USMS was founded in 1970 by Captain Ransom Arthur. The rich history of masters swimming in the US will be featured in a presentation at the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival on May 10: “Forty Years of US Masters Swimming.”
These are some great pictures! We’ve come a long way. Feel free to contribute your thoughts and recollections in a USMS forum thread devoted to the topic; and send your old pictures if you want to share them with the LMSC.
The history and archives section of the USMS website is always a great place to discover more about the swimmers and history of masters swimming in the US.