Welcome to G.L.A.D. Masters Swim club
GLAD has resumed workouts at view ridge
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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.
fee policy during limited re-opening
SPECIAL DUES ANNOUNCEMENT
Because of the limitations of the re-opening, monthly, quarterly, and annual dues packages have been suspended.
Everyone pays $8 per workout.
With no punchcards or exchange of cash on deck, swimmers are asked to pay online.
Click here to pay online.
USMS Annual Membership (required)
$58 for 2020 (includes Puget Sound Masters membership)
All GLAD swimmers must be registered USMS members
Click on USMS logo to go to the website.
Upcoming holidays and other information
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN OPEN WATER SWIMMING
There are GLAD members who are dedicated to the fun and rewards of open water swimming. The following links offer open water resources you might be interested in:
WESTERN WASHINGTON OPEN WATER SWIMMERS
--- a private Facebook group for open water swimmers
NORTHWEST OPEN WATER SWIMMING ASSOCIATION (NOWSA)
--- a non-profit with the goal of promoting open water swimming in the Pacific Northwest
MARATHON SWIMMERS FEDERATION (MSF)
--- dedicated to developing and promoting the sport of unassisted solo marathon swimming (ultra-swimming)
When & Where We Swim
Weekdays -- Year-round
5:00 a.m. to 5:55 a.m.
monthly dues or weekday drop-in fee applies
Saturdays@Colman -- Cancelled in 2020 due to pandemic (likely continued closure in 2021)
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 8-lane outdoor pool
*with a team name like Green Lake Aqua Ducks, one might assume we swim at Green Lake Community Center and the team used to swim there. But because high school swim team schedules changed our time slot to one we could not use, GLAD relocated to View Ridge starting September, 2018. GLAD will continue swimming weekdays at View Ridge for the foreseeable future.
Information about View Ridge Swim & Tennis Club is available here.
Saturdays -- were cancelled in 2020, likely also in 2021
Colman Pool (Seattle Parks has indicated that Colman will not open this year)
8603 Fauntleroy Way SW Seattle 98136
Gorgeous morning outdoor workouts at Colman Pool in West Seattle which we hope to resume soon.
Information about Colman Pool is available here.
Map to View Ridge Pool
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.