|October 02, 2017|
Submitted by: Shelby Horton
Event Location: LLU Drayson Center
Address: 25040 Stewart St., Loma Linda, CA 92350
Description: The word Masters was first applied to adults who participated in track and field and was later adopted in organized adult swimming. In swimming, Masters simply means 18 and older. You do not have to compete to train with our masters. When organized adult swimming started to become popular in the 1960s and 70s—the early years of USMS—the intent was that adults would swim to stay in shape. But early organizers knew that some adults would want to compete, so it is offered. About 25 percent of our nearly 60,000 members enter pool or open water competitions. The greater percentage of USMS members do not compete. We accept swimmers of all levels. Masters coaches and swimmers don’t care how fast you are.
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