Masters Swimming - Winter/Spring 2023

Practices happen at the Eastwood pool in South Burlington.     

Fall/Winter 2022 (subject to change based on current Covid restrictions and regulations)









5:45-6:45am   5:45-6:45am


7:00-8:00am 7:00-8:00am
11:00am-12:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm



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 !!

To Join Masters :

Current EDGE Members - simply attend one of the above practice times for free. If you love it as much as we do, you can simply add the monthly programming fee to your membership!

NEW Swimmers - Please fill out THIS waiver and bring proof of covid vaccination to the front desk at the Eastwood drive location and then try a practice for FREE! If you love it as much as we do, simply speak with Eastwood Membership and get set up on the plan that's right for you! 


Please note: due to limited pool space,Masters Swim Team is not a learn to swim program at this time. Swimmers must have the endurance to swim 200-300 yards. Swimmers must also be able circle swim in a shared lane with other swimmers of the same speed. 


Meet the Masters Coaches

Coach Emily Mitchell

Coach Emily Mitchell (she/her) is a USMS Level 2 coach, a USA Swimming Coach, and Adult Learn to Swim (ALTS) certified. She brings 20+ years of classroom teaching experience to the pool deck, making the masters workouts fun, thought-provoking, challenging and exciting.

Emily has competed in many open water swimming events, including the length of Lake Willoughby and 10K in Lake Memphremagog, finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2003 with a sub-hour swim, and has a top-10 New England Masters ranking in the 200 Meter Back. Emily teaches Art at Champlain Valley Union High School and is a locally known artist and painter. 

Coach Kitty Frazier

Coach Kitty (she/her) has been coaching at the EDGE Swim Club since 2012. She also has coached soccer, luge and Girls on the Run and enjoys coaching swimmers of all ages. Kitty believes that swimming is a great opportunity for all athletes to find a place to shine and to build confidence, friendships and skills to help them in all aspects of their lives. As an athlete, she was a 10-year member of the USA National Luge Team, high school and collegiate soccer player, collegiate Track and Field member, and long-time runner. Currently she enjoys swimming with her EDGE Masters Swim colleagues. Kitty also coaches the USA Swim Team at the EDGE.

Coach Vicki Taylor

Coach Vicki (She/Her)  is a National Board certified Master Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and  Nutrition Coach who nerds out on how to live a healthy life without sacrificing enjoyment. Her athletic background started in the pool when she was 4 years old. Vicki swam competitively until her mid-twenties, placing in multiple events at the national level for USMS and competing in USA Swimming events. She recently came out of “swim retirement” to train long distance and endurance swim races, and placed second at this summer’s Kingdom Swim 5k! 

Coach Leigh Jackse

Coach Leigh (she/her) grew up swimming in Canada. Leigh brings her unique level of enthusiaism to coaching, and her love of the water and helping people embrace swimming for life, is clearly infectious. Leigh is a very talented Backstroke swimmer, and also coaches our USA swimmers.


Wavier and Pricing

All  recurring Masters participants must be EDGE Members.

Visiting Guests must sign the Club Waiver.  

Do not attend practice if you are sick. 

  Member Visiting Swimmers
Daily Drop-In ----- $16
Monthly $25 -----





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! Watch this video to learn more!

I just graduated high school/college, and I'm not sure if Masters is the right fit for me?
Humans of all ages come to our practices, from 18 to 94! 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 FUN; AND...having a written 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 coach and teammate feedback is really helpful! 

I know how to swim, but I'm nervous I'll slow the group down or that I won't know the "swimming language?"
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!

Do I have to attend a certain number of practices each week? 

We are all adults with a lot going on! Come to the practice time that works for you and your life, and we will make sure you have a great workout. 


More Information 

Everyone can attend their first Masters practice (after filling out the EDGE Waiver) for free!  All Masters swimmers are EDGE Members, and pay a monthly programming fee via Team Unify of $25.00. Membership pricing varies. Please see Kathleen in Eastwood Membership to learn more about the best membership rates for you!

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

IMPORTANT: due to limited pool space , EDGE Masters Swim Team is not a learn to swim program. Swimmers must have the endurance to swim 300 yards continuously, and also be able circle swim in a shared lane with other swimmers of the same speed. 


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. Email [email protected] to learn more about lessons. 



Below is an arbitrary list of events of potential interest to New England Swimmers. It is not all-inclusive. Also see the New England LMSC Event Calendar, the USMS Event Calendar, the U.S. Open Water Swimming Connections Calendar, the WOWSA Open Water Events Calendar, the Marathon Swimmers Federation New England Event Calendar, and the Swim Across America Open Water Events Calendar.

2023 Events

March 30, April 1 & 2:  New England LMSC Short Course Yards Championship. 
April 14-16 :  Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championship (Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ). This venue can accommodate 500+ swimmers in dual 8-lane competition courses (simultaneous men’s & women’s heats) and a separate warmup pool.
April 27-30:  USMS Spring SCY National Championship (Irvine, CA)
July 27, 2023: Kingdom Swim. (Newport, VT)
August 2-6:    USMS Summer LCM National Championship (Sarasota, FL)
August 2-11:  19th FINA World Masters Championships (Island of Kyushu, Japan)
August 5-13: Swim the Kingdom Week (Newport, VT) 
August 19:  Boston Light Swim (Boston, MA)
September 9:  14th Annual Swim Across America - Rhode Island Open Water Swim  (Narragansett, RI). Proceeds from this annual, 600+ swimmer charity event fund  cancer research   at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Photos/Videos.
October - UVAC Invatitional, "Leaf Peepers Meet"
75 Eastwood Drive
South Burlington, Vermont 05403