Gold A

Gold A

This group is intended for active competing swimmer with a focus on race performance. In this group swimmers, work toward to master proper flip turns and open turns (Butterfly and Breaststroke) and various racing techniques. While maintaining proper stroke technique this group follows a specific training and meet schedule. Swimmers in this group should be USA Swimming registered

Swimmers practice in the outdoor Hazard pool at Mission Valley.

  • Monday - Friday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Dryland Monday - Thursday
  • Recommended 4-5 practices per week

Swimmers in this group participate in all levels YMCA meets and USA Swimming meets.

  • Recommended meet participation 5 - 10 meets per full season
  • Fall/Winter season September 5th to March 4th

Price (Check with the YMCA to verify pricing and options)

  • Member - $94/month

Group Expectations

  • Maintain the use of YMCA Core Values in practice and in life
  • Able to handle time management – Family, school work and swim commitments
  • Swimming is high importance, Striving for personal excellence and top level performance
  • Swimmer are expected to bring swim equipment to practice
  • Encouraging toward your teammates
  • Continued leadership
  • Advanced training
  • Goal setting


  • Goggles
  • Cap
  • Fins
  • Paddles
  • Water bottles
  • Drag suit (optional but recommended)

Expected minimum Training set

  • 10 x 100 @1:20
  • 8 x 100 Kick @1:50
  • 4 x 200 IM @3:00

2017/18 Fall/Winter Meet Schedule