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As of March 1st 2017  SCMC – Santa Clarita Krakens will be known as Golden Road Aquatics

 

Golden Road Aquatics:

The team is part of the USMS organization governed regionally by the Southern Pacific Masters Association (SPMA). The Santa Clarita Masters Club was started in 2002 by the City of Santa Clarita Recreation Department is now joining the Golden Road Aquatics beginning March 1st, 2017.

This is a year-round program aimed toward providing a positive atmosphere for swimmers of all ages and skill levels.  Whether you are a novice, tri-athlete, fitness or an elite swimmer, the team offers organized workouts, competitions, clinics, and social functions.

Our team is comprised of swimmers with a wide range of skills, abilities and goals. We welcome everyone, from novice to former collegiate swimmers, to tri-athletes and open water enthusiasts, to recreational and fitness swimmers. There is no minimum skill level required… just an interest in the sport and a desire to swim.

Highly qualified and enthusiastic coaches provide instruction and encouragement to help all swimmers refine their stroke technique and train for personal goals. The coached sessions are designed to be motivating, increase efficiency in the water, and improve overall fitness level.

Come see how much fun it is to participate in group training and discover how quickly you will improve with expert coaching! Join the team to become a better swimmer, stay motivated, and meet new friends! We are the team for everyone!

The word “Master” swimmer has nothing to do with your skill level or competency, just your age.  Unfortunately, the name can be intimidating to some people.  Masters swimming is truly for everyone!  You must be 18 years old to be a Masters swimmer.  Nationally, there are 45,000 registered Master swimmers.  Masters are split into age groups of five year blocks beginning with 18-24, 25-29, 30-35, all the way up to 98+.  

We encourage competition (both in a pool and/or open water), but it is not mandatory, and we find that once an athlete gets to a comfortable competency, they enjoy the competitive and social aspects of swimming that go along with competition and practice.

When people look into the possibility of joining a Masters team, one of the stumbling points has to do with the following questions, “Am I fast enough?” – “Am I good enough?”

With our program there are just two prerequisites for joining. Anyone who joins needs to have both time and patience. Swimming is a very technical, athletic skill, sometimes very underrated – yet it looks so easy on TV! Learning and acquiring swimming skills is a process…it takes time to produce something like Michael Phelps or even just your first lap!

Breathing is normally the biggest obstacle for adults who want to learn and enjoy swimming as a form of fitness. Learning to breathe properly has steps which lead to rhythmic breathing. Learning to breathe is about patience and the ability to do many repetitions. Most adults underestimate themselves and their ability. In our program, swimmers will get direction and encouragement from both the coaches and their pool pals.

What do I need?
Suit, goggles, fins, paddles, and snorkel.

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