GOLD DEVELOPMENT TEAM

(Primarily Middle School)

Progression into Gold Development: Swimmers will progress into Gold Development swimmer from Bronze or Silver Team OR may enter the Gold Development Team from try-outs as a middle schooler)

  • Show a desire and maturity to learn and listen without distracting others on the team while maintaining the minimum attendance requirement
  • Have a good understanding of underwater streamlines on front & back with dolphin kicking &/or an underwater pullout for a minimum of 5-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 700-meters
  • Have the ability to complete with relative efficiency, rhythm, and understanding a designed repeat set (using cycles) of 700-meters
  • Have the ability to maintain a legal stroke for 50-meters of butterfly
  • Have the ability to maintain legal strokes and turns for a 100-meter individual medley without losing efficiency or rhythm
  • Have the ability to maintain legal strokes and turns for a 200-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
  • Demonstrate the legal strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly held over 50m
  • Demonstrate the legal turns of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
  • Ability to follow instruction and work well with teammates and coaches
  • Expanding the ability to use the pace clock
  • Please see below the test set for the Gold Development Swimmer before permitted entry to the team (must be able to swim 2 out of 3 of these cycles)
  • 8 x 50 kick @ 1:20
  • 10 x 50 freestyle @ 1:10
  • 8 X 100 freestyle @ 2:20