Swimstitute Masters (TUTE)
No cost beyond the daily fee or monthly membership fee to swim at The Swimstitute.
You must be a member of Pacific Masters Swimming (our team – Swimstitute Masters – TUTE)
You may try out Masters for two weeks prior to signing up with Pacific Masters. After those two weeks, you have to join before coming back to practice.
The Swimstitute Masters program is for competitive swimmers - whether in the pool or the open water. Except for your grumpy coach, the group is a lot of fun. We have swimmers ranging in age from early 20’s to early 70’s, and all abilities.
Mon / Wed   11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Tue / Thu / Fri 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Mon / Wed 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Your commitment is the following:
1. Come to at least 2 practices a week. (I will keep track, and you know I will)
2. Have, bring, and be ready to use all of the required gear. (tube, paddles, fins). You will be expected to have it all with you and be ready to use it. As a general rule, no more borrowing.
3. We do not use pull bouys.
4. Do your best to do what we are doing. Learn the strokes.
5. Be ready to work.
6. Communicate with me on being absent. Phone calls, emails or texts are easy.
7. Be on time, get in, and get going.
This is a swim team. You will be encouraged, but not forced to compete. That does not excuse you from doing what everyone else is doing at practice. You will do and work on all four strokes, starts and turns, kicking, tubes, paddles, fins, etc.
Coming once a week or less really doesn’t do anyone any good. Although you are encouraged to come swim as often as possible, if it is once a week or less, then you are best off just swimming laps on your own. I will get better at just writing practices on the board for those that prefer their own pace and style, and you can come do those anytime you want to.
If you have extenuating circumstances such as military duty…vacation…broken leg…talk to me. If it is just hard to squeeze in, or you don’t really feel like it, then the swim team practice will not be the best fit for you.
It is a commitment. It is a commitment to yourself, to me, and to the other team members. It is a team. I take my time to be here on deck, write practices and work with you. I expect the same courtesy in return. If I am going to miss, I will certainly let you know, or have another coach on deck if at all possible.
At all times, feel free to talk to me or ask to meet with me before or after practice. One size does not fit all…there are always exceptions to the rule…but not very many. And none that we haven’t talked about before hand, so please don’t bring it up after the fact.
With everyone on the same page, working together, no matter how many that ends up being, things will move along nicely and happily.
Let me be clear, these guidelines are for practice attendance. If you want to be a Masters swimmer with the Swimstitute and practice on your own, you are more than welcome to do so.
Remember that age old saying, “A happy coach, is a happy life.” (or something like that)
Come swim with us at the Tute!
Use the link below to go directly to Pacific Masters to register as a Tute member:
TUTE USMS Member Registration