Welcome to the Georgia Masters Local Masters Swim Committee (LMSC) of the United States Masters Swimming (USMS). We exist to promote fitness and health in adults by offering and supporting Masters Swimming programs throughout the state of Georgia.

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It's time to join Swim Across America's Third Annual Open Water Swim!

Join 15 Olympians and hundreds of swimmers and triathletes from all over the country in this unique event held on scenic Lake Spivey (Clayton County, GA). Swimmers KNOW THEIR IMPACT, as every dollar a swimmer raises goes directly to our beneficiary. In its first 2 years the SAA-ATL event has raised over $500,000 that directly funded critical research in the fight against pediatric cancer at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

This is a great opportunity to get in an early season distance OWS and make an impact in the lives of others!


2015 Open Water Event Details:

Sunday May 3

Lake Spivey (Clayton County) - Closed Course

  • Swim Distance Options include 5K, 1 Mile and 2-mile Relay Swim
  • Swimmers 18 and older must raise $250 min ($75 Registration Fee is included towards fundraising minimum)
  • All Swimmers are chip-timed and will receive a Tech T, Swim Cap and an amazing event day experience
  • Swimmers raising over $1000 will be recognized with a special WAVEMAKER gift
  • Swim as an individual or start a team!
  • Teams raising over $5000 will also receive custom team t-shirts
  • 15 Olympic Swimmers will be on-site on event day 


Click here to learn more and join the event: www.swimacrossamerica.org/atlanta.


We welcome swimmers and triathletes from all around the metro ATL area and beyond. Dedicate your swim to someone in YOUR life who has been touched by cancer, and join us in Making an Impact in the fight against pediatric cancer.


To learn more about last year's event, - including an amazing video -  click here: http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ATL_Home

Herb McAuley Dies at 92

McAULEY, James "Herb" Graveside services for Mr. James Herbert "Herb" McAuley, age 92, of Twiggs County, who died Wednesday, November 26, 2014, in the Medical Center in Macon, were held Saturday, November 29, 2014, at 12:00 Noon in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Cochran. Mr. McAuley, born in New Orleans, had lived most of his life in Atlanta. He was the son of the late Sheridan F. and Margaret Showalter McAuley and was preceded in death by his brother Sherry McAuley and sister Margaret McAuley. Herb was a 1947 graduate of Georgia Tech and spent the next 40 years as swim coach and was named head swim coach in 1965 and held that position for 23 years. Many students dreaded and benefited from his famous drownproofing classes. Coach McAuley was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1982 and inducted in the Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame in 2012 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. He continued to swim in the Master Swim Competitions into his 90's with much profound acclaim. Herb served in the US Army from 1942 to 1944 and then served as captain in the Signal Corps in World War II from 1944 to 1946 in Europe. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors are his wife, Ann Jessup McAuley of Twiggs County; a niece and several nephews. Mathis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Herb was a long time Georgia Masters swimmer and held numerous Georgia, Dixie Zone, USMS and World records during his long career.

He will be missed


*******New USMS Insurance Changes*******

A new workout insurance requirement has been put into effect by our insurance carrier. Effective
immediately, for a workout to be covered by USMS insurance, the person supervising the workout must be
a USMS member. In the past, a USA Swimming certified coach was allowed to supervise the workouts,
even if the USA Swimming certified coach was not a USMS member. This is no longer true; now if the
person supervising the workout is a USA Swimming certified coach, he or she must also be a USMS


USMS 2014 LCM Top Ten Listing - Preliminary (11/09/14)




Daily Workouts and Drills

Prepared by 7 different Top USMS Coaches

•Basic Training for New Swimmers
•Stroke and IM Workouts
•Open Water Workouts
•High Intensity Training (sprints)
•High Volume Workouts (mega yardage)
•Triathlon Training
•Workouts for Expectant Mothers

See "Coaches Corner" Tab for directions on how to access


2015 USMS Registration

It's time to renew your USMS registration.  Your 2014 membership expired December 31.  The fee this year is $50.00 ($55.00 for the Georgia Masters Killer Whales).


If you would like to renew using a credit card click on the "Join/Renew" USMS button on the upper left hand corner of this page. If you do not find your club/chapter listed it is because your club/chapter has not renewed for 2015 yet; have your coach contact Bill Lotz. If you would prefer to mail in your registration with a check you may click on the Team button on the left, then scroll down to your team. If your team has a "JOIN" in the Registration Box they have renewed for 2015. Click on the "JOIN" in your team’s box and it will bring up the individualized registration form for that team.


2015 Member Registration Open!

Sign up before the end of the month for great discounts

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Renew your USMS membership for 2015 prior to January 1 and you'll get valuable discount codes from our sponsors.

  • Aqua Sphere - 20% off of entire order
  • blueseventy - 30% off any orders in the swim collection *
  • Colorado Time Systems - $125 off the Backstroke Start Device
  • FINIS - 25% off of entire order
  • Malibu C - 20% off of entire order** 
  • P2Life - 25% off of entire order
  • Speedo - 30% off of entire order***
  • TRISWIM - 40% off of all TRISWIM, FOGGIES, TRISLIDE and DERMASPORT products
  • SwimOutlet.com - 15% off USMS merchandise & Sporti branded products ****

* Discount only applies to blueseventy swim collection

** Excludes SwimCare Wellness Shampoo and Conditioner in 8 oz. Tube

***Offer valid through 1/15/2015 11:59pm PST at SpeedoUSA.com or by calling 1-888-477-3336.  Customers will receive 30% off your order on Speedo merchandise, except as noted below, by adding the provided code at checkout. Offer excludes select Performance Suits, all LZR Racer suits, FS3 Goggles, Vanquisher Goggles, Speed Socket Goggles, Aqua V Silicone Swim Caps, Hydralign and Hydralign Jr. Center Snorkels, Bullet Head Snorkel, Teamster Backpacks and online gift certificates. This offer not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer. No Cash Value. Void where prohibited by law.

****Discount only applies to USMS and Sporti products. Free shipping on $49 and above.




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