FAQ

What is Masters Swimming?
Masters swimming is an organized program of swimming for adults. Members participate in many ways ranging from lap swimming for fitness to international competition.

Who are the members?
Anyone 18 and over can join Masters swimming. United States Masters Swimming (USMS) has over 65,000 members. Some of the USMS are in their 80s, 90s and even 100s.

Where is Masters Swimming?
Everywhere in the U.S.! There are over 1,500 local Masters Swim Clubs throughout the country.

Do I have to compete?
Everyone has his or her own reason for belonging -- health, fitness, camaraderie, fun, the thrill of competition, travel and coaching are but a few reasons for joining. About 30% of Masters swimmers compete on a regular basis. There are a number of opportunities to test your skill and conditioning, locally, nationally and internationally. But if competing is not your style, there is no need to feel pressured. Many Master swimmers are simply interested in the regular routine of working out.

Are workouts always organized?
One of the greatest benefits of Masters swimming is to be able to practice with an organized group of similar ability. Each team or club has its own program. Some are highly structured with set workouts and on-deck coaching, while other groups are very informal.

Maui Masters Swim Club offers workouts prepared by the coach, or the option to swim your own workout. Our swimmers will often find buddies who swim at their level, to push each other a bit and enjoy some casual competition during their sets.

What are the benefits of membership?
The benefits of joining US Masters Swimming can be measured in many ways. When you join, you are automatically covered by the group's insurance (USMS) which provides accident and liability insurance during all sanctioned workouts. You will also receive SWIM Magazine which keeps you informed of the organization's programs and happenings.

Make it a FUN workout!

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