Gold Group (Ages 10-14) This group maintains an emphasis on stroke technique while incorporating more aerobic endurance and racing skills. Gold group swimmers must demonstrate a respectful and positive attitude at practices and swim meets to all team members. We encourage and teach a lifelong love and appreciation of the sport as we introduce this group to more rigorous training, preparing them to compete at the Blue and Junior Olympic level meets. This group is designed for committed and motivated young athletes desiring to work and progress towards the highest National Age Group Time Standards. Both aerobic training and continued stroke instruction are used to prepare the swimmer for senior level swimming.
**For a 10 year old to be considered for this group, they must have a minimum of three Junior Olympic time standards in at least two different strokes.
***Swimmers being considered for the Gold Group will go through a transitional phase. They will practice with the Gold Group on Saturday mornings until the coach see fit to permanently move.
- Minimum Entrance Considerations:
- Must be able to make 10 x 100 yd Free on 1:40
- Must be able to make 10 x 50 yd Back, Breast and Fly on 1:00
- Attendance Requirement: Minimum 4 days per week
- Meet Requirement: 1 meet per month
- Dry Land: No
Practice Sessions/Week: 6
*The coaching staff determines placement within the program and advancement through the different levels. Swimmers may change groups at the discretion of the coaching staff for numerous reasons, including performance, group constraints and the the impact of registration. The SCA coaches will work together to give each swimmer the most concise assessment during any group change. We have a very experienced and trained staff that knows what is best for each individual swimmer. If you have questions regarding your swimmer's group, please discuss with your swimmer's coach at a scheduled appointment time.