About Masters Swim


We welcome swimmers of all abilities, age 18 and up, who are interested in regular structured workouts. Previous experience in competitive swimming is not necessary. Masters swimmers include beginners, triathletes, former collegiate athletes, nationally ranked competitors and everything in between — all ages, shapes, and sizes. Palo Alto Masters offers 13 coached workouts per week. Every workout is different and you’ll learn something each and every time. Along with ongoing conditioning at workouts, the team provides stroke instruction, intra-club activities, competitions, and social events throughout the year. We focus on developing swimming skills, enhancing the enjoyment of swimming through regular workouts and professional instruction, and the promotion of lifetime fitness through swimming.

Workouts
Palo Alto Masters workouts are fun and challenging, full of camaraderie and high heart rates. You’ll hear a lot of laughter as well as a few groans. You’ll test yourself against high energy teammates and have some early mornings. So show up and see what happens!

The Pool
The pool is 14 lanes, 25 yards. We use some lanes or all of them depending.

Coaching and the sets
Palo Alto Masters workouts are all coached with well-defined sets. The whole pool does the same workout, just with longer intervals and fewer yards in the slower lanes. Each workout starts with a warmup and then the lane is given the first of the main sets. When you’re done with that, the second set is introduced, and so forth. Workout emphasis varies. You may do drills, stroke, or sprints. Or long distance free, pulling or kicking. We keep meets and open water swims in mind, providing opportunity to build up to those events. And look out for those relays! Check the calendar for upcoming workout focus. If you wish to swim on your own, please do so during designated lap swim times, available 7 days a week for $10 per swim.

Have fun!
Workouts are meant to be challenging but enjoyable. Communicate with your lane mates, ask questions, and get the most out of your training by putting good effort into the sets. With Palo Alto Masters, you’ll find that every workout is different and you learn something every time. Swimming is good for the mind as well as the body!

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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Palo Alto Masters
No practice today. Facility closed for tree removal.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 1 all-day
No practice today. Facility closed for tree removal.
2
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for aerobic flow
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 2 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for aerobic flow
3
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Kicking & drills embedded in IM
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 3 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Kicking & drills embedded in IM
4
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Freestyle/Fly Timing drills and short speed efforts, fins.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 4 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Freestyle/Fly Timing drills and short speed efforts, fins.
6
Palo Alto Masters
No practice today. Facility closed to public for PASA Swim meet.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 6 all-day
No practice today. Facility closed to public for PASA Swim meet.
7
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Freestyle/Breast Legs & body balance.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 7 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Freestyle/Breast Legs & body balance.
8
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Freestyle Pulling for power.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 8 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Freestyle Pulling for power.
9
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Freestyle/Backstroke 150 repeats descending.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 9 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Freestyle/Backstroke 150 repeats descending.
10
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly 25’s & 50’s holding stroke count & speed.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 10 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly 25’s & 50’s holding stroke count & speed.
11
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Broken 200’s
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 11 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Broken 200’s
13
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Drills, kicking & varying spaces embedded in distance swims.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 13 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Drills, kicking & varying spaces embedded in distance swims.
14
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Pulling Free & legs on IM’s.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 14 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Pulling Free & legs on IM’s.
15
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Fins, legs underwater tempo.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 15 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Fins, legs underwater tempo.
16
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free 25×100 KQ Prep, short rest.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 16 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free 25×100 KQ Prep, short rest.
17
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Double-arm breast & single arm free.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 17 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Double-arm breast & single arm free.
18
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Backstroke Repeat 125’s.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 18 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Backstroke Repeat 125’s.
20
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Negative splitting straight & broken swims.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 20 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Negative splitting straight & broken swims.
21
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Good ol’ fashioned 400’s.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 21 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Good ol’ fashioned 400’s.
22
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Pulling Free 250’s, up tempo 75’s IM.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 22 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Pulling Free 250’s, up tempo 75’s IM.
23
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Drilling, flowings & circulating
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 23 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Drilling, flowings & circulating
25
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Choice Fins, arm’s, shoulder recovery day.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 25 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Choice Fins, arm’s, shoulder recovery day.
27
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Triple kick fly & 6 beat kick free
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 27 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Triple kick fly & 6 beat kick free
28
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Out of order medley’s & Free w/embedded surge 50’s.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 28 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Out of order medley’s & Free w/embedded surge 50’s.
29
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Mastering pacing at moderate output.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 29 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Mastering pacing at moderate output.
30
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Mixing arms & legs between the 2 strokes.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 30 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Mixing arms & legs between the 2 strokes.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
Palo Alto Masters
No practice today. Facility closed for tree removal.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 1 all-day
No practice today. Facility closed for tree removal.
2
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for aerobic flow
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 2 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for aerobic flow
3
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Kicking & drills embedded in IM
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 3 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Kicking & drills embedded in IM
4
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Freestyle/Fly Timing drills and short speed efforts, fins.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 4 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Freestyle/Fly Timing drills and short speed efforts, fins.
6
Palo Alto Masters
No practice today. Facility closed to public for PASA Swim meet.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 6 all-day
No practice today. Facility closed to public for PASA Swim meet.
7
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Freestyle/Breast Legs & body balance.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 7 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Freestyle/Breast Legs & body balance.
8
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Freestyle Pulling for power.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 8 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Freestyle Pulling for power.
9
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Freestyle/Backstroke 150 repeats descending.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 9 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Freestyle/Backstroke 150 repeats descending.
10
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly 25’s & 50’s holding stroke count & speed.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 10 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly 25’s & 50’s holding stroke count & speed.
11
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Broken 200’s
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 11 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Broken 200’s
13
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Drills, kicking & varying spaces embedded in distance swims.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 13 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Drills, kicking & varying spaces embedded in distance swims.
14
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Pulling Free & legs on IM’s.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 14 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Pulling Free & legs on IM’s.
15
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Fins, legs underwater tempo.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 15 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Fins, legs underwater tempo.
16
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free 25×100 KQ Prep, short rest.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 16 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free 25×100 KQ Prep, short rest.
17
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Double-arm breast & single arm free.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 17 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Double-arm breast & single arm free.
18
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Backstroke Repeat 125’s.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 18 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Backstroke Repeat 125’s.
20
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Negative splitting straight & broken swims.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 20 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Negative splitting straight & broken swims.
21
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Good ol’ fashioned 400’s.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 21 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Good ol’ fashioned 400’s.
22
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Pulling Free 250’s, up tempo 75’s IM.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 22 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Pulling Free 250’s, up tempo 75’s IM.
23
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Drilling, flowings & circulating
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 23 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Drilling, flowings & circulating
25
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Choice Fins, arm’s, shoulder recovery day.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 25 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Choice Fins, arm’s, shoulder recovery day.
27
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Triple kick fly & 6 beat kick free
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 27 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Triple kick fly & 6 beat kick free
28
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Out of order medley’s & Free w/embedded surge 50’s.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 28 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Out of order medley’s & Free w/embedded surge 50’s.
29
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Mastering pacing at moderate output.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 29 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Mastering pacing at moderate output.
30
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Mixing arms & legs between the 2 strokes.
Palo Alto Masters
Nov 30 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Mixing arms & legs between the 2 strokes.

Schedule & Pricing for Masters Swim


Schedule

Monday – Friday 6:00am – 7:00am 7 lanes
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 8:00am 7 lanes
Tues/Thurs: 12:00pm – 1:00pm 7 lanes
Sundays: 8:00am – 9:30am 7 lanes

Pricing

Masters
Adults – $88/month
Student/Seniors (60+): $80/month

Masters memberships cover Masters practices only and do not pay for lap swimming.

Team Fee
Our Masters membership requires an annual $30 team fee. Annual team fees are payable upon registration.

USMS membership


Palo Alto Masters is part of the US Masters Swimming association, which means all members must be registered with USMS for insurance purposes. Your USMS card is required to participate in Masters swimming events and you receive the benefits of regional and national news about Masters swimming. You may register directly on their website at www.usms.org/reg/

Upcoming Events


Palo Alto Masters Annual Plan 2022

March Brunch Hosted by Reza and Sean
April In House Time Trials
May Consistency Challenge
June 1 Hour Swim Challenge
July 76×50 July 4th Workout (1776-theme)
August Triple By-Pass Sprint Challenge (3 x 100 x 3 min interval) repeating theme per the month
September Dynamic Duo
October 50 x 100 Killer Quad #1 – Triple Crown
November 75 x 100 Killer Quad #2 – Triple Crown
December 100 x 100 Killer Quad #3 – Triple Crown

Our Master Swim Coaches


Reza Ojagh / Masters Head Coach

Reza Ojagh’s love for swimming started when he was 8 years old. He quickly grew to love the water and focused on improving his stroke and playing water polo. At 18, he was picked up by Iran’s National Water Polo Team. In 1997, he took part in his first international water polo tournament and was a member of Iran’s national team until 2006. After spending nearly a decade with the national team, Reza focused on education and completed his Master’s degree in Physical Education in 2008. This marked the beginning of Reza’s career coaching professional water polo. Over the next 5 years Reza collected a vast amount of experience from world-class coaches and went on to lead the Junior National Iranian Water Polo team. In 2013, Reza moved to the states where he’s coached both swimming and water polo with DeAnza College, Menlo Swim & Sport and SOLO Aquatics while concurrently teaching an average of 2500 personal swim lessons a year.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the annual Team Fee used for?
A: The fee is used for awards, food, intramural event production, and team extras — all things that go into improving the quality and value of the team.

Q: How do I pay for my Palo Alto Masters membership?
A: You pay automatic credit card payments monthly. Monthly memberships will be charged automatically until you cancel your membership. Register online.

Q: How do I cancel, suspend, or change my membership?
A: Cancellation requests must be submitted by the last day of current cycle (month/quarter) to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following billing cycle (month/quarter). Please fill out this form if you’re looking to cancel your membership. You may also cancel your membership in person with a Service Center representative.

Q. What is USMS Membership?


A: To swim with Palo Alto Masters, you must register for a Palo Alto Masters membership and pay the annual team fee with Palo Alto Swim & Sport. Once you have registered with Palo Alto Swim and Sport, you must also register with U.S. Masters Swimming. Since Palo Alto Masters is part of USMS, all members must be registered with USMS for insurance purposes. You may register directly on their website.

Q: Do I register with USMS directly. Or does Palo Alto Swim and Sport do so?
A: You must renew your USMS membership directly with USMS. Once you have registered with USMS, please let us know so we can update our records.

Q: I still have questions, who should I contact? (click on the link to email)
A: General information about Palo Alto Masters