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U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national membership-operated nonprofit organization, founded in 1970, that provides membership benefits to nearly 60,000 Masters swimmers across the country. USMS exists to promote health & fitness in adults through 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. 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 1319 registered memebers.

Currently, our LMSC has 36 organized Clubs/Workout-Groups and over 1275 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:

September 27, 2016 6:30pm St. David's Center, Minnetonka

October 25, 2016 6:30 p.m. St. David's Center, Minnetonka

November 22, 2016 6:30 p.m. St. David's Center, Minnetonka

Previous Board Meetings/Minutes:

Aug 23, 2016 6:30 St. David's Center, Minnetonka

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

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

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

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

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

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