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All the groups listed below are organized swimming groups-Current United States Masters Swimming registration is required.
Portions updated 10/2/19 - Please email David Bergquist for changes/additions.

For places to swim in the Twin Cities Metro area, see this map(not updated since 2015)

Barracuda Masters - Bloomington

Jennie Lee, Joel Andersen - 952-884-3703
M, W, F 6:00-7:00 am at Olson Middle School(check Website for most current schedule)
$50/12 practices

Edina Swim Club Masters

Contact email: office@edinaswim.com
September - May: 
M, W, F: 6:45am-8:00am South View Middle School in Edina
For more information on rates and summer hours, please visit website at www.edinaswim.com or contact the office with email above or 952-831-3814.

EP Foxjets Masters (FOXJ)

Jim Andersen: andersenjames0@gmail.com

Practice Schedule:
Mon. - Thur.: 5:45am-7:00am @Eden Prairie Community Center
This program is for adults who desire fitness swimming. A wide range of ability levels will be members - former youth competitive swimmers, triathletes, beginners, anyone who desires swimming for health and wellness. This is an individual, desire-based program. Members of this program will determine their own participation level.

Hopkins Masters/Genesis Aquatics- Hopkins/UofM Aquatic Center

Scott Tripps Website: www.genesisaquatics.org

Technique Classes(small group 4-week/8-session class):
- Wed & Fri @Hopkins West Junior High
- $155.00 for 8 sessions & video analysis.

Training Schedule:
- M-F 5:30am, M-F 6:30am, M-F 7:30am @Eisenhower Comm. Center(Hopkins North J. High June-Aug)
- M-F 6:00am @Hopkins North J.High
- M-F 6:00am @ UofM Aquatic Center
- Sat. Fall/Winter: 6:00am & 7:00am---Spring/Summer: 6:30am &7:30am @Hopkins North J.High

Training Dues:
- Hopkins Locations: - $90/quarter (1-2 days/week) - $120/quarter (3-4 days/week) - $150/quarter (5-6 days/week)
- UofM Aquatic Center: - $150/quarter (1-2 days/week) - $195/quarter (3-4 days/week) - $240/quarter (5-6 days/week)
Each practice location has a variety of participants (fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers and triathletes) Each lane-group works together through their practice (including sprints, mid-distance and/or distance sets, drills, kicking, and more. All abilities welcome.

I Swim LLC Masters - Foss/Aquajets Pool, Eden Prairie

Teresa Briest
M, W, F 5:30-6:30am. T, Th 9:30-10:30am; Noon- 1:00pm; Sat 6:00-715am
Cost is $45 per month or $120 per quarter

Minnesota Ice Swim Club - Phillips Aquatic Center, Minneapolis

Contact: Luke Paquin or minnesotaiceswim@gmail.com
Phone: 218-910-0726 (text ok)
Practice Schedule: Mondays 6-7PM; Wednesdays 6-7PM
Location: Phillips Aquatic Center; 2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis
website: www.mniceswimclub.com
Membership Fees (in addition to USMS Membership): $25/month; $20/month for full-time students and young adults 18-25; $5 drop-in fee for USMS members not registered with MN Ice.

Minnesota Ice Swim Club is a pre-dominately LGBTQ+ swim club located in Minneapolis, MN. We are inclusive of all - friends and allies are welcome of all abilities and skill in the water. Our goal is to provide an affirming and safe place for the queer community and our friends to work on fitness goals and to socialize together, as well. We also offer 2 free trial practices over a 30-day period. Come check us out! In addition to being a Gold Club through USMS, we also are affiliated with IGLA (International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics).


KnightCrawlers - Northfield, MN Carleton College

Devon Barnes, Carleton College West Gym pool.

M, W, F.: 5:15am-6:30am
We are welcoming group of swimmers with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds.  We have a full-time coach who creates the workouts which include some combination of drills, stroke work, kicking, sprints, mid-distance and distance sets.

Lifetime Fitness- Fridley

Life Time Fridley -  Melissa Warren
M,W - 7:30pm-8:30pm, T,Th - 6:00am-7:00a
Cost Is: LTF Membership + $34/month (2x per week)

Macalester College - Leonard Center, St Paul

Wilson Josephson
M, W, F - 6:00 - 7:30 AM
The membership is $135 per quarter (3 months).
MAC Masters Swimming is a coached program for intermediate to experienced swimmers who are looking to improve their stroke and endurance through challenging workouts.

Minnetonka Masters - Minnetonka Middle School

Barb Scouler Email Barb and Carrie Stolar Email Carrie
M - F 5:45-7:30 am; M & F 7:00-8:00am
Fees: $50/month or $5/practice
Pre-purchased Punch Card: equivalent to $5.00/day. Punch cards are available from the coaches at the pool. 
-$50.00 punch card = 10 swims
-$100.00 punch card = 21 swims
All abilities and drop-ins welcome!

MYWO- Minneapolis YWCA Masters

Noel Hemphill(masters swim admin) or Dave Cameron - 612-215-4224 Website
Monthly program enrollment is available for YWCA members and nonmembers. Enrollment give access to unlimited practices at all three YWCA locations: YMCA membership does not apply for the YWCA.
Out of town drop-ins not allowed due to membership requirements
YWCA of Minneapolis members: $27/month (discounts still available for Otters parents)
Nonmembers: $65/month
Tu/Th 6:30-7:30 am
Tu/Th 6:00-7:00 am
M/Tu/W/Th/F 6-7am; Tu/Th 9:30-10:30am; Fri 10-11am; M/W 7:45-8:45pm; Sat 8-9am

Beginning June 10th, we will also be offering the following outdoor practices at Richfield Municipal Pool:
M/Th 7-8:15pm
Sat 8-9, previously at Uptown, moves to Richfield 7:30a-8:30a.

Northern Lights Marlins - Moorhead

Pat Anderson - 701-261-9144 - Moorhead High School
M, W, F 6:00-7:30 am, M-F 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

North Suburban Masters

Rory Coplan
Practices:  Tue, Thur, Fri 5:30-7:00am; Mon, Wed 6:00-7:30pm @Chippewa Middle School  
Sat 10:30-noon  @Irondale High School
Check Calendar for specifics www.nsmakos.org
We are a friendly mix of triathletes, former competitive swimmers, and beginners.  All abilities are welcome.  Free trial week offered.  

Richfield Masters

Maureen Mook
M, W, F 6:00-7:00 am
$50 for 10 workouts or $240 for the Season
Focus is on swimming to attain the best possible level of fitness for masters swimming, triathlons or just staying in shape and having fun. The program is for conditioning and swimming for life. All abilities welcome.

River Falls Masters Swimming, River Falls, Wisconsin

 Michael Brudzinksi - 651-755-6825 Email for more information

Rochester Swim Club Masters

Coach Tom Walsh: coachtom@rochesterswimclub.com
M-F 5:30am-6:50am @Rochester Rec Center
$60/month or $150/ 3 months
Coached workouts by Rochester Swim Club coaches. Out of town drop - ins welcome.
RSC Masters accommodates all levels of adult swimmers and includes the occasional lap swimmer to tri-athletes and national level masters competitors. Workouts are professionally coached/observed by the the RSC coaching staff. The coaching staff provides daily workouts and works with each swimmer as necessary and/or as requested for stroke technique and overall training and fitness planning.

SEMS Masters - Woodbury

Sharon Simpson 651-459-8076
M,T,Th,F 5:45-7:00 am
$50/month or $8/swim or 2 for $15, 5 practice punch card $40

STAR Masters - St. Paul

Paul/Sue Lundsten - 651-704- 0024
M, W, F 6:00-7:00am T, Th 5:30-7:00 am June-August
M-F 6:00-7:00 am

Twin Cites Aquatics Cooperative

Alayne Beneke - (612) 655-7017- tcaaquatics.org TAC:(612) 404-2782 or (612) 655-7017
Tue & Thurs 7:30-8:30pm at Northeast Middle School. The address is 2955 Hayes Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55418.

WEST Express Club

Heidi Miler 763-391-2862
Mon,Tues, Wed and Fri: 6:00-7:00 at Chaska Middle School East.
3 days per week:  $25/month
4 days per week:  $30/month
Daily Drop in fee:   $5



The following are coached workouts and might require YMCA, YWCA, or Lifetime Fitness/Flagship membership. Some programs also require USMS membership and you are encouraged to join United States Masters Swimming (USMS) and enjoy the benefits. Please contact the individual or facility listed prior to making a commitment for membership to make certain the listed program is still available in a format that will meet your needs.


Eau Claire YMCA - Eau Claire, Wisc.

Pam Ogden
5:45 - 7 AM Mon/Tues/Thurs from September through May. 
Structured swimming workouts are available for all levels. Our group welcomes fitness swimmers, competitive (or ex- high school or college) swimmers, and triathletes.

Riptide Masters - Bluewater Aquatic Center, Apple Valley.

5885 149th Street West Apple Valley, MN 55124
Amy Parratto or Mike Parratto
Team Website 952-953-2922 Cost: $45 per month
Practice Times: Mon-Thurs 5:30-7:00am, Sat 6-7am

St. Cloud YMCA

Mike Ritchie, Coach, Website
For questions, contact Evan at swimteam@scymca.org or 320-253-2664
Sept 2nd — Spring: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 to 7:00 AM, Saturday 6:15 to 7:30 AM
Summer Tuesday & Thursday schedule: 5:30-6:30 AM, 6:30-7:30 AM
Members: $24/month , Non-members: $44/month, Per session: $7 each

St. Paul Downtown YWCA

Website 375 Selby Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102, Phone: (651) 222-3741
Beth Peterson
, 612 386-1909
Coached practices: Tues/Thurs- 9:30-10:30AM, 7:30-8:30PM; Sun.- 4:30-5:30PM
Free with YWCA membership, nonmember fee available.