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Places to Swim in the Virginia LMSC

Swimming has been hit hard by COVID-19. As parts of the LMSC begin to open up, we would like to inform everyone where they can swim. To that end, we need your help to identify and share pools and water bodies in our LMSC as they open for swimming.

Club Tribe Meet Report

The 5th Annual Club Tribe Masters Classic was held Feb 29 in Williamsburg, and it was another smashing success! There were a total of 109 swimmers at the meet and there were terrific performances across the board.

2019 Pickin’ Up Steam Meet Recap

The third annual Pickin’ Up Steam meet was held on September 28, 2019 at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.  Appropriately, it was held near the railroad tracks that bisect the campus. Several trains rolled through during the meet. Fifty-seven swimmers from 17 clubs throughout Virginia and Maryland competed.  There was also one competitor representing Connecticut […]

Inspiring Video about New World Relay Record in 85+

Just a few months ago four Americans, all 85+, set a new world record in the 200 free relay at the Rowdy Gaines Classic in Florida.  This moving video story tells a tale familiar to many of us, a tale of how swimming keeps you vital, how you can overcome serious illness, and how camaraderie […]

USMS Officials Certification Program

One of the most daunting tasks for meet hosts is to secure officials. A common strategy is to use officials certified by USA Swimming or other swimming organizations, but sometimes that is not sufficient. USMS has now started its own certification program; please see this page for more details. There are currently two certification levels: Stroke […]

Facing Fears in the New Year

When is the last time you put yourself into a competitive situation?  Many of us have a list of reasons why we don’t compete, and for sure, some of them are important to heed.  BUT, many of us also have reasons that are actually excuses.  By far, one of the best things about masters is […]

April Issue of The Wet Gazette

The April 2014 edition of the LMSC Newsletter, The Wet Gazette, has been uploaded.

Virginia Beach Psych Sheets

The 32nd Annual VMST Fall Meet will be held Saturday Nov 3 in Virginia Beach; heat sheets and psych sheets are available

Swimming Down Memory Lane

The rich history of USMS will be featured in a presentation at the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival on May 10: Forty Years of US Masters Swimming.