2018-2019 Registration for Competitive Programs
Open for Returning Members
8/1/18 - 8/20/18
Open for New Members
8/16/18 - 8/20/18
Welcome to the Goulbourn Sea Hawks Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming 2018-19 swim season! We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members. You'll get access to your own private account that will enable you easily declare for swim meets, sign-up for volunteer family participation duties, see your children's swim time histories, maintain your own contact information, and more.
We look forward to having you join the Goulbourn Sea Hawks and are excited for another great season!
Dear GSH Members,
The Goulbourn Sea Hawks are excited about the upcoming 2018-2019 swim season. The vision for the upcoming year is for the swimmers to have an enjoyable and rewarding swim experience!
Our coaching staff bring some unique and different ideas which are reflected in our program structure. With various swimming backgrounds, the coaches understand the complexity of the sport and the necessary skills our swimmers need to develop in order to achieve their goals.
This season we will continue with the family participation and fundraising components for all competitive programs. It is imperative to have parent involvement with the swim club in order for the club to be fully functioning and an integral part of the larger swimming community. The club needs to contribute volunteers to each swim meet in which GSH participates. The club must have a certain number of qualified officials in roles such as timers, stroke and turn judges, etc., otherwise, GSH swimmers may not be permitted to compete in a particular swim meet.
The family participation program for the competitive team will help strengthen our swim community as families work together to make our club better and stronger. While the focus of family participation is on creating club officials, there are many other roles within the club that need family volunteers. We welcome all family members involvement (parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents). A full description of the Family Participation program is included in your registration package.
GSH Board of Directors
Note: All ages presented below are intended as a guide only and placement in a group is at the discretion of the coaching staff.
BRONZE Competitive 2.0 and 2.5
This program is designed to build on the skills already acquired in the junior program. The overall competitive goal is to build strength, endurance, and proficiency in all 4 strokes. The initial training basis will be a program of high repetition and low-intensity endurance until further in the swim season when some intensity progression is introduced to challenge skill acquisition. Coaches will also build character values promoting the understanding of the relationship between effort and achievement. Learning goal-setting and teamwork is also introduced at this stage. Swimmers will also be introduced to a pre-practice on-deck activation routine.
Typical age range for this group is 8 – 11 yrs
Swimming in this group should be for those that show readiness to apply a more enhanced approach to the sport: realizing the importance of practice time, structure, and commitment.
Coaches will initiate the concepts of Speed (ABC’S) Agility, Balance and Coordination, flexibility, warm-up and stretching exercises. The Silver group will be learning to improve stroke techniques in all four (4) strokes, turns and starts. Main workout focus will be an I.M. based program utilizing drill progression and stroke technique. Goal-setting, preparation, and readiness for competition and proper nutrition are introduced in this group.
Typical age range for this group is 10 – 12 yrs
This program will build on all the concepts developed in the previous group: including refinement of all 4 competitive strokes and greater proficiency in skills. The overall competitive goal of this group is to broaden the swimmers' skill set to be better prepared for race tactics and higher level competition. Physically this group will work towards achieving a balanced conditioning base. This group will also be required to participate in a dry land program utilizing speed, agility, balance, and strength, flexibility, and stabilization drills.
Typical age range for this group is 11-13 yrs
Swim Training in this group will focus on higher aerobic volume training and developing an aerobic system. Event focus will be the 400 free, 800 free, 200 Individual Medley and 400 Individual Medley. Swimmers will be working on advancing physical, technical and tactical skills, proper nutrition and hydration needs, introduction to skills time management, introduction to athlete understanding of planning and periodization, the use of rest and recovery techniques will be promoted, and the introduction to relaxation, imagery, and positive reinforcement drills. The refinement of goal setting skills (short-term, mid-term and long-term) will also be promoted. This group will also be required to participate in a dry land program utilizing speed, agility, balance, strength, flexibility, and stabilization drills. This group will be laying the foundation for advancement to a higher level of commitment to the sport of swimming and the associated demands. This group will be preparing for progression to the Senior Group.
Typical age range for this group is 12-14 yrs
The overall competitive goal of this group is to allow each swimmer to be challenged on a significantly higher level. Swimmers should display a strong level of commitment to the sport of swimming. Coaches will work towards developing individualized, specific physical and mental conditioning plans to further enhance peak performance objectives. Introduction of advanced training methods will assist in preparing swimmers for premium competitions. These will include; sets striving towards sub-maximal and maximal thresholds, aerobic and anaerobic test sets, implementation of multiple racing strategies and tactics, competitive simulation training and adaptation to different competitive environments. A much more comprehensive and complimentary dryland program is also introduced at this stage as it relates to the core swim program. Swimmers in this group are highly motivated individuals who work hard to find balance within the complexities of integration of school and lifestyle as it relates to the sport of competitive swimming. Lofty goals and big dreams are strongly encouraged in this group.
Typical age range for this group is 13 + yrs.