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Sport & Health Clubs Adding 14 New U.S. Masters Swimming Programs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sport & Health and U.S. Masters Swimming today announced that 14 Sport & Health Washington, D.C. area locations will offer Masters Swimming® programs, providing greater access and opportunity for adults to swim. Each location will offer a coach instructor who has completed level one and level two of the U.S. Masters Swimming Coach Certification Program. Certified coaches will be offering up to six practices a week.

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"We've had adult swimming programs at several locations for some time, however it was time to standardize as an official USMS program and launch it across all our clubs.  The success of our Regency program is the basis for our model," says Tamara Yaunches, Corporate Director of Aquatics for Sport & Health. "We're excited about our partnership with USMS as it creates an environment of success for our members to pursue lifelong fitness through swimming."

"Pool access and swimming with a qualified Masters Swimming instructor is the most important benefit we can provide to USMS members," says Bill Brenner, club and coach services director for U.S. Masters Swimming. "Our USMS Coach Certification Program will empower Sport & Health Club instructors to provide professional instruction to adult swimmers of all ability levels and create an atmosphere of learning, health, well-being and fun."

Programs will be held at the Bethesda, Brambleton, Crystal Park, Fredericksburg, Gainesville, Lakeforest, North Frederick, Regency, Rio, Skyline, Tenley, Tysons, Woodbridge, and Worldgate locations.

About U.S. Masters Swimming

Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming. It does so by partnering with more than 1,500 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bimonthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletters, STREAMLINES, and website, usms.org; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water, and virtual events and competitions. More than 55,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.

About Sport & Health

Since 1973, Sport & Health Clubs has grown to be Washington D.C.'s largest family of full-service health clubs and day spas with 23 locations in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Sport & Health Clubs are built around integrating fun and fitness into the busy lifestyles that define our nation's capital and its ever-expanding communities. The clubs serve the health and fitness needs of more than 130,000 Washingtonians, with more than 2,300 employees.  The clubs feature state-of-the-art fitness equipment, individual and group personal training and group exercise classes for all levels including Pilates, yoga, dance, metabolic training and all of the latest in effective, fun workouts. Many clubs feature tennis, racquetball, squash, basketball, swimming and a Kidz Klub, which features a nursery, climbing mazes, dance classes, camps and a variety of junior programs for all ages. Several clubs feature Serenity Day Spa that provides therapeutic massage, body treatments, nail and skin care and hair styling and design. For more information, visit www.sportandhealth.com

SOURCE U.S. Masters Swimming

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