University of Hawai’i Masters Swim Club is a training group for adults interested in improving their swimming speed, endurance, and technique in a fun, positive, athlete-centered environment.

Guidelines, Expectations, Rules:

University of Hawai’i Masters Swim Club is a training group for adults interested in improving their swimming speed, endurance, and technique in a fun, positive, athlete-centered environment.

We are dedicated to helping swimmers of all ability levels improve their swimming skills.  We do interval training and stroke technique drills to help accelerate your swim training for triathlons, open water swims, fitness, and everything in between. Each workout is divided into training groups for specialized workouts that will take you to the next level.

Please note: we are not a “learn to swim” or swim lesson program, you should be able to complete a 200 freestyle without stopping.


If you are a new member of our group or need a refresher, here is what to expect when you join a UH Masters workout:

Please help out your local swimming community! If we need to help set up the pool (i.e. lane lines, backstroke flags, etc), please lend a hand! This will speed things up and help everyone else get in on time.

Don’t enter the pool until the UH Masters coach running the workout has given you the OK.

A general workout breakdown:

  1. If you don’t know the UH Master Coach please remind them your first and last name before you get in so they can record your attendance.

  2. If you’re not sure what lane to go in, ask the UH Masters Coach so that they can direct you to swim around people of your similar ability.

  3. UH Masters Coach will provide a warm up and give an approximate time to regroup (~15 minutes after the start of the workout) after the warm up. If you do not finish your warm up that’s OK. If you get done early feel free to do a bit extra until the designated time.

  4. Regroup at the given time: Listen to the coach’s instructions for the first set.

  5. After the first set different groups will finish at different times. Wait in your smaller group to hear what’s next for the second set and beyond.

  6. If the designated workout finishes before time is out,  communicate with the UH Masters Coach to see if there is something else you can do.

  7. Respect the time and clear the pool when the time is out.

Workout Modifications are always welcome. If you do modify the workout be sure to communicate with the people in your lane and decide on the modification as a team. You don’t want to throw other swimmers off their workout.

On less crowded days you might have your own lane, on busier days you might have to share a lane. On busy days the UH Masters Coach will help coordinate lane arrangements. Be respectful of the UH Master Coach and other fellow UH Masters swimmers! Introduce yourself to your lane mate and make sure they know you are entering the lane before hopping in.

If there are 2 people per lane you may split or circle swim, if there are 3 or more in the lane, circle swim ON THE RIGHT!

  • Do not damage university or other members’ property/belongings

  • No profane or inappropriate language, written or verbal

  • No bullying, harassment or intimidation of any kind

UH Masters members are not to use the weight room unless they have been cleared to use the equipment safely, and have received explicit permission by a member of the UH Coaching Staff. Still the weight room is only available to UH Masters members when available and during UH Masters regular workout hours.

We reserve the right to remove any person from our program. While unacceptable conduct is not anticipated, if any UH Masters staff member has reason to believe a violation of any UH Masters rule or expectation has occurred, this could result in disciplinary action, including dismissal from the program. Refunds will not be issued if members are dismissed for disciplinary reasons.

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