New Mexico Masters Swimming

Welcome to New Mexico Masters Swimming

We belong to United States Masters Swimming and are in the Southwest Zone. We focus on all aspects of adult swimming in the Land of Enchantment.  




Latest News from NMMS Members
May 2019

SCAR SWIM & MEMPHREMAGOG

In preparation for a huge lake swim, Erin Churchill and teammate Mitch Taylor completed a 7AM - 1PM straight swim to train and develop mental fortitude and sheer grit (noun) - the strength of mind that enables a person to endure pain and hardship!


A month later Erin completed her Apache Lake swim the end of April - a 27Km swim in 7hr 15min 30sec!


And this was all after her competing in a frozen lake in VT (Lake Memphremagog) a month earlier in March!



LOBO AT USMS MASTERS NATIONALS

New Mexico masters finished in 12th place as a state team with a dozen+ swimmers!

Teddy Decker swam 6 events with 4 - Top 10 finishes (including two 5th place finishes) and amassing 17 points for New Mexico.

Nick Decker swam 2 events in the 50-54 Men's age group and became a two-time United States Masters National Champion in the 50 Free (22.49) and 50 Fly (23.96) and scored 22 points!


Nick and Teddy bumped into 6-time Olympic Medalist Matt Grevers who is 6'9" tall!


Bob Wilson competed in 5 events in the 65-69 Men's age group and got Silver in the 50 Free (25.10), Silver in the 100 Back (1:05.50), Bronze in the 100 IM (1:04.55), 4th in the 50 Fly (28.28), and 6th in the 100 Free (56.83) bringing in 38 points! He also competed on a 200 Free Relay with three other fellow New Mexican Masters. Pictured below is the relay team with (from left to right) Jonathon Berry, Kyoko DuLac, Jennifer Jelson, and Bob Wilson.


Bob White competed in 3 events in the 70-74 Men's age group and got 9th in the 100 Breast (1:26.05), 11th in the 50 Breast (38.50), and 12th in the 100 Free (1:11.46)!



IRONMAN TX (Galveston)

Robert Mercer competed in the IRONMAN Texas in late April getting 18th in his division and 129th overall in the 140 mile race (swim 2.4mi, bike 112mi, run 26.2mi) in 10:19:04 ! His swim was 58min 22sec!


ITU Aquathlon World Championships (Pontevedra, Spain)

Colleen Burns competed in the ITU Aquathlon World Championships and got Gold in the 70-74 Women's age group 1000M Swim/5K Run in a time of 23:36!



2019 IRONMAN 70.3 (St. George)

Lisa Broidy got 27th in her age group (50-54), 321st of the women and finished in 6hr30min05sec!

Kim Brooks got 81st in her age group (50-54), 533rd of the women and finished in 7hr 40min 00sec!

Kara Crotta got 58th in her age group (50-54), 593rd in the swim and finished that leg in 57min 41sec!



2019 NATIONAL PIE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Orlando, Fl)

Ron Bronitsky entered 7 different pies and 5 won prizes! He got 1st with his "Melba is a Peach of a Pie" and his Peach-Raspberry creation won Overall Champion in the fruit division. He got 2nd with his Banana Split Meringue, another 2nd with his Bourbon Ginger Pecan, and another 2nd with his Pistachio Dream in their respective divisions! And finally, his Tropical-Boysenberry got 3rd in the double crust category!


We belong to United States Masters Swimming and are in the Southwest Zone. We focus on all aspects of adult swimming in the Land of Enchantment.  Want to find out more about it?  Watch the video below for a short introduction and overview of what Masters Swimming is all about and how it can benefit you.

Masters Swimming is a Journey



Masters swimming offers programs and workouts for a wide variety of adults with different goals and levels of experience.  Whether you are new to swimming and need help with the basics, are working on improving open water skills or swimming for triathlons, are looking to improve fitness, or even want to join other adults in friendly competition, you've come to the right place!

Register with New Mexico Masters

Join United States Masters Swimming and New Mexico Masters Swimming for the low price of $43.  By joining USMS and NMMS, you gain access to professional coaches who provide training tips and workouts, fitness logs and 12 months of Swimmer Magazine. Learn more about the benefits of membership

Read selected articles from U.S. Swimmer

Upcoming USMS Swim Meets & Events



USMS Event Announcements & News
  • You can find the USMS membership applications on our registration page



NMMS Calendar of Events

NM Masters Swimming Calendar


  • The USMS Calendar of Events page can be found here.  The search allows you to find USMS-sanctioned meets near you, within a designated radius, or by state. 


Previous USMS Swim Meets & Events
  • The 5th annual Splash Away Cancer Fundraiser will be held at UNM on May 18, 2019 with 100% of all donations and proceeds going to the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.  To find out more about the event, including background information and the swim schedule, go to www.splashawaycancer.org.  You can also download the Entry Form.  
  • There are several US Masters Swimming classes, courses, and clinics on the weekend of March 16th and 17th in Albuquerque, including:
  • Events will be held at the Albuquerque Academy.  All New Mexico LMSC members will receive a $50 rebate upon completion of either workshop (only 1 rebate per participant).
  • Gay Games 10 will be held in Paris, France August 4-12, 2018 and Ken Beier would like to hear from New Mexico swimmers interested in participating. He can be reached at beierken@gmail.com.  For information on the games, visit www.paris2018.com.
  • The annual Splash Away Cancer Fundraiser will be held at UNM on May 19, 2018 with all proceeds going to the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.  To find out more about the event, including background information and the swim schedule, go to www.splashawaycancer.org.  You can also download the Entry Form and Liability Waiver.
  • The 2017 Taos Fall Arts Festival Masters Swimming Classic, hosted by Taos Masters Swimming, will be held on October 7th, 2017. Click here for meet information and entry forms.
  • A Stroke Clinic with Masters World Record Holder Jeff Commings will be held at the UNM Pool on Saturday, Sept 23rd, 2017.  This is a 2 hour clinic from one of the best - more details to come.
  • The 2017 Los Alamos Aquatomics Nick Nogar Memorial Open will be dual-sanctioned and held at the Los Alamos County Aquatic Center on June 24-25. To find out more about the event, including background information, swim schedule, and entry form, download the meet information.
  • The annual Splash Away Cancer Fundraiser will be held at UNM on May 20, 2017 with all proceeds will go to the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. To find out more about the event, including background information and the swim schedule, go to www.splashawaycancer.org.  You can also download the entry form and liability waiver.
  • The Duke Memorial Invitational, a joint USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming sanctioned meet, takes place Saturday and Sunday May 20-21, at the West Mesa Aquatic Center. Open events include Masters swimmers (who must be registered USMS members) and take place Saturday and Sunday afternoons with warmups starting at 12:30 PM. Therefore, swimmers can participate in the Splash Away Cancer event on Saturday morning and still participate fully in the Duke Memorial meet. Links: meet announcemententry form
  • The 2017 general NMMS membership meeting will be held Saturday, March 18th at 9:00 AM at Flying Star (8000 Paseo Del Norte NE). NMMS will buy breakfast, come early to visit!
  • The 2016 Taos Fall Arts Festival Masters Swimming Classic will be held on October 1st.  Click here for the meet information.
  •  New Mexico Masters Swimming presents a SWIM CLINIC with UNM coach and former olympian Jake Tapp on Saturday, August 27th.  The clinic will be at 10:00 AM at the UNM olympic pool and will cover stroke techniques, how to break bad habits, starts/turns, and more!  Click here for more information. 
  • Download the 2016 Splash Away Cancer flyer and entry form.  100% of all donations go to benefit the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The event will be held on May 21st at 7:00 AM at the University of New Mexico Pool.  See the calendar below for directions.
  • The 2015 Taos Fall Arts Masters Swimming Classic will be held on September 26, 2015.  Click here for meet information and entry forms.
  • The 2015 Las Cruces Aquatic Team Pecan Classic will be held  on September 25-17.  Click here for meet information and entry forms.
  • 2015 SunTan Classic - LCAT is hosting the 2015 Sun Tan in Las Cruces on the first weekend of May.  Click here for the event description on the USMS site.
  • The Aggie Outlaw Masters in Las Cruces, NM will be hosting the 2015 Valentine's Day Shootout swim meet on February 14th, 2015 at the NMSU Aquatic Center.  View or download the PDF with the meet information and entry from. All entries must be received by Wednesday, January 28th, 2015. 
  • Charger Aquatics will be hosting the CAQ Masters Fall Classic swim meet on October 18th, 2014 at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium
  • The Santa Fe Aquatic Club is hosting the Long Course Open Meet on June 20th-22nd, 2014.  The meet is dual sanctioned for USA and USMS swimmers. View or download the information PDF.  The registration deadline is June 10th.
  • The 2013 United States Masters Swimming Speedo 3000 & 6000-Yard Postal National Championships runs from Sep 15 - Nov 15, 2013.
  • Las Cruces Aquatics will be hosting the Pecan Classic Age Group/Masters  swim meet on September 27th - 29th.  View the meet information online or download (Pages or PDF) the meet information, event listing, and entry form.
  • Charger Aquatics will be hosting the CAQ Masters Fall Classic swim meet on October 26th at the Albuquerque Academy NatatoriumView the meet information online or download the meet information, event listing, and entry form.  All entries must be received by Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
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