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Hosted by Canada Artistic Swimming & Ontario Artistic Swimming

March 21-25, 2023

Dates Extra Training: March 19 (if needed) & 20, 2023
Official Training: March 21, 2023
Competition: March 21 – 25, 2023
Registration Deadline February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm Extensions may be granted on a province-by-province basis depending on the date of respective Provincial Qualifier events.
Hosts Canada Artistic Swimming & Ontario Artistic Swimming
CAS Resource Stéphane Côté, Chief Officer – Business Development
[email protected]
Events Youth – Figures, Solo, Duet, Mixed Duet, Team, Free Combination
Junior – Solo Technical, Solo Free, Duet Technical, Duet Free, Mixed Duet Technical, Mixed Duet Free, Team Technical, Team Free
Senior – Solo Technical, Solo Free, Duet Technical, Duet Free, Mixed Duet Technical, Mixed Duet Free, Team Technical, Team Free
Junior/Senior – Acrobatic Routine
Rules This competition will be conducted under Canada Artistic Swimming Rules
Pool Information Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON L3R 2E4
Pool Specs Competition Side: 25m x 25m x 3.0-2.5m
Warmup Side: 25m x 25m x 2.5m
Deck Privileges 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.
Security & Health Services Trained Lifeguards will be on deck at all times during the competition
Rules for Gelling We ask that clubs consider doing gelling and degelling at the hotel whenever possible. Absolutely no degelling in the pool will be tolerated.
Rules for Stretching & Land Drill TBC
Where to Eat TBC
Entry Deadline Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Extensions may be granted on a province-by-province basis depending on the date of Provincial Qualifier events.

Entry Submission Information All registration and entries must be sent online using Canada Artistic Swimming’s Event Registration system.
Entry Fees
Youth Figures $45
Solo Tech $45
Solo Free $45
Duet Tech / Mixed Duet Tech $95
Duet Free / Mixed Duet Free $95
Team Tech $175
Team Free $175
Free Combination $205
Acrobatic Routine $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 7, 2023, 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.
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 QUAL2023)
  2. By cheque, payable to Canada Artistic Swimming, sent to:
Canada Artistic Swimming
c/o Cheryl McEvoy
700 Industrial Avenue, Suite 401
Ottawa, ON, K1G 0Y9

Note that the payment deadline is one week after registration, on March 7, 2023, 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 (coming later).
Anti-Doping & 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.


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

Information Options possibles / Instructions
1. Age Group 13-15, Junior, Senior, Jr-Sr (Acrobatic routine)
2. Event SoloTech, SoloFree, DuetTech, DuetFree, MixedDuetTech, MixedDuetFree, TeamTech, TeamFree, Combo, Acro
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 February 28, 2023, at 11:59pm.

Please note that we ask you to respect this deadline even if your Provincial Qualifier is being held later than Febuary 28 and that you’ve been given an extension to complete your registration. This will help us prepare our music files for the event. Anyone who believes they won’t be able to meet the deadline should let us know at [email protected] to avoir late fees.

Please note that the Youth Figures event format will undergo an important format change starting in the 2022-2023 competition season.

Details will be released once the new FINA rules have been approved and domestic rules have been confirmed.

This section will be updated as the COVID-19 situation evolves in Canada, Ontario and Markham to indicate the counter-measures that will be put in place for this event.

What How Notes/Deadline
Technical Memo 2023-1 | Rule Changes Read Memo 2022-08-11
What How Notes/Deadline
FINAL Schedule View Schedule v2.0 – 2021-04-01
Feedback-only Routine Registration Download Excel File 2021-03-22
Virtual Event Technical Bulletin View Bulletin v1.3 – 2021-03-19
Land Routine – Technical Bulletin View Bulletin v1.1 – 2021-03-01
Land Routine – Element Videos Watch videos on Dropbox
How to register Land Routines for Qualifier Watch Tutorial Video
Waiver Forms Coming soon!
Competition Registration Form (Formstack) Fill out form 2021-03-16
Land Routine Duets & Teams Registration Download Excel File 2021-03-16



It allows to:

• Provide a competitive rate to participating teams
• Support overall competition costs. Being able to prove the high economic impact that our competitions have on a host city and tourism boards offers more grant opportunity and increases host city interest in future year.
• Negociate more services with hotel who able to service youth sports teams

Using the recommended hotels is a gesture of solidarity towards the organizers of the competition and, at the same time, it goes along way towards helping the sustainability of our national competition system. We are counting on you!

Adress 8500 Warden Ave, Markham, ON L6G 1A5
Contact Kristine Lagos
[email protected]
Price Standard King Suites with Pull Out Sofa Bed: $169 + tax (single/double occupancy)
Two Double Bed Suites with Pull Out Sofa Bed: $179 + tax (single/double occupancy)
Two Double Bed Kitchen Suites with Pull Out Sofa Bed: $209 + tax (single/double occupancy)
Inclusions • Breakfast available for discounted price of $18 per person.
• Basic Wireless Internet included
To book Call 1-800-593-9223 and mention Group Name: National Qualifier 2023.

Booking deadline is Friday, February 18, 2022.

Distance to pool 3.4 km
Distance to airport 39 km
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