Lots of news today - 11 topics:

    • Registration closes May 31 for Swim Into Summer meet on June 3
    • Registration closes Jun 2 for SWIM-Off to Summer June 4
    • Registration opens June 1 for Twin Cities Open Water Half Marathon Series
    • Fitness Challenges
    • Registration open for Gopher Masters Mania meet July 8-10
    • Minnesota Masters Swim Store now open
    • Accepting 2022 Hall of Fame Nominations
    • 2022 USMS 5K/10K Virtual Championships
    • Registration open until July 11 for 2022 Summer Nationals (Aug 3-7, Richmond, VA) 
    • Upcoming events - meets and summer open water competitions
    • Help us keep our website up to date 


Registration closes on May 31 for Swim Into Summer meet on June 3

Bask in the sun (we hope) at our annual outdoor meet at the Richfield pool on Friday June 3.  Registration is open through May 31.  You can find full information about the meet here.  Relay entries for the meet should be submitted using this form.   


Registration closes June 2 for SWIM-Off to Summer

Ready to help the pool swimmers retain the title of "Who rules the open water?" in a friendly challenge with the triathletes? Registration is now open for the 3rd annual SWIM-Off to Summer open water challenge scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Shady Oak Beach in Hopkins/Minnetonka. Three distances to choose from (.3 mile, .9 mile, and 1.2 mile) Awards, prizes, and potluck social to follow the event.  Register using this link.


Registration opens June 1 for Twin Cities Open Water Half Marathon Series

Registration will open on June 1 for the Twin Cities Open Water Half Marathon series including swims on June 18 (1 & 2 miles at Lake Harriet), July 16 (5K at Square Lake), August 13 (5 miles at Lake Minnetonka, and September 10 (JJ Hill 1 & 2 miles)


Fitness Challenges

There are a lot of ongoing fitness challenges to help keep you motivated in your swimming.  Some of these are sponsored by USMS, some are not.  Many are to support good causes.  Let us know if you are aware of others to add to the list.


Swim Angels Needed for Lake Minnetonka Triathlon

Lake Minnetonka Triathlon (Saturday, June 18, the Commons in Excelsior) is looking for swim angels for the swim portion of the triathlon. The swim angels will be in the water, on the watch for participants that need redirecting, verbal encouragement, or someone to swim along side them. Please contact Carrie Stolar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to sign-up or for more information.


Registration open for Gopher Masters Mania meet July 8-10

We'll hold a three day meet at the University of Minnesota pool on July 8-10.

  • Friday evening session with the 800, 800 Free Relay, 200 IM and all the 50s
  • Saturday sessions with all the events 400 meters and shorter (except the 200 IM)
  • Sunday morning session with the 1500 and a third chance to swim 50s

Registration is open through July 1 with discounted registration through June 3.  You can find full information about the meet here

Relay entries can be submitted using this form by July 4 - there will be no deck relay entries for this meet.


Get your gear in the new Minnesota Masters Store

Get your new Minnesota Masters gear in our recently opened online store. We've got t-shirts, sweats, hats, and towels to show off your love of masters swimming.


2022 USMS 5K/10K Virtual Championships

Go looong this summer with the 2022 USMS 5K/10K Virtual Championships. Entries are open now, and swims are to be completed between May 15–Sept. 15. All participants receive an event cap. Clubs with the most swimmers can win up to $300 and prizes from our partners. Get more information here.


Hall of Fame Class of 2022 nominations open through August 1

Do you know someone who has a strong swimming record of top performance or a long-term coach who has made a difference.  Then please nominate them for the MN Masters Hall of Fame by sending an email to the cochairs, Marc Anderson and Tom Hodgson.  You can find all the details of the process here.


Registration Open for Summer Nationals

Ever think you'd swim in the same pool where Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, and several others set world records as they qualified for the Beijing Olympics? Now is your chance as this event will be held Aug. 3-7 in the 2008 Trials pool now housed at SwimRVA in Richmond, VA. With abundant outdoor adventures, eclectic food and drink options, and history galore, you'll be plenty busy outside of pool as well. Discounted entries now through Entries are open now through June 21.  Full price registration through July 11  More information here.


Upcoming events - meets and summer open water competitions

Pool Competitions

Open water competitions


We want your events

This organization seeks to promote swimming and fitness in our region (Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin).  We are always looking for news for our weekly emails, to please let us know of any upcoming events in your area.  We've set up an online form for submissions.

About Minnesota Masters Swimming

Minnesota Masters Swimming LMSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to a healthy swimming lifestyle for adult swimmers within 87 counties in Minnesota and 3 in Western Wisconsin. It is the local governing body for United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

There are 1,172 registered swimmers in the Minnesota LMSC and over 60,000 nationwide. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to join. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary.

Minnesota Masters Contacts

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