Gold Group

Gold Group

Group Description

The Gold group is an advanced and committed training group of 10-13 year-olds that will focus on improving on the technical side of the sport along with an introduction into more advanced training sets. Developing a love and passion for the sport of swimming will be a common goal for all Gold athletes.  An emphasis will be placed on endurance training, IM sets, use of equipment, introduction to race strategies, goal setting, and strength training in dryland. There will also be a daily emphasis on kicking and technique work. 10-year-old swimmers in this group should be striving to final in multiple events at age groups. While 11-12 swimmers in this group should have the goal of qualifying for age groups in multiple events.

Age Range

-10-13 years old

Group Requirements

-Invite from Coaching Staff

-Must attend all meets on the group’s meet schedule

-Are able to complete 5x100 Free @1:40

-Are able to complete 4x200 IM @4:00

-Are able to kick 10x50 of any stroke @1:15


Practice Requirements

*Failure to meet practice requirement consistently will result in a reevaluation of your swimmer’s group placement.
-Swimmers in this group are required to attend at least 3 practices a week. However, it is highly recommended that the swimmers in this group are averaging 4 practices a week for the maximum benefit out of the training program.


 The Gold group will only be offered at the Brooks YMCA site

Practices offered weekly

4x        1.5 hour evening swim workouts

1x        1.5 hour evening make up practice

1x        1 hour and 45 minute Saturday swim workout

3x        Weekly dryland sessions

Season Length

-September 9th-July 24th

Coaching Assignments