Our minimum requirement is that you can swim 4 lengths (100 yards) of the pool, non-stop, with good side breathing.
To get started, you can just come on by! When you arrive just tell the front desk person you are here for the Masters workout.
Arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork. You will need to fill out a United States Masters Swimming registration form for insurance purposes. If you are already registered with Masters Swimming, just bring your card or your current number.
If you are new to our program you can try it out for one week at no charge. It is important to find the right fit for you. Time, location, the workout and the social group are all important considerations for an adult. Once you decide to join, you will need to visit USMS.org and join. If you are already a member of USMS, you will then change your workout group to NEO.
To the pool you go
You do not need to pay the front desk of the pool - just tell them you are with the Masters group. You will need to a pull boy and kick board, which the pool provides. If you need help finding these or don't know what they are, just ask the lifeguard or any of the other swimmers loitering around. They are wonderful "know-it-alls!" If you have your own equipment you are welcome to bring it.
Our coach is usually on deck before 6:30. The coach will help you figure out what lane to swim in based on your speed and skill level. Our lanes are continually fluctuating to adapt to the number of swimmers at practice that day, so be ready to move lanes.
Our coaches are interactive and are constantly involved in the workout. If you have any questions, ask your coach or your lane mates.
You are Done
The hour will go by fast. We will challenge you mentally and physically. Stay hydrated and stretched. We want you to come back and swim with us, either for fitness or in competition. We also invite you to take part in our social events. To be on our email list, be sure the coach gives your information to our email coordinator.