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Goldsharks/ Goldjets/ Goldlightning
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GOLDSHARKS, GOLDJETS & GOLDLIGHTNING 
PRACTICE GROUP CRITERIA
 
 
The GOLDSHARKS, GOLDJETS and GOLDLIGHTNING levels are designed to give 6 to 8 year old (and some 9-year old) swimmers a positive and technically sound introduction to a swim team experience. These levels are designed to introduce the enjoyment and basic skills of competitive swimming.  

GOLDSHARKS
GOLDSHARKS are new 6-8 year old (and some 9-year old) swimmers who will learn the basics of all four competitive strokes. They will also learn the skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming such as working with teammates, following directions and listening to the coaches, learning and smiling a lot!  GOLDSHARKS must meet the following criteria:
  • Legally swim and kick 25 yards in two different strokes without any stopping/assistance
  • Comfortable in deep water and in a group setting away from parents and/or caretakers
  • Attend one to three 45-minute practices offered each week
GOLDJETS
GOLDJETS are new and experienced 6 to 8 year old (and some 9-year old) swimmers who are already legal in the three competitive strokes. They will also learn the skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming such as working with teammates, following directions and listening to the coaches, more advanced drills, learning and smiling a lot! GOLDJETS must meet the following criteria:
  • Legally swim and kick 25 yards in three different strokes without any stopping/assistance
  • Comfortable in deep water and in a group setting away from parents and/or caretakers
  • A and or B times in two events
  • Swim 10 x 50 @ 1:10
  • Kick 10 x 25 @ :40
  • Attend two to three 60 minute practices offered each week
GOLDLIGHTNING
GOLDLIGHTNING are new and experienced 6 to 8 year old (and some 9-year old) swimmers who are already legal in the four competitive strokes. They will also learn the skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming such as working with teammates, following directions and listening to the coaches, more advanced drills, learning and smiling a lot! GOLDLIGHTNING must meet the following criteria:
  • Legally swim and kick 50 yards in four different strokes without any stopping/assistance
  • Comfortable in deep water and in a group setting away from parents and/or caretakers
  • A+ or Champ times in two events
  • Swim 10 x 50 @ 1:05
  • Kick 10 x 25 @ :35
  • Attend three to four 75 minute practices offered each week