Walnut Creek Masters is a year-round United States Masters
Swimming (USMS) program for adults founded in 1976. We
are located in Walnut Creek, California and our members reside as
close as Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Concord, Alamo, and
Danville, and as far as Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe.
We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that exists to
benefit all interested adult swimmers. And our program serves the
needs of swimmers of all ages and at all levels, from
beginners to former Olympic swimmers. The overriding philosophy of
masters swimming is that participation in sports can and
should be a life enhancing experience.
Since 2012, we have established ourselves as a community partner
through our Swimming Saves Lives program, which to date has helped
nearly 100 non-swimming adults gain comfort and confidence in the
water. We are dedicated to helping each member achieve
his or her goals as an athlete and as an individual.
In recent years, Walnut Creek Masters has transitioned from a
team once supported by the City of Walnut Creek’s Recreation
and Parks Department to a self-supporting entity whose income
derives exclusively from team membership fees, hosting and
sponsoring various Pacific Masters meets and competitions, and the
generous donations of our members. Charitable donations –
whether through corporate matches, holiday auction proceeds and planned
giving help us keep our very talented coaches on staff,
maintain a scholarship program for members in need, and maintain
healthy reserves for unforeseen financial circumstances. If
considering donating to Walnut Creek Masters, please consult a tax
Our program emphasizes structure and continuous
instruction. We are a true community program, serving nearly
500 team members.
We look forward to seeing you at the pool!