FAQ’s

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.

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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.

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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.

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Q:  How many members does Arizona Masters have?
A:  In 2015, 1186 swimmers were registered.

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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!

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Q:  What are the age limits?
Q:  USMS welcomes adults of all ages (18 and up). Many people beyond 80 years of age compete in Masters meets!

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Q:  How do I find a team near me?
A: Check out our list of teams and clubs to find a place in your neck-of-the-woods.

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