Do I have to be a competitive swimmer to join?
How much does it cost per year?
What benefits do I get from my membership?
How many members does Arizona Masters have?
What equipment do I need?
What are the age limits?
How do I find a team near me?
Q: Do I have to be a competitive swimmer to join?
A: No. Triathletes and fitness swimmers are also welcome to join all workout groups and clubs. Swimmers are typically segregated into separate lanes according to their swimming pace and training goals/objectives.
Q: How much does it cost per year?
A: There is an annual cost of $39 to join U.S. Masters Swimming, $13 to join the Arizona LMSC. This is all rolled into one fee ($52), which can be paid online at usms.com. A fee for part of the year is also available to latecomers. Practice groups and teams typically have monthly dues.
Q: What benefits do I get from my membership?
A: A membership to USMS gives you a subscription to the bi-monthly magazine SWIMMER, as well as access to online workouts and forums and many discounts from swimming supply stores.
Q: What equipment do I need?
Q: Many clubs have swimming equipment available for use at their facilities. In general, swimmers will need swimming goggles, a cap, a kickboard, pull buoy, fins and hand paddles. Some swimmers also use webbed gloves and a snorkel. And of course…don’t forget your towel!