An aquatic sport combining elements of gymnastics, dance, and swimming that is practised in a swimming pool. It is an extremely demanding and complex discipline whose practitioners must have a good level of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular energy, and concentration to follow the rhythm of the music, as well as to move and situate themselves underwater. Artistic swimming is practised in solo events, duets, and team competitions. Performances are judged by officials according to standardized rules. The individual or team with the most points wins the competition.
The Club aquatique de l’est de Montréal is a non-profit organization created in the early 1980s. In partnership with the City of Montreal, it aims to promote aquatic sports, mainly among young people aged 3 to 18, by offering various activities such as swimming, artistic swimming, lifesaving sports and water polo.
Originally linked only to the activities of the Édouard-Montpetit pool, it now includes all the aquatic activities of the Édouard-Montpetit, Pierre-Lorange, Morgan and Annie-Pelletier pools in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.