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.
GLAD sponsors and organizes the annual Fat Salmon Open Water swim each summer on Lake Washington. Information about Fat Salmon is available here.
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.
$70 per month
[$80 per month as of 1/1/2015]
$205 if paid quarterly
[$225 per quarter as of 1/1/2015]
Weekday Drop-in Fee
$9 [$10 as of 1/1/2015]
Saturday Drop-in Fee
$9 [$10 as of 1/1/2015]
USMS Annual Membership
$50 for 2014 (includes PNA membership)
All GLAD swimmers must be active USMS members
When & Where We Swim
Weekdays -- 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 25 -- Christmas Day -- No workout
Friday, December 26 -- Day after Christmas -- No workout
Thursday, January 1, 2015 -- New Year's -- No workout
Monday, January 19, 2015 -- Martin Luther King Day -- No workout
Monday, February 16, 2015 -- President's Day -- No workout
Heads up info for later in the Spring:
March 30 - April 17, 2015 -- Maintenance closure at Evans
During this period, GLAD will have its 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. workouts
at Queen Anne Pool -- 1920 1st Ave W, Seattle 98119
Saturdays -- 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays @ Evans Pool
Evans Pool, Green Lake Community Center
7201 E Green Lake Dr N, 98115
Saturday workouts are typically at Evans Pool with some occasional workouts at Mercerwood on Mercer Island. In the summer, we move to an outdoor pool in West Seattle (Colman Pool). For details about Saturday workouts, including times and locations, click here. 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!
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.
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