Masters Swimming 

Our Masters Swimming workouts are perfect for athletes of all levels. Whether you are atriathlete trying to supplement your swim training, an ex-elite swimmer, or even a fitness swimmer simply trying to reap the health benefits of the lifelong sport of swimming, our Masters Swimming program can support your needs. The coach is deeply dedicated to your goal attainment through personalized stroke corrections along with endurance and speed specific training for the four competitive strokes.

 There will also be the option to attend Masters swim meets.

All Masters Swimmers are strongly encouraged to be a U.S. Masters Swimmer: ($47 annual fee) If you don’t already have a club, you can register under “Austin Swim Club.”

Masters Practice Schedule August 21st-September 30th, 2017:

Monday through Friday 5:45a-7:00a
Monday through Friday 12:00p-1:15p
Saturdays 6:30a-7:30a

Masters Practice Schedule October 2nd, 2017 through February 3rd, 2018

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:15a-8:30a
Tuesday/Thursday 5:45a-7:00a
Monday through Friday 12:00p-1:15p
Saturdays 6:30a-7:30a

Price Levels:

Option 1: Month to Month up to 6-Classes per Week: $115/month
Option 2: Unlimited classes per week: $125/month
Option 3: $125 10-class punchcard (6 months expiration)
Option 4: Single Drop-In Fee: $20

Here are some frequently asked questions about masters swimming. A complete list of questions can be found on the U.S. Masters Swimming website.

Q. The word “masters” sounds intimidating…

A. The word Masters was first applied to adults who participated in track and field and was later adopted in organized adult swimming. In swimming, Masters simply means 18 and older.

Q. I’m not fast enough (or in shape enough) to be in Masters Swimming…

A. This is something a lot of Masters coaches hear. However, most Masters coaches and swimmers don’t care how fast you are. In nearly every program, there are others of similar ability, or those who started where you are and have improved. Don’t let your perceived ability, or lack thereof, hold you back. Although it’s important to have a physical examination before starting any exercise routine, you don’t need to be in shape to start Masters swimming—Masters swimming will help you get there.

Q. I’m a triathlete. Why should I join U.S.M.S.?

A. Many triathletes, including world-class triathletes Jarrod Shoemaker, Gwen Jorgensen, and Sara McLarty, join USMS programs because training with swimmers is the best way to improve the swim portion of the tri. Masters coaches provide technique instruction and interval training with a group. USMS membership also grants access to the triathlete-specific workouts posted regularly in the members-only Forums at usms.org. In addition, SWIMMER magazine and STREAMLINES e-newsletters have technique and training tips in each issue.

Q. Why do I have to join USMS to swim in a Masters swimming program?

A. USMS provides insurance coverage for all individual USMS members and liability insurance for clubs and workout groups. For the insurance to be in effect, all participants within the activity, such as an organized practice or competition, must be registered with USMS. Thus, most USMS clubs and chapters require that all swimmers in their programs be registered with USMS.  Register HERE.