Masters Swimming is a successful blend of fitness and competitive swimming for adults (18 years of age and over). (note: 18 year old swimmers for the year 2002 can only compete in meter events if they turn 19 during the calendar year 2002. They can compete in yard events only if they become 19 by the last day of the swim meet). The regular structured workouts use techniques of interval training in an atmosphere of fun, fitness, friendship and participation! Individuals who find it difficult to stick with a self-imposed, keep-fit routine will find it easier to maintain a Masters Swimming program. There are nearly 20 teams in North Carolina that are involved in Masters Swimming. Most of our swimmers belong to one of these teams. Take a look at the Teams page and then select a team near your location to find out details about the team, its swim location, time, and costs.
Anyone 18 years of age or over who has basic swimming ability and can comfortably swim a few lengths of the pool. It is NOT necessary to have previous experience in competitive swimming, nor is it necessary to compete at local, state, or national swim meets. see restrictions above for 18 year old participation in swim meets
No! Most Masters swim for fitness, gaining stroke improvement and motivation from the instruction a coach provides. Members join for their own reasons, participating in various club activities only if they wish to. Progress can be a measure of increased distance swum, fewer rest periods needed to finish a distance or a general feeling of well-being after a workout.
Yes! There are about six swim meets in North Carolina each year, with a Short Course yards State Championship held in the Spring, national championships and numerous international championships). There is an open water swims and fitness clinics. Each team may hold special events for their team (see specific team information).
You are covered by a group insurance policy. The insurance includes accident and liability coverage during all sanctioned events and organized workouts that are supervised by a USMS member or USA Swimming coach.
As a member of the LMSC for North Carolina, you are a member of United States Masters and will receive Swim Magazine. Four Across the Lanes local newsletters are published yearly for North Carolina information only. Some teams also publish their own newsletters.
Unfortunately Masters Swimming is based on an annual yearly membership, from January 1 until December 31 of the calendar year that you join. For those that join in November or December, their membership will include the current and following year. Please don't wait to join if you are in the middle of a year, starting a membership is key to your physical fitness and the small annual fee (which is not pro-rated) includes the Swim magazine subscription through the January/February issue of the year following your membership expiration.
If you have any questions about the Masters Swimming in North Carolina please contact George Simon at his home address
George S. Simon
Registrar, LMSC for NC
10229 Boxelder Dr
Raleigh, NC 27613-6139
phone (919) 846-2423
Please call in the evening, leave a message if not in, as evening time is when my swim team practices and I may be "working out". I work during the day, and no one in my family will answer the dedicated Masters Swimming Phone number listed above.
For information about United States Masters Swimming in other parts of the United States you can call:
LMSC for NC is a Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC) governed by United States Masters Swimming. LMSC for NC covers the geographical area of the entire state of North Carolina.
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