Masters Swim in Santa Barbara

Don't be intimidated by the name Masters Swimming, Masters simply means 18 and older. United States Masters Swimming, USMS, is a national membership-operated nonprofit organization that provides membership benefits to nearly 60,000 Masters swimmers across the country. The mission of USMS is to promote health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming.

Coaches John and Mark are very active in the Masters Swimming programs in Santa Barbara.  They provide coached workouts and technique feedback through two programs.  No matter where you live or where you are staying in Santa Barbara, we have a place for you to get a good workout. Check out our locations and programs below.

Masters Swimming is the Magic Pill


Santa Barbara Masters

Located at the legendary Los Banos Del Mar Pool (near the Harbor),  The Santa Barbara Swim Club masters team offers a year round competitive/fitness program that caters to a full range of needs. If you are looking to swim at FINA Masters World Championships or if you are looking for a life of fun and fitness centered around the pool, we have it here for you.

Professionally coached workouts twice each weekday with a morning practice from 6:00 (5:45 in the summer) to 7:00 am and 6:00 to 7:15 pm.  Additionally a Saturday morning practice from 10:30 to 11:45.  All practices are long course meters.

In order to swim with the Santa Barbara Masters Team, you must first join US Masters Swimming.   Then come to your first practice to find out what level of membership best fits your needs.  You will need to fill out a Santa Barbara Swim Club Masters Registration /scssb/UserFiles/File/Masters%20Registration.docx , even if you're doing the punch card option.

Fees are $75/monthly or $125/14 punch card.  There are discounted quarterly/semi-annually/annually options available per the registration document.  Drop-in fee is $10.

Gaucho (UCSB) Masters

Practices are offered at the UCSB Rec Center Pool and the Campus Pool.  This program is sponsored by the UCSB Recreation Department. 

Professionally coached workouts are offered M-F from noon to 1:00pm at the Rec Center Pool and MWF at the Campus Pool.  The MW practices are from 5:30 to 6:30pm and the Fr practices are 4:30-5:30pm.    The majority of practices are short course yards.

Fees are $50/monthly or$130/quarterly.  Student and Rec Center members are $40/monthly and $100/quarterly.

You can register by clicking on the registration link below and type"Masters Swim" in the search box in the upper right corner of the course registration page.