The Gold Team is a competitive program for swimmers under the age of 14 who have been with a competitive year-round program for at least one year, and meet the MARC training and attendance requirements. The Gold Team member will be expected to navigate through some very complex training routines in and out of the water. Competition is an expectation at this level, and Gold Team members will be introduced to proper goal setting techniques to assist in reaching the highest potential of the athlete. The attendance expectation of the Gold Team member is 80% of the available practices. Some two-a-day practices may be available during the winter and summer breaks.
The Gold Team member must have a recommendation by a current member of the coaching staff member.
How many practices should my child participate in to be successful?
It is recommended your child attend four to five practices per week. The attendance requirement is 80% of the available practices.
Should my child participate in swim meet competitions?
Yes. The Gold Team is a competitive year-round training group. Please consult with your coach to determine which meets are appropriate for you child.
What equipment will my child need to be a member of the Montgomery Aquatic Race Club?
The Gold Level swimmer will need the following equipment:
Practice Suit, Competition Suit, Goggles, Cap, Kick Board, Training Fins, Pull Buoy, Finis Tempo Trainer, *Hand Paddles, Mesh Equipment Bag
*Please speak with your lead coach to assist in getting the "right" hand paddle for your child.
Where can we purchase our swim team equipment?
You can find our equipment list in our registration packet. Contact our team vendor, D&J Sports, let them know what group your child swims in and they can prepare an equipment package for you.
D & J Sports
11407 Spring Cypress Rd.
Tomball, Texas 77377