Competitive: Gold II


Coach Zach, co-lead
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Coach Sveta, co-lead
email Coach Sveta


All practices @ISC unless noted. Check weekly for practice updates and other group events, meets.


Meets Gold 2 Group attending:

Jan-Mar 2020

  • Jan 11-12
    SanBenito Aquatics(SBA) CBA+ Meet, Hollister

  • Jan 31-Feb 2
    Brian Malick Memorial Z1S Champ., Morgan Hill

  • Feb 15-16
    Osprey Aquatics C/B/A+, SJ

  • Feb 29-Mar 1
    Quicksilver Swimming C/B/A+, SJ

  • Mar 21-22
    Gilroy Gators C/B/A+ Gilroy

Check coach emails for updates.


Requirements & Expectations


  • IMR Score

  • Kick 50s @ 1:10scy while maintaining proper technique

  • IM 100s @ 2:10scy while maintaining proper technique

  • Free 100s @ 2:00scy while maintaining proper technique

  • Four 11-12 B Times in 2 or more strokes. 1 must be 100 yd/m or longer

Skills Taught/reinforced

  • Drop and Push with 4 Underwater Dolphin Kicks

  • Reads the Clock (Basic Intervals)

  • Understand Legal Swimming

  • Can perform legal turns consistently

  • Can perform breathing patterns in practices

  • Knows Drill Progressions

Equipment Used/Required

  • Kick board Fins (short)

  • Junior Buoy

  • Snorkel

  • Paddles (Stroke Makers)


  • Swimmer participates in multiple sports/activities

  • Introduction to stretching, balance and coordination skills

  • Introduction to games that include skipping, hopping, jumping, throwing, crawling


  • 2-3 x annual parent meeting

  • Understands importance of Group Warm Up/Warm Down

  • Encourages swimmer to communicate with coaches

  • Understands how to use SwimConnection/FastSwims

  • Continued education in Long Term Athlete Development model

Character Development/Life Skills

  • Swimmer knows the name of training group above

  • Swimmer listens to the coach suggestions and tries to make changes

  • Swimmer can follow directions and gives coach attention during explanations

  • Introduction to Goal Setting Exercises/Can talk about goals with coaches

  • Swimmer involves self in team activities/cheering/support of teammates/TEAM PRIDE