Masters Swimming

Swimming is one of the most popular forms of aerobic exercise and a great workout for everyone from fitness enthusiast and tri-athletes to non-competitive swimmers. Structured workouts with a coach offer an individualized training experience to help swimmers improve general fitness or train for specific goals.

The Masters Swimming program is open to all adult swimmers ages 18 and over. Swimmers should be able to complete 2000 yards in an hour-long training session in the pool. 

Many Masters Swimming participants choose to participate in outside swim events. Because the Masters Swimming program is a registered swim club under U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS), all Galter LifeCenter master swimmers must register with USMS in order to participate (as a Swedish Fish team member) in any USMS sanctioned event, such as the Big Shoulders 2.5K/5K open water event and the Postal Swim Series. Click here to register with USMS or renew an existing membership.

Chicago hosts many pool and open-water races throughout the year which provide opportunities to compete and measure individual progress at the local and state level. These swim events are a place to meet with friends, make new ones and have fun while testing the benefits of your training.

Click here to view a list of upcoming USMS swim events in Illinois>

See upcoming Galter LifeCenter practice dates and times and package pricing> 

For more information about the GLC Masters Swim Program please contact Coach Peter Marcy at or by calling 773-796-4625, ext. 3863.

For more information about the Swedish Fish Masters Swim Team and events email or visit

773-878-9936, ext. 7399 

"Thank you Galter Life for presenting the Total Control Program. I’m confident that women of all ages can gain from this program & hope you continue to offer it. Personal friends & Galter members, too embarrassed to talk about this issue have asked me about this class." - current member