ABOUT KALAMAZOO MASTERS
Kalamazoo Masters Swimming is a group of fitness minded adults (18+) who have joined together to form a workout group, a team, and a home to a variety of swimmers. Our swimming community is open to swimmers of all abilities, and includes those who are focused on developmental swimming, improved health and fitness, and competition, with several members competing at the local, state, and national level events.
We are proud to count athletes who are life-long swimmers, and those who consider running, biking or triathlons as their primary focus but desire to cross train in the water as part of our team. In essence, the group is a community of people who are like-minded in the belief that overall wellness and healthy living, strength, and focus begins with a regular routine of exercise and effort through movement.
Our team is a workout group and is part of the Michigan Masters Swimming which in turn is part of the national organization of United States Masters Swimming (USMS). All members of our group are members of USMS, which offers benefits from insurance, SWIMMER magazine, and sanctioned events.
It's important to recognize for swimmers that being in the pool throughout our lifetime is something that is achievable and worth doing. We invite you to join us and realize your own personal goals.
The Kalamazoo Masters are honored to be featured in Danny Kim’s recently released documentary, “A Day in the Life of Kik Pool” by PlanetZoo Productions.
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KALAMAZOO COLLEGE SWIMMING AND DIVING
These incredibly talented people share their space with us and we love them for it!
Women's Swimming and Diving
Men's Swimming and Diving
MILLIKEN AQUATIC DEVELOPMENT
Private Technique Session - $60 for one person, $70 for two swimmers - Come swim in MAD's facility and get technical advice to improve efficiency and speed or maybe learn that stroke you've always wanted to swim. The facility has underwater and backstroke mirrors for immediate feedback.
Videotaping - $100 for one stroke, $20 more for each additional stroke - Athletes first get videotaped from multiple angles under and above water. Video is then downloaded to software and strokes are analyzed by Kathy Milliken. Swimmers then reenter the water and work on the corrections that were discussed while viewing video. Post-session video is downloaded onto a Google site or sent home on a flash drive for the swimmer to access as much as wanted. Sessions last 90-120 minutes depending on number of strokes.