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 -- 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
Upcoming holidays and other information
When & Where We Swim
Weekdays -- 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Saturdays -- See you in May 2018!
Saturdays@Colman will resume in late spring, 2018. Will we announce our start date in mid-April or early May. We look forward to having your join us for the 2018 season!!!
Queen Anne Pool
1920 1st Avenue N.W. Seattle 98119
GLAD weekday workouts move to Queen Anne starting Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. This shift is caused by changes in Evans' schedule due to high school swim team practices. GLAD plans to return to the 5:00 a.m. slot at Evans once high school swim season is over in early spring, 2018.
Information about Queen Anne Pool is available here.
Saturdays (starting late spring 2018)
8603 Fauntleroy Way SW Seattle 98136
The 2018 season at Colman will start around Memorial Day, 2018. We'll announce specifics next spring.
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