The Palm Springs Masters SCY Meet on Sunday January 29, 2023 is open for registration. Host is Palm Springs Masters Swim Team. Facility location is Palm Springs Swim Center (405 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA) adjacent to Palm Springs High School in Sunrise Park near downtown Palm Springs. Lots of free parking.
The day before this meet, SPMS and Palm Springs Masters will host the SPMS Racing Skills Clinic. Fine tune your racing skills with the help of top coaches from several SPMS teams. Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, check-in at 1:45pm at the Palm Springs Swim Center. You can register here! Questions/Clinic Director: Coach Michael Collins (NOVA) (949) 338-6682.
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SPMS Grant Applications are still available
SPMS members and/or clubs have the opportunity to apply for up to $1,500 for grants to assist with hosting a swim meet, operating Adult Learn To Swim (ALTS), assisting with membership fees, attending swim meets, or other needs.
Click here to apply: SPMS Grant Application
What We're All About
Masters swimming is an organized program of swimming for adults. Masters swimming exists to promote health and fitness to its members who participate in a variety of ways ranging from lap swimming to international competition. Everyone has his or her own reason for joining Masters — health, fitness, camaraderie, fun, the thrill of competition, travel and coaching. Anyone 18 years of age or older can join. United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (USMS) provides the national administrative structure for Masters swimming, and it supports the local Masters programs. USMS was founded in 1970 and has 60,000 members with 1,000 local swim clubs located throughout the country. USMS holds national championships each year for short course yards in the spring and long course meters in the summer.
On the local level, Masters swimming is governed by Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSC). The LMSCs in turn are composed of smaller groups: clubs, teams and un-affiliated swimmers. This is the web site for the Southern Pacific Masters Swimming (SPMS); the local association that encompasses Southern California and parts of Nevada. SPMS has more than 5,000 members.
For fitness and triathlete swimmers, being part of a Masters Swimming program provides a coached workout for help with swimming technique, and a pool full of teammates to encourage each other to continue with the swimming regimen. USMS also offers a Fitness Series throughout the year which includes a 30-minute, 2K, and 1 mile swim. Visit https://www.usms.org/events/fitness-events/fitness-series. Go the Distance is a self-directed program which encourages swimmers to track their own fitness and progress. More information may be found at https://www.usms.org/gothedistance. For swimmers who are interested in comparing themselves to other swimmers, USMS sponsors three ePostal National Championship Events that include a One Hour Swim, a 5k/10K Swim and a 3,000/6,000 Event. More information is located at https://www.usms.org/nationalchampionships.