We are pleased to announce the San Luis Obisbo Swim Club Firecracker Invitational on June 23-25. This is a dual-sanctioned event and the masters entries are paper only as explained on this form. The event will be held at the SLO Swim Center in San Luis Obisbo. Click or touch here for further details.

Registration is now open for the OC Riptide LCM Masters Meet on Saturday June 3. The meet will be held at Oceanview High School in Huntington Beach. Click or touch here for further details. Please note start time has changed to 2pm with warmup beginning at 1pm.

Registration is now open for the Pasadena Senior Games on Sunday June 4. The meet will be held at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center and for further details click or touch here.

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Results are now availble for the OC Riptide Masters SCY Pentathon Meet on April 1.

We are now taking bids for 2023 and 2024 swim meetsPlease complete the application and email to


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.

Southern Pacific Masters Swimming (also known as Southern Pacific Masters Association) is part of the Southwest Zone of United States Masters Swimming.

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 Go the Distance is a self-directed program which encourages swimmers to track their own fitness and progress. More information may be found at 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