This group is for ANYONE 18 years and older who wishes to improve their swimming ability for recreational, fitness or competitive purposes. Our coach adapts each workout to the ability of the swimmer in order to improve technique and efficiency and build endurance.

Workouts are coached by Kalamazoo native and former University of Texas swimmer, Brie Powers, and last 60 to 90 minutes.

FALL SESSION Sept. 4 - Dec. 29, 2019
All practices at Maple Street YMCA

Monday 5:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. (2 lanes)
Monday 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (4 lanes)
Wednesday 5:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. (2 lanes)
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (4 lanes)
Friday 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. (3 lanes)
Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (4 lanes)

All Kalamazoo Masters Swimming (ZOOM) members must have a current YMCA membership. You can see the complete benefits of membership here. For all new members, the one-time join fee of $75 will be waived with the donation of a new school backpack. Current individual and family YMCA membership rate information can be found here.

Please visit one of the YMCA locations in August to have your membership in place before practice begins.

By working with the YMCA on pool sharing and rental costs, we can deeply discount our typical registration fees with the added benefit of a YMCA membership!

ZOOM registration fees for the fall session will be:

  • Full-time members: $140 (35/month) before September 1st; or $160 ($40/month) after Sept. 1st.

  • One-day members: $40 ($10/month)

  • Current USMS membership is still required at all times. See below for more details.

Questions? Please contact us at:


Be sure to sign up for text notifications for practice locations changes and more!

For any changes in the workout schedule swimmers will be notified via Facebook Group Page and Group me application. If you are not currently on the Group me app send a text to Scott Doherty at 269.352.8473 and request being added to the Group.  You MUST respond to the invitation when invited and downloading the app is highly recommended (free app can be found here).


To register Please complete the form below

An annual membership with United States Masters Swimming (USMS) is required. A 30-day trial membership is available.

                **30-day trial USMS membership form pdf format**

1) Go to the USMS registration page. Click "Join"or "Renew" and follow the  registration prompts.

2) Under the Affiliations tab, you must indicate a chapter of USMS.

To join Kalamazoo Masters please indicate:

Local Masters Swim Club (LMSC): Select Michigan (MICH)

Club: Select Michigan Masters (MICH)

Once you have your USMS registration number, proceed to the form below.

Name *
Is this a cell phone? *
If yes, do you wish to receive texts regarding scheduling changes? *
Kalamazoo Masters Experience *

Please note that if you wish to pay by cash or check instead of online via Paypal, you can submit payment at the pool. Please make your check out to Kalamazoo Community Aquatics Initiative.