Sea Stars Handbook
(updates in PROGRESS)
Artistic Swimming (formerly Synchronized Swimming) started in St. John’s during the 1960s at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) pool. In 1979, the club moved to the Aquarena under the name Newfoundland Aquarena Aquatic Club Synchro (NAAC Synchro).
Twenty four years later, in December of 2003 the Club adopted a new name, the St. John’s Sea Stars. To accompany this new name a distinctive club logo was designed: five swimmers in the shape of a sea star. The logo was revised again to just the Sea Stars in 2015.
This design was chosen to signify the artistic nature of the sport, our affinity to the water and our unique heritage with the sea. The official club colours are red and black.
We offer recreational and competitive programs each year from September to June. Our practices occur at the Aquarena and MUN Swimming Pools. The MUN Pool, located in Memorial University's Physical Education building, is the usual and preferred site to host competitions and water shows because of its viewing gallery.
The Sea Stars synchronized swimming club is a non-profit organization, member of NL Artistic Swimming, and member of Canada Artistic Swimming. Our dedicated coaches and parent volunteers invest tremendous amounts of time and energy into our programs each year. Thank you !
Club Goal & Objectives
The goal of the Sea Stars is the pursuit of excellence in a positive and healthy environment.
Our Club Objectives:
To provide a positive and healthy club environment.
To encourage swimmers to achieve their full potential.
To encourage a high degree of skill development and self discipline.
To foster the development of a good work ethic in Artistic swimming and throughout life.
To develop and practice sportsman-like behavior and team / club spirit.
To increase swimmer confidence and positive self image.