How to Join
Currently, the county is restricting pool usage to only 1 person per lane. Because of this, we are unable to accommodate any visitors, drop-ins, or new members for now. We will be able to reconsider this point if restrictions ease in the future. We are very disappointed that we are unable to accommodate our greater community, especially as many swimmers remain unable to access their pools. We are very thankful for all the support we have received from regular visitors in the past. Unfortunately, current conditions force us to prioritize the members who had been paying dues up until the closure back in March.
To all our dues-paying members: you should have already received some communication from us regarding dues and workout signups. If you are a dues-paying member (monthly/quarterly/annual) and did not receive any information, please contact us immediately.
Thanks for your interest in Mountain View Masters. Now come to one of our practices. Show up a few minutes early, and introduce yourself to the coach on deck. The coach will get you started. The first time you come is free, so drop on in and try it out! MVM is part of U.S. Masters Swimming. Anyone 18 years of age and older can swim with us. We try to balance fitness and fun for our swimmers. We offer coached practices, swim clinics, private coaching lessons, and social activities. Here is a video about U.S. Masters Swimming. Our coaching staff is experienced in teaching beginners, improving experts, training swimmers for meet and open water competitions, and motivating everyone. We focus on fitness and technique to help all swimmers improve. We swim seven mornings a week. See our workout schedule for more information.
How to Join If you aren’t already a registered member of USMS, print a copy of the USMS 30 day trial form, fill it out and bring it to the coach on deck. This allows you to try out a masters program for 30 days. After that you must join United States Masters Swimming (www.usms.org/reg) and pay the annual USMS fee. Your first workout with Mountain View Masters is free. After that you have two options: Be a regular swimming and paying member. This requires a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do drop in swims. The coach on deck will tell you the current drop-in rate.
Fill out our online registration form (currently unavailable). The registration form give you an opportunity to opt into our text-messaging service, which we use to provide late-breaking info such as pool closures or unexpected switches to Rengstorff.
Team MVM communications
To keep you in the know on team activities, events and announcements, and to facilitate communications between members. we have a few different communication methods:
MVM “Google Group” – Anyone is welcome to request being added to the team group the primary communications tool for the team. Once you join, you will receive periodic team announcements, invitations to team social events. We sometimes use this list for the MVM Evite account too. Send an email asking to be added to the group.
MVM Facebook Group – The Mountain View Masters Facebook Group is an unofficial group for MVM+Facebook users. It’s an additional means to communicate, network and share pictures from team events with your fellow swimmers. FYI: we usually admit only paying MVM members.
Group Texting – We offer a group texting service for occasional alerts such as last minute schedule changes or emergency pool closures such as for poor air quality. Send your mobile phone number in an email asking to be added to the group text service.
Code of conduct
In an effort to keep our team the best Masters team we can be, the Board of MVM Swim and Social Club wants to ensure that our members and staff feel welcome, valued and respected. We have an MVM Swim and Social Club Code of Conduct to help define the expectations of our members and staff to help accomplish this goal.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
See you at the pool!
Mountain View Masters