Chicago Masters Swim Club (CMSC) is updating its membership records. To do that, CMSC needs all swimmers who wish to participate in a CMSC practice to register with CMSC online. Below is some helpful written guidance on membership registration and other program details to help you get registered.
To register for Chicago Masters Swim Club (CMSC) just follow these simple steps:
Logon to www.chicagomasters.com or www.chicagomasters.org and go to “REGISTER” in the banner
Input your information – note that you will be prompted to include your USMS number and there are links to help you remember that number
Select your membership period and payment method (for members paying annually by check, please select annual dues and “check” in the drop-down box; you will deliver your check to Tim or Bob Yant on the pool deck)
Note that credit card billing is automatic; please send a note to Bob Yant (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to put your membership on inactive status for any period of time
For members who want to also pay for the current period (automatic billing will start with the next payment period you have selected), please include a note in your membership registration and we will arrange to have the current period billed
Upon registration you will establish a "userid" and password that will allow you to access your account for any necessary updates (such as credit card changes).Once you register you should never need to register again. Members can login at the CMSC website.
MANDATORY USMS REGISTRATION:
Our insurance requires that all swimmers register with USMS (www.usms.org). You can elect to identify affiliation with Illinois Masters (Club Name) and also select Chicago Masters Swim Club (CMSC) as your Workout Group.
All swimmers must be registered members of CMSC when participating in CMSC’s scheduled practices. Please contact any of George Wendt, Bob Yant, Chris Sheean or Bob Lewis if you believe that another group (e,g,., Blue Dolphins, VisionQuest) has coordinated your access to CMSC swim times.
Please contact any of George Wendt, Bob Yant or Chris Sheean with any questions about CMSC.
Chicago Masters Swim Club offers "mature athletes" of all abilities an opportunity to improve the swimming fitness and technique, while meeting a friendly and good natured group of like-minded fitness enthusiasts.
Chicago Masters has members from their early 20s to the mid 70s, with abilities ranging from novice athletes looking to improve their confidence and competence in the water, to ex-Olympians who continue to perform at a high level. In 2008, Chicago Masters' George Wendt set the Masters World record in the Men's 60-64 1500m Free in a time of 19:07, shattering the previous record by 18 seconds! With swimmers like 1960 Olympics gold medalist Bill Mulliken and 1976 Olympics silver medalist Steve Gregg in the water regularly, Chicago Masters provides plenty of opportunity to challenge the faster swimmer.
While Chicago Masters has its share of superstars, it is the rank and file member that makes Chicago Masters special. The team takes pride in seeing every one of its members improve, whether it's dropping a second on a 50 in practice, or 5 minutes at Chicago Masters' annual homage to open water swimming, the Big Shoulders 5K and 2.5K Swim Classic.
Chicago Masters offers Chicago swimmers the most complete masters swimming experience, in a location that is just 1 mile southwest of the loop, with 11 practices provided weekly. The UIC Natatorium is located in the Physical Education Building on the UIC campus at 901 W. Roosevelt Rd. (between Halsted and Morgan on the south side of Roosevelt). It is a 50 meter pool with 8 lanes separated by Kiefer(R) wave-eater lane lines. Chicago Masters swims long course from April through January, with 3 months of short course thrown for variety! Practices are held Monday - Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., plus Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.
All interested USMS swimmers are encouraged to drop by and give Chicago Masters a try! Visiting swimmers are also welcome for a $10 drop in fee.