, and coaches. This fee is paid at the beginning of the year and does not include travel costs. However, as a club we do fundraisers throughout the year to cover as much of the travel cost as possible.

Practice Schedule: 

Practices are held at the UBC Aquatic Center from 8:30pm – 10:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:00am – 11:00am on Sundays. Novice swimmers would attend two of these practices a week while advanced swimmers would attend all three.

Competition Schedule: 

Westerns will be hosted by the University of Calgary from January 25th-27th, 2019

Nationals will be hosted by McGill and the University of Ottawa from February 15th-17th, 2019

In the 2017 – 2018 season, our two Advanced Team placed 1st at Westerns and 4th at Nationals which are now the highest rankings ever recorded for UBC Artistic Swimming. Additionally, our Novice Team placed 1st at Westerns for the last six consecutive years, as well as 3rd at Nationals.

As well as strong team performances, we had many notable solo and duet placements. Timothy Yaroshuk – the club’s only male swimmer – took first place at Westerns in novice solo. Olivia Zawadiuk and Katie Stirrat placed 1st at both Westerns and Nationals, making history for UBC Artistic Swimming as the first duet to achieve first place at a national level. The two went on to qualify for the Canadian Championships and placed 4th in the country, representing UBC Artistic Swimming.

The UBC Artistic Swimming Club was founded over ten years ago by experienced swimmers and students as an AMS club. Over the years, the club has grown in numbers to include a novice program, as well as expanded to include soloists and duets.

In September 2015, the artistic swimming team, which now composed of four teams including 4 duets and 5 soloists, was one of the first clubs selected to become a part of the newly formed Thunderbirds Sport Clubs Program. At the 2015 Nationals Championships, the Advanced Team won silver in the Combo category. While the Novice Team has consecutively placed first at Westerns for the previous six years, they have also recorded second place finishes at the 2014 and 2016 Nationals.

As the club has grown, swimmers have also competed in the solo and duet/trio categories. Notably, Olivia Zawadiuk received the gold medal for her solo at the 2016 Nationals, and Olivia Zawadiuk and Katie Stirrat placed first in duet at the 2018 Nationals.

In their most recent 2017-18 season, UBC Artistic Swimming made club history by having both their novice and advanced team place first at the 2018 Western Championships. Following these performances, the novice team took bronze at CUSSL Nationals 2018 and the advanced team placed 4th – another all time best for the club.

Name Position Email
Jasmine Marsan-Johnson CUSSL Representative synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Jocelyn Dayal Marketing and Communication synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Katie Stirrat and TImothy Yaroshuk Travel and Safety Officers synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Olivia Zawadiuk Club Lead synchro.sc@ubc.ca
Shannon Pflueger and Angelica Rossi Finance Officers synchro.sc@ubc.ca

Come out to the UBC Aquatic Centre on Sunday, December 2nd from 6:00-6:30pm to see a showcase of UBC Artistic Swimming’s routines! Check out our event page here for more details.
UBC Artistic Swimming has partnered up with UBC Camps to put on a fun intro-to-synchro week long summer day camp for children ages 8-12 years old. Stay tuned for dates!
Our club hosts numerous fundraisers throughout the year including Krispy Kreme, Bar Nights, and more. As well, stay tuned for our End-of-Year Watershow which will take place in early March

UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Artistic Swimming
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Centre
Vancouver, BC
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