From the Titanium group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group have successfully swam the 200 IM and 500 Free at a swim meet. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Training begins to take precedence over technique work for the first time in the athlete's development. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.
Minimum requirement to join this group:
successfully completed the 500 free and 200 IM more than once at a swim meet
5 - 100's free on 1:40
4 - 200's free on 3:30
Gold Group Coaches: Tom O'Hare & Shannon Powell-Smithers
Gold Group Fees: $125/month (2nd Swimmer $85, 3rd Swimmer $65)
Gold group emphasizes endurance training, while still focusing on the importance of technique. This group offers 7 swim practices a week and encourages swimmers to attend approximately 4 swim practices a week.
Equipment required: fins, pull buoy, snorkel, hand paddles, 8" parachute
School Year Schedule begins August 13, 2018
Monday: Swim 6:30-7:30am, Dry Land 5:00-6:00pm
Tuesday: Swim 6:00-8:00pm
Wednesday: Dry Land 5:30-6:00pm, 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday: Swim 6:00-8:00pm
Friday: Dryland 5:00-5:30pm, Swim 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday: Swim 7:30-9:30am
Change in practice for May 1 - May 25
Monday 6:30-7:30am, dry land 5:00-6:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Swim 6:30-8:30pm (Wednesday dry land 6:00-6:30pm)
Friday - Swim 6:00-7:30 (dry land 5:30-6:00pm)
May 29 - June 8, 2018
7:30 - 9:30am Lap Pool (dry land - M, W, F, 7-7:30am)
Beginning June 11, 2018
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
7:00-7:30am dry land, 7:30-9:30am swim Lap Pool
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30-9:30am Swim Lap Pool
Long Course Practices at Episcopal School of Jacksonville (For those that have committed to the minimum meet requirements)
Monday - 6:00-8:00pm and Thursday - 4:00-6:00pm.
Gold Group swimmers who attend the evening Long Course practice should NOT attend the morning swim practice.
(Long Course training requirements: Due to limited availability of lanes and practice times long course pool practices will only be available for the Gold and Senior Groups. Swimmers in these groups who wish to attend the long course practices must commit to attend 3 full long course meets this summer and swimmers must be attending a minimum of 4 practices per week.)