The mission of Charger Aquatics Santa Fe is to promote a life-long love of swimming in swimmers of all ages and abilities by providing a safe, healthy and positive environment for our athletes. This will be achieved through a comprehensive training program that addresses the physical, mental, nutritional, and technical dimensions of the sport to support team and individual goals.

BIG NEWS! We are excited to announce that Santa Fe Aquatics is merging with Charger Aquatics! This means that while retaining our 'small-town' feel here in Santa Fe, we will be able to offer our swimmers 'big-town' opportunities.

Masters Swim Group

The word “Master” swimmer has nothing to do with your skill level or competency, just your age. Although the name can sound intimidating, Masters swimming is truly for anyone over the age of 18! Nationally, there are 45,000 registered Masters swimmers in the United States. A Masters swimmer is anyone over the age of 18 and the age groups go in five-year blocks beginning with 19-24, 25-29, 30-30 all the way up to 95+.

When people look into the possibility of joining a Masters team swimmers are often worried if they are “fast enough?” “good enough?”. With our Masters program, there are just two prerequisites for joining - time and patience. As with our youth groups, swimmers are grouped in lanes by ability level and our coach will tailor workouts to match the ability and fitness level of each group and swimmer so that all participants get the most out of each workout.

We host dual sanctioned USAS/USMS meets throughout the year. While not mandatory, these meets provide our Master's swimmers the opportunity to compete with youth and Masters swimmers from around the State, and a way to formally track their progress. We find that once an athlete gets to a comfortable competency, they enjoy the competitive and social aspects of swimming that go along with competition.

The New Mexico Masters swimming website is a great resource for anyone interested in Masters Swimmers, including Masters swim groups around the state, and information on upcoming classes, courses, and clinics.


When is practice?

*****  Our normal practice schedule has been interrupted due to COVID-19 limiting lane space availability. Please contact us to find out the current schedule ******

The SFAC Masters workouts are currently Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6:00-7:30am. We also offer a Saturday workout as often as pool and swim meet schedule allows, but averaging about 2 per month. Saturday practice is 9:30-11:30.


Where is practice?

All Masters practices are held at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. We congregate on the pool deck at the diving board end of the pool ready to swim at 6/9:30 am.


How to Join?

For insurance purposes, we require Masters swimmers to be a member with USMS. The annual 2020 fee is $60. This registration process is quick and can be completed online. USMS offers a free 30 day trial period if you would like to come and try us out before committing to joining. Just fill out your information on the USMS online form or print out the form and bring it with you to your first workout.

What does it cost?
Our Masters swimmers have the option of paying monthly ($100 for all practices), or as a drop-in which is $15 per practice. Either way, in addition to coaching, the cost includes entry to the GCCC.


Visiting Swimmer?

Are you visiting Santa Fe and want to keep on top of your swimming? We love to host visiting swimmers! If you have current USMS registration, come swim with us for a 'drop-in' fee of $15/session. This includes coaching and all facility charges. If you know when you plan to be here, send us an e-mail so we can be on the look-out for you. 


Contact us for more information or assistance with registering.