Level 2

MASTERS SWIMMING

      

 

IST Masters Swimming is a part of the Issaquah Swim Team Association. We offer adults the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay fit, as well as develop personal goals through the sport of swimming for individuals, former competitive swimmers, open water swimming and triathletes alike. Our program is a part of United States Masters Swimming and the Pacific Northwest Association. Our workouts are led by USA Swimming and USMS certified coaches. We encourage lifelong fitness and friendships in our community that promotes wellness in mind and body.

In order to participate in the ISTMS, you must register with ISTMS and sign a waiver along with registering with the United States Master Swimming and selecting ISTMS as your workout group.

 

 

PROGRAM COSTS:

Four workouts per week for $90.00 month + yearly registration fee with USMS for $60.00 + yearly IST registration fee for $20.00

PRACTICE TIMES:

Tuesday/Thursday - 12:00-1:00 PM - Klahanie Lakeside Pool
Wednesday - 5:30-6:30 AM - Julius Boehm Pool
Sunday - 7:00-8:00 AM - Julius Boehm Pool

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT:

Kickboard, snorkel, fins and paddles, and water bottle

 


 

FAQ:

Can I join ISTMS?

Despite what shape you are in, or when the last time you swam – if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and know how to swim all 4 strokes, anyone can join the ISTMS workout group. We welcome fitness gurus, open water swimmers, former competitive swimmers, and triathletes.

What if I’m not a very good swimmer?

It does not matter if you are good, fast or feel like you would sink to the bottom. The whole point of our program is to challenge yourself to be the best you. Swimming creates a healthy body and mind leading you to reaching your personal goals. There is no other fitness activity that is better for you than swimming.

What if I can only swim freestyle?

ISTMS prefers you know how to swim all 4 strokes, but it is not required. We do require you know how to swim. This is not a “learn to swim” program, but we can help you get stronger in all four strokes.

Do I have to compete in any masters meets?

No, this is purely for fitness and recreation. That does not mean ISTMS will not participate in the Pacific Northwest Masters Association regional meets. Puget Sound Masters has several sanctioned competitions throughout the year and every year PSM is a top 5 contender as a regional team at the United States Masters National Championships. Competition will be available to those that want to get their race on!

What do I need do I need to do?

In normal times, you can try a free workout, just contact Coach Vince at [email protected] so we can expect you and welcome you to the group. Because of COVID restrictions, practices are limited to members only. If you have any questions, contact Coach Vince.