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Our FREE Start Clinics are great opportunities to gain experience and improve racing starts! Swimmers learn how to dive from either the side of the pool or the starting block. No fees are required for Start Clinics; however, pre-registration is required for proper staffing. Spots are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Swimmers enrolled in any of our year-round Swim Team programs are encouraged to attend Start Clinics. Swimmers enrolled in Summer Swim Team are welcome to attend in June and July.
Start Clinics are offered once a month, year-round for all enrolled swimmers. Start Clinics are held on Saturday afternoons and usually consist of 30 minutes of dive practice and 15 minutes of swim racing. Start Clinics are not held at Gold Medal Swim School. You will be notified via email of the date and location of upcoming Start Clinics.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay, watch, and cheer for their swimmer from the grass or spectator areas during Start Clinics. Gold Medal coaches are happy to answer parent/guardian questions before or after Start Clinics, but reserve the Start Clinic itself for coaches' instruction.
Swimmers should bring a swimsuit, goggles, cap (optional), multiple towels, parka or robe, sunscreen, and water. Even when the weather is warm, swimmers can still get a little chilly while waiting in line so multiple towels and a parka or robe can help!