Distance & Gold Team

NAAC Distance Team 2019-20


NAAC will be continuing a Distance Team for Wave, Tsunami, Hurricane, Typhoon, Cyclone and Elite this season.  We will have one Coach for our Distance Team across groups, and we will regularly program Distance Team practices for Elite, Cyclone, Typhoon, Hurricane & Tsunami.  Distance Team will practice at the same time as their regular group practice and will work on longer distance training and/or more defined, longer-distance pace work than the group’s average distance work.  Our Tsunami & Hurricane swimmers will all participate in Distance Team Practices, with Typhoon, Cyclone & Elite most often splitting out sprinters, etc.


Elite            Sat &Tues with Distance IM Thursday

Cyclone      Sun with Distance IM Thursday

Typhoon     TBA

Hurricane    TBA

Tsunami      TBA

Wave           TBA


NAAC Gold Team 2019-20


NAAC will be re-starting Gold Team for Wave, Tsunami, Hurricane, Typhoon and Cyclone where 5+/- swimmers per group will be chosen 2 to 3 times over the course of the fall & winter and invited to practice up a group for one practice per week for a given 2 week window.  This will most often be the swimmers at or near the top end of their own group, and this “up” practice will allow them to get in some more advanced training; training that they can then bring some of the ideas & intensity experienced back to their own practice group.

            Gold Team will begin starting in early November with Gold Team announcements early in that same week.  Holidays, NAAC Meets, HS & MS Meets, etc will be taken into consideration for each Gold Team training block and adjusted accordingly, and again – most often each Gold Team training block will be two weeks only.

            Gold Team members may choose which of their own group practices to drop each week as this is NOT additional training, but training at the following practice per week in place of one of their groups regularly scheduled practices that same week should they be able to attend. 


Gold Team Session ONE        TBA


Gold Team Session TWO        TBA



Cyclone           to Elite Sat (unless directed otherwise)

Typhoon          to Cyclone Sun

Hurricane        to Typhoon Fri

Tsunami           to Hurricane Sun

Wave               to Tsunami Sun