Florida Gold Coast LMSC is your local masters swim committee for southeast Florida. For more information about masters swimming or joining Florida Gold Coast LMSC please see About Us.
Join us on Facebook! Join the group and keep in touch with your fellow swimmers!
Fitness Events - Something for Everyone
1 Hour Swim - January and February 2017
5K/10K Swim - May 15th through September 15th (long course 5000 and 10,000 Meter swims)
3000/6000 Swim - September 15th through November 15th
Checkoff Challenge - Swim all of the pool events throughout the year in any course. Send in your entry and get a t-shirt!
Team FLOW also offers another fitness and challenge event that they first rolled out last year, The Postal Swimtathlon. This is a groovy little gem that you can complete throughout the year with IM events, either at meets, or in your daily practices.
The 2017 Postal Swimtathlon League is a year-long, postal pentathlon event where participants swim and submit times in the quarterly stages (Short, Middle, Long, Cumulative). Five events are included in each pentathlon stage (Fly, Back, Breast, Free, and Individual Medley), and cumulative times are used for league standings and results
For more information go to USMS.org - Fitness Events
South Florida Swim Series coming in 2017
MIAMI, FL – The South Florida Swim Series hits the shores of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Miami Beach in 2017. The 3-part swim series will serve as the premier open water swim circuit in the state of Florida. Consisting of Swim Fort Lauderdale Beach, Swim Miami and Swim Miami Beach, these events will provide picturesque views, extreme competition and family friendly fun for all ages.
The first annual Swim Fort Lauderdale Beach will be headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Beach park and consist of a one-mile swim and a Kids Race. This will kick off the South Florida swim series and provide swimmers with an opportunity to swim in rough and cold conditions and prepare them for the start of the 2017 open water swim season.
Swim Miami will be returning to its original home: The Miami Marine Stadium and will provide swimmers the opportunity to choose between an 800M, Miami Mile, 5K or 10K swims along with the return of the K-9 Krawl, the only race where dog and owner team up together to swim 400 yards and run half a mile. This calm water race will remind you of what you watched in the Olympics.
Swim Miami Beach will be heading back to the North Beach Bandshell for the 3rd annual race. This race is our wild card and you never know what you’ll get. If you like to be unpredictable, this is the race for you and could be a warmer race than you’ve ever experienced before. In addition, plan to have the whole family come with you as it serves as the Kickoff to the Annual Miami Beach Fit Fest.
This dynamite swim series is what everyone is talking about and is great for all ages and abilities. All events will have sponsor expos and support the H2Os Foundation, dedicated to eliminating drowning in South Florida.
For all information, please visit http://www.swimmiami.net/ and register today!
Snag Holmes Masters Invitational ~SCY
March 10-12, 2017
Online Entry (preferred)
Coral Springs SCY Meet
April 1 - 2, 2017
Coral Springs Aquatic Complex
Online Meet Entry (preferred)
The Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor certification course is coming to Hialeah on Wednesday, March 15. Megan Lassen is teaching the class.
Please see attached for more information.
YMCA Masters Nationals ~ SCY
May 4 - 7 2017
Sarasota YMCA Selby Aquatic Center
The FGC LMSC is planning to go to Y Nationals this year as one combined team. In 2015, the Broward County YMCA and the Miami-Dade County YMCA have merged into the YMCA of South Florida, so our team will be known as the Y of South Florida.
Once again this year, we have arranged with the L.A. Lee Family Center of the YMCA to handle our memberships for the meet. The fee through this branch for us is only $30. The national meet requires that we are members of the Y no later than April 7 and that the membership is effective through May 7, so only a one-month membership is necessary this year.
The application form for YMCA membership is attached. The form must be printed, completed and the check and form sent to Barb Protzman no later than March 10. This early deadline is necessary to allow time for the Y to process our applications.
If you are already a member of a branch of the YMCA within the YMCA of South Florida umbrella, you do not need to join again. You will need to get proof that your membership is effect at least April 7 to May 7 and send it to Barb by March 10.
Do not apply directly to the L.A. Lee Family branch. Your special membership for the Masters Nationals must come through Barb.
After we receive everyone’s Y membership applications, we will send out more details on entering the meet, relays, and team T-shirts and caps. While the online entry system is already open for the meet, you should wait until after we process the memberships. The online entry system for the meet will close on April 13.
Your check for $30 must be payable to “YMCA of South Florida”.
Mail the check, the completed Membership Agreement and the signed liability waiver, no later than Friday, March 10 to:
3656 Cypress Fern Way
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Click here for the form
2017 LMSC AWARDS BANQUET
By: Ann Thomas
Please mark your calendars and support your Florida Gold Coast LMSC Awards Banquet this year! We have a bigger venue that is more centrally located. We need a minimum of 100 people and the private room holds 250, so please bring a guest!
- Awards Banquet at Galuppi’s
1103 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
May 20, 2017 5 - 8pm
Buffet dinner, cash bar
Dancing following at adjacent bar
We will be using PayPal for your banquet payment. Also, we will use your email on file to send your invitation instead of a hard copy, so please check your settings so that your invitation doesn’t end up in your spam file. Details to follow in the email invitation.
Dale LeClair will be organizing an open water fun swim at the nearby Pier prior to the event.
2017 Hammerhead Games ~ SCY
Aquatic Festival for Masters Swimmers, Divers and Water Polo
Nova Southeastern University
May 26 - 29 2017
12th Annual June Krauser Summer Splash
June 17 & 18, 2017
Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex
Entry coming soon!
Aaron Vaughan Frogman Swim
June 24, 2017
.Jensen Beach, Fl (200yd, 1k, 5k)
This event is not USMS sanctioned