Coach Matthew talking to the age group swimmers at the end of practice.
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California Gold

Competitive Swim Program

A Competitive Swim Program, Registered With USA Swimming.

Gold operates year round and is for athletes with the ability level of novice or higher ages 6 - 18. We do take beginner athletes, but they must pass a swim test conducted by a coach first. In Gold, athletes will learn all four of the competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) and learn how to compete in a range of events consisting of these strokes.

Year Round

Practice Groups

Coach Ethan
Practice Times: 4:30-5:15 pm
Monday-Wednesday & Friday
 
Cost: $60 per month 
Coach Matthew & Coach Marissa
Practice Times: 5:00-6:00 pm
Dryland: 6:00-6:30 (M-F)
Monday-Friday
 
Cost: $75 per month 
Coach Breanna
Practice Times: 4:30-6:00 pm
Dryland: 6:00-6:30 (M-F)
Monday-Friday
 
Cost: $90 per month 
Coach Ronny
Practice Times: 2:30-4:30
Dryland: 4:30-5:15
Monday-Friday
 
Cost: $100 per month 

Annual Fee

All Gold athletes are required to be a member of USA Swimming.

There are two registration options:

1) Premium Membership: $93.75 per year valid September 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. This allows athletes to attend any and all USA Swimming sanctioned meets and covers athletes with the USA Swimming insurance.

2) Flex Membership: $21.75 per year valid September 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. This allows athletes to attend up to two USA Swimming sanctioned meets (No LSC Championship, Zone, Sectional or National meets) and covers athletes with the USA Swimming insurance. After two meets athletes will be upgraded to the Premium Membership for the difference of the cost ($72.00).

Oakdale Aquatics pool with all of the lane lines in.

We Priortize The Process Over The Result And Teach Atheletes To Compete How They Practice.

 Part of our coaching philosophy is that the pool deck is our classroom, practices are our “lectures”/lessons, and swim meets are our tests. We emphasize the step-by-step coaching process. Athletes learn the absolute basic swimming fundamentals of breath control, kicking, stroke work, and proper demonstration of listening to coaches before moving to more technical elements of the sport.

Our age group program emphasizes the importance of maximizing distance per stroke in all races. Success is measured as much in practice as it is at swim meets. It is our goal that athletes will become proficient and excel in each of the four strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) and the individual medley, in order to become stronger, faster, more comfortable, and more confident athletes.

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