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U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) exists to promote fitness and health in adults by offering and supporting Masters Swimming programs. USMS was founded in 1970 and currently has more than 60,000 members nationwide. It supports and encourages competition, however more than half of its members are fitness swimmers who do not compete. Prospective members and clubs join the USMS organization through their Local Masters Swim Committee (LMSC).

Minnesota Masters(LMSC) Local Masters Swimming Committee promotes swimming throughout our region as part of a healthy lifestyle for adults of all swimming experience levels, from novice to expert. We have a wide range of programs for all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive) that provide organized workouts, technique instruction and skills development, opportunities for pool or open water competition, as well as opportunities for community involvement.Our region consists of Minnesota & the western Wisconsin counties of St. Croix, Dunn & Pierce. We relish the camaraderie of fellow swimmers as we support each other in striving to reach our personal goals.

Minnesota LMSC is one of 52 LMSC's across the United States, that carry out the national organization's mission.
In 2012 our LMSC had 25+ Clubs and 1,049 registered members.
In 2013 our LMSC had 28 organized Clubs/Workout-Groups and 999 registered members.
In 2014 our LMSC had 26 organized Clubs/Workout-Groups and 1054 registered members.
In 2015 our LMSC had 36 Organized Clubs/Workout-Groups and over 1300 registered memebers

Currently, our LMSC has 36 organized Clubs/Workout-Groups and over 1260 individuals have current memberships for 2016.

Your officers are your primary contacts into USMS. For additional information, contact the officers below:

Officers and Contacts for 2016:


Karen Zemlin

Vice Chair/
Meets Chair

Krisie Melsen

Dave Kough

Secretary Member Services
Carrie Stolar


Marketing/ Communication

Pam Ogden



At Large Dir. Sanctions Chair
David Bergquist


Marc Anderson

At Large Dir. Records
Hall of Fame
Marc Anderson

David Bergquist

Top Times-
Recorder Webmaster
David Bergquist

Open Water Committee Chair Hannah Cohen


Open Water Safety
Sandra Frimerman Bergquist

Officials Chair Beth Dalton

Club Dev.
Aleta Kolan

Marketing/ Communication
Past Chair
Tom Moore

Brian Holthus, Vice Chair

Brian Holthus



Brian Cohn


2016 MN LMSC Goals

2015 MN LMSC Goals

2014 MN LMSC Goals    

Want to get involved? Contact any of the above officers to see how you can help.


Scheduled Board Meetings:

July 26, 2016 6:30pm Old Commerce Building, Bloomington

Previous Board Meetings/Minutes:

May 26, 2016 6:30pm Old Commerce Building, Bloomington May 26, 2016 Minutes

April 26, 2016 6:30pm Old Commerce Building, Bloomington April 26, 2016 Minutes

March 22, 2016 6:30pm Old Commerce Building, Bloomington March 22, 2016 Minutes

February 23, 2016 6:30pm Old Commerce Building, Bloomington February 23, 2016 Minutes

January 26, 2016 6:30pm Old Commerce Building, Bloomington January 26, 2016 Minutes

~2015 & previous MN LMSC Board Meeting Minutes



MN LMSC Reimbursement Form

MN Masters Swimming Committee Grant Request Application Word version PDF version

Current MN LMSC Bylaws Approved September 2015