|LA GOLD Swim Team’s mission is to have an aquatics program that teaches and trains all
levels of swimmers, emphasizing individual progress, team unity, and family participation. We
strive to provide a rewarding, exciting experience for the youth and parents of our community
through instruction and competition in swimming. We aim to develop the characteristics of
dedication, personal responsibility, goal setting, team building, and sportsmanship as well as
provide opportunities for youth to develop and excel in a supportive environment. Finally, we
strive to promote an appreciation for swimming both as a sport and as a life-long healthy form
of exercise and enjoyment
The LA GOLD program is characterized philosophically by the principles of hard work and personal
development. Additionally, this program will strive to guide and direct each swimmer toward the
maximum development of his/her talents and abilities. Similarly, the LA GOLD coaching staff
endeavors to teach, train, and motivate young people to achieve their ultimate potential in swimming in
the belief that this experience will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop.
The LA GOLD program strives to instill in young swimmers an understanding of and appreciation for
such concepts as high self-esteem, personal accountability, self-discipline, goal setting, and goal
achievement as these ideas relate to their success in training and in competition. It is our belief that
the process of achieving is as significant as realizing the achievement itself.
At each level of the LA GOLD program, swimmers are instructed to strive for excellence. Excellence in
this sense represents the achievement of that level at which you know that you have done your utmost
to become the best you are capable of becoming. This philosophy is consistent throughout the
program, and every GATOR, novice to future Olympic hopeful, is encouraged to realize that “Dreams
To accomplish this mission and impart our philosophy, the LOUISIANA GOLD GATOR SWIM TEAM
has several key goals and objectives:
1. To enable swimmers to learn, train, and compete at their highest individual level of achievement.
2. To continue to improve and expand aquatics programs for the community, enrolling the greatest
number of individuals possible while maintaining the highest levels of quality.
3. To develop a strong team where individual swimmers support each other through the rigors and
ups and downs of training and competition.
4. Regularly place swimmers in the state competition and to become one of the top
competitive programs in the state, region, and nation.
5. Develop swimmers that are competitive on a regional and national level.
|LA GOLD SWIMMING - MONROE, LOUISIANA
|"Dreams Begin Here"