Masters Swim

The YMCA's Masters Swim program is a structured lap swim workout designed to help avid recreational and competitive swimmers of various skill levels improve their stroke, form, ability, endurance and stamina beyond the basics provided in traditional swim lessons.

Our experienced coaches are highly motivational and encouraging, making sure each swimmer feels welcome and like they're part of the team. While Masters Swim is a great low-impact workout for the entire body, it's also a fantastic way to meet like-minded swimmers and make new friends!

Masters Swim is designed for, but not limited to, the intermediate-advanced swimmer who would like to improve on endurance and stroke technique. Competitive swimmers and beginners are welcome too!


  • Stay active and take your swim workouts to the next level.
  • Receive tips and feedback to improve your swimming ability.
  • Meet new friends and connect with other swimmers.
  • Ability to track and record your fitness progress and goals.


Program times and cost vary by branch. For more information or to register, visit the branch or call our member services office at 858-514-4411.

Dan McKinney Family YMCA

Our Masters Swim program is back! Hone your stroke technique, get ready for a triathlon or just get a great workout! Our Y swim coaches are experienced and passionate about improving the abilities of those they teach. This program is for members only. Register at the Welcome Center or call 858-514-4411. For more information, contact the Aquatics Director, Michael Skeath, at [email protected].

McGrath Family YMCA

Join the McGrath Family YMCA Masters Swim program designed to focus on technique and form to help you improve your lap times, endurance and stamina! For more information, contact the aquatics team, at [email protected].

Register Online

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

All practices are held in our 11-lane, Anne and Edward Woolley Competition pool. Spots are limited to 44 swimmers each month. Those currently enrolled will receive priority registration to register for the next month. After the priority registration ends, the remaining spots will open up to the public. For more information, contact the aquatics team at [email protected].

Register Online

Mission Valley YMCA

The Masters Swim Team at the Mission Valley Y has been ranked in the top three in California at Masters Regionals every year. All practices are held in our 10-lane, Bruce Hazard outdoor swimming pool at the Mission Valley Y. Please download and complete this form and drop it off at the branch. Forms are also available at the Welcome Center. For more information, contact the Aquatics Director, Annie Valine, at [email protected].

Rancho Family YMCA

Program will run monthly, and payments will be applied automatically to your Y account. To register, visit the branch or call 858-514-4411. Please download and complete this form and drop it off at the branch. Forms are also available at the Welcome Center. For more information, contact the Aquatics Director, Emily Seitz at [email protected].