If you are looking to get a good workout, make some friends,
and improve your swimming while you are at it, then Omaha Masters sounds right for you!
Masters swimming is not necessarily about competitions,
racing, or getting ready for swim meets. It can be, but that depends on the goals of each individual. Omaha Masters
recognizes this and works with individual swimmers to achieve their desired goals. For some, it might be getting a good low-impact
workout. Others are training to improve their swimming for a triathlon competition. All of us, in one way or another,
are gently guided to improve each aspect of our swimming – our stroke, turns, endurance, etc.
Swimmers in our group have ranged in ages from 19 to
80. If you swim, then there is a lane for you!!!
Each of our daily practices (Monday-Saturday) are attended by 15 to 30 people. In order to
facilitate a smooth practice, swimmers of “like ability” swim in the same lane.
While the basic workout is the same for each lane, the
coach tailors each workout to the ability of the swimmers in each lane. For example, A set of fifty yard swims, assigned
to each land, might look like the following:
3 fifties on the 1:45 send
off; descend through the set
4 fifties on the 1:30 send off; descend through the set
4 fifties on the 1:15 send off; descend through the set
5 fifties on the 1:00 send off; descend through the set
5 fifties on the :55 send off; descend through
fifties on the :45 send off; descend through the set
Each lane must complete ther 50 yard swim in the appointed interval and start the next one
at the end of that interval. So, if Lane 1 completes their 50 yard swim in 30 seconds, they get 15 seconds rest
before they must start their next swim.
Each lane “circle” swims, with the first swimmer leaving on the appointed interval and subsequent swimmers
leaving at 5 second intervals.rst swimmer leaving on the appointed interval and subsequent swimmers
leaving at 5 second intervals.