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Welcome to Iowa Masters Swimming!

We are competitive, recreational and fitness swimmers, ages 18 and over. We swim for life! Our national organization, United States Masters Swimming is an organization of over 40,000 men and women, offering fitness and competitive opportunities to all.

What is Masters Swimming?

Founded in 1970, Masters Swimming is part of United States Aquatic Sports (USAS), the governing body for amateur swimming in the United States. Swimmers age 18 and older are welcome to join and participate at whatever level they choose in this "lifetime sport." Masters range in ability from those just learning to swim to former collegiate and Olympic swimmers. There is a full schedule of local, national, and international swimming events for those Masters interested in competing. Some Masters choose not to compete, but join to enjoy the healthful benefits of swimming and to meet other active adults.

Would you like to become a member of the Iowa Masters swimming club?

To join Iowa Masters, please click here to find the registration information. Membership is administered by state, not by the national organization.

Download the 2017 One Year Membership Application registration form (pdf 132K).
(posted 2016.12.29)


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Check out our Meet Information for our upcoming meets.

2017 Iowa Masters Short Course
Date: Sunday April 2, 2017

Russell Osgood Pool
1201 10th Avenue
Grinnell Iowa

Warm-ups at 11:00AM- Meet Begins at Noon.

$24.50 entry fee + .50 splash fee = $25.00. (A late fee of $5.00 will be added to all entries not received by Tuesday, March 28, 2017) Make check payable to Wayne Huebener. The splash fee is for the promotion of Masters Swimming in Iowa.

Entry Deadline:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Deck entries will be accepted, but will be assessed a $5.00 late fee. We do want to encourage all entries including deck entries. However, late entries must be received by 11:15 a.m. on the day of the meet.
Entry Form & Participant Waiver Form (pdf)

(Posted: 2016.12.29)


More than 50 years after landmark civil rights decisions opened schools and voting booths, fewer than 1% of competitive swimmers in the U.S. are black and Latino. Parting the Waters is the story of African-American championship swimmers Maritza Correia and Cullen Jones, and the young black and Latino swimmers coming up behind them - as they challenge old myths, fears, and stereotypes to break down the last vestiges of segregation.

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E-mail: Norm Bower