Open Water Swim Team (OWST) is a certified Masters United States Swim Program and all individuals must complete online USMS registration to be able to swim in the OWS program.
Everyone under age 18 must be a registered Metro Swimmer. Everyone 18 or older must be a registered Masters Swimmer under our OWST Code. Please go online and sign up at the U.S. Masters Swimming registration page. Print a copy and bring it with you. This is mandatory as it insures the U.S. Masters program.
USMS REGISTRATION FOR MASTERS
For the Masters Swim Program Only!* Everyone under age 18 must be a registered Masters Swimmer. Everyone 18 or older must be a registered Masters Swimmer under our OWST Code. Please go online and sign up at NJ LMSC Online Registration
USMS Individual Membership: $37 (USMS fee) + $10 (LMSC fee) = $47 total Registration opens for members to renew/register on Nov. 1, 2015
If you plan on entering/participating in any swim meets scheduled to be held after November 1st, you will first have to switch your current OWS club affiliation to OWST before signing up for meets. Anyone who is not planning to swim in any meets can wait to process individual USMS registration renewal for 2016 until later in the year (but before December 31st when your current 2015 USMS registration expires). Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Print a copy and bring it with you. This is mandatory as it insures the U.S. Masters program.
U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. Programs are open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming. Founded in 1970, the non-profit corporation is organized with over 500 clubs in 52 regions throughout the United States. Membership numbers more than 50,000, with individual members ranging in age from 18 to over 100. Within the clubs, structured workouts, often with a coach, offer well-thought-out training assistance. Pool and open-water races provide opportunities to compete and measure individual progress at the local, state, national and international levels. USMS programs also offer stroke and technique clinics, workshops, and instruction, as well as social functions. All USMS programs are designed to help swimmers improve fitness and/or train for specific goals, and offer active support for a healthy lifestyle through friendship, and camaraderie.