The primary goal of Masters at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA is helping each member reach their personal swimming goals. This may be learning all four strokes, incorporating lap swimming into your workouts, or training for your first long distance swim. Through on deck coaching, and the camaraderie of a team, adult swimmers will learn new skills and gain confidence in their unique swimming abilities.

Registration for Masters will allow access to one, two, or all three weekly practices. These practices will be held for 90 minutes and will be flexible to the additional time constraints of members.

Pre-designed workouts will be provided and members will be grouped together by swimming experience and goals. For example, a workout may include a warm up, swimming drills, endurance or speed work, technical skills (flip turns, starts, finishes), and cool downs.

US Masters Swimming is also a national organization that hosts district, state, and national championship meets.  The opportunity to compete in local competitions to qualify for these championships will be available, but is not required for all WB YMCA Masters swimmers. For more information visit

If you have any additional questions, please contact Andrea Butchko

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