The May workout calendar is posted below. We will have practice Sunday May 7 and 21 due to pool conflicts on the corresponding Saturdays. As usual, RIT is closed Memorial Day weekend and there will be no practice.
The June workout calendar is posted below. We will have no coached practices on Sundays and Fridays in June, except for Friday June 2. Genesee Valley Park pool opens June 11; we will try to notify you of the open swim times for opening day. Our first coached practice at GVP will be Saturday June 24, 8:30 am.
The July workout calendar is posted below. We will have no coached practices on Sundays and Fridays in July. There are no coached practices July 1-4 due to the Independence Day holiday.
There will be coached practices at GVP on Saturday July 18, 15 and 29. GVP is closed on Saturday July 22 for a special event; practice will be at Harley at 8 am.
Our 3rd Conesus Lake swim to benefit NY Special Olympics will be held on Friday July 28; more information to come by email.
The January and February workout calendars are posted below.
Note the Masters meet dates below. Link to the online entries can be found in the Swim Meet Information section of this website.
Sunday, January 22, 2017: Genesee Valley Masters Winter Invitational at Victor HS
Sunday February 5, 2017: Nickel City Splash Winter Whiteout meet at UB Amherst
Saturday February 25, 2017 has been designated for the One Hour Postal Swim. This is a National Championship swim that is swum in your own pool; your results are then submitted online and scored. This swim has a 40-year long tradition that is described at usms.org; check it out!
January Workout Calendar: jan_17
February Workout Calendar: feb_17
The December workout calendar is posted here: dec_16
Keep your calendar handy as there are many schedule changes due to the upcoming holidays and resulting pool/college closures.
The November workout calendar is posted here: nov_16
Please note our annual swim meet will be held on Sunday, November 6. We hope to have a record participation from our team. Also note that Daylight Savings Day ends on the 11/6.
As usual we will have no practice on Thanksgiving 11/24 or Friday 11/25.
The September and October workout calendars are posted here:
Our annual 10K workout will be held at RIT Saturday January 2, 2016 from 8:00 to 11:00 am.
You do not need to do the entire workout!
We will consider having a team breakfast following the workout.
Welcome to the new home of Rochester Area Masters Swimming!
Please take a look around! The February calendar is available for download in the Workouts section.
George McVey, a long-time member of Rochester Area Masters, is one of the recipients of the 2012 USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award. In the early 1970’s George started to get involved in competitive swimming because his five daughters had taken up the sport. Never being one to sit in the stands, George immediately became a certified official and started officiating at age group swim meets. In 1975, Tom Ralph (his daughters’ swim coach) encouraged George to attend a masters swim meet hosted by East Coast Masters in Princeton, New Jersey. George was a natural breaststroker and competitive swimming was now in his blood. George then started training in Rochester, NY area pools and spearheaded an organizational meeting of adult swimmers and interested coaches for adult swimmers in 1978. Thanks to George’s drive and enthusiasm, Niagara District Masters Swimming was born!