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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)

2014.09.17 -- 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)

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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E-mail: Norm Bower