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2019-2020 MSA Masters


Who are We?

MSA Masters is a group of adults 18 and over that train together at the MSA Training Center located on the corner of Tom Short and Rea Road.

Our group values fitness, friendship and fun!!!! You can be either a beginner swimmer, a swimmer that swam decades ago, or an experienced swimmer to get benefits from our program.


Our group is comprised of novice swimmers through swimmers with an extensive background in the sport.  Our members use swimming as a part of a heathy lifestyle first and foremost! Beyond the fitness aspect we have members who compete in triathlon at the entry level through the World Championship level. We also have a strong contingent of triathletes and competitive pool swimmers that like to race in pool competitions throughout the year. This past spring and summer we had many members enjoy open water swimming together.  


What are the workouts like?

The workouts are geared toward each level of ability. Athletes will be taught how to train on intervals appropriate for each level. Swimmers of like ability train together anywhere two to five swimmers in a lane. Each workout has a warm-up, a learning section, a heartrate section, a main set and a cooldown. The idea is for every athlete to leave the workout knowing he/she is swimming better which will lead to increased fitness and speed. For our most novice swimmers,  the workouts are adjusted to fit the needs of relatively new swimmers.


What do I need to do to see if I am ready to swim Masters?

Contact Head Masters Coach Patty Waldron ([email protected]) or 704-622-4989 for more information. Potential new members are welcome to come and try a couple weeks of workouts to see if we are a good fit!!!! Trying our workouts costs you nothing but your time. Don’t let the name Masters intimidate you….come swim with us today!!!!!


How much does this cost?

1)2018-19 Monthly Training Dues:

  • MSA Masters @ Tom Short: $59.00 per month

  • MSA Masters at Sardis: $45.00 per month

2)USMS (United States Masters Swimming) Membership. All MSA Masters swimmers will need to be members of USMS. The fee last year was $51.00 for 14 months. This year’s fees should be similar but may be slightly higher.

3)2018-19 Annual MSA Masters Program Registration Fee: $40.00, includes team tee, team cap, masters cap, sticker and car magnet


When are the workouts?

2018-19 Masters Schedule @ MSA Swim Center @ Tom Short begins Sept. of 2018

For more information contact Patty Waldron [email protected] 704-622-4989

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:20am-6:45am, 7:00am-8:15am, 8:30am-9:45am

Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-9:45am


Equipment Needs: (listed in priority of need)

Training fins, buoy, kickboard, paddles, front end training snorkel and nose-clip. Equipment can be purchased through Amazon,, or in a local shop such as the Dicks, or Omega sports.