Team Walker International Masters
Swimming is our way of life! Established in 2015, Team Walker International Masters grew out of the vision of one very friendly guy, Thomas Walker, whose love of swimming is legendary and whose drive inspires us all. We offer organized coached practices at two pools in Sammamish and one in Centralia. Begin or continue your passion of swimming under the guidance of an experienced coach. You will be welcomed into a community of adults (18+) in an encouraging team atmosphere. This is a great program for all ability levels; novice, triathletes, and veterans are all welcome.
At the Sammamish YMCA, a coached Masters group practices MTThF from 5:30-6:30 am, and a Pre-Masters group is coached there MWF from 11:15-12:15 pm. At the Pine Lake Columbia Athletic Club, we are coached MWF from 5:30-6:30 am and Sa 6:30-8:00 am; a Pre-Masters group gets coached there MW 9:45-11 am. At Thorbeckes in Centralia, we have practices TTh 5:30-7:00 am, W 12-1 pm, and Sa 10 am-noon.
USMS Certified Coach
Gold Club Designation
The Gold Club logo identifies Masters clubs and workout groups that provide members with the best Masters Swimming experience possible. Gold Clubs have a U.S. Masters Swimming–certified coach on staff, participate in fitness events, and offer a free trial to potential members, among many other benefits.
USMS Certified Coaches
The U.S. Masters Swimming–Certified Coach logo identifies clubs and workout groups where you can find a USMS-certified coach. These coaches have furthered their Masters coaching education and have passed the certification exam. Note: A certified coach might not be at all locations or workouts.
USMS Certified Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructors
The Certified Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor logo identifies clubs and workout groups that have a U.S. Masters Swimming–certified ALTS instructor. These instructors have furthered their swim-lessons instruction education and have passed the certification exam. Note: A certified ALTS instructor might not be at all locations or workouts.