What is Masters?

The Edge Masters Swim Team is a welcoming and open community of people who love to swim! Team members work towards fitness and competitive swimming goals through varied and vigorous workouts, all while having FUN!

Swimmers come from a variety of swimming backgrounds including fitness swimmers, former age-group swimmers, competitive high school and collegiate swimmers, triathletes, and open water marathon swimmers. Our focus is working hard and having fun while we constantly improve our swimming! Although the many of the members compete in some way throughout the year, there is no pressure to do so. U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national swiming organization with nearly 65,000 Masters swimmers across the country. Members of USMS recieve benefits such as SWIMMER magazine, sanctioned events, and more. 

Due to limited pool space, Williston Masters Swim Team is currently not a learn to swim program. Swimmers must have the endurance to swim 400 yards while circle swimming, and/or be able to complete 45 minutes of a swim training workout.


Meet the Coaches


Head Coach Emily Mitchell (she/her)  brings her 18 years of classroom teaching experinece to the pool deck, making the masters workouts fun, thought-provoking, challenging and exciting. She has competed in many open water swimming events, and finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2003 with a sub-hour swim and has a few top-10 New England rankings.   

Assistant coach, Kim Fry, who was the head coach from 2013-2016, brings years of swimming, open water and triathlon experience to the deck. Kim is exceptionally good at stroke mechanics.

Other coaches who assist include Kari Cuneo, Chad Phalon, Kitty Frazier and Rodney Centeno. 


JULY 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently not offering Masters Practices. As things evolve, we will re-evaluate our ability to offer practices. For more info, please contact Rodney Centeno at [email protected]

Practice Schedule

Practices are offered in the mornings before a typical 9-5 job, around lunchtime, and even on weekends. There is something for everyone! 






5:45-7:00am 5:30-6:45am 7:45-9:00am 5:30-6:45am


6:45-8:00am 6:45-8:00am
10:45am-12:00pm 10:45am-12:00pm




Fee Schedule

  Member Non-Member
Daily Drop-In $16 $16
Monthly (with EFT) $20 $60
Monthly  (non-EFT) $25 $70
Annual* $228 $N/A

*Annual plan is 5% off the monthly EFT rate. Good for one year after purchase date.


More Information FAQ

If you'd like to start attending Masters practices, or if you have any questions, Head Coach Emily Mitchell can be reached at [email protected], or [email protected]

Masters swimmers may also choose to register as a US Masters Swimmer as part of the New England Masters Swim Club (NEM) and member of the Burlington Area Sink or Swim (BASS) workout group to receive national US Masters Swimming benefits.  https://www.usms.org/join-usms/join-or-renew

Not quite ready to jump into the Masters Swim Team? The EDGE offers Adult Learn to Swim lesson, both in a group and private setting. Contact Rodney Centeno, [email protected], for more information.



Why should I swim Masters?
We think that Masters swimming is a great way to stay in shape, have fun, and achieve long term health and fitness goals. But we'll let this video do the talking! There are plenty of other reasons, too, like this video talks about!

I just graduated high school/college, and I'm not sure if Masters is the right fit for me?
We have every age group come to our practices, from 18 to 90-year-olds! Plenty of college students will drop in for a practice or two during their semester breaks, and our group is very welcoming to all newcomers. You'll feel like a part of the team in no time!

What's the benefit of swimming Masters?
The primary benefit of swimming with a Masters Swim group is having a coach to write your workout, lane-mates to keep you going, and a coach to watch your stroke. Success in swimming, unlike cycling or running, is heavily dependent on technique and  swimmers are unable to see themselves! 

I have never swam before but am interested in starting. What do I do?
Learning to swim is such an important skill, competitive or not! The EDGE has plenty of lesson programs that will help you take that necessary leap to learn to swim. Once you're able to meet the requirements of the Masters Swim Team, you will be welcomed with open arms!

I know how to swim, but I'm nervous I'll slow the group down or that I won't know the "swimming language?"
Don’t be! We design our workouts to be adjustable for all levels and you may well find a group of kindred swimmers in a lane who naturally match your pace. And don't worry about the lingo, U.S. Master Swimming (USMS) has developed a GREAT resource guide for just that purpose. Plus, Coach Emily is great at providing detailed explanations of each set!


Annual Events

September - KICKING appreciation month
October - Breastroke Awareness Month! & Halloween Monster Kick
October - Leaf Peepers Meet at UVAC
November - Fall-BACKstroke Month! November/December - 1-hour swim prep
December - 100 x 100  to celebrate New Years
January - 1-hour e-Postal Swim ​
March - NE Short Course Yard Championships at Harvard University
April - Annual Masters Swim Meet / VT Senior Games
July - Kingdom Swim
August - Swim the Kingdom Week

More Info at the Links Below:

115 Wellness Drive
Williston, Vermont 05495