2018 Winter Fitness Challenge


We are participating in the USMS Winter Fitness Challenge! This event is a 30 minute swim done in any you want – so equipment and/or relays are ok. The Winter Fitness Challenge is an official fundraiser for the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation.

To help organize this, we have created an event on Facebook; make sure you say you are coming: https://www.facebook.com/events/1643464085748259/

Make sure you invite your friends! I’m hoping everyone has some fun – plus we might go out afterwards. If your friends are newer swimmers this is a great chance to get introduced into masters swimming. If they need a little boost to train for this, I will welcome them in practice.


We are doing this event at 6:30pm on February 23, 2018 – at the Georgetown Rec. Center.

If you can’t make it then, you can do this on your own time as well. Just make sure you register and do it before the 28th!

How to Register?

To participate, you will need $12 to register for the Winter Fitness Challenge at: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/form/usms_verify.cfm?form_type=Event%20Registration&c=2426&cid=76207

Rec Center Locker Rooms Closed (Feb 8-11)

The Recreation Center locker rooms will be closed for maintenance  February 8-11.  Keep this in mind if you use them to change. I’m assuming the family bathroom will still be open, but I’m not certain.

This should only matter for evening practice Thursday, February 8 and morning practice Friday, February 9th.

The locker room should be open for Monday morning practice.

Fall/Winter Practice Schedule Updated

The practice schedule for the immediate future will be all practices at Rec (except Saturdays).  Morning people, try to get there early the first few times so the Rec swimmers can get adjusted to having us around.

  • Mornings: Mon, Wed, Fri: 5:45-7am at Rec (although I enter when the building opens at 5:30, so you can start ASAP)
  • Evenings: Mon-Thurs: 6:30-7:45pm at Rec.
  • Saturday: 6:30-8am at Village (but we may be able to adjust this a bit)

We will look into having some more practices at Village, but not yet.

Refer a Friend

U.S. Masters Swimming has a new “Refer a Friend” feature and has a contest to kick it off.

USMS Refer a Friend Picture


If you refer a friend from May 30th to June 11th, you’ll be entered into a contest.

This is what U.S. Masters Swimming says about the new program:

About Our Refer-a-Friend Program

As a USMS member, you know how awesome Masters Swimming is; it’s a great way to get fit, stay healthy, and meet new friends. We want to share swimming’s many benefits with others and encourage more adults to swim. Our Refer-a-Friend Program is for USMS members who want to invite family, friends, co-workers, and other athletes to try Masters Swimming.

So if you know someone, head on over to their site: https://www.usms.org/content/referafriend