New England Masters Swim Club
The Largest Masters Swimming Club in New England

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is New England Masters?

New England Master (NEM) is a United States Masters Swimming (USMS) swim club. NEM is the largest club registered under the New England Local Masters Swimming Committee (NELMSC), a regional branch of USMS. Under NEM, there are over fifty workout groups.


What are the benefits?

Share and enjoy your swimming with others.
Improve your overall fitness.
Improve your swimming technique.
Become stronger.
Reduce stress.
If you choose to, swim in meets as an individual swimmer or as part of a team.


18. But all ages on up are welcome.

How old do I need to be to join?


What if I am not in good shape?

It’s one of the main reasons so many join and stay in Masters. It’s a great way to get in shape, stay in shape, and have fun doing it.


Added motivation to swim regularly and improve your fitness.
The opportunity to improve your stroke.
The opportunity to meet and know other swimmers.
Swim meets if you want to compete or check your speed.
A subscription to USMS’s SWIMMER magazine.
The club’s website and NELMSC newsletter.
Secondary accident insurance coverage at meets and supervised workouts when all participants are USMS members.

What will I get as a member?


New England Masters swimmers range in abilities and interests from lap swimmers and fitness swimmers to competitive minded swimmers and triathletes. Regardless of your swimming ability and swimming interests, you will be with other swimmers who share your enjoyment of swimming.

I’m not fast. Will I be out of place?


How can I be in a workout group?

We encourage you to join a workout group for camaraderie, coaching, and commitment. There’s likely to be a workout group near you that will meet your needs.


A motivating environment for swimming regularly, improving your stroke, and a chance to get to know other swimmers. It’s up to you whether you stay self-coached or join a group.

I’m a self-coached swimmer. What does New England Masters offer me?


About half of the members of the New England Masters Swim Club, Inc., don’t compete. Swim in meets if you want to. It’s your choice. New England Masters offers two championship meets plus numerous small meets. Whether you’re ultra-fast, sort of medium, or not fast at all, you’ll find others with similar abilities and desire.

What about swim meets?