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.
$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
Congrats to GLAD swimmers who rocked the 17th Annual Fat Salmon Swim on July 16, 2016.
Matt Dixon came in first overall! Bob Schlemmer came in 2nd, Emery Wager came in 3rd, and Neal Freeland came in 5th in the Men's Wet Suit Division. Jan Acuff came in 5th in the Women's. Allison Cox came in 4th in the Women's Non-Wet Suit Division and Brad Axel came in 10th in the Men's. Way to go GLADsters!!
When & Where We Swim
Weekdays -- 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Saturdays -- 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Saturdays @ Evans Pool (Fall through Spring) 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays @ Colman Pool (Summer) 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Upcoming workout heads-up:
Evans Pool Closure:
Evans Pool will be closed for routine maintenance from August 22 (Monday) thru September 2 (Friday). This effectively means that we don't return to Evans until September 6 (Tuesday) due to the Labor Day holiday (September 5).
During this closure, GLAD will hold its 5 a.m. - 6 a.m. weekday workouts at Queen Anne Pool (1920 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119).
Saturday workouts at Colman during this closure continue as previously scheduled (see Saturdays page).
Evans Pool, Green Lake Community Center
7201 E Green Lake Drive North 98115
From Fall through Spring, Saturday workouts are at Evans Pool.
From late May through early September, GLAD offers Saturday workouts at Colman Pool, an outdoor heated saltwater 50-meter pool in West Seattle. In the fall, GLAD returns to Evans for Saturday workouts.
For details about current Saturday workouts and coaches, 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!!
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