In the newsletter today...

    • Recent Meet Results
    • Calling all Coaches and ALTS instructors - short survey
    • Calling all Swimmers - short survey
    • Minnesota Masters Swim Store now open
    • V3 Youth Triathlon on August 6
    • Minnetonka 5 mile swim on August 13
    • Noodle swimmers needed to YWCA Women's Tri on August 14 at Lake Nokomis
    • 2022 USMS 5K/10K Virtual Championships
    • Fitness Challenges
    • Upcoming events - meets and summer open water competitions

Recent Meet Results

Gopher Masters Mania

Simple version (just times, no splits)
Comprehensive version (with splits)

STAR Memorial Day Classic

Calling all Coaches and ALTS Instructors

Calling all *COACHES* and *ALTS INSTRUCTORS* (and those we are interested in Coaching and/or Adult-Learn-To-Swim Instruction!) - we need your input and suggestions on programs we are considering!  Please fill out *one* of the following survey forms (pick the first one that applies to you - #1 includes all the questions from 2,3,4 & 5, #2 includes all the questions from 3,4 & 5, etc).

  1. ACTIVE COACH ON DECK (I currently coach a regular masters workout)
  2. EXPERIENCED and/or CERTIFIED COACH (I do not currently coach a regular masters workout)
  3. EXPERIENCED and/or CERTIFIED ALTS INSTRUCTOR (I have taken the course and/or taught lessons and/or volunteered)
  4. INTERESTED in COACHING (I have suggestions about programs to support coaches and/or I want to volunteer and/or I want to learn more)
  5. INTERESTED in ALTS INSTRUCTING (I have suggestions about ALTS programs and/or I want to volunteer and/or I want to learn more)

Calling all Swimmers

We need your help completing our “PLACES TO SWIM” resource – we are trying to compile a list of all the places, days and times where Minnesota Masters Swimmers get in the water, so that members who are looking for a place to swim have more information.  Please fill out the following survey form and let us know where and when *you* swim!

PLACES TO SWIM – where and when do you swim? 

Get your gear in the new Minnesota Masters Store

Get your new Minnesota Masters gear in our recently opened online store. We've got t-shirts, sweats, hats, and towels to show off your love of masters swimming.

V3 Youth Triathlon on August 6

V3 is hosting a Youth Triathlon on August 6th at North Commons Park (10 am - 1:30 pm), and we would love for you to be involved! This FREE event, hosted in collaboration with Seeds to Harvest, will be an opportunity for youth to get their feet wet and tri something new! In addition to participants, we are also looking for volunteers to be a source of encouragement and ensure our youth have fun, stay on the correct course, and finish strong. We are making it as inclusive as possible, so even if someone can’t swim, we will have someone in the pool to walk alongside them for 25 yards.

Minnetonka 5 Mile Swim on August 13

Registration is now open for the Twin Cities Open Water Half Marathon series including swims on July 16 (5K at Square Lake), August 13 (5 miles at Lake Minnetonka, and September 10 (JJ Hill 1 & 2 miles).

Here are the results from the Square Lake 5k swim.

YWCA Women’s Triathlon needs noodle swimmers on August 14!

The YWCA Women’s Tri is looking for Noodle Swimmerslifeguards and and many dry opportunities as well! The YWCA would love it if you would sign up to sit on a noodle race morning at Lake Nokomis and encourage swimmers. This race gets a ton of first timers so this support is very important. There is also free food and swag. Tons of freebies (or not if you hate clutter) and they definitely find you a swim cap! Lifeguards are paid FYI.

2022 USMS 5K/10K Virtual Championships

Go looong this summer with the 2022 USMS 5K/10K Virtual Championships. Entries are open now, and swims are to be completed between May 15–Sept. 15. All participants receive an event cap. Clubs with the most swimmers can win up to $300 and prizes from our partners. Get more information here.

 Fitness Challenges

There are a lot of ongoing fitness challenges to help keep you motivated in your swimming.  Some of these are sponsored by USMS, some are not.  Many are to support good causes.  Let us know if you are aware of others to add to the list.

Upcoming events - meets and summer open water competitions

Pool Competitions

Open water competitions

About Minnesota Masters Swimming

Minnesota Masters Swimming LMSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to a healthy swimming lifestyle for adult swimmers within 87 counties in Minnesota and 3 in Western Wisconsin. It is the local governing body for United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

There are 1,172 registered swimmers in the Minnesota LMSC and over 60,000 nationwide. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to join. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary.

Minnesota Masters Contacts

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