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MASTERS Swimming FAQ

Q: What is US Masters Swimming (USMS)? 

A: USMS is a national membership-operated nonprofit organization that provides membership benefits to nearly 60,000 Masters swimmers across the country.  In swimming Masters refers to competitive swimmers who are 18 & Over!

Q: Do I have to be a great swimmer to join CCA Masters? 

A: The goal of our program is to provide quality instruction and training to those who want to ?never stop competing? in the sport of swimming- whether that means competing with yourself to become healthier or to qualify for Masters nationals and triathlon events! We do recommend that our swimmers have some background in competitive swimming. Our staff is available for private lessons if you need to sharpen up, and if you are BRAND new to the sport of swimming the City of Roseville offers Adult Swim Classes to introduce you to the water!

Q: Who are the coaches? 

A: We are fortunate to have one of the most experienced coaches in the area, Coach Ron Buda, lead our program! He will be the lead coach at the evening workouts and direct the focus of the AM workouts. CCA Swimming Staff will also assist in running workouts through the week.

Q: What if I am interested only in triathlon or open water training? 

A: We know this is the hottest area of interest in the “over 18” swim world- and we are ready to build you up to achieve your goals! Coach Ron will help develop training that will benefit your open water needs. From the daily workouts to monthly clinics- we have some exciting ideas coming! 

Q: When are practices? 

A: Beginning Tuesday, April 3rd evening workouts will be held at the Roseville Aquatics Complex Monday thru Thursday 645-8pm.   Early AM workouts will begin on Tuesday, April 17th and run Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 5-630am.  Over time we will offer Saturday workouts along with exploring a “lunchtime” swim option.

Q: Am I required to attend every workout? 

A: Masters swimming has a much more relaxed atmosphere compared to club and college swimming! Our goal is for swimmers to have fun while they compete and stay in shape! Come when you can and we will have a great workout!

Q: Can I try it out before I commit? 

A: Absolutely! Email Coach Ron at coach.ron@ccaswimming.org and let him know which workout you would like to attend to tryout. We ask that your first workouts with CCA Masters be in the evening sessions. You may attend for one week free!

Q: What are the registration cost and fees? 

A: We ask that you register for USMS Swimming within your first week of joining CCA Masters- the annual cost is $56.00 (REGISTER HERE! Remember to select California Capital Aquatics Masters as your team!)  This provides you proper insurance coverage to train and compete at any Masters workouts or events.  CCA Masters monthly dues are $65 (REGISTER HERE) - you must sign up for automatic payment during registration.  We are also working on developing a “punch card” system to give those who are more seasonal swimmers some more flexibility- stay tuned!