Masters Swimming in the United States

 U.S. Masters Swimming
 

What is U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS)? According to usms.org, the official website for USMS, “masters swimming is an organized program of swimming for adults. Members participate in a variety of ways ranging from lap swimming to international competition.” However, what is USMS to an actual member? How would they describe their experience with the program? A USMS member said it was like “belong(ing) to a big swim family that’s inclusive and welcoming,” and it’s “a place where novice swimmers, fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers, and triathletes can find a place to swim.”

USMS is a swimming organization of more than 60,000 members across the United States. Adults 18 and older practice, workout, and compete in close-knit clubs, large organizations, or as their own entities. When competing, members are divided by age groups and compete in a wide array of competitions. However, most members choose not to compete. According to the website, “about 25 percent of our nearly 60,000 members enter pool or open water competitions.” Why, then, do people join USMS? Members join for triathlon practice, the workout, and social interaction. The organizations can range from highly structured, competitive groups to casual clubs that focus on recreational swimming.

“Masters swimming” can be an intimidating word for many people. However, people do not have to be a “master swimmer” to be a USMS member. According to their website, “masters simply means 18 and older.” USMS is an organization that promotes “swimming for life!” USMS is a program for everyone! Swimmers can join USMS for a small annual fee and benefit from structured workouts, and a positive social environment. Locate local programs by clicking here!

Live in an area that doesn’t have a USMS club or workout group? Are you interested in bringing USMS to your location? Starting your own USMS club or group is easy! Complete the registration form and return it to your Local Masters Swimming Committee with the $30 registration fee. Have additional questions? Click here for more information on starting a USMS program!

Like swimming and earning prizes? The Nike Go The Distance program (GTD) is a popular program that encourages healthy lifestyles. Nike has partnered with USMS and All American Swim Supply to offer prizes for achieving fitness milestones. Register on the USMS Fitness Log (FLOG) today to start setting fitness goals, recording exercise progress, and earning prizes. “Since January 2013, over 1,400 swimmers have put in 50 miles to win the GTD swim cap,” said All American Swim Supply in March, 2013. GTD is a great way to stay motivated and in shape! Click here to learn more about GTD, FLOG’s, and how to start earning prizes!

USMS is a group dedicated to physical fitness, enriching lives, and building lasting friendships.

Check out the official USMS website for additional information.

Purchase all your swimwear and USMS apparel at All American Swim Supply!

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Garmin Swim Watch Review by SwimSwam

“For someone like myself who is fearful of using technology in practices, using the Garmin Swim Watch was about as easy as working my iPhone. In fact, I can’t wait to use it more as it has many more functions (logs drills, wireless workout data upload, review/share workouts).”

Gold Medal Mel Stewart, 3-time Olympic medalist and co-founder of SwimSwam

Click here to read the full review on SwimSwam!

Check out the Garmin Swim Watch at All American Swim Supply!

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Additional 2013 Hours for the Triangle Aquatic Center Store

In addition to the scheduled hours of operation, All American Swim Supply will be open during swim meets at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, NC! Located conveniently next to the customer service desk, we are the perfect place to buy supplies before a competition. We offer all the supplies needed to compete, such as swimwear, goggles, and equipment.
 
Below is a list of the special hours of operation. Have additional questions? Please contact us by phone at 1-919-439-8678 or by e-mail at andrea@allamericanswim.com and melissa@allamericanswim.com. Additional information can be found at the Triangle Aquatic Center’s website.
 
February 9th
 
1A/2A NCHSAA State Championships – 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
RSA Intrasquad Meet – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
1A/2A NCHSAA State Championships – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
February 10th
 
RSA Intrasquad and Time Trials – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
February 14th
 
SCY Age Group Championships – 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
February 15th
 
SCY Age Group Championships – 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
February 16th
 
SCY Age Group Championships8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
February 17th
 
SCY Age Group Championships – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
February 21th
 
SCY Senior Championships – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
February 22nd
 
SCY Senior Championships – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
February 23rd
 
SCY Senior Championships – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
February 24th
 
SCY Senior Championships – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
March 9th
 
TAC Titans March Invite – 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
March 22nd
 
WAVE Tarheel States Meet – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 
March 23rd
 
WAVE Tarheel States Meet – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
March 24th
 
WAVE Tarheel States Meet – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
April 6th
 
RAM Masters – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
May 3rd
 
RSA Goodstuff Meet – 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
May 4th
 
RSA Goodstuff Meet – 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
May 5th
 
RSA Goodstuff Meet – 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
May 25th
 
Black Heritage Meet – 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 
May 26th
 
Black Heritage Meet – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
June 1st
 
Special Olympics – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
June 2nd
 
Special Olympics – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
June 14th
 
WAVE Cap City Invitational – 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
 
June 15th
 
WAVE Cap City Invitational – 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
June 16th
 
WAVE Cap City Invitational – 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
June 22nd
 
RSA Summer Sizzle – 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
June 23rd
 
RSA Summer Sizzle – 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
June 30th
 
Country Club Championship – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
July 5th
 
RSA Meet – 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
July 6th
 
RSA Meet – 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
July 7th
 
RSA Meet – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
July 13th
 
RAM Masters Meet – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
July 20th
 
TSA Championship – 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 
July 21st
 
TSA Championship – 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 
July 26th
 
RSA Meet – 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
July 27th
 
RSA Meet – 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
July 28th
 
RSA Meet – 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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Traveling Store Schedule for 2013

All American Swim Supply’s traveling store is coming to a swim meet near your location! The traveling store sells many of our most popular products at swim meets across the world. Buying products at swim meets has many advantages over ordering online. Since swimwear sizing can vary across brands, it can be difficult to order the perfect fitting product. Swim meets give swimmers a chance to try on products before buying. All American Swim Supply also supports local swim organizations by donating a percentage of the profit made. Support local swim organizations by buying from All American Swim Supply’s traveling store!
 
February 9th
 
Makos Last Chance Meet – Flowood, MS
 
February 16th
 
Mississippi Swimming, Inc. 8 & UNDER SPRING DEVELOPMENTAL MEET – Flowood, MS
 
February 16-17th
 
2013 Central District Championships – Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Southeastern Swimming, Inc. 2013 District West Championships – Nashville, TN
 
2013 Auburn Masters Short-Course Yards Invitational – Auburn, AL
 
Southeastern Swimming Southern District Championships – Pensacola, FL
 
February 21-24th
 
Southeastern Swimming Championships – Nashville, TN
 
MS Swimming, Inc. Short Course State Championships – Laurel, MS
 
March 2nd
 
PCST March Sprint Meet – Panama City, FL
 
March 8-10th
 
Southern Region Open Championship – Auburn, AL
 
March 14-17th
 
Southern Zone Eastern Section Senior Championships – Nashville, TN
 
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Welcome to our new blog and resource center!

We are happy to announce the launch of our new blog and resource center.

For those of you that are new to the All American Swim website – welcome!

For our retail and swim team customers who have been with us a while, we hope that you’ll find our new blog and resource center both useful and interesting. We’re more focused than ever on good customer service, reacting quickly to any questions you may have, and listening to your valuable feedback.

We’ll be adding information and how-to articles soon. We hope you’ll find our blog helpful and inspiring.

Thanks again for your support and happy swimming.

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