MASTERS SWIMMING 2010
NAAC Masters is a year-round program designed for those 19 years and older who would
like to use swimming and the guidance of knowledgeable coaches to enhance their fitness. The
program is open to the public.
The 2010 winter/spring session will begin January 11, 2010 and run through May 29, 2010.
Practices will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The Monday and
Wednesday practices will be from 8:00 to 9:00 pm in Lejeune Hall, which is just inside the
Academy’s main gate. The Saturday morning practices will go for 90 minutes. The start time will
be around 8:00 am, though due to the weekend demands for pool space, the exact time will be
announced each week.
Registration is a simple electronic process that you can initiate by clicking on the link at the
bottom of this page. The fees ($325 - $345 depending on whether you are already a member of
NAAC) are paid by credit card. All who register must be members of U.S. Masters Swimming
before their first practice. You can take care of this through the U.S. Masters registration website at
http://registration.usms.org. (Our club’s official abbreviation is NAAC.)
A special pass is required to drive onto the Academy grounds. If you don’t have one, a pass
will be issued shortly after you register. In the meantime, you will need to park near the main
entrance and walk through the gate. Lejeune Hall is 50 meters off to the left.
The coaches will be Rob Lias and Hilary Yager. Both have extensive backgrounds in
swimming as competitors and coaches. Rob is the assistant varsity women’s coach at the Naval
Academy and is a director with Total Immersion, the long-standing and well-respected program for
teaching proper swimming technique.
Hilary was a national level swimmer who has been coaching with the NAAC age group
program for four years. Both Rob and Hilary know the NAAC Masters program well. They have
been active participants over the last few years.
The summer session will start on June 14, 2010 and end of August 29, 2010. Registration
will begin in mid-May. Practices during the summer session will be on Monday and Wednesday
evenings and Sunday mornings. The fee will be $200.
The 2010 fall session will begin on September 13, 2010. Practice times and fees will be very
similar to the 2010 winter/spring session.
Though the primary purpose of the NAAC Masters program is stroke improvement and
fitness, there is a competitive component. The coaches will keep the swimmers informed of meets in
the local area and facilitate the entry process for those interested.
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Slear, NAAC’s head swim coach, via e-mail.