Masters Swim Team

Members of the Chelsea Piers Masters Swim Team participate in weekly workouts led by our staff of experienced coaches who utilize the most current teaching and training techniques. A typical workout ranges from 2,200 - 6,000 yards depending on the speed of the swimmer and the emphasis and make up of the workout - i.e. technique, drills, sprints, strokes, kicking, pace work/endurance freestyle, etc. Open to Sports Center members only.


Weekly Team Practices

  • 6:15am
    - 7:45am
  • 12:00pm
    - 1:00pm
  • 7:00pm
    - 8:30pm
  • 7:00pm
    - 8:30pm
  • 7:00am
    - 8:15am
  • 12:00pm
    - 1:00pm
  • 6:30pm
    - 8:00pm
  • 9:00am
    - 10:30am
  • 5:30pm
    - 7:00pm


Sports Center Monthly Masters Dues $50
USMS Annual Membership Fee* $47

*Members must complete a separate USMS form and submit application and fee as indicated at the bottom of the form. To download the PDF form, click here.


Please call the Fitness Desk at 212.336.6099 or email to register. Open to Sports Center members only.

Masters Swimmers from out of town are welcome to join a practice at the Sports Center and use the rest of the club for the day pass rate of $50. Please schedule your visit in advance with Josh Fly at Some restrictions may apply.

31st Annual Ground Hog Meet
Westport Weston YMCA, CT Feb. 7, 2016

Valentine's Masters Meet
Long Island University-C.W. Post, Old Brookville, NY Feb. 14, 2016

Nepean Masters Swim Meet
Nepean, Ontario, Canada Feb. 21, 2016

2016 OACM Spring Swim Meet
Salt Lake City, UT Mar. 5, 2016

New England Masters Swimming Champiohips
Harvard University, Boston, MA Mar. 18 - 20, 2016

Ontario Masters Swimming Championships
Toronto, Ontario, Canada Apr. 1 - 2, 2016

Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April 10th
Fairfax, VA Apr. 8 - 10, 2016

41st Swimming Australia Masters National Championship
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Apr. 21 - 24, 2016

United States Masters Swimming Nationals
Greensboro, NC Apr. 28 - May. 1, 2016

NYC Parks and Recreation Masters Swim Meet
Flushing Meadows, NY TBA, May 2016

AGUA Battery Park City Sprint Pentathlon Meet
Battery Park, Manhattan, NY TBA, May 2016

Wilton Wahoos Masters Classic
Wilton, CT Jul. 16, 2016

Swim Across America, Sound of Cove
Glen Cove, NY Aug. 6, 2016

4th Ithaca Masters Long Course Swim Meet
Ithaca, NY Aug. 13, 2016

CT Masters Long Course Championship
Middletown, CT Aug. 27, 2016

Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic
Orlando, FL Oct. 7 - 9, 2016

Master Swim Team Clinics
Free to Masters Swim Team members

To register for a clinic, email Masters Swim Team coach Michael Sabala at

Flip Turn Clinic

DateWednesday, February 22

7:00am - 8:00am


This clinic will focus on the freestyle and backstroke flip turn. This clinic is appropriate for those who are skilled and want to get better, as well as those developing their turns. We will build the turn "backwards."

Breaststroke for Competition

DateWednesday, March 15
Time 8:30am - 9:30am

This clinic will focus on the breaststroke. We will review the best way to kick, pull, coordinate the stroke, leave the wall and turn. We will use tools and equipment to strengthen our practice.

Faster Swimming Through Kicking

DateWednesday, April 12
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This clinic will focus on kicking. Kicking is a great way to improve fitness, swimming speed and overall technique. We will work on kicking skills and speed as a component of the four strokes and as part of the underwater streamline.