About

Whether you’re swimming for fitness, training for competition, or in need of stroke tips, Arlington Masters is the place for you.  We are a fun, social group of individuals, of all ages and abilities, who meet up to five times a week at Washington & Lee High School Aquatic Center in Arlington, Virginia.

PRACTICE TIMES & LOCATION

SUNDAY

Tri/Open Water

MONDAY

Coach’s Choice

TUESDAY

Strokes

WEDNESDAY

Distance

THURSDAY

Sprints

6:00pm– 7:30pm
8:30pm – 9:30pm
8:30pm – 9:30pm
8:30pm – 9:30pm
8:30pm – 9:30pm

All practices are at Washington & Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201. 703-228-6262. Click here for directions.  Parking is free for two hours in the Aquatic Center Parking Lot near the Planetarium. Washington-Lee High School is also easily accessible by public transportation via the Orange Metro Line at the Ballston or Virginia Square Metro stops, the ART Transit Bus 52 or 53, and Metro Bus 38B. Click here for more transportation information.

PACE

Swimmers train in the same lane as others with similar abilities.

  • Lanes 5/6 are faster speeds. These swimmers have typically trained in college and maintain quick intervals (A set of 100’s are typically completed on a 1:20 interval.)
  • Lanes 3/4 are medium speeds.  (A set of 100’s are typically completed on a 1:30-1:40 interval.)
  • Lanes 1/2 are slower speeds.  (A set of 100’s are typically completed on a 1:45-2:00 interval).
  • Yardage per practice ranges from 2,700-3,600 yards for 1 hour practices, and 3,000-5,000 yards for 1.5 hour practices, depending on lane speed.
  • We cap practices at the first 30 people who sign in at the front desk. This means a max of 5 people per lane with 6 lanes total.
  • Starting November 1, 2015, new members who wish to practice with us will be required to complete a swimming assessment consisting of the ability to swim 100 yards freestyle in under 2 minutes.
  • If you don’t think you are quite at the Masters level, try one of the Arlington County Adult Level Swim Classes or Private Swim Lessons.

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