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GOLD

GOLD Group

GOLD Group Coach: 
John (AB) Abrami

GOLD Group Practice Schedule: (Los Banos Only)
Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Pre-scheduled small group and one-on-one private swim technique sessions with Coach AB are offered Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  

GOLD Group Rates:
$150 per month

GOLD Group Description:
SBSC's Age Group program seeks to build off the foundation of our developmental groups and start emphasizing competitive success. This is where they are introduced to our Gold Group. The staff will continue a steady emphasis of proper stroke technique while developing an excellent aerobic training base. Dryland will further progress from our developmental groups with an emphasis on flexibility, coordination and injury prevention. Athletes will be introduced to goal setting and planning out for an entire season. Athletes are encouraged to be self-reliant and take responsibility for all aspects of training and competition.

Requirements

  • 1 x 200 IM on 4:30 (meters)
  • 6 x100s free swim on 2:00 (meters)
  • 8 x 50s free kick on 1:20 (meters)

Ages

9 to 12

Attendance

Practices are offered 5 days per week and athletes are encouraged to attend 3-5 practices for proper progression.

Meets

Short Course – 4 meet minimum, as well as end of the season meet

Long Course – 2 meet minimum, athletes expected to swim at JO’s if qualified

Goals for Advancement

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and pride in working hard and being a good teammate
  • Show an enthusiasm for training and racing in all strokes and races 
  • Show growth in attempting and developing new training and racing strategies
  • Achieve requirement for entry into Advanced Age Group

Equipment

  • Mesh bag
  • Kickboard
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Pull buoy
  • Team cap