Safety is of great importance to us. Please use common sense and follow the directions of the on deck coach.
Masters swimming is a strenuous athletic activity. We advise participants to consult a physician before undertaking the program. Even if you are physically fit and enjoy good health, we advise you to see your physician for periodic medical exams. The frequency of these exams would be determined by the existence of any underlying health problems. Many apparently healthy people are not aware that they possess risk factors for cardiac problems, erroneously believing that physical fitness will protect them from cardiorespiratory problems. Your health-care provider usually can take steps to detect these risk factors if they exist, and can counsel you about guidelines for a safe exercise program.