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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 charged monthly via debit/credit card through our team website at Swimmers should click on the “registration” button and create an account, then add themselves as a member to register for our practice groups.

Participants are still required to register with United States Masters Swimming (USMS). When registering with USMS, choose Minnesota as your Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC), Minnesota Masters Swim Club (MINN) as your club and Minneapolis YWCA Masters (MYWM) as your workout group. For more information regarding Minnesota Masters Swimming or USMS, contact our coaching staff at 612-215-4224 or at

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.

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

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

Coaches (in masks!) will meet swimmers on site before practice for a brief health screening and temperature check.

All swimmers must wear their masks until they are ready to enter the water, and masks must be put back on as soon as possible upon conclusion of practice.

Social distancing is expected and required at all times.

Practices are limited to a maximum of 4 swimmers per lane, 2 at each end of the pool (one at the wall, one at the flags).


  • 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.

Masters Schedule, Fall/Winter 2020-21

Upon registration, swimmers must sign up for a practice group of two practices between Monday and Thursday. Here are our current options. Note: capacity is limited to ensure social distancing and safety for all participants.

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/Wednesday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Monday/Wednesday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Practices – to all enrolled Masters

  • Friday: 6:00 am – 7:00 am; 9:30 am – 10:30 am (Uptown)
  • Saturday: 7:30 am – 8:30 am (Midtown)

Practice times are subject to change. Please check YWCA Downtown, Midtown or Uptown’s pool schedules for updated information.