Swimming with a masters group can kick your swim training into high gear. Many groups cater to beginners, as well as advanced swimmers, so don't be shy about coming out to a session.
French Creek Racing
In addition to open water swims, FCR also holds frequent masters pool sessions. This is a very friendly group, and open to all ability levels, beginner through advanced. Swimmers are separated by lane according to ability level, so there is no pressure. The latest masters swim schedule is shown in the image to the left. Sign up for indoor masters pool swims here.
Also, during the summer months, FCR hosts swims at the outdoor 50m Upper Merion pool. Sign up for Upper Merion pool swims here.
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Coach Laurie Hug (former professional triathlete) has been running the GAAC Masters swim program at Germantown Academy since 1997. GAAC Masters has always had triathletes who swim with them, including Team USA members and Ironman finishers.
On Wednesdays in the summer, GAAC Masters holds a track workout at 6:00 PM prior to the swim workout OR a swimmer vs runner Smackdown training race consisting of a total of approximately 5k of running and 1500y of swimming.The first Smackdown race is planned for Wednesday, 6/28/17 at 7:00 PM.
Coach Hug also holds occasional triathlon and freestyle focused swim courses that usually run for 1 hour on Tuesday or Thursday nights for 4-6 weeks.
The GAAC Masters summer schedule is MWF 7:00-8:30 PM at Germantown Academy in Ft. Washington, PA. Cost is $55 for 10 swims or $7 to drop in plus annual USMS membership (or one-time 30 day USMS trial). Their website is www.GAACMasters.org and they have a Facebook page - GAAC Masters.