About Us -
United States Masters Swimming (USMS)
United States Masters Swimming (USMS) is the national organization that coordinates and sponsors this program. USMS was founded in 1971 and has over 55,000 members ranging in age from 19 to over 100. It supports and encourages competition, but more than half of its members are fitness swimmers who do not compete. USMS is one of five organizations that comprise United States Aquatic Sports (USAS). USAS is a member of FINA, the international governing body for aquatic sports.
On a local level Masters swimming is governed by Local Masters Swim Committees (LMSC). LMSCs in turn are composed of smaller groups, clubs or teams and unaffiliated swimmers. There are over 450 Masters swim clubs around the country. As an individual, you may choose to join a team or club and enjoy the camaraderie and structure of the group or you may choose to remain unattached. Unattached swimmers enjoy all of the benefits of U.S. Masters Swimming membership, except they cannot compete on relays.
South Texas LMSC
The South Texas LMSC is responsible for that part of Texas bounded on the east by and including the counties of Milam, Burleson, Washington, Austin, Fayette, Lavaca, and Jackson; on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and the Republic of Mexico; on the west by and including the counties of Val Verde, Sutton, Schleicher, Tom Green, and Coke; and on the north by and including the counties of Coke, Runnels, Coleman, Brown, Mills, Lampasas, Bell, and Milam.
There are over 850 registered swimmers in the South Texas LMSC and 16 or more clubs. Our ranks include swimmers of all abilities from novice swimmers to national champions.