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But early organizers knew that some adults would want to compete, so it is offered.

Many triathletes, including world-class triathletes Jarrod Shoemaker, Gwen Jorgensen, and Sara Mc Larty, join USMS programs because training with swimmers is the best way to improve the swim portion of the tri.

Masters coaches provide technique instruction and interval training with a group.

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.

Our Places to Swim search tool will help you find programs near you, and you can inquire about learn-to-swim programs at those locations.