Due to the pandemic we have had to make changes to our masters program. There is no longer a free trial session offered and only those swimmers registered with Houston Coogs under USMS can attend sessions. 

The term "Masters" sounds daunting, but in swimming it simply refers to any swimmer over the age of 18. Houston Cougar Masters, a U.S. Masters Swimming registered club, is a diverse group of fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers, and triathletes ranging in age from 18 to 94. Our Coaches offer challenging workouts and expertise in stroke technique tailored to each swimmer's individual abilities and goals. Come swim with us! All ability levels are welcome.

All participants must be registered with COOGS under U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS), through their website. Once on the USMS website registration page, select "gulf" as the LMSC and then Houston Cougar Masters as your team. There are lots of benefits as a USMS member, including a bi-monthly magazine, a monthly e-newsletter, access to swim workouts, and a personal training log.

A full list of USMS benefits may be viewed here

$80.00 monthly or $160.00 for a 20-session punch card (no expiration on punch cards). You can make payments online through our "make a payment" tab on the home page, through venmo (@CoogsGregO), by check (payable to "Coogs") or by cash. 


Monday and Friday 5:30am-7:00am

Tuesday and Thursday 5:00am-6:30am and 7:00pm-8:30pm

Monday through Friday 12:00pm-1:30pm

Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm

(All sessions are at the Merfish pool, 9000 S Rice Ave with ample parking and locker rooms available) Swimmers need to be registered with COOGS under USMS before attending a practice. 

Arena Contract: We have a contract with Arena. The club gets VIK (Value In Kind) for all purchases. So if you're looking for a new suit or any gear (including parkas) then use our D&J account link or go to

Don't forget to check our social media sites for any last minute updates!!!

Any questions can be emailed to [email protected]