• Starting November 1st, you will be able to renew your USMS Memberships online. In the next few weeks, you should be receiving a customized USMS link for renewal if you are already registered. You can conveniently pay for the USMS dues, Potomac Valley dues, and ARMS dues all at once again this year. The cost of renewal is $60. If you aren’t registered by January 1st, you won’t be able to practice until this is done.
  • Also effective November 1st, those who are new to the team will be asked to complete a swimming placement assessment- the ability to swim 100 yards freestyle in under two minutes. All swimmers who are currently on the team will be grandfathered in, but this will be enforced for new members. Our goal is to create a baseline for the team, which has been used by other masters programs, and provide informative coaching for all the lanes.
  • The deadline to sign up for the Sprint Classic at GMU is October 20th. For more info, please click here.
  • Finally, the annual holiday party will be held on Friday December 11th from 7-10pm at Steven Thames apartment’s community room.  Please bring a dish to share. We will have door prizes and other fun events planned!
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No Practice Monday September 7 & Tuesday September 8

The pool will be closed Monday September 7th in observance of Labor Day. The pool will also be closed Tuesday September 8th for maintenance.

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Tubing Details

Get pumped for our tubing trip this Saturday August 29th! The weather is looking perfect right now. Below are the details.
  • Carpool Info
    • If you plan to carpool, please meet at the Washington-Lee parking lot by 8am. Make sure to throw your driver a few bucks for gas. If you plan to drive separate, meet at 408 Alstadts Hill Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 by 10am. We will meet by the outside desks. Please reply to if you need a ride so we can gauge how many cars are needed for carpools.
  • Waivers and Payment
    • Everyone will need to sign a waiver and pay separate. We are aiming to go off in the 10:30am unguided flat water tubing group. (Sometimes the crowds get large, so we may get pushed back to the 11am group. This doesn’t matter as long as we all watch the same safety video and are on the same bus.)  You can either buy your ticket/sign the waiver ahead of time, or do it at River Riders.
  • What to bring:
    • Water Shoes (old sneakers work fine)
    • Bathing suit
    • Any snacks, food, lunch or drinks or food that you will consume on the river
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel and change of clothes to keep in the car or locker
    • $35-$40 in cash is probably the easiest way to pay
    • Cooler
  • Miscellaneous
    • The trip should last about 3-4 hours. You’ll want to leave your electronics in the car or locker as things will get wet! Please contact Alison at 703-772-3125 if anything comes up the day of the event. Hope to see you there!
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Summer BBQ

We had a great turnout at the summer BBQ! Many thanks to Jayme and Steve for hosting us.  


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BBQ Reminder & Swim Caps for Sale

  • Just a reminder that our annual BBQ will be held this Saturday July 25th from 4-8pm at Jayme and Steve’s house-  6060 9th St N, Arlington, VA 22205. Please bring an appetizer, small plate or dessert to share.
  • Also, we have ordered more swim caps! The caps are $4 and will be for sale at the BBQ and next week at practice.  We accept cash (exact change), check (payable to Arlington Masters Swim Team), or Paypal (payable to and bring a copy of your receipt).
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Practice Cancelled Tonight

The pool is currently closed and we are in the middle of a flash flood and thunderstorm warning. Practice is cancelled tonight. Stay dry!

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Events and Annoucments

  1. BBQ- Saturday July 25, 2015 from 4-8pm at Casa de Studley (6060 9th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205). Thank you to Jayme and Steve for hosting us. A sign-up sheet and facebook evite will be available next week. Please bring an appetizer, small plate or dessert to share.
  2. TUBING- Get pumped for the first annual ARMS Tubing Day! Saturday August 29, 2015 (with a rain date of Sunday August 30th) at River Riders in Harpers Ferry, WV. The plan is to meet at the pool at 8am to carpool, or meet at the venue on your own at 10am. More details to follow. The cost should be around $35 per person and you can purchase tickets online or at the site.
  3. PRACTICE THIS WEEK- Coaches Dan, Mike and Dawn are out tonight through Monday next week, so the front desk volunteer will be writing the workout. The water temperature is still hot. The part has been ordered and should be fixed by the end of the week. Good luck to Mike and Dawn on their Ironman this weekend!
  4. PRICE INCREASE- The Arlington School Board approved a 10% increase in pool admission fees. The new schedule can be found here.  A drop-in masters swim is now effective July 1, 2015. Punch card rates will be posted on our website when they are available.
  5. SWIM ETIQUETTE- Just a reminder to be at practice on time. Tardiness impacts your workout and your lane mates’.
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