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Sport Partners are teams representing 10 Olympic sports and disciplines that train and compete at Talisman Centre.

These sports and disciplines include aquatics (diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo), athletics (track), basketball, field hockey, gymnastics (rhythmic), soccer and volleyball (indoors).

Talisman Centre's strategic alignment as a delivery partner with Club Excellence has been instrumental in supporting its Sport Partners in beginning their Club Excellence journey. The Club Excellence framework has not only created tactical leaps and bounds for the Sport Partners in the international sports arena; it also became the catalyst for the facilities' vision to redefine its Sport Partner status and to further enhance the training and competition environment for the development of Calgary's performance athletes.

The results of the certification framework better enable Talisman Centre to deliver a higher quality of essential services to its Sport Partners by:

· Establishing itself as a performance partner

· Recognizing Sport Partners that are on a performance trajectory

· Contributing to a mutually beneficial partnership with shared goals and measurable outcomes

· Effectively managing, differentiating and supporting its Sport Partners whose commitments vary between
  recreational purposes to those competing and vying for Olympic teams.

Talisman Centre has redefined its Sport Partner criteria levels and corresponding benefits into three tiers following its brand umbrella - Compete, Train and Play.


The top level Compete, all garner a Level 1 Certified Status in the Club Excellence program or equivalent in conjunction with Talisman Centre's additional criteria. Concentration is on Stages 5 and 6 of the Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.



The Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swimming

The Calgary Aquabelles have a long standing history of excellence in all aspects of Synchronized Swimming. We offer a variety of Recreational and Competitive Synchro Programs from September to June. These programs are open to all. We also work within the framework of the Long-Term Athlete Development program.


Cascade Swim Club

Cascade Swimming focuses on competitions held on the National scene. These domestic competitions include the National Senior Championships, the Age Group National Western Canadian Championships. Head Coach Dave Johnson will coach and oversee all four of these groups and their coaches Wendy Johnson, Ildi Deliu and Jasen Pratt. Programs will be implemented that are commensurate with training requirements, competency levels, event requirements and the swimmers individual needs and goals.



Calgary Torpedoes Water Polo Club

Calgary Torpedoes is a high-performance, competitive water polo club based in Calgary, Alberta, training out of the Talisman Centre. It's mission is to provide a positive, competitive water polo environment and experience by developing coaches, athletes and officials who commit to practicing water polo and leadership skills, mutual respect, and teamwork to excel in life.

Training under the guidance of internationally experienced coaches, athletes at the levels of U16, U19 compete Nationally in Water Polo Canada's National League, and Internationally as a Club and on Summer National Teams representing Alberta and Canada.

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Killarney Swim Club

The Killarney Swim Club is a community based competitive swim club for youth of all ages. Our club delivers programs that promote skill improvement and positive character development in an environment focused on fun, friendship and support. Killarney Swim Club swimmers achieve athletic and personal excellence, helping them prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of life as they develop a lifelong love of the sport. Killarney Swim Club focuses on the growth of the "whole person" by promoting personal excellence in sport and in life.


Water Polo Canada Senior Men's National Team

Talisman Centre is officially recognized as a National Training Centre by Water Polo Canada. The Canadian Senior Men's National Team is currently led and managed by Neil Muir. We train out of Talisman Centre and represent Canada all over the world.

Sport Partners that achieved the Train level all received Affiliate status with Club Excellence and have partially met joint criteria with Talisman Centre. Focus is on sport specific training, Stages 3, 4 and 5 of the LTAD with participation in national or higher events.


Ares Modern Pentathlon and Fencing Club

Ares Pentathlon and Fencing Club is a community-based club delivering programming in the Olympic sports of Modern Pentathlon (swim, fence, equestrian, run, shoot) and Fencing (epee). Through an athlete-centered approach, members gain the skills necessary to compete from the early stages of development to the international level, and from youth to masters in age. Through excellent coaching and a community-building orientation, Ares is committed to maximizing the potential of its athletes; from Beginner to Olympian.


Calgary Elite Synchro

Calgary Elite Synchro is Calgary’s youngest synchronized swim club, offering both competitive and recreational programs. We strive to develop technically sound, well-rounded synchronized swimmers. We ensure our young athletes develop skills that will assist them throughout their lives. We foster a positive and competitive environment where all girls are given the tools to reach their own specific goals. As a small club, our athletes get more individual coaching attention and form special bonds with their teammates.


Calgary International Track Club

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."- Aristotle

CITC is a group of dedicated athletes, all of whom personify the essence of the above quote Excellence is an art, won only through training and habituation. It is through relentless competition with their own best selves that Calgary International athletes achieve their goals, and find excellence in the process.


Calgary Olympic Track Club

COTC is a competitive Athletics club for people interested in realizing their full potential in the sport of track and field. Our focus is on excellence at every level of athletic development and in every aspect of our operations, including governance, programming, coaching and training. We believe this approach will produce great success for our athletes, not only on the track, but in all areas of their lives. We accept athletes of all ages and abilities who are highly motivated, committed to the sport, and willing to work hard to reach their full athletic potential.

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Calgary Patriots Swim Club

The Calgary Patriots is a competitive swim Club dedicated to the overall development of individuals to their maximum potential. The program is designed for individual swimmers, keeping their age, ability and desires in mind. The Club has five competitive levels. This structure allows the development of athletes as they progress through the sport of competitive swimming.


Calgary Renegades Water Polo Club

Calgary Renegades is a girl's high performance competitive water polo club that has become the training ground for athletes that go onto become accomplished athletes nationally and internationally. These teams have several age groups from Atom to Senior (6-60 years old) and travel to tournaments around North America.


Calgary Warriors Track Club

The objective of the Calgary Warriors Track Club is to hand students grade 7-12 the tools and training to be successful in track & field. A number of top-class athletes have come forth from the ranks of the Calgary Warriors, making provincial and national teams, and several have obtained scholarships at universities in Canada and the U.S.A.


Calgary Wild Water Polo Club

Calgary Wild has been developing young water polo athletes of all skill levels for over five years in Calgary. Athletes range in age from six to seventeen. The club's national team coaches have created a valuable combination of skills improvement, team-building and fun which keep kids coming back year after year. The club offers year-round training opportunities with scheduled practices, scrimmages and games as well as competitions within Alberta and in other provinces and states. Wild's mission is to provide the best water polo coaching to all age groups skill levels to build self-esteem and to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development of all our athletes.


CALTAF (Calgary Track & Field)

CALTAF is a well-established organization which provides facilities, training programs, competition and leadership to promote personal development and excellence in athletes, coaches and officials for the betterment of track and field in Calgary. CALTAF offers year round developmental and competitive training programs for athletes of all ages and interests. Whether you're just starting out in the sport of track and field or are an experienced and competitive athlete striving to make a National or International Team, CALTAF has a place for you. We offer training groups and programs for all ages beginning with our Cheetah Program for ages 6-12, our Junior Development Group designed for athletes 12-15, and our event specific Senior Training Groups. Please contact the Caltaf Office at or 403-686-6011 for more information.


Chinook Rhythmique Gymnastics Club

Chinook Rhythmique has over 24 years of experience in training all levels of gymnasts. Chinook has consistently had gymnasts representing Alberta and Canada in major games and events. In our high level competitive program we teach National level gymnasts 5 days/week and Provincial level gymnasts 3-5 days/week. Pre-competitive and recreation classes make up the balance of our programs. Our gymnasts also benefit from ballet, conditioning and apparatus handling included in their training.


Dive Calgary

Dive Calgary, the city's only competitive springboard and platform diving club, is committed to being an innovative and flexible organization that contributes to the personal achievement of excellence and community development through the sport of diving at provincial, national, international and Olympic levels. Our club is currently training 33 athletes ranging in age from six to 28. These Senior, Age Group (Junior) and Developmental level divers compete in both springboard and platform diving. The philosophy of our club is to embody the best in performance, good sportsmanship, integrity, discipline and personal commitment.

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Nose Creek Swim Association

Nose Creek Swim Association's (NCSA) goal is to promote and support a highly competitive swim program and is committed to providing a superior coaching staff accessible to all levels of swimming ability. Our training philosophy follows the recommended Long Term Athlete Development Model develop Canadian Sport 4 Life. We run our programs out of two facilities in Calgary and one in Airdrie. Our senior athletes do all their water and dryland training solely out of the Talisman Centre.

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Priori Epee Fencing Club

Priori Epee Fencing Club was created in 2006 as the first club in Alberta dedicated exclusively to épée, which is the fencing modality most practiced around the world. Fencing is a safe and fun sport that can be practiced for many years. In fact, several of our adult fencers have been fencing since they were children and now they send their children to us; this is something that fills us with pride and puts us in the unique position of being both competitive and family oriented. Our head coach has over 30 years of experience in coaching athletes of all ages and levels, from beginner to Olympian.


The Play level focuses on Stages 1, 2 and 7 of the LTAD where Sport Partners have defined their purpose primarily for recreational or game play.

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Alberta Soccer Association

The Alberta Soccer Association is the largest individual sports association in Alberta with 90,000 registered members. Alberta Soccer, in collaboration with its membership and partners, strives to create a centre of excellence for the game, providing opportunities for all players to reach their full potential.


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Alberta Water Polo Association

Alberta Water Polo is a provincial organization which works to promote, govern, support and advance water polo in the province. We collaborate with our partners and members to provide a safe, positive and progressive sport environment.



Calgary Aquamums Masters Synchro Club

The Calgary Aquamums Masters Synchro Club is a recreational/competitive masters synchronized swimming club. Our members range in age from 18 to 70+. Our club consists of about 55 members. There are opportunities for various levels of synchronized swimmers in our club


Calgary Ladies Field Hockey Association

Since the 1990's, the CLFHA leagues has grown to 22 outdoor teams playing in three divisions and 23 indoor teams playing in three divisions. Team player ages range from 13 to 60



Calgary Masters Swimming Club

Members range in age from early 20's to mid 80's, and in swimming ability from just able to swim a few laps to being national record holders. We have a combination of dedicated recreational/fitness swimmers, active competitive swimmers and triathletes. Our Members hold Provincial and National records and hold FINA World Rankings in various individual and relay events.


Calgary Polo Splash

Calgary Polo Splash is a recreational group open to all levels of players. Our group consists of women whose experience ranges from past competitive swimmers and polo players to non-swimmers and novices to the game. Our mandate is to get together, get some exercise and have fun! No previous knowledge of water polo is necessary to join. We'll teach you the rules, the skills and the team tactics.


Cascade Seawolves Water Polo Club

The Seawolves Club is a water polo club open to all kids ages 7 and up living in northwest or northeast Calgary, as well as Airdrie and Cochrane. We welcome everyone regardless of swimming ability. We are members of the Alberta Water Polo Association (AWPA) and we play against several other local teams located in Calgary, High River and Okotoks. During tournaments, teams from Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Innisfail often join us. Our mission is to provide a positive sport environment that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle in its members. Through the sport of water polo, members learn to value physical fitness, teamwork, and cooperation and develop leadership skills that make them exceptional community members.


Calgary Senior Men's Basketball Association

Calgary Senior Men's Basketball Association operates competitive basketball programs for men throughout Calgary. We have been a member of the Talisman Centre since it opened in 1983 and 1/3 of our games are played here. Each year over 140 teams play in 15+ divisions of varying ages and abilities. Each game has professional officials and scorekeeping staff. We offer the best basketball in town, other than post-secondary. For more information, check our website at

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Calgary Sport and Social Club

The CSSC offers over 15 sports and activities with various skill levels, ranging from Recreational to Competitive. Our goal is to encourage as many Calgarians as possible to 'get in the game!' Our programs are for adults who want to participate in co-ed leagues, tournaments, and events that are well organized, easy to access through our website and always in the spirit of our 'fun first, winning second' philosophy.



Calgary Underwater Hockey Club

Underwater Hockey is a co-ed, non-contact water sport played on the bottom of the pool. It involves strategy, skill and fitness in a unique 3-dimensional setting in which teams of six compete to push a weighted puck across the pool bottom. Strategy is very similar to that of hockey but on a 3 dimensional sheet of liquid ice. The Calgary Underwater Hockey Club is the largest youth oriented underwater hockey club in the country, with many of the players representing Canada at the junior and elite levels on the world stage.


Calgary Senior Women's Basketball Association

Calgary Senior Women's Basketball Association, "A" League, runs 8 teams of ex-collage/university players. We have been a member of the Talisman Centre since it opened in 1983 and all of our games are played here. We play September - March on Mondays and Wednesdays with a 21 game schedule plus Finals. Each game has professional officials and score keeping staff. For more information, on CSWBA "A" League and more, check the website at


CALVOL Volleyball Association

We are the premier men's volleyball league in Calgary. We have been around since 1983 and have made Talisman Centre our home base.

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Field Hockey Alberta

Field Hockey Alberta is the Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) responsible for supporting field hockey in the province. FHA has been in operation since 1974. In partnership with the National Sports Organization (NSO), Field Hockey Canada (FHC), Field Hockey Alberta provides opportunities for Albertans to experience the challenges and rewards of the exciting sport of field hockey.


Field Hockey Association of Calgary

FHAC strives to Promote and Develop the game of Outdoor and Indoor Field Hockey for Men and Mixed Teams through Competitive and Recreational games for Players,Coaches, Officials and Spectators.


Rocky Mountain Diving Club

Rocky Mountain Diving Club (RMDC) offers recreational Learn-to-Dive and, pre-competitive programs for all ages. Our goal is to provide quality technical springboard and platform diving instruction at the introductory level in a safe, controlled, and fun environment. We incorporate trampoline and dry board training, as well as dry land strength and flexibility conditioning into all lessons.