Riptide Gold is the group for our best young age-group swimmers in their progression towards the Junior-Select & Senior swimming. Gold swimmers will continue to build the foundation for a solid technical competitive swimming background while developing interval training and endurance capabilities. There is a significant focus on technique for all four competitive strokes including starts, turns, underwaters and finishes. Practice is offered 6x/week for 1.75 hours including 15 minutes of dryland training and conditioning prior to pool time. The age range for this group is 9-12 years old. Swimmers are expected to commit to 3-5 practices/week. All swimmers are USA Swimming registered athletes and are required to participate in selected USA Swimming sanctioned Meets.
Equipment needed: Long blade fins, water bottle (no glass), kick board, pull buoy, training suits, goggles, cap and mesh bag. Riptide Team Gear. (Riptide suit, cap and team t-shirt)