Frequently Asked Questions

280Frequently Asked Questions:

Question:  What if I am not that good?
Answer:  It doesn’t matter, we welcome and WANT everyone to be involved.  You will find a completely supportive environment regardless of your ability.  We have fast lanes and slow lanes.  We will find a place for you.

Question:  Are there weirdos and freaks on the team?
Answer:  Yes.   However, they are docile.

Question:  What is the Chipstroke?
Answer:  This is when a backstroker pulls on the lane line thereby reducing his heart rate and lower the fat burn.  It was named after the most illustrious person to do this on our team.

USMS is a national membership-operated nonprofit organization that provides membership benefits to nearly 60,000 Masters swimmers across the country. These benefits include insurance, SWIMMER magazine, sanctioned events, and many others. USMS and its 52 Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSCs) provide direct support to more than 1,500 Masters Swimming clubs and workout groups. Structure and organization of USMS programs vary and are driven by factors such as pool availability, instructor or coach availability, community support, and finances. The majority of locations offering Masters Swimming programs have coaches on deck. Coaches write workouts and provide feedback and instruction.

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