The Mason City Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of MCSC to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing swimmers to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 319-939-7991  or email [email protected] to schedule a trial period, or contact NIS to send us an email request for more information.

The Mason City Swim Club offers various swim groups to fit all levels of swimmer ability.  Please use the information below, with the help of the coaching staff, to decide what group your swimmer would best fit.  You will also find required equipment your swimmer may need for each group.

When speaking of swim suits; It is recommended that girls wear a tighter fitting one piece (or workout style two piece) suit. Boys should be in a brief (Speedo), drag suit, or jammer - swimming trunks will suffice for swimmers during a try out period. Once committing to MCSC, it is highly suggested that swimmers use one of the suits types listed above.  Swim trunks are baggy, have pockets, and negatively effect the swimmer's position when going through the water.

Fees for Mason City Swim Club are broken down into two seasons.  The winter season runs from September to mid February. The spring/summer season runs from April through the end of July.  We offer multiple member discounts for families.  For families with two swimmers, we offer a 10% discount.  For families with three or more swimmers, we offer a 15% discount.  

Every swimmer needs to be a member of USA Swimming.  This membership also provides member insurance through USA Swimming.  New swimmers will need to purchase this at the time registration, and renewing members pay this fee at the beginning of the winter season in September.

New swimmers wanting to try out North Iowa Splash, can join us for one of our Try 'Us' Out Camps to see if joining the club is something they are interested in.  We offer Try 'Us' Out Camp at the beginning of each season (Sept ember & April) and may offer a separate camp during the season as well.  At this time, we are not offering the two week trial period as we have in the past.  Feel free to contact us for details on the camps. 

Members will sign up for NIS through this website.  Payments for club dues will be made electronically with your debit card or credit card.  We offer a pay-in-full option or monthly fees. Monthly fees can be charged against your card or bank account though ACH. Your fees can be withdrawn automatically the first of each month, or manually by you on demand, after you sign up. Automatic payment is not required although it is highly recommended. Monthly dues are not prorated.

NOVICE

This group is for swimmers who meet the minimum swim test expectations for the group.  Novice swimmers must be at east 5 years old and be able to complete a 50 yard freestyle (front crawl) swim and a 50 yard backstroke (back crawl) swim without stopping or assistance.  Swimmers can demostrate a forward sommersalt in the water. Swimmers in Novice will also be focused on developing skills for breaststroke, butterfly, and flip-turns.

Swim meet participation will depend on their ability to complete certain distances and strokes in practice.  Fun is the name of the game, and continued learning of stroke technique is the emphasis of this level.

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap optional (recommended to help keep long hair out of the swimmers face)
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

Fall/Winter 2022/23 Monthly $50

Pay In Full $185

AGE GROUP

This group is for swimmers ready to learn more stroke and racing techniques. Swimmers should be able to swim 200 yards of freestyle and 100 yards of backstroke without stopping or requiring assistance.  Swimmer in this skill group will also be required to demonstrate the ability to swim 50 yards of both the breaststroke and butterfly strokes without stopping or requiring assistance.  Age Group swimmers cna demostrate a legal flip-turn and a start from the starting blocks.  

Swim meet participation is encouraged and will depend on their ability to complete certain distances and strokes in practice.  Fun is the name of the game, and learning advanced stroke technique and racing technique is the emphasis of this level.

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap optional (recommended to help keep long hair out of the swimmers face)
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

Fall/Winter 2022/23 Monthly $60

Pay In Full $280

JUNIOR

This workout group is for the swimmer who understands the four competitive strokes, and able to perform each stroke legally for a minimum of 100 yards.  Enhanced racing technique and swim training will begin in this group.  The coaching staff will work with swimmers to proceed as their skill level improves.  

Meet participation is expected, as competitions are great for evaluating the swimmer's abilities. Swimmers in the Junior skill group should strive to qualify for Silvers or State Championship meets at the end of the season. Keeping it fun and finding a level of competitiveness in the swimmer are the goals.

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap optional (recommended to help keep long hair out of the swimmers face)
  • Center Mount (swimmers) Snorkel
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

Fall/Winter 2022/23 Monthly $80

Pay In Full $375

SENIOR

Ready to take your training up to the next level? This is your group. Swimmers nearing, or at the state qualifying times need to participate in this group. 

This workout group is for the swimmer who understands the four competitive strokes, and able to perform each stroke legally for a minimum of 100 yards. A test set will be determined at the beginning of each season to make sure that participants in this group are able to swim at a pace required for increased workouts.

We will concentrate on fine tuning stroke and racing technique, as well as introduce swimmers to a higher level of sprint and endurance training.  This group is for swimmers at least 11 years old.

Meet participation is expected, with the goal being qualification to the ISI Short or Long Course Championship Meet at the end of the season.

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap (Female)
  • Center Mount (swimmers) Snorkel
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

Fall/Winter 2022/23 Monthly $85

Pay In Full $400

DISCOUNTED PAY IN FULL RATES ARE AVAIALBLE FOR ATHLETES WHO SWIM MASON CITY HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

High School Girls Pay in Full $275

High School Boys Pay in Full $225

* Final determination of each swimmer's appropriate work out group will be at coach's discretion.