GOLDSHARKS 1 & 2, GOLDJETS & GOLDLIGHTNING PRACTICE GROUP CRITERIA
 
The GOLDSHARKS 1 & 2, GOLDJETS, and GOLDLIGHTNING levels are designed to give 6-to-8-year-old (and some 9-year old) swimmers a positive and technically sound introduction to a swim team experience. These levels are designed to introduce the enjoyment and basic skills of competitive swimming. 
 
GOLDSHARKS 1 & 2
GOLDSHARKS are new 6-to-8-year-old swimmers who will learn the basics of all four competitive strokes. GOLDSHARKS 1 & 2 are the same group offered on two different schedules. They will also learn the skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming such as working with teammates, following directions, listening to the coaches, learning, and smiling a lot! GOLDSHARKS must meet the following criteria:
  • Swim and kick 25 yards in two different strokes without any stopping/assistance
  • Comfortable in deep water and in a group setting away from parents and/or caretakers
  • Two 45-minute practices offered each week
 
GOLDJETS
GOLDJETS are experienced 6-to-8-year-old (and some 9-year old) swimmers who are proficient in Freestyle and Backstroke and developing skills in Butterfly and Breaststroke. They will also learn the skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming such as working with teammates, following directions, listening to the coaches, more advanced drills, and smiling a lot! GOLDJETS must meet the following criteria:
  • Swim and kick 25 yards in three different strokes without any stopping/assistance
  • Comfortable in deep water and in a group setting away from parents and/or caretakers
  • Three 45-minute practices offered each week
 
GOLDLIGHTNING
GOLDLIGHTNING are experienced 6-8 year old (and some 9-year old) swimmers who are already legal in the 4 competitive strokes. They will also learn the skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming such as working with teammates, following directions and listening to the coaches, more advanced drills, learning, and smiling a lot!  GOLDLIGHTNING must meet the following criteria:
  • Legally swim and kick 50 yards in 4 different strokes without any stopping/assistance
  • Comfortable in deep water and in a group setting away from parents and/or caretakers
  • Gold or Champ times in 2 events
  • Swim 10 x 50 @ 1:05
  • Kick 10 x 25 @ :35
  • Four 60-minute practices offered each week