EDGE MASTERS SWIM TEAM PROGRAM

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01. What is Masters?

02. Meet the Coach

03. Scheduling

04. Pricing Information

05. Enrollment Information & FAQ

06. Annual Events

WHAT IS MASTERS SWIMMING ANYWAY?

In swimming, Masters simply means 18 and older. U.S. Masters Swimming is a national membership-operated nonprofit that provides membership benefits to nearly 65,000 Masters swimmers across the country. These benefits include insurance, SWIMMER magazine, sanctioned events, and more. USMS and its 52 Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSCs) provide direct support to more than 1,500 Masters Swimming clubs and workout groups. Coaches write workouts and provide feedback and instruction.

The Edge Masters Swim Team members work towards competitive and fitness swimming goals through varied and vigorous workouts, all while having fun! Swimmers come from a variety of swimming backgrounds including 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 majority of the members compete in some way throughout the year, there is no pressure to do so.

Due to limited pool space, Williston Masters Swim Team is 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.

USA Masters Coach Emily Mitchell oversees the training plan and nine weekly in-water workouts.

EMILY MITCHELL

EDGE Masters Head Coach | USMS Level 2 Coach | USMS Adult Learn to Swim Certified Coach and Instructor | USA Swimming Member Coach | ASCA Level 1 Certified Coach

Coach Emily loves working with the Development level swimmers and beginner triathletes, helping them gain confidence and enjoy swimming! During her Masters practices, Emily employs the use of the "coach-communicator": an in-water communication device which allows for real-time feedback on technique. 

 Emily is a Masters Swimmer and competes in several open water swims and triathlons annually. She was also an Ironman finisher in 2003.

Emily can be contacted via email at emilym@edgevt.com

EDGE MASTERS PRACTICE SCHEDULE

With practices held in the mornings before a typical 9-5 job, near a lunch break, and even on the weekend, there is something for everyone! 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

SATURDAY

5:45-7:00 AM 5:30-6:45 AM 7:45-9:00 AM 5:30-6:45 AM 7:00-8:30 AM
6:45-8:00 AM 6:45-8:00 AM
10:45 AM-12:00  PM 10:45 AM-12:00 PM

EDGE MASTERS PRICING INFORMATION

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.

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

If you'd like to start attending Masters practices, no formal sign-up process is necessary. If you have any questions, Head Coach Emily Mitchell can be reached at emilym@edgevt.com

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, rodneyc@edgevt.com, for more information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 had 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 watch your stroke. Success in swimming, unlike cycling or running, is heavily dependent on technique and often, swimmers are unable to see what they may be doing incorrectly. On a secondary level, swimming with a group provides individuals who may encourage you to swim harder to keep up (or pass!) as well as provide camaraderie as you all work towards the common goal of finishing the workout.

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!

INFORMATION ON ANNUAL EVENTS

September - KICKING appreciation month!

October - Breastroke Awareness Month with CAPS! 

October - Leaf Peepers Meet at UVAC

November - Fall-BACKstroke Month! 

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 Across Lake Champlain

Office Hours
Sun:
No Office Hours
Mon:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Tue:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Wed:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Thu:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Fri:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Sat:
No Office Hours
Address
115 Wellness Drive
Williston, Vermont 05495
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