Walnut Creek Masters, founded in 1976, is a year-round United
States Masters Swimming (USMS) program for adults. We are
located in Walnut Creek, California and our members reside as close
as Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Concord, Alamo, and Danville,
and as far as Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe.
We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that exists to
benefit all interested adult swimmers. And our program serves the
needs of swimmers of all ages and at all levels, from
beginners to former Olympic swimmers. The overriding philosophy of
masters swimming is that participation in sports can and
should be a life enhancing experience.
Since 2012, we have established ourselves as a community partner
through our Adult Learn to Swim Program (formerly called,
Swimming Saves Lives), which to date has helped over 150
non-swimming adults gain comfort and confidence in the water.
We are dedicated to helping each member achieve his or
her goals as an athlete and as an individual.
In recent years, Walnut Creek Masters has transitioned from a
team once supported by the City of Walnut Creek’s Recreation
and Parks Department to a self-supporting entity whose income
derives exclusively from team membership fees, hosting and
sponsoring various Pacific Masters meets and competitions, and the
generous donations of our members. Charitable donations –
whether through corporate matches, holiday auction proceeds and planned
giving help us keep our very talented coaches on staff,
maintain a scholarship program for members in need, and maintain
healthy reserves for unforeseen financial circumstances. If
considering donating to Walnut Creek Masters, please consult a tax
Our program emphasizes structure and continuous
instruction. We are a true community program, serving over 500
We look forward to seeing you at the pool!