New Swimmers

If you are new to the area or have decided to try swimming with RAM there are a few things you need to know. Hopefully this will answer your questions.


You must be at least 18 years if age.


Swimming is a fun sport that can be performed your entire life. Swim practice generally is enjoyable but is demanding. To maximize your chance of enjoying swimming we request you consider a few items.

  1. If you have any medical condition that might impact your participating in practice, you must provide this information to the coach along with any information needed to ensure your safety.
  2. Masters swim practice is not a learn to swim program. It is a program that assumes you have a minimum swimming capability. That minimum level is that new members should be capable of swimming at least several passes across the pool non-stop.

Other than physical considerations, we hope you will quickly discover how your desire to swim can aid you in improving fitness and your stroke technique. Possibly learn a new stroke.


As a new swimmer, you can swim three practices free. After three practices you will need to do the following to continue as part of the RAM program.

  1. If you are new to US Masters Swimming (USMS) or have allowed your USMS registration to expire. Click the link below to register with USMS. You can select RAM as your club during the registration process.

    US Masters Swimming Registration

  2. If your USMS registration is in good standing and you want to join RAM, please click to link below.

    Join RAM

  3. If you are already a RAM member and you want to change the credit card on file or update your current contact information, please follow the link below.

    Pay RAM Dues

  4. RAM dues are automatically charged to your credit card on file on the 5th of each month. If you need to make a change to your membership status (due to injury / travel / etc.), please email our Treasurer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Requests to be removed from active status / automatic billing must be received by the first of the month.

USMS and RAM Dues can be found on our FEES page.