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Gold E Group

Ages 8.0- 10.9

The Gold E group focuses on developing elite age-group swimmers with well rounded training methods. Gold E swimmers maintain focus on stroke technique, body position, and kicking to set themselves up for future success and to limit future injuries, while building up workout intensity. Gold E swimmers have competitive swimming experience. They learn the fundamentals of a well-rounded training program (including, but not limited to, dry-land training, race strategies, pacing, and improving technique) and are encouraged to work toward training and personal goals.

Gold E swimmers are encouraged to know their best times and training paces. We recommend Gold E swimmers attend 4 practices per week. Swimmers in this group are expected to attend meets scheduled by the coach with a goal of qualifying for Junior Olympic Top 8 and Far Western qualifying times.

Entry-level expectations for Gold E swimmers:

  • Must be in the 10 & Under age group to enter the group
  • Able to complete the following set:
    • 6 x 50s freestyle @ :50
    • 8 x 50s back dolphin kick with fins @ :50
    • 8 x 50s kick @ 1:05
    • 8 x 25s scull @ :45
    • 4 x 100 IM @ 1:55
  • Knowledge of Junior Olympic and/or Far Westerns times
  • To enter this group a swimmer must have at least two National USA Swimming 10-year-old 'A' times.

Sites Available: Gunderson High School (all Attendance Requirement groups practice only at GHS)