North Coast Masters Swimming

Formerly Grand Traverse Masters Swimming, we now swim at both the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA and the Central YMCA, (Civic Center) pools.  Our new logo tries to encompass the area of where our swimmers hail.  From Cedar to Leelanau to East Port and a wide lasso around Grand Traverse County.


Have fun! Meet new friends! Get a great aerobic workout!

We at Y masters aim to encourage adults to swim and keep swimming.  Our goal is to improve a swimmer’s endurance, fitness, & technique.


The word “Masters ” just means you are 18 yrs old. Abilities vary from those having prior swimming experience to those newly learning strokes, flip turns, and more technical aspects. Swimmers are grouped by ability and experience for all workouts. There is a friendly, helpful, and competitive spirit at all workouts.

Read the article below, which has many myths answered about masters swimming:

USMS is a nationally recognized organization with over 65,000 members.  Currently, we are under one team, Michigan Masters, and separated into workout groups (NCMS). You must be a registered member of USMS to participate in any competitions and any open water swimming that we do in the summer. visit for more info

How do I register?  go to the registration link on this page. Choose Michigan as your LMSC and Michigan Masters (MICH) as your club.  

 WHERE WE SWIM: Please go to the workout tab to view full schedule

WEST YMCA at Silver Lake Rd.

3700 Silver Lake Road

Traverse City, MI 49684

Tel: 231-933-9622

Central YMCA at the Civic

1231 Civic Center Drive

Traverse City, MI 49686


From September to August  our program fee is $22  per month, IF YOU SCHEDULE MONTHLY PAYMENTS, or one month at a time for $27 per month,  in addition to your  YMCA membership.
We swim at WEST YMCA only in the months of June,July and August
Not a YMCA member?..
$54 non-member rate, -allows you to swim at all practices, both pools

Visiting the area and a USMS member?  You can swim for $5 per session;  please contact Kathy in advance and please bring proof of USMS registration.

Want to try masters swimming? Contact Kathy and she will set you up with a free pass to try a practice. Contact Kathy or call 231-346-4969