The purpose of this page is to provide information for the Gold Team training group. As a consequence, this page will be updated from time-to-time with new relevant information. This page has information about the structure of the group, training requirements, expectations, philosophy, etc.

 

Structure:

The gold team is the highest training group for our club. The team comprises mostly senior level swimmers who have achieved state and regional level qualifying standards.

Typical fall practice times are listed below, but make sure to check the calendar for the most up-to-date times and dates. Practice times may change to do facility issues, etc.

Pool Time:

Fall and Spring Times:

Mon., Tues., Thurs. Fri.- 4:15pm-5:45pm

Sat.- 7:30-9am

Summer Times (June 1-Aug.4th):

Mon., Tues., Thurs. Fri.- 6:30-8:30am

Tues., Thurs.- 4:00-6:00pm

Sat.- 7:30-9am

Dry land:

Tues. & Thurs.- 6-6:30pm

Team Fees:

$75 per month

$90 per month w/o pool membership

 

Training Requirements:

Being a member of the Gold team means that your swimmer(s) have made a commitment to competitive swimming and are working toward their goals. In order to successfully work toward those goals, it is expected that swimmers attend all practices.

High School Swimmers: During the high school season it is expected that high school age swimmers continue to train with the club three days a week. Those days will be Monday, Friday and Saturday. It is important to continue to train with the club in order to be successful at the state and regional championships.

Required Training Equipment: In order to be successful during training sessions it is important that each swimmer come prepared with the necessary tools to be successful. Below is a list of tools swimmers should have with them every day.

1.Functioning suit, goggles, and cap

2.Kick board

3.Snorkel

4.Fins

5.Paddles (preferably the Finis Agility Paddle)

6.Pull Buoy

7.Mesh Bag (to keep everything in)

 

Philosophy/Expectations:

The purpose of the Gold team is to develop senior levels swimmers to qualify and compete in regional and national level competitions. In order to successfully accomplish this, it is expected that swimmers, in this group, have made the financial and training commitment to attend regional and national meets they are qualified for.

Training Philosophy: The team is focused on the continued development of the 400 IM 200 of each stroke, and 500 FS with a growing development of specialization for older senior swimmers. Our coaching staff has a strong belief in the importance of developing good 400 IM and 200 stroke swimmers. There is a strong correlation to great 400 IM swimmers and quality swims in all other events. As a result of this philosophy our training plans are developed with the goal of creating versatile swimmers.

Meet Attendance: Swimmers are expected to attend at least one meet per month. Coaches will work with each swimmer to determine which events they will swim at each competition. These meets have been planned by the coaching staff and have been placed inside the training plan, making them important to attend as a progression of the training plan.

Goal Setting: In order to create an effective training plan, it is important that coaches and swimmers know where swimmers want to be. Goal setting is the process we use to determine where each swimmer wants to be in the short and long term.

Swimming in College: We believe that all swimmers who wish to swim in college can have that opportunity. In order to make this a reality it is important to continue swimming club through the high school years. A major part of the WOW club is to encourage a life-long love of swimming and swimming in college is part of that process.