Masters Swim

Masters is just another way of saying our program is specifically offered for adults only, so don’t worry about everyone being in great shape. Our Masters Sports program is, however, a great gathering place for people who value their health and fitness, and might be looking for an organized group of people who share these common goals. We offer quality, organized, competitive workouts, with a professional coach, to every ability level of athlete. Our positive training environment provides our large fitness community opportunities that help everybody reach their own personal goals. We also sponsor many organized social events for our participants throughout the year. Get in great shape for life, or train for your favorite competitive event, with our highly experienced coaching staff alongside other motivated athletes. “FITNESS IS A WAY OF LIFE” “YA GOTTA WANNA”


For almost 34 years, the UCSD Masters Swimming Program, under the watchful eyes of Masters Sports Director and Head Coach, Ron ‘Sickie’ Marcikic, has offered quality swim workouts to students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community. Utilizing two 50 meter pools at the Canyonview Aquatics Center, a coaching staff of 13 coaches, with workouts offered 7 days a week, we provide an affordable, fun and comprehensive lifetime fitness program for adult swimmers, who really love to swim! Fitness truly is a way of life for our swimmers. Participants need to be able to swim at least 200 yards of freestyle without stopping, and at least one other competitive stroke, in order to fit into one of the workout lanes with other swimmers.  

2018 Workout Schedule


Canyonview Pool
Monday thru Friday 6:00am & 7:30am
Monday thru Thursday 6:00pm
Saturday 7:30am
Sunday 9:00am
All workouts are 1½ hours long. Weekends may be subject to cancellation due to other Aquatic Program scheduling.

Free Workouts Each Quarter

Each quarter, the UCSD Masters Sports program offers free workouts during the first week, to introduce our program to prospective participants. Our goal is to provide quality, professionally coached workouts for every ability level of swimmer.  If you think Master's is only for athletes in shape...c'mon in and see that it's also for everyone trying to get in shape too!











Price for Master’s Program Fee only (Rec Membership not included. Master's Program Fee provides full access to Canyonview Aquatic Center only)
Monthly Auto-Pay Pricing
Customer Group Swimming
UCSD Student $19
Current Rec Members $40
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Extension Student, Senior $42
General $47
Current Rec Members $360
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Extension Student, Senior $500
General $560
1 Quarter
UCSD Student $55
Current Rec Members $90
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Extension Student, Senior $125
General $140
1 Month
UCSD Student $35
Current Rec Members $50
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Extension Student, Senior $65
General $80
1 Day
UCSD Student $4
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Extension Student, Senior $10
General $10
Masters Flex Pass
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Extension Student, Senior $8/day (minimum 5)
General $8/day (minimum 5)


When you register for our program for the first time, you'll need to go to RIMAC, on the north end of campus, to fill out all of the forms and get your Rec Card (if you do not have one already).

National Sports Registration Forms

All of our athletes must be affiliated with a National organization for liability purposes. Please register online or download the forms and mail them in. Carry your form with you (good if you travel). Swimming USMS Member Registration form Online USMS Membership processing and printing or re-printing of individual USMS cards. Individuals can quickly apply for or renew USMS membership via the new on-line USMS Registration/ Membership site. Each swimmer can print and re-print his or her USMS card whenever needed as proof of membership for an entry form or to participate in a workout. Please write in SAN DIEGO SWIM MASTERS under club affiliation.

How do I know if this is the right program for me?

These days, fitness is big.  In fact, personal fitness should be an important component of everyday life.  Being healthy is key to an active lifestyle. The best way to try our program for free, is to contact Sickie ( and ask to try out our program.  He will send you a coupon for two free workouts, that you can use to give our program a try.