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
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Kicking technique and speed reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 1 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Kicking technique and speed reza@paloaltoswim.com
2
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pyramids and repeats reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 2 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pyramids and repeats reza@paloaltoswim.com
3
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast 25’s for strong free and 50’s of breast tempo reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 3 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast 25’s for strong free and 50’s of breast tempo reza@paloaltoswim.com
4
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for upper body strength reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 4 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for upper body strength reza@paloaltoswim.com
5
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Dominant IM’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 5 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Dominant IM’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
6
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Fins for leg strength reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 6 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Fins for leg strength reza@paloaltoswim.com
8
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Power 50’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 8 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Power 50’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
9
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Back and Breast dominant IM’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 9 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Back and Breast dominant IM’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
10
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Fins for long underwaters and tech work reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 10 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Fins for long underwaters and tech work reza@paloaltoswim.com
11
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Pull-Downs and kicking up tempo rhythms reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 11 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Pull-Downs and kicking up tempo rhythms reza@paloaltoswim.com
12
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling distance per stroke reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 12 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling distance per stroke reza@paloaltoswim.com
13
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Fast back and relaxing free and vice versa reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 13 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Fast back and relaxing free and vice versa reza@paloaltoswim.com
16
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free Fly-Fins for speed and power reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 16 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free Fly-Fins for speed and power reza@paloaltoswim.com
17
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Free embedded in 250’s IM reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 17 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Free embedded in 250’s IM reza@paloaltoswim.com
18
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Changing stroke tempos depending on distance reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 18 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Changing stroke tempos depending on distance reza@paloaltoswim.com
19
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Power 25’s and 50’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 19 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Power 25’s and 50’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
20
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for aerobic flow reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 20 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for aerobic flow reza@paloaltoswim.com
22
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM 200’s = Free, 100’s = IM reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 22 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM 200’s = Free, 100’s = IM reza@paloaltoswim.com
23
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for high tempo reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 23 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for high tempo reza@paloaltoswim.com
24
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Power 25’s and 75’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 24 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Power 25’s and 75’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
25
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free 1000’s straight and 100’s on intervals reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 25 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free 1000’s straight and 100’s on intervals reza@paloaltoswim.com
26
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Fins for aerobic maintenance reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 26 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Fins for aerobic maintenance reza@paloaltoswim.com
27
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast High tempo kicking, swimming and relays reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 27 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast High tempo kicking, swimming and relays reza@paloaltoswim.com
29
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Choice Power 50’s and 100’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 29 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Choice Power 50’s and 100’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
30
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Kicking drilling and flowing reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 30 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Kicking drilling and flowing reza@paloaltoswim.com
31
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling at aerobic threshold reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 31 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling at aerobic threshold reza@paloaltoswim.com
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Kicking technique and speed reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 1 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Kicking technique and speed reza@paloaltoswim.com
2
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pyramids and repeats reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 2 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pyramids and repeats reza@paloaltoswim.com
3
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast 25’s for strong free and 50’s of breast tempo reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 3 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast 25’s for strong free and 50’s of breast tempo reza@paloaltoswim.com
4
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for upper body strength reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 4 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for upper body strength reza@paloaltoswim.com
5
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Dominant IM’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 5 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Dominant IM’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
6
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Fins for leg strength reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 6 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Fins for leg strength reza@paloaltoswim.com
8
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Power 50’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 8 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Power 50’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
9
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Back and Breast dominant IM’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 9 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Back and Breast dominant IM’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
10
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Fins for long underwaters and tech work reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 10 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Fins for long underwaters and tech work reza@paloaltoswim.com
11
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Pull-Downs and kicking up tempo rhythms reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 11 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Pull-Downs and kicking up tempo rhythms reza@paloaltoswim.com
12
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling distance per stroke reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 12 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling distance per stroke reza@paloaltoswim.com
13
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Fast back and relaxing free and vice versa reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 13 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Fast back and relaxing free and vice versa reza@paloaltoswim.com
16
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free Fly-Fins for speed and power reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 16 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free Fly-Fins for speed and power reza@paloaltoswim.com
17
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Free embedded in 250’s IM reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 17 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM Free embedded in 250’s IM reza@paloaltoswim.com
18
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Changing stroke tempos depending on distance reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 18 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Changing stroke tempos depending on distance reza@paloaltoswim.com
19
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Power 25’s and 50’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 19 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast Power 25’s and 50’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
20
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for aerobic flow reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 20 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for aerobic flow reza@paloaltoswim.com
22
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM 200’s = Free, 100’s = IM reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 22 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/IM 200’s = Free, 100’s = IM reza@paloaltoswim.com
23
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for high tempo reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 23 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling for high tempo reza@paloaltoswim.com
24
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Power 25’s and 75’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 24 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Fly Power 25’s and 75’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
25
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free 1000’s straight and 100’s on intervals reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 25 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Long Stroke: Free 1000’s straight and 100’s on intervals reza@paloaltoswim.com
26
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Fins for aerobic maintenance reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 26 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Fins for aerobic maintenance reza@paloaltoswim.com
27
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast High tempo kicking, swimming and relays reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 27 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Breast High tempo kicking, swimming and relays reza@paloaltoswim.com
29
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Choice Power 50’s and 100’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 29 all-day
Time: 8:00am Distance: Short Stroke: Free/Choice Power 50’s and 100’s reza@paloaltoswim.com
30
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Kicking drilling and flowing reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 30 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am Distance: Mid Stroke: Free/Back Kicking drilling and flowing reza@paloaltoswim.com
31
Palo Alto Masters
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling at aerobic threshold reza@paloaltoswim.com
Palo Alto Masters
May 31 all-day
Time: 6:00am, 7:00am, 12:00pm Distance: Long Stroke: Free Pulling at aerobic threshold reza@paloaltoswim.com

Schedule & Pricing for Masters Swim


Sunday, May 15th: Practice Cancelled
There will be no Masters Practice on Sunday, May 15th due to the Stroke Clinic and Lifeguard Certification courses occupying the pool.

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

Team Fee
Our Masters membership requires an annual $30 team fee. Annual team fees are payable upon registration. Monthly memberships are billed on the first day of the month and quarterly memberships are billed on the first day of the calendar quarter.

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.

Sean Vogelsberg / Masters Coach

Sean graduated from WIU in 2015 as a Physical Education teacher. Through his education he developed a love for teaching while he was coaching swimming. He’s been working in aquatics since high school. Sean started as a lifeguard and later became a coach and swim instructor. He continues to pursue his passion in both coaching and swimming.

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