PRACTICE TIMES AND LOCATIONS:

From September through May, workouts are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Smith High School Pool (off South Holden Rd and Vanstory St.) in Greensboro. The pool is an 8-lane 25-yard pool.

From June through August, workouts are held at the Lindley Park Recreation Center Pool (2914 Springwood Dr, off Spring Garden Street). Lindley Park Pool is an outdoor, 10-lane, 50-meter pool open summers only; practice is Monday through Thursday from 7:00-8:30 pm.

HOW TO JOIN:

To swim with TMS, you must join USMS (United States Masters Swimming, membership open to anyone 18 and over). The USMS membership fees are $45/year for 2014.  You can find USMS registration forms or information on registering onlie here. 

TMS monthly dues are $30/month.

For more information on swimming with TMS, directions to the pool, or if you want to check out a typical practice, send an email to Andrew Richelson

FAQ'S:

Do I have to be a good swimmer?  What if it's been a while since I last swam in high school, or what if I've never swum in a coached workout setting?
    
No, you do not have to be a 'good swimmer' - one of the goals of TMS, besides fitness and fun, is improving your current swimming abilities or learning new strokes and skills.  Some TMS swimmers swam competitively in high school, others are triatheletes, a few are new to swimming or their previous experience was recreational lap swimming.  Having basic stroke knowledge and a willingness to improve helps.

What are the workouts like?  Will I be able to keep up?
   
The workouts are designed to improve stroke skills, endurance, and/or speed.  The on-deck coach gives swimmers individual workouts, or sets, which will be altered according to each swimmer's ability. 

If I swim with TMS, do I have to compete in swim meets?
  
You are not required to swim in meets. While some TMS swimmers do compete in meets, many join TMS simply to improve their strokes or to swim for fitness.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Get details on upcoming state, regional, or national meets & entry forms at the NCMS web site here.

Every March, TMS hosts the Frank Clark Masters Invitational.
This meet in named in honor of legendary Greensboro swimmer Frank Clark, who was instrumental in starting the team 22 years ago and coached the team for 10 years. Details and entry forms will be posted prior to the meet.

TMS activities over the past few years have included Christmas and Halloween gatherings as well as Greensboro Bats baseball games. Every Thursday after practice, there is typically a social gathering after a week's workouts.  

TEAM HISTORY:

In 1974, a group of Greesnboro swimmers, including Frank and Nancy Clark, organized a local Masters swim club, calling themselves the Tarheel Masters; this group hosted their first meet at the Central YMCA in Greensboro in that same year.

By 1978, the group was calling themselves Triad Masters Swimmers (TMS) and Frank Clark coached the group until his retirement from the team in 1988.   Upon his retirement, the team elected to name the annual Greensboro masters meet the Frank Clark Masters Open in honor of his founding of and service to TMS.  

LINKS OF INTEREST:

USMS - The governing body of Masters Swimming in the United States.
NCMS - North Carolina Masters Swimming, the state club for USMS.
Greensboro Parks and Recreation

TMS home page- Take me back to the main TMS page.

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