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Training Groups

The Gold's Aquatics Club here offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Gold's Aquatics Club here to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
 

Please call us at 425-481-4334 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

 

Novice Group

These are our youngest beginning swimmers ages 8 and under transitioning from a swim lesson program. All swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke. They will benefit from the ability to increase their strength and endurance, while being introduced to the new world of competitive swimming. Swimmers do not have optional training days, or a drylands program.

Novice Group Coach: Spencer Hirata
Workout Days/Times: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday Click Here

 

Intro Group

Swimmers ages 9-10 years old along with swimmers 8 and under, who are able to meet the standard of all four strokes.  They will learn to build upon the stroke fundamentals, while well supported in a smaller group atmosphere. They are closely monitored to improve stroke technique, while learning body awareness and muscle control, in the water. Swimmers train up to 3 days a week, with a minimum 2 days a week practices. Swimmers train on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 PM, with the option of swimming on Fridays from 6:00-7:00 PM as well. Swimmers need to attend a minimum of 2 practices a week. There is no drylands program.

Intro Group Coach: Lori Baldwin  Ian Carpenter 
Workout Days/Times: 6:00-7:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday. Optional 6:00-7:00 PM Friday Click Here

 

Intermediate Group

Swimmers ages 11-12 years old, along with 9-10 year old swimmers who have met 2 of the 5 times from the 2013-2016 USA Swimming Motivational Times for 9-10 year old “BB” times in IMX events. Swimmers must have legal strokes and turns. They will be fine tuning their strokes while continuing to maintain their developing stroke technique. Swimmers must be able to follow group instruction, while still focusing on their individual developmental needs, as directed by coaching staff. Swimmers may train up to 4 days a week, with a minimum of 3 days a week practices.

Intermediate Group Coach: Jeff Stride Camden Wunderlich
Workout Days/Times: 6:00-7:00 PM Mon, Wed, Fri. Optional 9:00-10:00 AM Saturday Click Here

 

Advanced Age Group

Swimmers ages 13-14 years old, along with 11-12 year olds who have met 2 of the 5 times from the 2013-2016 USA Swimming Motivational Times for 11-12 year old “BB” times in IMX events. The focus is to enhance the intensity of the workout levels. These swimmers are increasing their workouts to best prepare for successfully enter into a senior program. Swimmers will participate in a drylands program.  Swimmers may train up to 6 days a week, with a minimum of 4 days a week practices.

Coach: Ian Carpenter Spencer Hirata Camden Wunderlich
Workout Days/Times:Mon-Thur 7:00-8:15 PM, Fri 6:00-7:00 PM,  optional Sat 9:00-10:30 AM. Drylands are 6:30-6:50 PM  Tuesday-Thursday Click Here

Senior Group

Swimmer ages 15 and up, along with 13 -14 year olds who have met 3 of the 6 times from the 2013-2016 USA Swimming Motivational Times for 13-14 year old “BB” times in IMX events.  This group allows us to bring in novice older swimmers with a fundamental background in swimming; as well as provide a continuum of success for our developed swimmers. These swimmers have the flexibility to participate in multiple activities. Swimmers will participate in a drylands program in addition to swimming. Swimmers may train up to 6 days a week, with an expected 60% practice attendance.

Senior Group Coach: Ian Carpenter Tom Wunderlich
Workout Days/Times:  Mon-Thur 4:00-5:30 PM, Fri 4:00-6:00 and Sat from 7:00-9:00 AM. Drylands are 5:45-6:30 PM Tuesday-Thursday. Click Here

 

Advanced Senior Group

This group is swimmers ages 15 and older, who have met 3 of the 6 times from the 2013-2016 USA Swimming Motivational Times for 15-16 year old “BB” times in IMX events. They must be committed to the rigorous training schedule preparing for regional, national and college prep. All swimmers will attend all qualifying meets, and be able to maintain academic levels throughout the season.  Swimmers must submit an application to coaching staff and be accepted into this training group. Swimmers may not have other commitments keeping them from meeting the practice schedule beyond a 12 week time frame throughout the entire season. Swimmers will participate in a drylands program in addition to swimming.  Swimmers train up to 9 times a week, with a required 90% practice attendance.

National Group Coach: Ian Carpenter Tom Wundelrich
Workout Days/Times: Mon-Fri from 4:00-6:00 PM, Tue-Thur 5:30-6:30 AM, Sat from 7:00-9:00 AM. Drylands will be 3:00-3:50 PM on Tuesday-Friday. Click Here