Performance (Gold Group)
This is our Learn to Achieve level and is available at OCST (Oregon City). Performance swimmers demonstrate excellent swimming ability and work capacity, and are expected to be mature, responsible and more self-managing athletes. They are expected to make an exceptional commitment to swimming by showing up to an average of 95% of practices. Swimmers in Performance will learn the strategies necessary to pull off their greatest performances and work as hard as they can towards that end. They will implement all of the skills they have learned to be successful athletes and successful people, and to achieve their goals at the highest level they can. Practices are six days a week with up to three mornings a week. Performance swimmers are generally 14 years old to collegiate age.
Criteria for Advancement from Train to Performance Expectations while in group
  • 1:20 aerobic base
  • 0:55 kick base
  • 8x100 IM (2:00)
  • 4 14 yr old A times
  • Coach's permission 
  • Avg 85% attendance and 5 meets per season with Silver
  • Demonstrate a team-oriented quality of character on/off deck
  • Over 95% attendance
  • 10x100 free (1:20)
  • Understand tempo and distance per stroke
  • Set goals and work towards them
  • Attend 5 meets per season

See coach for evaluation information.

The following swim equipment/gear is required for each Performance swimmer:

  • Swimmer snorkel
  • Pull buoy
  • Finger paddles
  • Fins (Floating fins)
  • Kick board
  • Jump rope

Gear can be purchased either from or Making Waves