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Masters Swim Events in 2023

Masters Swim Events in 2023

This page highlights many events scheduled for 2023 that a contingent of Montana swimmers will be attending. Check out the awesome places you could travel! Moses Lake Masters Invite in Moses Lake, WA on January 21 February Flurry Short Course Meters meet in Coeur d’Alene, ID on February 25-26 MT Masters State Championships in Butte on March 18-19  USMS Spring Nationals (SCY) in Irvine, CA on April 27-30 Bozeman May Classic (dual-sanctioned long course meters) on May 19-21 BEST FEST in Mallorca, Spain open water from May…

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Save the Date: USMS Coach & ALTS Instructor Training

Save the Date: USMS Coach & ALTS Instructor Training

The Oregon LMSC will be hosting two USMS certification events in October in Hood River, OR. USMS Coaches Certification Level 3 Saturday October 29th, All day training: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. USMS Adults Learn to Swim (ALTS) Instructor Training Sunday October 30th All day training: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Plus a swimmer stroke clinic from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. More details will be sent out as soon as USMS has the registration info/link available. If you have…

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Swimmers Unite at the Kalispell Swim Meet

Swimmers Unite at the Kalispell Swim Meet

The Flatwater Lake Open Water Swim Club (FLOWS) had a nice turnout at the super fun dual-sanctioned meet on January 15th in Kalispell, MT. About a dozen masters swimmers from Hamilton to Whitefish competed.  This allowed the FLOWS to have two relays in each of the relay events! Way to start 2022 out strong!

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Story Sharing Campaign

Story Sharing Campaign

At the end of October, the Montana LMSC approved a Story Sharing Campaign for the month of November. One story will be published online and distributed via email each week. A couple survey responses suggested the LMSC to promote positive stories about its members. The LMSC is making it a priority to shine some light on stories of hope, inspiration, and the strength to overcome. We recognize that with many of us out of the water, swimming may not be…

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2021 Membership Renewal

2021 Membership Renewal

On Sunday, October 25, the MT LMSC voted to offer a benefit program to acknowledge renewing members’ loyalty. People who renew their membership between November 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 can direct the LMSC to do one of the following with the $12 LMSC fee that is part of their USMS registration. Receive a rebate check from the LMSC for $12. Send the member’s $12 rebate to any swimming club or workout group in Montana that is registered with…

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USMS Launches Modified Year-Plus Membership

USMS Launches Modified Year-Plus Membership

USMS says… Over the past month, the USMS Board of Directors has been discussing how best to adjust to the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting pool closures, and decided to move forward with the Modified Year-Plus membership. This promotional offer is one piece of the board’s overall strategy. The Modified Year-Plus membership will allow swimmers who join USMS or renew their membership between now and Oct. 31, 2020, to be a member for the rest of…

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USMS Clinics coming to Missoula, Montana in May 2010

USMS Clinics coming to Missoula, Montana in May 2010

USMS Coach Certification, Clinic Course for Coaches and a Stroke Clinic coming to Missoula, Montana May 9 and 10 USMS Level 1 & 2 Coach Certification Saturday, May 9, 2020 8 a.m.–3 p.m. USMS Clinic Course for Coaches Sat. & Sun., May 9 & 10, 2020 2-part course USMS Stroke Clinic Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:15 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Welcome to SwimMontana

Welcome to SwimMontana

Welcome from the Montana Local Masters Swimming Committee (“LMSC”)! We are swimmers age 18 and up, and we are fitness swimmers, competitors, triathletes and lap swimmers. From our mission “To promote health, wellness, fitness, and competition for adults through swimming” to our vision “USMS will be the premier resource for adult aquatic fitness in the United States and will make fitness through swimming available for as many adults as possible” we’re all about swimming for fun and fitness. Visit the…

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Montana State Meet Championship

Montana State Meet Championship

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023, through Sunday, March 19, 2023 Location: Butte YMCA 2023 Montana SCY Championship Meet details and registration are here. Contact Information: Peggy Stringer, strpmls@gmail.com, (406) 459-9748 Register by March 12, 2023 Course: Short Course Yards Description: State Championship Meet (scy) Butte YMCA March 18-19, 2023 LMSC: Montana Sanction Number: 313-S001 Sanction Status: Sanctioned by the Montana LMSC

Moses Lake Masters Meet

Moses Lake Masters Meet

Moses Lake Masters is having a one-day masters meet on Saturday, January 21st in Moses Lake, WA.  The entry deadline for entries with shirts is Sunday, January 8th.  All entries are due by Tuesday, January 17th.  All information can be found on our Moses Lake Masters Meet Webpage. For questions, contact the Meet Director Tony Preston at preston.tony@gmail.com or call 509-770-1590.

USMS 1-hour Virtual Championship!

USMS 1-hour Virtual Championship!

Help the Big Sky Master Club win the 1-Hour Virtual Championship! If Big Sky Masters Swim wins proceeds will be used to rent the pool for the 2023 Montana Masters Swim Championship Swim Meet in Butte March 18-19. Join the team and swim the Hour. ALL THE DETAILS for the 1-hour Virtual Championship!

Montana Master’s Swimming Record Holder and Six-decade Champion of Montana Swimming – Bob McKinnon – Has Died

Montana Master’s Swimming Record Holder and Six-decade Champion of Montana Swimming – Bob McKinnon – Has Died

Robert Scott “Bob” McKinnon, a Montana Master’s Swimming record holder, former top-ten ranked Master’s Nationals swimmer, former championship high school and club coach, and six-decade swim instructor, died of esophageal cancer on July 7th.  McKinnon, who grew up in Oakland and swam for his father Gus, a UC Berkely assistant swim coach and YMCA club coach, was a high school YMCA All-American who brought California-style competitive swimming to Montana when he was awarded a full-ride scholarship to the University of…

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Stroke Clinic with Sam King RECAP

Stroke Clinic with Sam King RECAP

Check out the Stroke Clinic Recap – Includes tips for freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke. This Stroke Clinic took place at the Helena YMCA 1200 N Last Chance Gulch on Sunday, November 13, 2022 Coach Sam King, a 4th generation Montanan, grew up in Missoula.  After high school, Sam moved to Laramie, Wyoming, to attend college at the University of Wyoming.  He swam for the University of Wyoming. Following college and before attending law school, he was a professional swim coach for eight years, coaching kids ranging…

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USMS Adult Learn to Swim Instructor Training

USMS Adult Learn to Swim Instructor Training

The Oregon LMSC will be hosting two USMS certification events in October in Hood River, OR. USMS Adults Learn to Swim (ALTS) Instructor Training Sunday October 30th All day training: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Plus a swimmer stroke clinic from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. More details will be sent out as soon as USMS has the registration info/link available. If you have questions, contact Sandi at swim@gorge.net.

USMS Coaches Certification Level 3

USMS Coaches Certification Level 3

The Oregon LMSC will be hosting two USMS certification events in October in Hood River, OR. USMS Coaches Certification Level 3 Saturday October 29th, All day training: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. More details will be sent out as soon as USMS has the registration info/link available. If you have questions, contact Sandi at swim@gorge.net.