AnnouncementsMission Viejo Nadadores SCM Meet on October 2nd
The Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters will be holding a Short Course Meters meet on Sunday October 2nd. Entries are now open. Click here
2023 SPMS Buget Meeting October 3rd
The SPMS Finance Committee is beginning the budget process for 2023. Our initial meeting will be held on Monday, October 3rd from 6pm-7:30pm. Anyone wanting to make suggestions for the annual budget as well as participate in potential sub-committees on finance and budgeting are welcome to attend. The meeting link is on the calendar. Please email Kris McPeak with any questions.
SPMS Grant Applications are still available
SPMS members and/or clubs have the opportunity to apply for up to $1,500 once per year 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
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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. What Masters Swimming is all about.
USMS National Coaching Clinic
Ends Sun, 10/09/2022