Thursday, December 16, 2021

Holiday swim schedule and other notes

(1) Workout schedule for the weeks of 20 and 27 December:

Mon 12/20: Shallow pool; 6 short course yards lanes
Wed 12/22: Main pool; 8 short course yards lanes
Fri: 12/24:  Main pool; 6 long course
Mon 12/27: Shallow pool; 6 short-course yards lanes
Wed 12/29: Shallow pool; 6 short-course yards lanes
Fri: 12/31: NO PRACTICE; Pool is closed

Note that all workouts will be 6am to 7am with no 5:30am option during these two weeks.  Contact Coach Rhonda if you have any questions.

(2) Open water swim on Christmas Eve

For those interested in open water swimming, there is a group planning to do an ocean swim on Christmas Eve at noon at Coronado's North Beach.  This is not an official CMA practice or workout.  Contact Jane if you want more details about the swim.

(3)  United States Masters Swimming membership

All CMA swimmers need to be registered with United States Masters Swimming (USMS) for 2022.  The USMS website is and a yearly membership costs $60.  USMS membership is an insurance requirement of the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Center (BBMAC) and Coronado Unified allowing CMA to continue to rent the pool for workouts.  Contact Coach Rhonda or Jane if you have questions about USMS membership.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Thanksgiving Week Swim Schedule

Monday (22 Nov) and Wednesday (24 Nov) practices will be from 6am to 7am only. There will be no 5:30am option. On Friday (26 Nov), practice will be from 7am to 8am only.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Veterans Day Message

CMA would like to extend its thanks to all of the veterans who have selflessly served our nation to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. Thank you for all of your contributions to our country!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

USMS (United States Masters Swimming) registration reminder

This is a reminder for CMA swimmers to join USMS (United States Masters Swimming).  The website is: The fee for 2022 is $60. The membership is required to satisfy insurance requirements for the team, but there are other benefits that include USMS sanctioned swim meets, a bi-monthly magazine, and discounts at sites like

When you sign up for USMS, you can select the club to be affiliated with. If you plan to compete in swim meets, you could choose a different club besides Coronado Masters Association. That may give you flexibility to participate in relays or score points for a team since CMA does not regularly participate in meets as a team. Below is a screenshot of the USMS site to show the club options for San Diego - Imperial LMSC (Local Masters Swimming Committee):

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Normal practice schedule for the week of 1 November

There was some uncertainty about lane availability to accommodate a youth swim team during the week of 1 November, but we were informed that no practice time adjustments are necessary.  We will be having the usual practice times during the week of 1 November.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Swim schedule update for the week of 13 September

CMA was informed that the facility schedule for the week of 13 September WILL NOT change.  Regular practices will continue to be held from 6am to 7am with an option to start at 5:30am for swimmers who require the earlier start time.  The pool is currently scheduled to be configured for long course (50-meters) on Friday only.  We are awaiting updates from the facility regarding the youth swim team schedule and will pass along those updates as we receive them.

Friday, September 3, 2021

3 September 2021 Update: Labor Day and practice time changes

The BBMAC is open on Labor Day, and there will be a practice from 6am to 7am.

Beginning on Monday, 13 September, the CMA practice schedule will be modified to accommodate a youth swim team.  The Monday and Wednesday practices will be configured long course (50-meters) and split into two separate practices: 5:30am to 6:30am and 6:30am to 7:30am.  The Friday practice will be configured for short course (25-yards) and remain as one practice: 6:00am to 7:00am.  We anticipate that the new schedule will be used for at least two weeks.  We will post another update as we receive updates from the BBMAC.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Mid-July Update

The practice schedule remains the same.  There is currently no mask requirements to enter the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex (BBMAC). Coronado Masters offers two free tryouts to make sure the program is what you are looking for before you join.

The practice times continue to be 6:00-7:00 AM, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and cost is $60/months ($15/week prorated for a mid-month start). Note that all fees will be refunded pro rata if for any reason the program has to shut down for something like COVID for part of a month.

Occasionally, the pool will be configured for long course, but most practices are short course.  We will have guest coaches from Wednesday, 21 July 2021 through Friday, 30 July 2021, while coach Rhonda is on vacation.