Master Swim

The John P. Thayer YMCA offers United States Master Swimming!
This program is designed to promote the sport of swimming, improve individual ability, and create a challenging environment with other swim enthusiasts.

Ability levels range from talented beginner to elite Tri-Athlete. There is room for everyone - Don't think you're not good enough! We offer regularly scheduled practices with a USA Swimming certified coach on deck.

Workouts are focused on technique, performance, and avoiding risk of injury. We are part of a National Organization (USMS) with more than 50,000 members.

Sign up at the beginning of a training session to take full advantage of each practice. Sessions are held quarterly.
(January - March) (April - June)
(July- September) (October - December).
Please see the JOHN P. THAYER YMCA front desk staff for assistance in registering.

We train twice a week (TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS) and offer two times to meet 5 a.m. or 6 a.m.

All program participants must register through United States Masters Swimming before starting with us in the water. This is a $40 fee that is a requirement. Our coach can give you more information about this or visit their website.

Member rate for participating in USMS is $75
Non-YMCA member rate is $90
Payment is per 3 month training session and cannot be prorated. Space is Limited

Contact Program Director Scott Balkcum at for more information.

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