GOLD DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Middle School Development Team & Gold Advanced Team with Coach Jane Mao
 

Stage: Preparation stage

Theme: Preparation of technology and ability

Team skills: practice and team experience

Primary Coaches: Jane Mao

The group learns to improve skills and improve skills. In addition to interval training and conditioning, it also especially strengthens stroke mechanics and improves competition skills. Intermediate dry land regular season 1-2 times a week, 40 minutes each time. The recommended age for this group is 11-14 years old. We would like to encourage all Gold Development team swimmers to attend an international competition and compete in all local swim meets and one away swim meet per season. 

Training equipment: Suggest swimmers have a pair of Speedo Power Swim Fins and Swim Snorkeling Tube for each practice.You could refer to the following link: Snorkel: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.30.4ad14e06GjVTIR&id=574789604419&ns=1&abbucket=4 Fins: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.39.496e14cdaVNePr&id=562274152886&ns=1&abbucket=4

Practice Schedule:

Friday:  3:15pm – 4:20pm

Prerequisites skills for Gold Development:

  • 8 X 50 freestyle @ 1:20
  • 4 X 100 freestyle @ 2:30
  • 4 X 100 IM @ 3:00
  • 400m freestyle 7:40
  • 200 IM without disqualification
  • Ability to perform all 4 strokes legally
  • Demonstrate turns and finishes for all 4 strokes, and use them during practice
  • Ability to read pace clock and be able to send oneself off at basic intervals
  • Ability to swim 500 Meters without stopping and with legal strokes and turns

Equipment: Suggest swimmers have a pair of Speedo Power Swim Fins and Swim Snorkeling Tube for each practice.You could refer to the following link:  Snorkel: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.30.4ad14e06GjVTIR&id=574789604419&ns=1&abbucket=4  Fins: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.39.496e14cdaVNePr&id=562274152886&ns=1&abbucket=4

Students wishing to progress from the Gold Development Team to Gold Advanced Team:

  • Show a desire and maturity to learn and listen without distracting others on the team while maintaining the minimum attendance requirement
  • Have near perfect underwater streamlines with dolphin kicking &/or an underwater pullout for a minimum of 10-meters each time pushing off the wall, diving and turning, without being reminded
  • Have the ability to maintain a legal and consistent kick in all four competitive strokes throughout a designed kick set of 800 to 1000-meters
  • Have the ability to complete with relative efficiency, rhythm and understanding a designed repeat set (using cycles) of 2000 to 2300-meters
  • Have the ability to maintain a legal stroke for 100-meters of butterfly
  • Have the ability to maintain legal strokes and turns for a 400-meter individual medley without losing efficiency or rhythm
  • Have the ability to maintain legal strokes and turns for a 800-meter freestyle without losing efficiency or rhythm
  • Have the ability to consistently perform legal competitive turns in all four competitive strokes and medley swims, without being reminded
  • Demonstrate a desire to set personal goals and strive for improvement as a competitive swimmer

Please find other opportunities to swim, please find training plans for these practices:

Attendance through March 2021:

Ryan  Hunter Anderson — 88% 🙂

Matteo Catullo — 63%

Pavvo Miettinen — 85% 🙂

Hsin-Hua Teng — 75% 😛

Jankin Ng — 91% 🙂

Jon Zeqiraj — 91% 🙂

Moragna Cantalupo  — 85% 🙂

Baptiste Fortoul  — 100% 😀

Yi Qing Shen — 100% 😀

Isaac Wang — 100% 😀

Jeanne Basdevant — 72% 🙂

Julie Hoogwater — 100% 😀

Attendance is calculated as follows:

  • Absence without prior coach notification is a complete absence.
  • Absence with prior coach notification is only a 75% absence.
  • Tardy without prior coach notification is a 25% absence.
  • As a total percentage from the swimmers first day to the present.
  • Absence without prior coach notification is a complete absence, 0% attendance.
  • Each swimmer is allowed 3 practices leave with 100% attendance with prior notice to Coach Jane.
  • After the 3 practice leave rule the swimmers shall be marked for 50% attendance for all other prior notice absences.
  • Tardy (after 3:45pm) without prior coach notification is a 25% absence.
  • Swimmers should maintain 75% attendance per term to maintain slot within team.  Swimmers who fail to maintain 75% average shall be asked to swim for Junior Varsity group or leave the team.  Giving allowance for an excelling member of JV swimmer to move into Varsity!
  • *IB Students will receive special consideration in regards to meeting practice attendance minimum requirements.  IB students shall receive 6 leave days for 100%.

WITH PRIOR COACH NOTICE: At least 24 hours notice so that we can fill your slot in the lane with other swimmer.

WITHOUT PRIOR COACH NOTICE: On the same day OR no communication at all.