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MASTERS SWIMMING is an international, age group swimming program for adults.

UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING (USMS) coordinates and governs Masters swimming in the United States. Adults aged 18 and over are eligible to become members of, and to participate in, USMS. USMS is divided into 8 geographical "zones," with each zone being further divided into smaller regions, each of which is governed by a "Local Masters Swimming Committee" (LMSC). The San Diego-Imperial (SI) LMSC governs San Diego and Imperial Counties, and comprises the Southwest Zone along with the Southern Pacific (SP, north of SI), Arizona (AZ), and New Mexico (NM) LMSCs. The SI LMSC registers swimmers and clubs and sanctions events within its jurisdiction.

United States Masters Swimming (USMS)
United States Masters Swimming is an organization of sportswomen and sportsmen founded in 1970 and dedicated to the premise that the lives of participants will be enhanced through aquatic physical conditioning. USMS supports and encourages competitions among its members and those of other nations. The United States Masters Swimming Code of Regulations and Rules of Competition establishes certain rules and regulations for the conduct of the organization, the participants and the competitors in the spirit of good sportsmanship.

USMS Mission Statement

To promote health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming.

USMS Vision Statement
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.

USMS Goals and Objectives

A- To encourage and promote improved physical fitness and health in adults.
B- To offer adults the opportunity to participate in a lifelong fitness and/or competitive swimming program.
C- To encourage organizations and communities to establish and sponsor Masters swimming programs.
D- To enhance fellowship and camaraderie among Masters swimmers.
E- To stimulate research in the sociology, psychology and physiology of Masters swimming.
USMS Core Objectives Service the membership. Educate the membership. Build the membership.

Last Updated: Oct. 2013

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