National and International Championships
U.S. Masters Swimming holds two national championship pool meets each year. The spring championships are typically held in April or May and are contested in a short course venue. The summer championships are typically held in July or August and are contested in a long course venue. Historically, FINA sponsors the Masters world championship long course meet in odd-numbered years, and UANA sponsors the Pan American championships in even-numbered years.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the schedule. 2021 USMS Spring and Summer Nationals have been postponed to July 21-25 and October 6-10, respectively. The FINA World Masters Championships and UANA Pan Am Masters Championships will not be held in 2021. FINA World Masters Championships in Kyushu, Japan has been rescheduled to May 31 - June 9, 2022. UANA Pan Am Masters Championships in Medellin, Colombia has been rescheduled to July 21-28, 2022.