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The 2020 Qualifier has been cancelled

Canada Artistic Swimming established and communicated a response plan to address our competition landscape in the evolving situation related to the attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.  This plan was assembled in collaboration with our Members and had at its core, the primary objective to keep our participants healthy and safe, and a secondary objective to continue normal sport operations as much as the situation would allow.

CAS has watched closely as the government health advisors at various levels make recommendations on the basis of their expert opinions, and government and other sport agencies move forward to implement those recommendations.

As these decisions have unfolded very quickly, the definition of normal sport operations has changed significantly within the last two days. 

Consistent with the health and safety guidelines being implemented across Canada, and with new directives from the Ontario government, the decision has been taken to cancel the 2020 Qualifier competition scheduled to be held in Markham, Ontario, March 24-28, 2020.  

This is one of many difficult decisions that are being made across the country and around the world related to sporting events of all types. With such a rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, CAS is committed to following all of the recommended guidelines and measures to slow its spread and maintain the health and well-being of our athletes and all other participants in our sport.

At this moment, a contingency plan is being constructed to address the Canadian Championships scheduled for Quebec City in early May.  For now, this competition will continue to remain on our calendar.

Accompanying this announcement is a Q and A which will address many of the questions our clubs and parents have as a result of this decision.

We wish all of our Members and participants continued good health and safety through this challenging period in our history. 

CAS is presently determining the financial impact on the organization for cancelling the event.  As soon as that is complete, we will be in a position to answer this question but all routine fees will be reimbursed
At the moment, we are hopeful that the Canadian Championships will proceed on schedule.  Given the amount of information that is not known or is evolving quickly, CAS commits to making a decision about whether Canadians will continue to be held, on or by April 15, 2020
CAS has determined that by adjusting the schedule of the Canadian Championships slightly, all the solos and duets that would have competed at Qualifier can be accommodated. Therefore, all entries qualified through the provincial championships to compete at Qualifier will be eligible to compete in the same events at Canadians
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Read Canada Artistic Swimming position on the COVID-19 issue as it relates to Qualifier 2020 (as of March 11, 2020), including some background information, our 3-phase measured approach as well as contingency planning.

QUICK LINKS

What How Notes/Deadline
Final Schedule – v3.0 Download Schedule As of March 10, 2020
Pre-Competition Training Schedule Download Schedule As of March 5, 2020
Waiver Forms Download Forms Hand in at registration desk on March 23-24
Special Registration Process for Ontario Clubs Download Memo  

Draws and Results

Event Time   Results
TUE, MAR 26
Junior Solo Technical 15:00 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
WED, MAR 27
13-15 Figures 07:45 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
Rankings per figure
Senior Duet Tech 14:00 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
Junior Duet Tech 15:00 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
Senior Solo Tech 18:30 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
THU, MAR 28
Junior Solo Free 08:15 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
Senior Solo Free 11:10 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
Highlight Team 14:30 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
13-15 Team Prelims 15:00 EDT Start List Detailed
Combined
Combo 18:45 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
FRI, MAR 29
Junior Duet Free 08:15 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
Senior Duet Free 10:45 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
13-15 Solo 12:15 EDT Start List Summary – Routine
Detailed – Routine
Combined
Senior Team Tech 17:45 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
Junior Team Tech 18:00 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
SAT, MAR 30
13-15 Mixed Duet 08:30 EDT Detailed – Routine
Combined
13-15 Duet 08:35 EDT Start List Detailed – Routine
Combined
Junior Team Free 13:15 EDT Start List Summary
Detailed
13-15 Team 17:00 EDT Start List Summary – Routine
Detailed – Routine
Combined

DAY PASS

$12per day
  • Price is for 16+
    5-16: $8/day

ALL-EVENT PASS

$40all-event
  • Price is for 16+
    5-16: $30/all-event

Competition Dates Pre-competition training: March 22 (if necessary) + March 23
Spacing: March 24
Competition: March 24-28
Registration Deadline March 3, 2020 at 11:59pm
Hosts Canada Artistic Swimming in partnership with Markham Synchro and Ontario Artistic Swimming
CAS Resource Stéphane Côté, Events & Communications Director
[email protected]
Events 13-15 – Figures, Solo, Duet, Mixed Duet, Team
Junior – Solo Tech, Solo Free, Duet Tech., Duet Free, Mixed Duet Tech, Mixed Duet Free, Team Tech, Team Free
Senior – Solo Tech, Solo Free, Duet Tech., Duet Free, Mixed Duet Tech, Mixed Duet Free, Team Tech, Team Free
Open – Combo, Highlight Team
Rules This competition will be conducted under Canada Artistic Swimming Rules

Pool Information Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville, Markham, ON
Pool Specs Competition Pool: 25m x 25m (10 lanes)
Warmup Pool: 25m x 25m
Deck Privileges Only Coaches and Athletes registered for the Event will be allowed in change rooms and on deck.

All Coaches must have proper accreditations on them at all times, and will be expected to have the proper level of certification as per rule 3.1.9 a): All coaches at the Qualifier/CASC must be fully certified at the Competition Development Level or NCCP Level 3.

Gelling Gelling will only be allowed in one area: the left side of the man’s dressing room. We encourage all athletes to gel at hotel before the events whenever possible.
Absolutely no retelling in the pool will be allowed.
Security & Health Services Trained Lifeguards will be on deck at all times during the competition

Competition Schedule Final Schedule v3.0 March 10, 2020
Pre-Competition Training Schedule Final Schedule March 5, 2020

Entry Deadline Tuesday, March 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Entry Submission Information All registration and entries must be sent online using Canada Artistic Swimming’s Event Registration system.
Entry Fees
Figures $45
Solo Tech $45
Solo Free $45
Duet Tech $95
Duet Free $95
Team Tech $175
Team Free $175
Combo & Highlight Team $205
Late Entries Once the deadline has passed, changes can only be requested by email, at [email protected], and will be subject to a late fee.

According to CAS Rule, 5.1.5 b), Each routine whose entry package has not been received or is incomplete by the stated deadline is automatically assessed a $25.00 fine. This fine must be paid to the Chief Referee or designate at the coaches meeting prior to the competition, or the routines concerned will be disqualified from the competition.

The FINAL deadline for late entries is 2 weeks prior to the start of the competition, on March 10, 2020, 11:59 pm EST. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Athlete Fee The athlete fee is $115 per athlete. An online Event Registration Form will be provided to add this amount to the club’s total.
Technical Fee There will be no Technical Fee in 2020.
Athlete Area Fee An Athlete Area Fee of $10 per athlete will be charged to all athletes participating in the competition to help secure an area for athletes to eat during the competition.
Payment Two payment methods are available. In both cases, payment must be received before the final payment deadline to avoid penalties.

  1. Preferred Method: By Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to [email protected] (password should be QUAL2020)
  2. By cheque, payable to Canada Artistic Swimming, sent to:
Canada Artistic Swimming
c/o Angela Bowser
700 Industrial Avenue, Suite 401
Ottawa, ON, K1G 0Y9

Note that the payment deadline is one week after registration, on March 10, 2020, but that late penalties will be strictly enforced.

Event Registration Form All clubs must fill out an online Event Registration Form which will be used to provide all the pertinent information to the Organizing Committee and to calculate total cost to remit to Canada Artistic Swimming.
Consent Forms & Waivers All athletes must fill out the Athlete Waivers and Medical Release forms which must be handed in at the registration table before the beginning of the competition. Click here to download the forms.
Anti-Doping and prohibited substances By registering for this competition, athletes acknowledge that they agree to be subject to random unannounced anti-doping testing. Information about athletes’ rights and responsibilities, as well as the full list of prohibited substances, are available on the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s website, www.cces.ca.

Hôtel Notes Rates
OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL –
Sheraton & Best Western Parkway Hotels600 Highway 7
Richmond Hill, ON
L4B 1B2Find on Google Maps

Contact Liliana Segreto
1.905.695.2869
1.800.668.0101 #2869
[email protected]
Sheraton Parkway
2 Queen Beds
Starting at $149 + taxes & fees
including 2 full buffet breakfastsBest Western Parkway
2 Double beds
Starting at $139 + taxes & fees
including 2 full buffet breakfastsEfficiency Suites
(2 queen beds, 1 pullout, full size fridge, microwave)
Starting at $174 + taxes & fees
including 2 full buffet breakfasts
  • Free WIFI in guest rooms
  • Complimentary indoor and outdoor parking
  • Over 20 family-friendly restaurants within walking distance
  • 2 Indoor Heated Pools in the 25,000 sq. ft. Recreational Centre with a full size gymnasium
  • Starbucks in hotel lobby, Crave Restaurant, Spirits Bar
  • Fitness Centre (24-hour Access)
  • Coffee Maker, Mini-fridge, Iron with Ironing Board
  • Microwave (Best Western only)
  • Stay Connected with our lobby Work Station
  • Conveniently Located North of Highway 401 at 3 Major Crossroads ( HWY 404/ Don Valley Parkway, HWY 407 & HWY 7 )
Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites

8500 Warden Avenue
Markham, ON
L6G 1A5

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Contact Kristine Lagos
1.905.470.8577
[email protected]
MAIN BUILDING
2 double Beds + pull out sofa bed Standard Suite

$149 + taxes & feesKing + double pull-out sofa bed Standard Suite
$145 + taxes & feesFULL KITCHEN SUITES
Standard King Suites + Pull Out Sofa Bed with full kitchen
$170 + taxes & fees

Standard Two Double Bed Suites with Pull Out Sofa Bed with full kitchen
$174 + taxes & fees

All rates include complimentary breakfast for 2 persons. Additional persons: breakfast $15


The figures draw for the 13-15 Figures event will be determined by Canada Artistic Swimming, according to CAS Rule 4.5.3.b.i.

The figure group […] shall be drawn and posted by the Chief Referee or his/her designate one week prior to the start of the figure event and will be posted on the Canada Artistic Swimming website immediately after they have been drawn.

Please note that digital music will be used at this competition. There must be one digital file for each registered routine in an mp3 format, with a minimum required resolution of 192kbps.

Labeling Convention

File must be labeled with the following information, all separated by underscores, with no blank spaces

  1. Age Group: 13-15, Junior, Senior, Open (Combo + Highlight Team)
  2. Event: SoloTech, SoloFree, DuetTech, DuetFree, TeamTech, TeamFree, Combo, Highlight
  3. Club Name: no spaces please!
  4. Athlete Last Name: For duets, use both last names. For teams, please use the first swimmer’s last name, by alphabetical order

The deadline to send all music is March 3, 2020, at 11:59pm.

Please note that CAS rule 4.8.2.a will be strictly enforced:
If the music is not submitted by the deadline, if it is not in the correct format, if it is not labeled correctly, […] there will be a $100 fine per infraction.