Rocket Aquatics Masters
Rocket Aquatics(RA) Masters strives to maintain
an environment that strikes a healthy balance between fitness, fun,
and competition. All levels of adult swimmers are welcome: from
beginning fitness swimmers(must be able to swim 200 yards
non-stop) to competitive pool and open water swimmers, first
time triathletes to the experienced Iron Man finishers. RA Masters
is the perfect training program for anyone who loves the swimming
lifestyle regardless of your swim experience or fitness level. The
role of the coaching staff is to design a program that will allow
all members to reach their individual goals. We believe that
improving stroke technique and providing purposeful training sets
are key elements to team and individual success. There will be
different workouts to choose from and instruction provided
based on skill level. We also believe that having fun is just
What's included in the
- Three, 75 minute
coached swim workouts/week Mon 5:30-6:45am Tues/Thurs
- Additional written
workouts (if requested) to swim on your own outside of the
- Planned social
events, clinics and dry-land training workouts
schedule can be found on the General Calendar tab, be sure to
group trains at the Germantown High School pool. This is an
eight-lane pool, so plenty of room to spread out and swim with
people your own speed. We have equipment including kick boards,
pull buoys, fins and more that our Masters swimmers can use, if
needed. Please park and enter the building through the fieldhouse
doors behind the High School(just north of the football
Practice Fees are
*Card will be
automatically billed on the 1st of each month.
United States Masters Swimming requires an annual $60 fee for
insurance, this will also allow you to compete in masters swim
meets. Click HERE to
obtain your USMS membership.
The coaching staff
for the RA Masters program includes Rocket Aquatics club coaches
who all have competitive swim experience, from club, to high
school, to collegiate level. They all have years of coaching
experience, as well as experience competing in triathalons as well.
All of our coaches are experienced in developing workouts to meet
the needs of the swimmers, as well as, keeping it
Not sure if Masters Swim is right for you? Check out the FAQ below
from U.S. Masters:
"Masters" sounds intimidating... is this really for me?
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.
Do I have to compete to be
a Masters swimmer?
No. When organized adult swimming started to become popular in the
1960s, the intent was that adults would swim to stay in shape. But
early organizers knew that some adults would want to compete, so it
is offered. About 25% of the nearly 60,000 US Masters Swim members
enter pool or open water competitions. The greater percentage of
USMS members do not compete.
But I'm not fast enough or
in shape enough to be a Masters swimmer?
This is something a lot of Masters Coaches hear. However, most
Masters coaches and swimmers don’t care how fast you are. In
nearly every program, there are others of similar ability, or those
who started where you are and have improved. Don't let your
percevied ability, or lack thereof, hold you back. Although
it’s important to have a physical examination before starting
any exercise routine, you don’t need to be in top shape to
start Masters swimming - Masters swimming will help you get
I'm a triathlete - why
should I join Masters Swimming?
Many triathletes, including the world-class Jarrod Shoemaker, Gwen
Jorgensen and Sara McLarty, join USMS programs because training
with swimmers is the best way to improve the swim portion of the
tri. Masters coaches also provide technique instruction and
interval training with a group.