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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 2014 One Year Membership Application registration form (Revised) (pdf 108K).
(posted 2014.08.14)

February 2013 Iowa Masters Newsletter - Waterlines

Our February 2013 newsletter is now available. Please click on the blue button labeled
Newsletter in the left hand column or
click here to view.

USMS and The OZARK & Team Godzilla are hosting a Triathlete and Open Water Swim Clinic for Coaches and Athletes of all abilities. This clinic will be held at a pool with simulated open water conditions . Several of the top area coaches will be on hand, along with mentor coaches Mel Goldstein and Bill Brenner, to help you improve your technique and teach you drills that will enable you to continue to refine your open water swim performance.
(Posted: 2014.03.20)
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(posted: 2014.05.01)

Check out our Meet Information for our upcoming meets.

SWIA Masters Short Course Fall Meet 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014;
Warm-ups @ 8 AM; All events @ 9 AM;
Kirn Pool YMCA, Council Bluffs, IA (map);
Meet Coordinator: Melissa Chapman; email: mdean@metroymca.org;
This meet is open to USMS members and non-members.

Meet Information and Entry Form (

(Posted: 2014.09.10)

Swim the Bridge 2014 - Results

Swim The Bridge

Meet Held: Saturday, July 27, 2014

(Updated: 2014.08.14)
(Posted: 2014.05.28

SWIA Masters Short Course Spring Meet 2014 Results

Meet Held: Saturday, May 10, 2014;
Results (pdf)
(Updated: 2014.05.14)

Iowa Senior Games - Swimming Results (pdf)

(Updated: 2014.07.11)


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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To contact us:

E-mail: Norm Bower