Join South Dakota Masters
South Dakota Masters Swimming is for competitive, recreational, and fitness swimmers, ages 18 and over. (The term “Masters” does not imply that we are all fast or necessarily competitive swimmers, but refers to the fact that we are an organization specifically for adults.) Members of South Dakota Masters Swimming swim with one of the local workout groups located throughout our state, or train on their own.
Why Join USMS?
Camaraderie, coaching, competition…the list goes on! Our national organization, United States Masters Swimming, consists of over 60,000 adult swimmers. Benefits of Masters membership include insurance, our quarterly SWIMMER magazine, sanctioned meets and events, access to the Fitness Log program, workout & technique resources, and more.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about U.S. Masters Swimming, as well as more information on the above benefits, click here.
If you are an adult swimmer in South Dakota and you’re interested in joining us, click on this link to register with U.S. Masters Swimming. Most South Dakota swimmers affiliate themselves with the Prairie Masters Swim Team, regardless of where they reside within the state, and we certainly invite you to become one of our team members. When you register, you may indicate which workout group you affiliate with, if this applies to you.
USMS Fitness Log and Go the Distance Information:
“Go The Distance” is a self-directed program intended to encourage Masters swimmers to regularly exercise and track their progress. There’s no time limit for the distance milestones, except that they must be achieved in the calendar year. Speed doesn’t count—just the effort to attain whatever goal you set for yourself.
GTD is on the honor system—you track the distance you swim. Daily, weekly, or monthly, enter that information into your online Fitness Log (FLOG). When you achieve certain milestones, you’ll be recognized on the U.S. Masters Swimming website and have the opportunity to purchase GTD awards that note the milestones you achieved.
There’s no cost to enter GTD, but you must be a member of U.S. Masters Swimming to join.
Other Workout Resources:
USMS Workout Resources(Written by Masters’ Coaches)
Must be a member of USMS to access workouts.
USMS Swimming Articles & Videos
Mountain View Masters (CA) workouts
Reston Masters Swim Team (VA) workouts
Workouts from Swimplan.com
Join the SD Masters Email List:
By joining the South Dakota Masters email list, you’ll get the latest event announcements and updates delivered right to your inbox. Click here to email our communications chair, Katherine Olson, with your request to be added.