Master's Swim group donates new lane lines

February 14, 2019

We want to thank members of our Master Swim Program, affiliated with Binghamton University Masters Swim (BUMS) for donating funds to help us purchase new lane lines for our Binghamton Branch pool.  Make sure to stop at the pool and check out the shiny, blue and green lane lines! 

The Masters program is designed for adult lap swimmers who want to swim under the guidance of a coach. This program offers participants a chance to practice competitive swimming techniques and learn drills for all four competitive strokes. If you are an intermediate to advanced swimmer, who wants to increase endurance and improve stroke technique, then masters swim is for you!

Master’s swim is available for both competitive and non-competitive swimmers. The word Masters was first applied to adults who participated in track and field and was later adopted in organized adult swimming. In swimming, Masters simply means 18 and older.  Most Masters coaches and swimmers don’t care how fast you are. In nearly every program, there are others of similar ability or those who started where you are and have improved. Don’t let your perceived ability, or lack thereof, hold you back. Although it’s important to have a physical examination before starting any exercise routine, you don’t need to be in shape to start Masters swimming—Masters swimming will help you get there.

U.S. Masters Swimming is a national membership-operated nonprofit that provides membership benefits to nearly 65,000 Masters swimmers across the country. These benefits include insurance, SWIMMER magazine, sanctioned events, and more. USMS and its 52 Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSCs) provide direct support to more than 1,500 Masters Swimming clubs and workout groups. Structure and organization of USMS programs vary and are driven by factors such as pool availability, instructor or coach availability, community support, and finances. The majority of locations offering Masters Swimming programs have coaches on deck. Coaches write workouts and provide feedback and instruction.

Practice Times at the Binghamton Y

Monday       6:00-7:30pm

Tuesday      6:00-7:30pm

Thursday     6:00-7:30pm

Saturday     9:30-11:00am

Attend as many practices a week as you like.

Cost:

Members      $10/month

Non-Members        $70/month

www.ymcabroome.org                                           https://www.usms.org/

 

 

We want to thank our donors:

Joseph Sacco

Karen Cole

Chris Caroompas

Delana Spaulding

Karen Kellog

John Lomasney

Kevin & Anne McGuigan

David Randesi

Charlotte Kramer

Michael Kane

Bob Beavan

Dennis Ebert

David Werner

John West

Diana Bean & Stephen Spero

Robert Bell