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Welcome to Iowa Masters Swimming!

2015 Iowa Masters Short Course State Championship Swim Meet (information below)

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 2015 One Year Membership Application registration form (pdf 132K).
(posted 2015.01.07)

2014.09.7 -- US Aquatic Sports 2014 Convention Report By Jennifer Krogmeier

Jennifer Krogmeier of Davenport attended the 2014 USMS convention in September in Jacksonville, Fla. She filed this report with the Iowa Masters executive committee. We are sharing her report to update our membership on some of the organization's policy guidelines and professional development opportunities.
-- Norm Bower, Iowa Master Chair

Click here to read the full report.

(posted 2014.10.09)

Article-Shallow Water Blackout
Rob Sleamaker is known by many in the swimming community as the founder of Vasa, Inc., the company behind the Vasa Trainer and Vasa Swim Erg, widely used in the United States and around the world. Recently, Rob has been on a mission that has less to do with innovative swim training and more to do with saving lives Read more....
(Posted: 2014.12.12)


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(Posted: 2015.01.20)

Check out our Meet Information for our upcoming meets.

2015 Iowa Masters Short Course State Championship Swim Meet

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hosted by: Luther College and the Luther College Aquatic Center Location: Luther College Aquatic Center;
700 College Drive, Decorah IA 52101;

Meet Results (pdf) 93 KB
(Posted: 2015.03.16)

Try (Tri) Fitness and Endurance Swimming Workshop
with Connie Lagerhausen - Aquatic Specialist, Mesa, Arizona;

YWCA Clinton- Camanche Pool
1400 9th St. Camanche, Iowa
(Camanche High School);

Saturday, March 21, 2015
1 - 4 P.M.;

Any questions contact the YWCA Aquatic Director Jeanne Mckenzie: (563)-242-2110 x301

Workshop Flyer (

(Posted: 2015.03.02)

Lincoln/Omaha Nebraska 2015 State Games of America

Open Water Swimming
Saturday, August 1, 2015
View Course Map (pdf)
Holmes Lake, Lincoln, NE;


(Posted: 2015.01.23)

SwamThat Race - Okoboji

Sunday September 13, 2015
Emerson Bay State Recreation;
3100 Emerson St;

West Okoboji, IA 51351;
MAP (web link);

Check in 6:00 - 6:40AM
Safety speech 6:45AM
7.5K, 10K – 7:00AM Start Time
5K – 7:10AM Start Time
2.5K – 7:20AM Start Time

Email: Swamthat@yahoo.com

Race Flyer (pdf)

(Posted: 2015.03.03)


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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