AB Masters Swim Team Registration: CLICK

AB Masters Team and USMS Registration Process -

Step 1- Register for ANBM team online by CLICKING on the word CLICK above.

Step 2- Fill out payment form and turn in to Lisa Rushman - Team Admin.

  • The payment method you use on the payment form will be set up for monthly drafts.

Step 3 - USMS Individual Registration: https://www.usms.org/join-usms/join-or-renew

Fees: Monthly Fees - $48 for a YMCA Member. $70 for Non-YMCA member. The fees covers all training sessions beginning October 1st through August 31st. There is no scheduled Masters practices in September due to the "DOME" being set up for fall/winter training.

Fall/Winter Practice Schedule begins on October 1st through March 31st:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings (water coached): 5:45 - 7:00 am
  • Tuesday/Thursday evenings (deck coached): 7:30 -8:45 pm
  • Saturday mornings (deck coached): 6:30-8:00 am

Spring/Summer Practice Schedule begins on April 1st through August 31st:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings - LC Meters (water coached): 5:45 - 7:00 am
  • Tuesday/Thursday evenings - SC Yards (deck coached): 7:30 -8:45 pm
  • Saturday mornings - LC Meters (deck coached): 6:30-8:00 am

No Masters Practice the following dates; Saturday June 8th, Saturday June 15th and Saturday June 22nd.

Saturday June 29th - start time is TBD

Here are the dates for this summer’s Open Masters Workouts. Start time is always 7 am. Please make the effort to attend these as they are for your benefit.

  • Saturday, June 8th, 7:00 am - 8:30 am at Powell Crosley, Jr. YMCA
  • Saturday, July 13th, 7:00 am - 8:30 am at M.E. Lyons YMCA
  • Saturday, August 17th, 7:00 am - 8:30 am at Powell Crosley, Jr. YMCA

Swim Meet schedule:http://www.usms.org/comp/event_search.php?utm_campaign=top_nav&utm_medium=events_and_results

Workout Lingo: CLICK

If you have questions about the Masters program, please email our Masters coach:

CJ Rushman  Cjswamuc94@gmail.com

Anderson Barracuda Masters                    

AB Masters Mission: Promoting a sense of belonging and achievement through cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in a supportive adult team program. Positive relationships are the foundation for learning, teamwork and personal growth to nurture the full potential of every adult participant.

Program Overview:

The Anderson Barracudas Masters practices are held at the M.E. Lyons “Dome” competition pool. Anyone can become a Masters swimmer. This program will include individuals with a broad range of abilities, from fitness and lap swimmers to tri-athletes and competitively-minded swimmers. This nationally registered program welcomes Adult swimmers of all abilities who are age 18 and over. Any Adult swimmer who wants to improve overall fitness, develop better technique, train for a triathlon, swim competitively, or is attracted to the water for any reason is a perfect fit for the Anderson Barracudas Masters.  The program as of January 2019 has 45 members! The average age of our swimmers is 52 years young, and we have an equal number of men and women on the team.

This program is registered club and part of the United States Masters swimming organization. USMS is a national organization that provides organized workouts, clinics, and area competitions. The organization’s main purpose is to promote health, wellness, fitness and competition for Adults through swimming. For more information on the USMS, visit www.usms.org. Competitions are completely optional and are split into age groups in five-year increments (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.).

As an Anderson Barracudas Masters participant, you will have access to a USA & USMS Swimming certified coaches during designated practice times. The coach can assess and help you fix your technique or set up a personal training schedule to help attain your goals.

Group Description: We welcome all types of Adult athletes. Anderson Barracuda Masters (ANBM) offers a coach on the deck, well-thought-out training assistance. ANBM also offers stroke and technique clinics, workshops, and dryland instruction, and most importantly social functions. ANBM members do participate in both pool and open-water races. This provides opportunities to compete and measure individual progress at the local, state, national and even an international level. Many of our team members are members of USA Triathlon. But we do have a very robust group of fitness oriented swimmer. Less than 20% of our team members swam collegiately. We welcome all types of Adult athletes. Not all of our members live in Anderson Township. To showcase our diversity (from a regional perspective) we do have people that drive from the Westside of Cincinnati, Mason OH, Blue Ash OH, Loveland OH, Milford OH, downtown Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky.


  • Structured workouts and well-planned training programs with a USA Swimming certified coaches.
  • Workouts are designed to help swimmers improve technique, endurance and aerobic conditioning.
  • Training can be structured for specific goals such as weight loss, improved fitness, triathlons and other competitions.
  • Secondary insurance coverage while participating in all USMS events.
  • A subscription to USMS Swimming magazine.
  • Camaraderie and opportunities for social activities, fun and lifelong friendships.

Competitions and Challenges

Competitions are optional and less than half of the USMS members compete in meets, but for many who do, competition is the heart and soul of USMS. There are more than 500 local and regional competitions for adult swimmers around the country each year. Competitions include short course (25 yards & 25 meters) and long course (50 meters) pool meets, postal meets, and lake, river, and ocean open water swims. These events not only cater to your competitive nature, they also provide opportunities to gage improvement and try for new personal, local, regional, national, and even world records, all while fostering new friendships and travel.

If competitions aren’t your thing, the USMS offers a number of special events and friendly challenges to help keep you motivated. Visit the national website at www.usms.org to find out more.