Events This Summer

There are a lot of different events going on this summer


Try Masters Week

Encourage your friends and family to try swimming with our team. Members who use USMS’ new “Refer-a-Friend Program” between June 1 – 11 will be automatically entered to win prizes. Anyone who joins USMS by June 11 as a new member will automatically receive special partner discounts in their welcome email from USMS. Click for USMS’ Refer a Friend website


Senior Olympics
June 15-17 

Polson is hosting the Montana Senior Olympics. These games are for anyone 50 years or older as of December 2017. Sue Harkin, Liz Ann, and Molly Hayes are going to be participating in these games. Click here for the website


Firecracker Meet
June 22-25

The rumors are true! The firecracker meet in Missoula’s outdoor pool, that coach Abby says is the best in the world, is dual sanctioned for Masters swimmers to participate in. Times will not count for state records or top ten results if the meet is run with touch pads on both ends of the pool. Below are links to the meet information and registration paperwork. Registration deadline: June 15
Click here for the website



Spring Meadow Triathlon
July 2, 2017

Kids, Sprint, and Olympic distance triathlons all in one day at Helena! Openwater swim in a lake, road bike along some rolling hills, and a flat, fast dirt road run to the finish. Register by June 30th. Click here for more details


4th Annual Flathead Lake Swim Series Early Bird Registration
July 14-16

Pristine openwater swimming races in the Flathead Lake ranging from: 0.5mile, 1 mile, 5K, and 10K. All four races will be held on the same weekend: Friday, July 14-Sunday, July 16. Historically we have had a handful of people participate in the swim series. Who doesn’t want an excuse to go for a nice swim in flathead lake? Prices go up for this event on 6/17/17. Registration deadline is 7/7/17. Click here for more details


Big Sky State Games: Swimming
July 14-16

Another Dual Sanctioned meet in Bozeman! This year is outrageously good for us. If you aren’t going to swim at Flathead, think about participating in the Big Sky state games. The Bozeman Barracudas are hosting the swimming portion of these games at the Swim Center. If you enjoyed the May Classic meet, you’ll like this one too.  As an official USMS sanctioned event at a regulation sized pool, Montana Masters state records will be up for grabs. There should be good competition at the meet from athletes in Montana and our neighboring states. Click here for the website

Big Sky State Games: Triathlon
July 16

Looking for an open water swim triathlon? This is a longer sprint distance triathlon with a fun course that is a bit swim and bike heavy. The 800m swim takes place in Lake Elmo and is followed by a 16 mile bike ride, then a 3 mile run through dirt, sand, and gravel. USAT rules apply to this event. Click here for more information about the Triathlon

Women’s Triathlon in Helena
July 16

If you aren’t signed up for a race or planning to support friends at an event, there’s still time to sign up fro the Women’s Triathlon in Helena. This is a pool Triathlon with a 500m swim, 12 mile bike through the state’s capitol, and finishes with a 3 mile trail run. Click here for more registration information


Summer Nationals (Aka Summer Nats)
August 2-6

USMS National Championship meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Compete with Masters swimmers throughout the nation for personal bests, records, and FUN! All participants can swim up to three events without a qualifying time. For every event past 3, you need to have a qualifying nationals time. Online registration closes July 3, 2017. Meet surcharge increases on June 13th from $55 to $65. Click here for more information

17th FINA World Masters Championship
August 10-12 (Open water Swim Events)
August 14-20 (Pool Competition)

Budapest, Hungary is hosting the 2017 games. Attendance is through the roof with over 10,000 participants world-wide, and registration doesn’t close until midnight on June 29th. Word floating around FINA at the moment is Korea will host the 2019 games. International FINA world championship competitions aren’t just for the Olympic hopefuls. Qualifying times do apply. Participants must be at least 25 years old. Click here for more information on the official competition website