UMAMA is a registered workout group of New England Master’s Swimming www.usms.org. Our membership is comprised of some former competitive college and club swimmers, triathletes, and fitness swimmers. We encourage a friendly training atmosphere and provide coached practices three days per week.
We try to keep the workouts at the level appropriate for each individual. We do suggest that new members have some experience with training for competitive swimming or triathlon. Sometimes we have to restrict membership in ability categories because of pool space limitations. We also allow potential new members to come and observe or try out a practice by arrangement with the coaches. We have no competition requirements although many of our members participate in USMS Swim Meets, Triathlons, and Open Water events.
From September to mid-May our training schedule is:
Tuesday and Thursday, 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. at Boyden Pool
Sunday, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Boyden Pool
Cost is $70 per month for a full membership and $40/month for 6 or less practices during that month. We also require US Masters Swimming membership ($42/year) for insurance purposes. You can register with New England Masters here.
We also allow periodic drop-in visits at $10 per practice, however we try to limit those to twice per month and they are based on space availability. You need not be affiliated with UMass to join our program. We have no competition requirements although many of our members participate in USMS Swim Meets, Triathlons, and Open Water events.
If you would like more information, or if you would like to try or observe one of our practices, please contact Russ Yarworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Newcomb at email@example.com.