Vallejo Aquatic Club Masters Program is in it’s 5th year and offers a unique training opportunity designed specifically for our workout space and our patrons. Qualified USMS registered coaching staff provides workouts easily adaptable to various skill levels and interest. College swimmers in need of “off season” workouts and conditioning as well as Masters swimmer seeking strength and endurance in the water can all utilize the workouts to achieve their pool oriented goals.
What we offer:
- 2 in the water workouts per week
- Workouts are offered from 6:00-7:00pm on Monday & Wednesdays. If you intend to lap swim at a different time, GVRD may charge you a lap swim fee.
What does it cost:
- $30.00 per month through Auto-Pay with VJO will include lane space and coaching resources.
- $10.00 drop in fee to be paid on deck or added to your auto pay. Arrangements can be made through the VJO treasurer at email@example.com.
- Continued annual registration with United State Masters Swimming (USMS.org) is required for liability and insurance reasons.
Becoming a Masters Swimmer
How do we get started:
Individual memberships with USMS is $60 for the 2020 & 2021 calendar year. Each membership includes a subscription to the USMS Swimmer magazine, a national swimming and fitness publication. Membership also includes a supplemental accident insurance policy, borrowing privileges from our video tape library, and the privilege of participating in any of our pool and open water events, clinics and training groups.
How to Register with USMS?
You can register for USMS online. By registering online you will immediately become a member of Pacific Masters and will immediately obtain your membership number that allows you to enjoy the privileges of membership. You will be eligible to compete in any of the US Masters Swimming events. Pacific Masters alone offers over thirty swimming events during the year.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I swim?
Masters swimmers will be offered lane space with Vallejo Aquatic Club Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-7:00pm. We will do our best to designate the lane closest to the ladder for Masters use. Masters will be notified of VJO schedule changes and additional pool space via email. (Occasional morning or Saturday workouts)
What if I don’t understand something in the workout?
Email, text, call the Masters Coach! When you arrive on deck, you may also connect with the VJO Coaches for clarification however, be advised, prior to the Masters Workout they are conducting age group practice.
What if I have pain during or after a workout?
If a drill or technique causes you pain, stop doing it! Follow up with an email to the coach and they can help you adjust for the future to avoid pain. However, this does NOT substitute for medical care of advice. Seek medical attention when appropriate!
What if I am not on auto-pay?
Auto-Pay will be required for inclusion in the email group. If you prefer to send a check, please make arrangements with the VJO treasurer and she will notify the coaching staff to include you in the email.
VJO will require a minimum number of participants in order to continue this program. At least 6 swimmers MUST register for coaching clinics in order for them to take place. If you intend to “bring a friend” to clinic days, they are welcome without USMS registration but will not be included in workout emails.
Coaching clinics dates will be released as soon as approved by GVRD. Those calendars will also be forwarded via email.