The easiest way to renew your registration or register as a new person with a team in North Carolina is to do it with USMS's secure online registration system. The system requires a payment with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. The terminology used for North Carolina Masters Swimming Club's teams are called Workout Groups (see below for a more detailed discussion).
If you are renewing, just use your 5 digit permanent ID, which is the last 5 digits of your registration number, i.e., 133A-02222 where the 02222 is the permanent ID. You will have to verify your date of birth, and use the same name you used previously on your registration card, the system will prompt you and is simple to use.
The secure links to register on line with North Carolina can be found for each of the workout groups by clicking the links for your choice of workout group, NCMS club with no workout group, or unattached are shown in the section below:
When you register online, you will have the opportunity to print your registration card and option to have the NC registrar mail you one, there is no waiting to get your 2014 number and card if you print it yourself. Please consider printing your own card to save our LMSC the cost of envelopes and postage, thank you. Please make sure your email address is correct, you will receive a receipt for your registration as well as a welcome letter.
If you are already registered and need a copy of your registration card, you can print one if you have the Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your system, just go to the link and enter the proper information: USMS Website Print USMS Membership Card webpage.
If you need to change your email ID or mailing address, please go to the USMS Update Membership Information webpage and change your profile or send a note to the North Carolina registrar, email
You can still register via paper, there is a generic North Carolina Masters Swimming registration form available as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. There will only be a generic registration form available for 2014 so that you will need to specify the workout group.
Please allow up to 2 weeks to process registrations via paper
forms due to mail delivery and registrar availability
2014 Registration Season starts November 1st, 2013.
The 2014 registrations will be valid for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014, the fee will be $45.
You must not use a previous year's form marked up to 2014, it will be returned because new wording is required for 2014 registrations and the fee increased by $2.
Your North Carolina Masters Swimming Newsletter, Across the Lanes, will only be available online and you will be emailed to you monthly.
North Carolina is one of the many LMSC (Local Masters Swimming Committee) organizations in the US that has within its boundaries, one club which can be considered a "super club", that one big club is North Carolina Masters Swimming (NCMS), which has many teams, or as USMS formally recognizes them - "workout groups".
These workout groups are the teams you are familiar with, such as SwimMAC, Raleigh Area Masters, Asheville Masters Swimming, Duke Aquatics, etc. (all of them are shown below). If you want more information about each of the teams and a contact point, view the Masters Swim Teams in North Carolina web page, there you will find links to each teams web page, contact name and phone number, and a direct link to registering with the team.
In North Carolina, when a swim meet is held, swimmers compete among themselves as teams of these "workout groups" and the meet is scored by "workout groups". NC also allows NCMS swimmers to band together at an in-state meet as a NCMS team and form relays to see if a record can be broken for a relay. For any out of state and national level meets, everyone that is not registered as unattached must compete as members of one club, NCMS, since "workout groups" are not formally recognized out of our state boundaries. In NC, there are many swimmers who belong to NCMS, and do not specify a "workout group", similar to being unattached but still having the ability to easily transfer to a "workout group" without charge or in a meet, join a relay team of other swimmers in the NCMS club. Registering as totally unattached will prohibit you from participating on a relay, as you must belong to a club to be a member of relay, and in North Carolina, it is North Carolina Masters Swimming Club.
Year 2014 Form pdf format
A generic form listing all North Carolina Masters Swimming Club's Workout Groups
Transfer Form. to transfer from another LMSC to North Carolina.
NOTE: if you are undecided, the LMSC for NC recommends joining the state club (NCMS) instead of registering totally unattached, which will allow you to easily transfer to a NCMS Workout Group in the future without paying a fee. It will also allow you to compete on Relays both in and out of state with all other NCMS Club members.
DIRECT LINKS TO REGISTER FOR YOUR WORKOUT GROUP or UNAT CLUBS
North Carolina Masters Swimming (NCMS) - The large state team, with no affiliation to a specific workout group (chapter).
Workout Groups of North Carolina Masters Swimming Club - NCMS club teams called workout groups with the online registration system
Asheville Masters Swimming (AMS) - Asheville, NC
Brevard Health and Racquet Club Masters - Brevard, NC
Cape Fear Aquatic Club (CFAC) - Wilmington, NC
Charlotte SwimMasters (CSM) - Charlotte, NC
Childress Klein YMCA Masters (CKY) - Charlotte, NC
ClubWorx Masters Swimming (WORX) - Fuquay-Varina, NC
Duke Aquatics, formerly Tar Heel Aquatic Team (DUKE) - Durham, NC
Durham Area Masters Aquatics (DAMA) - Durham, NC
E3 Aquatics (E3AQ) - Triad Area, NC
East Carolina Aquatics Masters (ECAM) - Greenville, NC
Enfinity Aquatic Club (EAC) - Winston Salem, NC
Fireball Masters Swimming (FMS) - Winston Salem, NC
Fort Bragg Masters (FBM) - Fort Bragg Military Base
Gaston Gators Swim Team (GG) - Gastonia, NC
Goldsboro YMCA Masters (GOLD) - Goldsboro, NC
Greensboro Community YMCA Masters (GCYM) - Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Swimming Association Masters (GSAM) - Greensboro, NC
HAWK Masters UNCW (HAWK) - Wilmington, NC
HealthQuest Masters (HQM) - Smithfield, NC
High Point Swim Club (HPSC) - High Point, NC
James J Harris YMCA Masters (HARY) - Charlotte, NC
Mecklenburg Swim Association Masters (MSAM) - Charlotte, NC
North Carolina Aquatic Masters (NCAM) - Chapel Hill, NC at UNC-CH
North Mecklenburg Aquatics Masters (NMAM) - Huntersville, NC
One Step Beyond Cary Masters (OSBC) - Cary, NC
Outer Banks Family YMCA Masters (OBXM) - Nags Head, NC
Raleigh Area Masters (RAM) - Raleigh and Cary, NC
Rocky Mount Y Masters (RMYM) - Rocky Mount, NC
Sailfish Aquatics Masters (SAIL) - Concord, NC
Siskey Family YMCA Masters Swim Team (SYMA) - Matthews, NC
South East Sailfish (SES) - Matthews, NC
Southern Iredell Lake Norman Area Masters(SLAM) - Lake Norman, NC
Sports Center of Morehead Masters (SCMM) - Morehead City, NC
Stingray Aquatics (SAM) - Matthews, NC
SwimMAC Masters (MAC) - Charlotte, NC
The Lowe's YMCA Masters (TLYM) - Mooresville, NC
Triad Masters Swimming (TMS) - Greensboro, NC
Twin Rivers YMCA Masters (TRYM) - New Bern, NC
YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) - Raleigh, NC
YMCA of Westerm North Carolina Piranahas (YWNC) - Asheville, NC
YMCA Seahorse Swim Team (YSST) - Hickory, NC
If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is a 5MB file that takes awhile to Register with, but it can be obatined from the Adobe Web Site, (it's Free) More detailed instructions on how to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader can be found on this site by clicking here
If you are already registered with US Masters Swimming for 2014 and wish to transfer from another LMSC to North Carolina, complete the transfer form.
If you are already registered with a workout group of North Carolina Masters Swimming and wish to change to another workout group, please contact me via an email at
Return to Masters Swimming in North Carolina home page.
December 4, 2013