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Masters Swimming

 

MCDA  

    MASTERS & TRI SWIMMING

 


Miami Country Day Aquatics Masters & Tri Swimming/Adult Fitness is a club member of the United States Masters Swimming - Florida Gold Coast LMSC.  We offer year round coached swimming workouts for adults.

What is MCDA Masters & Tri?  What is our Team Philosophy?
We are a diverse group of people with a wide range of swimming backgrounds and ability    levels who like to try to stay in shape!  The MCDA Masters Swim Group maintains an environment that strikes a healthy balance between fitness, fun and competition.  Our coaches can help improve technique and efficiency for all swimmers.  The role of the coaching staff is to design a program that will allow all members to reach their individual goals.  We believe the improving stoke technique and providing purposeful training sets are key elements to success.  We also believe that having fun is just as important!

 

How do I join MCDA Masters & Tri Swimming?

Folks can join at anytime.  Just show up on the pool deck during a coached workout and introduce yourself to the Coach.  He will show you to a lane to swim in.  Try us out!  To join the program, complete the registration form.  In addition, all Masters Swimmers must join US Masters Swimming (USMS).  To register go to http://www.usms.org/reg/register.php
 
Cost
The cost is $60 per month and may be paid by cash, check (made payable to Miami Country Day Aquatics) or by credit card.  Any full pay member's ($60/mo) spouse can swim for $30/month ($90/married couple/month).
  
Other options
 $48/2x per week/mo ($6/swim)
 $30/1x per week/mo  ($7.50/swim)
 $10 Drop in 
 
If you are interested in participating, simply stop by one of our practice sessions and check it out!  
 
 
I'm a beginner.  Can I join or do I need to be a really good swimmer to participate?
Not at all!  MCDA Masters & Tri is comprised of all levels of swimmers, from those just beginning to fitness swimmers as well as casual and nationally ranked triathletes.  As long as you can swim the length of the pool, you can join.  Please understand this is not a learn to swim program, but a swimming workout.  However, the workouts are modified for your ability.  Each athlete can push themselves as hard as they choose within the workout.  If they need more rest in the workout plan, you can take it!  Our goal is that each team member will take what they need from the program.  

Will I get help and instruction with my strokes?

Absolutely! The coaches help each swimmer with their stroke and technique, which is so important. Swimming drills are included in and explained during the workout to help swimmers focus on proper swimming technique. If you want Coach to take a look at your stroke and give you feedback, just ask!

Can I compete in swimming competitions?

If you are interested in competing, there are US Masters swim meets in South Florida and around the country for you to compete in.  Learn more at www.usms.org and www.fgcmasters.org. Some folks will be training to compete in USMS swim meets, open water races, and/or triathlons, and others just for fitness and won’t ever swim in a competition. It’s your choice!

Is MCDA Masters an official club?

Yes! Miami Country Day Aquatics Masters (MCDA) is one of the United States Masters Swimming clubs.  The club started in 2012.

Tell me more about U.S. Masters Swimming?

U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1971, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes adult health, fitness and wellness through aquatics. It does so by partnering with more than 1,000 adult swim clubs across the country that offer swim/fitness programs, promoting information via a bimonthly member magazine and www.usms.org, and sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual competitions. More than 50,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.

The word "Masters" sounds intimidating...

The word Masters was first applied to adults who participated in track and field and was later adopted in organized adult swimming. In swimming, Masters simply means 18 and older.  Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to join!