Welcome to GLAD 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.
$80 per month
$225 if paid quarterly
Weekday Single Swim
Saturday Single Swim
$12 -- Evans or Colman workouts
Multiple-swim punch card available -- $120
see Coach to purchase
Each card has:
----10 X $10 punches
----10 X $2 punches
Punch card can be used for Evans or Colman workouts
USMS Annual Membership
$52 for 2016 (includes Puget Sound Masters membership)
All GLAD swimmers must be active USMS members
'Tis the season to be ready for possible pool closures due to winter weather. The pool's policy is that weather-caused closures will be based on delayed-start or cancelled school decisions by Seattle Public Schools. Click here for info about finding out about SPS weather closure factors.
When & Where We Swim
Weekdays -- 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
(note: outside doors to Evans are locked 10 minutes after workout start time for safety reasons)
Saturdays -- suspended until May 2017
Evans Pool, Green Lake Community Center
7201 E Green Lake Drive North 98115
Will resume later this spring when we return to Colman Pool in West Seattle. Information about Colman Pool is available here.
Info about Evans is available here
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 1) get things you need including nearly everything on Amazon and 2) directly benefit GLAD is to take advantage of the smile.amazon.com service. Buying stuff from smile.amazon.com -- all the same stuff you can buy at the regular Amazon URL -- and designating GLAD as the non-profit you want to benefit, will mean that a percentage of everything you buy at smile.amazon.com will be donated to GLAD. Prices are not higher at smile.amazon.com. So go to smile.amazon.com, affirm GLAD as your designated non-profit and buy, buy, buy!!
Note for those who shop with smartphones and tablets:
The Amazon app for those devices does not, at present, connect with 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. Grab the credit card.....and
Shop 'til you drop!!
And, of course.....
Consider Making A Tax-Deductible Donation to GLAD
Monthly dues from team members and drop-in fees don't cover all of our costs. GLAD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as defined by the IRS which means your donation is eligible as a tax deduction. Donations are directed towards “needs” based reduced rate for swimmers requesting a discount and reducing club deficits.
You can make all the arrangements with Arni Litt, GLAD's treasurer, by clicking here.
Thank you very much for considering supporting GLAD!!
Website design by Harold Johanson