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Training Groups

The Gold's Aquatics Club 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 of each stroke. 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 drylands or optional training days.

Practice Schedule:Tue/Thu 6:00-7:00 PM

Age Group Intro

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 need to attend a minimum of 2 practices a week. There is no drylands program.          

Practice Schedule: Tue/ Thu 6:00-7:00 PM, Fri 6:00-7:00 PM (optional)

Intermediate Group

Swimmers ages 11-12 years old, along with 9-10 year old swimmers who have met 2 of the 5 current 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.

Practice Schedule: Mon/ Wed/ Fri 6:00-7:00 PM,  Sat 9:00-10:00 AM (optional)

Advanced Age Group

Swimmers ages 13-14 years old, along with 11-12 year olds who have met 2 of the 5 current 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 our senior program. Swimmers will participate in a drylands on deck prior to swimming Tuesdays -Thursdays.  Swimmers may train up to 6 days a week, with a minimum of 4 days a week practices.

Practice Schedule: Mon 7:00-8:15 PM, Tues/Wed/Thurs 6:30-8:15 PM, Fri 6:00-7:00 PM, Sat 9:00-10:30 AM (optional)

Senior Intro

Swimmer ages 15 and older. This group is for swimmers yet to reach the BB motivational times in the IMX Events. This group allows for swimmers needing more flexibility in their training schedule. Swimmers will focus on continuing to build upon the foundations of the age group program, increase their fitness, while maintaining technique. This group will also provide the conditioning needed for seasonal senior swimmers, as well as provide a solid technique instruction for novice level senior swimmers. This group will have an optional drylands program. Swimmers may train up to 6 days a week, with a minimum of 3 days a week practices.

Practice Schedule: Mon-Fri 3:00-4:00 PM, Sat 7:00-9:00 AM

Senior Intermediate Group

Swimmer ages 15 and up with meeting B standards in IMX Events, along with 13 -14 year olds who have met 3 of the 6 current USA Swimming Motivational Times for 13-14 year old "BB" times in IMX events.  This group allows us to build upon the fundamentals in swimming; as well as provide a continuum of success for our developing senior swimmers. Swimmers will participate in a drylands program Tuesday- Thursday, after swimming. Swimmers may train up to 6 days a week, with a minimum of 4 days a week practices. Swimmers may train up to 6 days a week, with a minimum attendance of 60% of practices.

Practice Schedule: Mon  4:00-5:30 PM, Tue/Wed/Thurs  4:00-6:30 PM, Fridays 4:00-6:00 PM, Sat 7:00-9:00 AM      

Advanced Senior Group

Swimmers ages 15 and older, who have met 3 of the 6 current 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 Tuesdays-Thursday prior to swimming.  Swimmers train up to 8 times a week, with a minimum of 90% practice attendance.

Practice Schedule: Mon /Fri 4:00-6:00 PM, Tue/ Thurs 5:30-6:30 AM, Tue/Wed/Thur 3:00-6:00 PM, Sat 7:00-9:00 AM.