Upcoming USMS Sanctioned Events



Kathy Farrell-Guizar

Kathy Farrell-Guizar (Walla Walla Masters, LMSC Secretary) has officially been confirmed as 2017 USMS Long Distance All Star for 2017. She accomplished this feat by her high placings in multiple USMS Open Water Championship events and her swimming efforts in many USMS E-Postal Championships. Kathy is a former 2013 USMS Long Distance All American and 2013 USMS Long Distance All Star.

Delaney Poggermann & Travis Ediger

Congratulations to two members of the WSSC club.  Delaney Poggermann achieved a Top Ten result in the 100M Backstroke and Travis Ediger achieved Top Tens’ in the 800M and 1500M Freestyle.  Way to go!

The 2017 USMS Short Course Meters Top Ten results have been posted to the USMS website.

March 24, 2018 (Saturday)
Inland NW Masters Championships

Please note the championships are only one day this year.

University of Idaho Swim Center
1040 Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Following the meet at 5:30pm join us for our annual social and awards dinner.

Rants & Raves Brewpub
308 N. Jackson St
Moscow, ID
(near Rosauers Supermarket)
Cost is $10 per person

Additional Information Here
Online Registeration Here
Food and Social Only Registeration Here

February 2-3, 2018 (Friday & Saturday)
Kroc Masters Splash Dash

The​ ​Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center
1765 W. Golf Course Road
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815


February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
2018 Swim Your Heart Out Masters Meet

Central Washington University’s Aquatic Facility.
Walnut Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926



The Boise ALTS class has been canceled, and we are currently investigating a possible new date and venue.

Thank you for your continued support of this certification.

March 24, 2018 (Saturday)
Adult Learn to Swim Program
ALTS Instructor Certification

Treasure Valley Family YMCA West Branch/Boise City Aquatics Center
5959 N. Discovery Way
Boise, Idaho 83713

See ALTS Boise

The USMS adult learn-to-swim certification class is coming to Boise on March 24. Participants will learn the best methods for working with adult nonswimmers in a one-day class taught by CDA Kroc Masters' head coach and USMS lead ALTS instructor Mike Hamm. Help make more adults in our communities safer and happier around water. Get ALTS certified!


Support the Adult Learn to Swim Program

The USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation works to support the Adult Learn to Swim Programs around the country.  These programs enable adults who want to learn how to swim the opportunity to obtain a lifesaving skill regardless of their ability to pay.  The Inland NW Local Masters Swimming Organization supports the Swimming Saves Lives and asks you to consider the foundation in your gift giving during the season and when you register for 2018.


Kudos to Mike Hamm!

When you see Coach Mike Hamm from Kroc Masters on the pool deck, please congratulate him!  He has had a busy year.  Mike was recognized as the Inland NW LMSC Volunteer of the year at the LMSC Annual Meeting on 1 April.  He received notification of his Level 4 Coaches Certification (based on achievement) at Spring SCY Nationals in April.  Mike became USMS Long Course Meter Champion in 200 Meter Breaststroke for his age group at Summer Nationals in Minneapolis in August.  Finally, he was recognized for his coaching work with the Kerry O’Brien Grass Roots Coaching Award at the USMS Convention in September in Dallas, Texas.  Mike has worked hard in support of USMS and its goals and it’s great to see him recognized.

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Go the Distance (GTD) - 2017

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Inland Northwest Masters 2015 Summary

* 38 Swimmers
* 7,274.44 Total Miles
* 181.86 Average Miles/Swimmer
* Inland Northwest Masters 2015 Results

Informative Topics

The August 3, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal published a cover story titled The Joy of Masters Swimming. The article's theme: inclusiveness and welcoming nature of the U.S. Masters Swimming organization.  Read and enjoy.

The Joy of Masters Swimming

Other Topics of Interest:

FINA World Championships
FINA Masters World Champs
Swimming World


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United States Masters Swimming (USMS)

is a national organization that provides organized swim practices, competitions, and clinics for adults 18 and over. USMS is open to all swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive and non-competitive) who want to improve their fitness and swimming technique.