EGRA Masters Swimming

Welcome to EGRA Masters Swimming! We are a local Grand Rapids Area Master’s team that practices weekly at East Grand Rapids High School Pool to develop, train, and improve stroke technique and abilities in all four competitive strokes.

We offer coached training to all 18+ competitive and recreational swimmers, triathletes, and swimming enthusiasts with additional optional opportunities to participate in US Masters Meets. Whether you are just looking for a good workout, or you are interested in improving your efficiency for an upcoming triathlon or open water race, come try us out!

 

Visitors/Drop-Ins: 

Visitors and drop-ins are welcome if we have space in our current season. Please email Coach Josh Dolecki if you are interested in dropping in on a certain date or week. Visitors should be familiar with swimming/USMS and be able to swim a 500 continuous to be able to drop in. Drop-ins cost $10/practice.

Try-Outs:

Try out a practice before you sign up for the next session! There are no costs to try-outs, and you can try up to three practices for free (provided that we have space in the current session). Please email Coach Josh Dolecki ([email protected]) if you'd like to try out our practices.

Wait-list:

We generally run a waitlist for each season due to demand! If you are unable to register for our current season, please email Coach Josh Dolecki ([email protected]) and asked to be placed on our waitlist. Swimmers will be periodically added throughout the season based on current lane space and average attendance.

 


Upcoming Seasons:

Spring 2022

  • Season Length: April 13 - June 3
  • Location: Butch Briggs Natatorium; 2211 Lake Dr SE
  • $125/8-week season
  • Practices Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-7:00am at East Grand Rapids High School Pool 

Registration can be found online by clicking HERE.

  • Current EGR Masters Swimmers can register on Monday, March 21 @8am
  • New Masters Swimmers can register on Monday, March 28 @8am

Summer 2022

  • Season Length: June 6 - August 19
  • Location: Butch Briggs Natatorium; 2211 Lake Dr SE
  • $175/11-week season
  • Practices Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 6:00-7:00am at East Grand Rapids High School Pool 

Registration can be found online by clicking HERE.

  • Current EGR Masters Swimmers can register on Monday, May 16 @8am
  • New Masters Swimmers can register on Monday, May 23 @8am

Fall 2022

  • Season Length: September 12 - December 16
  • Location: Butch Briggs Natatorium; 2211 Lake Dr SE
  • $224/14-week season
  • Practices Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-7:00am at East Grand Rapids High School Pool 

Registration can be found online by clicking HERE.

  • Current EGR Masters Swimmers can register on Monday, August 8 @8am
  • New Masters Swimmers can register on Monday, August 22 @8am

Winter 2023

  • Season Length: January 2 - March 24
  • Location: Butch Briggs Natatorium; 2211 Lake Dr SE
  • $192/12-week season
  • Practices Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-7:00am at East Grand Rapids High School Pool 

Registration can be found online by clicking HERE.

  • Current EGR Masters Swimmers can register on Monday, December 5 @8am
  • New Masters Swimmers can register on Monday, December 19 @8am

    


Coaching Staff

COACH Josh Dolecki

Josh is the Head Senior Coach for the EGRA Waves, and founder of the EGRA Masters Program.

Josh has been swimming competitively since the age of eight in both club and middle/high school. He was a four year varsity swimmer at Brandon High School and captain both his Junior and Senior year. He comes from past coaching experience as the head coach of the Deer Lake Dolphins Rec Swim Team out of Clarkston, Michigan and has been with EGRA for the past 12 years.

He has coached all levels within the program; teaching the foundations of stroke with the Developmental Groups at Wealthy, introducing the competitive elements of swimming and training cycles with Silver and Gold groups as the Head Age-Group Coach, and uses his 12 years of coaching experience to help the Senior level athletes set their goals and reach for the highest level of success. He also established the Masters Swim program in 2014, and has grown that program for the past eight years.

He graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science focusing on Health and Fitness. Josh is a recognized Masters Coach in US Masters Swimming (USMS) and an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) certified coach. He has also been involved with Michigan Swimming as a Zone Coach in 2018 & 2019, and recently, the training of triathletes and open water/enduro-swimmers. He specializes in stroke analysis and correction for both new and elite Open Water/Triathlon swimmers and is available for private lessons or stroke analysis on request.

Email: [email protected]


Informational Links

US Masters (You Tube)

Swimming World Magazine

Trifind.com

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