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Masters Swim Team

Representing swimmers of all ages

Don’t let the word “masters” fool you. This group is focused on all levels of swimming with over half of its participants categorizing themselves as “fitness swimmers”.

YWCA Masters Swim Team is a fitness swimming group for adults age 18 and older. Join us to train, stay in shape, try something new and meet new friends. No competitive swimming experience required.

Masters Swim Team Rates

Member Rates

Masters Monthly Debit $27
Masters Monthly Debit - Additional Adult $20
Masters Monthly Debit - Otters Parent $20
Masters Enrollment Fee $27
Masters Enrollment Fee - Additional Adult $20
Masters Enrollment Fee - Otters Parent $20

Nonmember Rates

Masters Monthly Debit $65
Masters Enrollment Fee $65

Masters Swim Team dues are paid monthly via debit/credit card. Visit the Member Services Desk at any YWCA fitness location to enroll. Participants will also need to register with United States Masters Swimming (USMS). Choose Minnesota as your Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC), then choose Minneapolis YWCA Masters as your club. For more information regarding USMS or Minnesota Masters Swimming, contact our coaching staff at 612-215-4228.

Practices are offered for a wide range of interests:

  • Stroke development
  • General workout
  • Triathlon stroke work and training
  • Senior masters

Additional Details

Unlike other teams in the state, enrollment in our masters swim team includes practices at three different sites, YWCA Downtown, Midtown and Uptown.

We also have outdoor practices from June 9 until late August at the Richfield Municipal Pool.

Practices are held in morning, midday and evening throughout the week and weekend.

Signing up gives you access to over 15 hours of weekly practice options!

We have an award-winning coaching team with top level technical expertise and experience.

Program participants gain access to open and closed-session swims on Cedar Lake with our program.

Nonmembers will be allowed to enter the facility 15 minutes prior to the start of practice and must exit the facility within 30 minutes of practice ending.

Practices are limited to six swimmers per lane, established by speed at the start of practice.

Participants can attend any practice they choose.


  • New Masters swimmers should be able to comfortably swim 200 yards of freestyle (front crawl) without a break.
  • Unted States Masters Swimming (USMS) membership is required at registration.

YWCA Downtown:

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 am – 7:30 am

YWCA Midtown:

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am

YWCA Uptown:

  • Monday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am; 7:30pm – 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am; 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Wednesday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am; 7:30pm – 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am; 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Friday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am; 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Practice times are subject to change. Please check the current site pool schedule for updated information.