Welcome to G.L.A.D. Masters Swim club
Who We Are
GLAD -- Green Lake Aqua Ducks -- is a member of both the national master swimmers organization -- United States Masters Swimmers (USMS) -- and the regional Pacific Northwest Association of Master Swimmers (PNA).
GLAD has been an active club for motivated adult swimmers since 1989. In keeping with the tenets of masters swimming, GLAD is open to swimmers with a wide range of abilities although workouts are intended to be challenging with the goal of building endurance and pace, as well as improving stroke technique. Lanes are arranged according to speed to the extent possible. Lane placement is determined by our coach in consultation with each swimmer.
Members of GLAD participate in various PNA swim meets during the year, particularly the annual PNA Champs event which is typically held in April at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Click here for the PNA calendar.
In addition to keeping current with GLAD dues or paying the drop-in fee (see below for details), all those in the pool for our workouts must be current members of USMS.
Pay dues and other fees online+
$90* per month
$255* if paid quarterly
(saves $15 from regular monthly fee)
$1,010* if paid annually
(saves $70 from regular monthly fee)
Weekday Drop-in Single Swim Fee
Saturday Drop-in Fee (Colman Pool)
(not included in monthly dues; everyone pays drop-in fee)
(Saturdays@Colman resumes May 26, 2018)
For Drop-in swimmers
Multiple-swim punch cards available -- $130*
see Coach to purchase
Each card has:
----10 X $11 punches
----10 X $2 punches
Punch card can be used for Queen Anne/Evans or Colman workouts
*these amounts reflect a cash/check discount
+online prices approximately 3% higher than cash/check amount
For a complete GLAD fee sheet (.pdf), click here.
USMS Annual Membership (required)
$56 for 2018 (includes Puget Sound Masters membership)
All GLAD swimmers must be registered USMS members
When & Where We Swim
5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
monthly dues or weekday drop-in fee applies
Saturdays@Colman (will resume May 2019)
6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
drop-in fee applies to all swimmers
View Ridge Swim & Tennis Club+
5815 N.E. 77th
Seattle, WA 98115
(we are asked to back-in to parking slots)
+View Ridge is an outdoor pool
*due to schedule changes caused by high school swim team workouts at Evans, GLAD has moved from Evans Pool to View Ridge. The plan is to return to Evans/Green Lake once the high school season is over around President's Day. It is possible that GLAD will swim during some of the winter at Queen Anne pool once it re-opens in early 2019.
Information about View Ridge Swim & Tennis Club is available here.
Saturdays -- resumes May 2019
8603 Fauntleroy Way SW Seattle 98136
Gorgeous morning outdoor workouts at Colman Pool in West Seattle. More details including coaches, map, and more
Join us next spring!
Information about Colman Pool is available here.
Info about Evans is available here
RELAY FOR GLAD FUNDRAISER
To ring in 2018, GLAD has launched an initiative to help the team come closer to meeting its financial obligations.
Our goal: $3000 in 2018
We're asking for contributions by check. Checks should be made out to GLAD which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your contribution is tax-deductible.
Please write on the memo line: Relay Fund Contribution
Checks can be brought to workout and handed to Robin, Arni, or David. You can also mail your check to:
1920 10th Ave E
Seattle WA 98102-4253
Please consider helping anchor the RELAY FOR GLAD FUND!
Check out how we're doing with the progress bar below.
When you need swimming gear, click here or on the logo to the left. You'll be taken to a special SwimOutlet website where you can shop around for the new suits, paddles, fins, pull buoys, etc., that you need. The great thing is that a percentage of anything you buy via that site will go to GLAD! You'll get aqua gear and GLAD gets a little bonus, too. Is that a great idea or what??? Try it!
Another way to benefit GLAD and to get your stuff on Amazon is to order through smile.amazon.com. You can get all the same stuff as regular Amazon. Designate GLAD as the non-profit you want to support and a percentage of all purchases goes to GLAD. Prices are not higher at smile.amazon.com.
Buy your stuff a smile.amazon.com and support GLAD.
Note for those who shop with smartphones and tablets:
The Amazon app for those devices does not, at present, connect to Amazon Smile. However, all you have to do is use your device's web browser to navigate to smile.amazon.com and you're there.