FAQ

  

FAQ'S

Why swim with Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters?
Swimming is great exercise; our heated pool is available year ‘round; swimming with others of your ability is fun; and MVN Masters offers 30 weekly workouts

What does it cost?
There is a $20 initiation fee for all new members.
Members will be billed based on a 12-month billing cycle  one of the following plans:

General Member: $72/month (Good for all workouts, anytime, plus weekends practices) 2nd swimmer in family: $54.00/month

MVN Parent: - $48/month (Good for all workouts, anytime, plus weekends practices) 2nd MVN parent swimmer: $36.00/month

Student/Senior Member: $36/month
Student: 18-24, Senior: 65 and over You must also join USMS for $61 for the current year. (We require this so that MVN Masters has liability insurance.)

What’s the membership of The Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters like?
  MVN Masters has over 200 adult swimmers, most of who swim for fitness, the friendly social atmosphere and for rehab from injuries. The ages range from 18-90!

I’m not a very fast swimmer, can’t swim all the strokes, and am not sure I can finish an hour workout; how good a swimmer must I be to join?
   MVN Masters welcomes swimmers of all abilities – we have all abilities – from an Olympic Gold medalist to novice swimmers. If you can swim 4 lengths of the pool, our coaching staff can help you improve your skills and endurance. You don’t need to be able to swim all the strokes to join! Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Workouts are adjusted to take into account each swimmer’s ability level.

What if I am too slow for the others in my lane? Will I be grouped with others my own speed?
Each lane is grouped by ability. You will be assigned a lane compatible with your skills.

What are the workouts like? How many yards per workout?
Each workout runs for an hour (don’t worry if you can’t finish the whole hour initially). The coach gives the “sets,” which vary in distance per lane. The faster lanes generally cover slightly over 3,000+ yards per workout, with slower lanes about a third of that distance. Space permitting, you may enter a workout late.

When are workouts available?
At Saddleback College Pool:
Monday - Thursday, 5:00-6:00 AM, Monday - Thursday, 6:00-7:00 Monday - Thursday, 9:00-10:00 and Monday - Thursday, 7:00-8:00 PM.  In addition, we also have workouts on Saturday, 6:00-7:00 AM and 7:00-8:00 AM and Sunday, 8:30-10:00 AM.

At Montanoso Rec Center: 
Monday - Friday, 12:00-1:00

 

At Montaoso Rec Center:
Friday:  5:00-6:00 AM and 6:00-7:00 AM

What’s the water temperature?
It is usually a comfortable 80-82 degrees.

Are changing rooms and hot showers available?
Bathrooms, showers and changing facilities are available (no lockers) at all locations.

I’m not in the best of shape now, and don’t look so great in a swim suit. Do I have to wear a racing swim suit?
Any swim suit will do. And with over 15 swimmers in an average workout, all body types are represented! People aren’t focused on your looks as much as you might be – just jump in, swim, and get fit! If you put if off, you might never get going.

Can I try a few workouts before I sign up?
Sure, the first two swims within one week are free; just complete the on-line “free workout ” form and submit, show up at the pool and tell the coach that you’re there to check it out. Goggles are recommended. Caps are optional.

What about the social aspects?
Besides getting to know fellow swimmers, MVN Masters sponsors parties, monthly Masters Night Out throughout the year – 2 summer beach parties; the Annual Christmas Party, etc.

Where can I get more information?
Call Coach Mark at 949-233-6521, email him at CoachMark@mastersmvnswim.org or stop by the pool at one of the workout times.

What are the Guest/Walk-in fees?Our "guest/walk-in" policy allows USMS members that have not paid the annual MVN Swims registration fee to swim with us from time to time. Though this is intended predominantly to accommodate those residing outside the South OC area, it also applies to local USMS members that usually swim with other clubs or on their own. Guest/Walk-in fee is $5 exact cash paid to the coach upon arrival. Guest/walk-in swimmers must be currently USMS registered and must bring a photocopy or printout of their USMS card for our files (you can print a copy of your USMS card here). Frequency and duration of guest privileges must be worked out with Coach Mark ahead of time
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