From Silver 2 swimmers move into the first level of Senior practice. In this group the focus is primarily on training but a portion of some practices is set aside for continued stroke, start and turn practice. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athlete’s development. Dryland training is introduced into the training regimen in this group.
Entry into into this group is with coach approval. Swimmers entering this group are typically 12 and over and have 1 or more Gold 1 cut times.
Attendance: Recommended 4-5 days per week, including dryland work (total 2 to 2-1/2 hrs per day)
From Gold 1, the swimmers progress into the second level of senior practice. In this group the focus on training continues with a higher level of work. Additionally, training focus becomes more individualized to the types of events the swimmers are most successful in. Members of this group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. The training is focused on preparing the swimmers to excel at district level championship meets.
Minimum age for entry in this group is 12 years old with coach approval and three Gold 2 cut times.
Attendance: Recommended 5-6 days per week, including dryland work (total 2 to 2-1/2 hrs per day)
Saturday practices are also offered when pool availability and meet schedule offer it. Weeks when Saturday practice is available, the commitment becomes 5 days per week.