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The SwimMAC Masters & Adult Fitness program welcomes people of any ability level. We have four basic categories of Masters swimmers: Adult-Learn-to Swim Program (ALTS) participants, Competitive Swimmers (Open Water & Swim Meets), Triathlon Swimmers, and Fitness Swimmers.

Competitive Swimming

The word “Masters” swimmer has nothing to do with your skill level or competency, just your age. Unfortunately, the name can be intimidating to some. The only requirements to be a Masters swimmer are that you must be 18-years-old and registered with US Masters Swimming.

Nationally, there are over 65,000 registered US Masters swimmers! We encourage competition (both in a pool and/or open water) but it is not mandatory. We find that once an athlete gets to a comfortable competency, they enjoy the motivational and social aspects of swimming that go along with competition and practice. Masters are split into age groups of five-year blocks beginning with 18-24, 25-29, 30-35, all the way up to 100+. We attend short course yards, short course meters, and long course meters meets throughout the year as a team. We also compete in various open water swims.

Triathlon Swimming

Many of our SwimMAC Masters compete at the national and world levels in sprint and distance triathlons. We have several IRONMAN competitors on our team and find that their dedication and effort brings great value to the entire Masters team. Our triathletes also train with triathlon groups and find that the practices and coaching received at SwimMAC Masters greatly benefit their overall results. Find out from Jarrod Shoemaker why swimming Masters is a “game-changer.”

Fitness Swimming

Breathing is normally the biggest obstacle for adults who want to learn and enjoy swimming as a form of fitness. Learning to breathe while swimming is about patience and the ability to do many repetitions. Most adults underestimate themselves and their ability. In our program, swimmers will get direction and encouragement from both the coaches and their pool pals. Every SwimMAC Masters practice has 4 ability levels offering different intervals (i.e., rest or distance times) for each set in the workout. We have a place for every swimmer!

Adult-Learn-to-Swim Program (ALTS)

SwimMAC offers an Adult-Learn-to-Swim program through our Swim School program.

For more information about Adult lessons please contact us:
HFFA SITE: Chandra Barck 704-766-1520 or cbarck@swimmaccarolina.org
LATIN SITE: Nicolle Hollmon 980-339-8912 or nhollmon@swimmaccarolina.org

Why Be Involved in Masters Swimming?

Everyone in the pool has a story. Everyone's journey is unique. No matter what your skill level, there is a place for you in the pool. If you are concerned about your swimming abilities and that concern is keeping you from joining our amazing group of swimmers, please contact us for an individualized evaluation of your skill level and a warm welcome! See how it can change your life!

What do I need when I show up on the pool deck?

Swim suit, goggles, cap, fins, paddles, pull buoy, snorkel and kickboard. You won't need all of this equipment at every practice. We do have some gear in the lost and found bins for you to try on your first visits. Not sure where to buy swim gear? Head over to the Carolina Swim Shop either online or at one of our two locations.


If you would like to join our program, please email for information and include the primary location where you would like to swim to masters@swimmaccarolina.org.

All swimmers participating in workouts MUST be USMS members.

LOCAL CLUB NAME: North Carolina Masters Swimming (NCMS)


As a SwimMAC Master, you have access to ALL workouts at ANY of our locations.

Training Schedule


Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics (HFFA), 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078


NO PRACTICE Sunday, August 20 - Monday, September 4


Monday – 5:15-6:30 AM (LCM)

Tuesday – 5:30-6:45 AM (SCY) & 12:00-1:00 PM (SCY)

Thursday – 5:30-6:45 AM (SCY) & 12:00-1:00 PM (SCY)

Friday – 5:15-6:30 AM (LCM)

Sunday – 10:15-11:30 AM (LCM)

*SCY – Short Course Yards; LCM – Long Course Meters


Sunday, September 17 - NO PRACTICE due to triathlon


SwimMAC Training Facility at Charlotte Latin School, 9850 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28277


Monday - 12:15-1:30 PM

Tuesday - 5:15-6:30 AM & 8:30-9:45 AM

Wednesday - 12:15-1:30 PM

Thursday - 5:15-6:30 AM & 8:30-9:45 AM

Friday - 8:30-9:45 AM & 12:15-1:30 PM

Saturday - 5:30-6:45 AM

Sunday - 7:15-8:30 AM

EXCEPTIONS to Latin Schedule:

Sunday, September 24 - 6:15-7:30 AM due to swim meet

Any questions, please contact masters@swimmaccarolina.org.

Registration & Dues

If you would like to join our program, please email for information and include the primary location where you would like to swim to masters@swimmaccarolina.org.

Two-Step Process


Each SwimMAC Masters member will need to register annually with USMS. Become a USMS member or to renew your membership here.

LOCAL CLUB NAME = North Carolina Masters Swimming (NCMS)


SwimMAC Masters Logo

You will also need to register and pay SwimMAC Masters dues via our registration website. Registration includes a SwimMAC Masters team t-shirt and cap.


General Public Rate


Annual registration fee: $40
Monthly dues: $70


Annual registration fee: $80
Monthly dues: $105

Masters Pass

SwimMAC also offers a Masters Pass for those who would like an option other than monthly billing. You will still need to register online with USMS and with SwimMAC Masters for $40 (admin costs, shirt & cap). You will be billed $60 for eight (8) practice sessions via our online TeamUnify system. You will receive a Masters Pass from a coach on deck, which you need to bring to the pool each time.

SwimMAC Member Discount Rate

Swimmers in the following billing groups qualify for the SwimMac Member rate:

  • Parent of current SwimMAC Competitive Team Swimmer (Marlin, Dolphin, Shark, Senior)
  • Parent of current Charlotte Latin School student
  • SwimMAC Competitive Team Alumni


Annual registration fee: $40
Monthly dues: $60


Annual registration fee: $80
Monthly dues: $90

Drop-In Swims

SwimMAC Masters is happy to welcome other Masters from around the world! The drop-in fee is $10 per practice. Please bring cash to your drop-in swim OR Venmo Lead Coach Chandler Thomas (@chandler-thomas-11). All swimmers must be USMS registered or sign a USMS 30-day waiver in order to swim with us.

Visiting Alumni/College Swimmers

If you are a current college swimmer who would like to train with the Masters team for the summer, the SwimMAC Masters dues are $150. This includes the entire summer and access to all workout times at either location. You must be registered with either USA Swimming or US Masters Swimming in order to participate in the workouts.