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South Texas LMSC Mission Statement

We keep on swimming because we enjoy it.

South Texas Masters Swimming is part of a nationwide program for adult swimmers of all abilities who are interested in lifelong athletic participation in a friendly setting. Stimulated by the association with coaches and experienced swimmers of all ages, we believe in fun, fitness, and endless possibilities for improved swimming skills. We keep on swimming because we enjoy it.

founded in 1971

United States Masters Swimming (USMS)

USMS was founded in 1971 and has over 60,000 members.

United States Masters Swimming (USMS) is the national organization that coordinates and sponsors this program. USMS was founded in 1971 and has over 60,000 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 1,000 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.

over 1200 swimmers strong

South Texas Local masters swimming committee

There are over 1200 registered swimmers in the 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 1200 registered swimmers in the South Texas LMSC and 23 or more clubs. Our ranks include swimmers of all abilities from novice swimmers to national champions.

last updated in 2021

South Texas LMSC Bylaws

The bylaws were last updated in 2021.

Click here to read the bylaws of the South Texas Masters Local Masters Swim Committee.

lead, don’t follow

Leadership

It is always better to lead than follow.

On a local level Masters swimming is governed by Local Masters Swim Committees (LMSC). The committee consist of 6 offices elected by the general membership and 5 at-large directors elected by the LMSC team representatives. Committee members serve 2 year terms and elections are held in odd number years.
NAME EMAIL ADDRESS
CHAIR Ed Coates STChair@usms.org
VICE CHAIR/SANCTIONS Stacy Abrams STSanctions@usms.org
SECRETARY/TOP TEN RECORDER Susan Ingraham STSecretary@usms.org 302 Happy Trail, San Antonio TX 78231
TREASURER Cindy Udelhofen STtreasurer@usms.org
MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR Kendal Jacobson STMembership@usms.org
AT-LARGE DIRECTORS Diana Triana trianasaurus@yahoo.com
Steve Unruh, Nitro sunruh@prismnet.com
Steve Nichols snichols3377@gmail.com
Shannon Whitehead swhitehead0173@gmail.com
Tim Murphy tmurphy@global.t-bird.edu
COACHES EDITOR Susan Ingraham STCoaches@usms.org

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