Franco's Masters Swimming

Southern Masters & Senior Olympic Program

All sessions are held outside in the 8-lane competition pool. The pool is heated and the program is run year round.

Practice Times
6:00 am-7:00 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12-1:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday
7:00 am-8:00 am Saturday

Masters Swimming
Is a program for adults designed to encourage fitness through swimming. The benefit of joining a local Masters Swim Club is the expertise and personal attention received from the coach, the motivation and camaraderie of swimming with a group, and the flexibility of service to all levels of swimmers. You do not need to be an experienced or former competitive swimmer, and in fact, most of our swimmers are not. Swimmers are grouped by lanes so that you will swim with others who are at your level of skill and fitness. The Masters Swimming program is also ideal for the triathlete or those having aspirations of becoming a triathlete.

Participation in masters swim meets is voluntary, but encouraged. 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. Southern Masters (composed of masters swim teams from Louisiana and Mississippi) holds three major swim meets each year (Short course meters in December, short course yards in April, and long course in July). There are also opportunities to compete in other meets and national competition.

The Francos Fins Masters Swim Team provides year round opportunities to increase physical fitness, improve year round opportunities, improve stroke technique, receive regular coaching, and participate in social activities. The masters program at Franco’s complements the swim classes by providing a setting to further develop swimming skills and physical conditioning. The coaches are capable of working 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 of busy adults.

The Franco’s Fins Masters 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 each individual’s participation regardless of skill or number of activities attended. Our coaches will work with you to understand and help you achieve your objectives.