Gold Group


Group Description

The Gold group is an advanced and committed training group of 10-13 year-olds that will focus on improving on the technical side of the sport along with an introduction to more advanced training sets. Developing a love and passion for the sport of swimming will be a common goal for all Gold athletes.  An emphasis will be placed on endurance training, IM sets, use of equipment, introduction to race strategies, goal setting, and strength training in dryland. There will also be a daily emphasis on kicking and technique work. 10-year-old swimmers in this group should be striving to final in multiple events at age groups. While 11-12 swimmers in this group should have the goal of qualifying for age groups in multiple events.

Age Range

-10-13 years old

Group Requirements/Recommendations

-Swimmers in this group are required to attend 3 practices a week and are expected to attend 4-5 practices a week for the maximum benefit of the program. 

-Swimmers in this group are expected to attend meets on the group's meet schedule

-Are able to complete 5x100 Free @1:40

-Are able to complete 4x200 IM @4:00

-Are able to kick 10x50 of any stroke @1:15


The Gold group will be offered at the Brooks YMCA site 

Practices offered weekly

- 4x   1 hour and 30 minute evening swim workouts

- 1x   1 hour and 30 minute Saturday morning swim workout

- 2x   Weekly dryland sessions

Season Length

-September 8th – July 30th

Coaching Assignments

Jeremy Edwards (Lead)