West Coast Aquatics masters program is designed to help swimmers improve fitness and training for specific goals, offer active support for a healthy lifestyle.

Workouts are provided for those who wish to participate. Technique advice and stroke critics are also available by the coach.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
5:30 to 6:45 am with Coach Mark Carter @ Independence High School

The pool is open at least 10 minutes before the start of practice.

Lap swimming is available in the afternoons Monday - Friday from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. @ Independence High School Pool.

To register on-line, please follow this link to the Pacific Masters Swimming website:


Swimmers will have to purchase a swim card for $110.00 which will allow 20 swims. This card can be purchased at the pool office. The card has no expiration date so it can be used at the swimmer's convenience.

About Masters Swimming (from Pacific Masters Swimming website)

What is Masters Swimming?
Masters Swimming is a successful blend of fitness and competitive swimming for adults (19 years of age and over). The regular structured workouts use techniques of interval training in an atmosphere of fun, fitness, friendship and participation! Individuals who find it difficult to stick with a self-imposed, keep-fit routine will find it easier to maintain a Masters Swimming program. There are over 100 clubs in Pacific Masters Swimming. Most of our swimmers belong to one of these clubs.

Who can join Pacific Masters?
Anyone 19 years of age or over who has basic swimming ability and can comfortably swim a few lengths of the pool. It is NOT necessary to have previous experience in competitive swimming.

Does everyone compete?
No! Most Masters swim for fitness, gaining stroke improvement and motivation from the instruction a coach provides. Members join for their own reasons, participating in various club activities only if they wish to. Progress can be a measure of increased distance swum, fewer rest periods needed to finish a distance or a general feeling of well-being after a workout.

Other activities?
Yes! There are local meets, three Pacific Masters championships a year (Short Course yards held in the Spring, Long Course Meters, held in the summer and Short Course meters held in the fall, national championships and numerous international championships). There are open water swims and fitness clinics. This year Pacific Masters will sanction about 17 pool competitions, 11 open waters swims and fitness clinics. The United States Masters Swimming 1996 Short Course Nationals was held in Cupertino and the 1999 United States Masters Short Course Championships was held at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. The 2001 United States Masters Short Course Championships was also held at Santa Clara. To see what we are going to be doing this year visit our page of scheduled events.

Other benefits?
You are covered by a group insurance policy. The insurance includes accident and liability coverage during all sanctioned events and organized workouts that are supervised by a USMS member or USS coach.
As a member of Pacific Masters Swimming you are a member of United States Masters Swimming and will receive Swim Magazine. Pacific Masters has a newsletter insert in it that will help keep you informed of the activities, programs, policies and issues that are of interest to all swimmers.