Masters Swim Team

Masters Swimming
Southern Masters & Senior Olympic Program

All sessions are held outside in the 8-lane competition pool.

Practice Times

  • 5:30am – 7:00am Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 6:30pm - 7:45pm Tuesday, Thursday
  • 9:00am – 10:30am Saturday



George Rucker

Thomas Schmall


To join the team please come to a practice and speak with a coach or contact Christina Offutt at 504-736-4762 for further information.

Masters Swimming
This is a program for adults designed to encourage fitness through swimming. The benefit of joining a local Master’s Swim Club is the expertise and personal attention received from the coach, the motivation and camaraderie of swimming with a group of like-minded individuals, and the flexibility of service to all levels of swimmers.

Competitions are organized by age groups of five-year increments (19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc. to 95 and over). Events include 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle (400, 800 and 1500 in meters) 50, 100 and 200 backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly and 100, 200 and 400 individual medleys. Team and regional relays are also offered for those teams with enough competitors in attendance.

The Elmwood Sharks Masters Swim Team provides year-round opportunities to increase physical fitness, competitive opportunities, improve stroke technique, receive regular coaching, and participate in social activities. The master’s program at OFC compliments the Adult- Learn-To-Swim program by providing a setting to further develop swimming skills and physical conditioning. It is also a great program for experienced swimmers and those interested in competing. Participation in competitive events is NOT mandatory. The coaches can work with swimmers who have just begun to swim as a fitness activity as well as those who have competed at the highest levels. The workout schedule is intended to accommodate the time demands and individual ability levels of busy adults.

The Elmwood Master’s program is committed to the needs of its members who range in age from 19 to 90 and with 6 months to 70 years of swimming experience. Because we all have careers and families, our time is precious. Therefore, each member’s ability to participate in the program will vary based on other commitments, needs, and obligations. Our program comprehends these realities and values everyone’s participation regardless of skill or number of competitions and activities attended. Our coaches will work with you to understand and help you achieve your objectives.