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How to get involved as an AquaGO! Instructor or Program Assistant

Instructors and Program Assistants are the heart and soul of the AquaGO! program. Learn more about the certification process below!

Becoming a trained CAS AquaGO! Instructor is the perfect way to expand your coaching portfolio while preparing for the full CAS implementation of AquaGO to our sport.

This program will enhance your coaching skills and help build the future athletes of Canada. CAS has developed an online/in-person “blended environment” delivery option for AquaGO! Instructor training.

September 19 – 27, 2020 marks the 15th annual National Coaches Week in Ontario! NCW is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. This course has been subsidized by the Coaches Association of Ontario as part of National Coaches Week.

AquaGO! Instructors

Instructor Course Applicant Requirements

  • Must be 15 years of age and older to register for the AquaGO! instructors course
  • Applicants must sign a Confidentiality Form
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Instructor Prerequisite Modules

  • AquaGO! Pre-clinic Reading & Quiz
  • CAS LTAD Framework Reading & Quiz
  • S4L Intro to Physical Literacy Module
  • CAC Coach Initiation in Sport ($15 charge that is refunded upon course completion)

Follow these steps to start the process of becoming an AquaGO! Instructor now!

Step 1 

Register with the
artistic swimming coach website

Login to your account and find the courses listed under the CLINIC tab in the top menu bar


Step 2 

Complete 4
pre-requisite modules:

– AquaGO! Pre-clinic Reading & Quiz
– CAS LTAD Framework Reading & Quiz
– S4L Intro to Physical Literacy Module
– CAC Coach Initiation in Sport ($15 charge that is refunded upon course completion)

Step 3

Complete course
modules 1-3

– Delivering AquaGO!
– LTAD and Fundamental Movement Skills
– Swimming


Step 4

In-person classroom and pool sessions

$75 (to be paid when dates are finalized)

If you have any further questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mary-Jane at [email protected].

AquaGO! Instructor Online Course Format

The AquaGO! course will be delivered in English via Adobe Connect. Once all three course modules are completed, OAS will follow-up with an in-person workshop that completes the in-pool portion of the course (for all comp intro+ coaches) and the remaining two modules: Bring a Lesson Plan to Life and Artistic Swimming Skills (for instructors only). Coaches must attend 100% of the in-person workshop to become a trained AquaGO! Instructor.

Please note: All three online course modules must be completed before attending the in-person portion of the course. To become a certified AquaGO! Instructor, coaches must also be evaluated.


Instructor Course Dates 2020

December 8: Module 1 @ 6-8 p.m.

December 9: Module 2 @ 6-8 p.m.

December 10: Module 3 @ 6-8 p.m.

December 12: Modules 4 & 5 @ 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Cost $100

AquaGO! Program Assistants

The AquaGO! Program Assistant role is designed to provide important support to Canada Artistic Swimming’s AquaGO! program – making it more effective and engaging for the participants. The AquaGO! program is designed to help create strong, solid foundations for the participants, and therefore quality instruction of basic and fundamental skills is critical. Program Assistants allow for more eyes to be on the participants, more feedback to be given, and more 1:1 interaction to take place during a lesson. This will facilitate the improvement of participant skills at a faster rate all while ensuring participant safety, well-being, and overall enjoyment of the program. 

AquaGO! Program Assistants are volunteer “helpers” who have been trained by an AquaGO! Learning Facilitator (LF), to assist AquaGO! Instructors with lesson delivery of the AquaGO! program.


Course Details

Prerequisites: Must be at least 13 years of age

Cost:  $25

September 2020 Course Dates:

Saturday September 19 @ 10 – 12pm
Monday September 20 @ 6 – 8pm