HistoryThe Burlington Masters Swim Club was started in the late 70's and was subsidized by the City of Burlington parks and Recreation and under the control of a body of elected members. The original coach was Bill Evoy, who was a teacher at the Nelson High School with about 30 to 40 swimmers on the team. Some of the original members are still members today!
Over the years the club has had different coaches. In 1996, Dave Judd joined BMSC and the membership has grown dramatically and the results at meets have been outstanding. Recently, four of our women's team set a World Record in a relay!
MembersOur membership is made up of competitive Masters swimmers, triathletes and people looking to improve their fitness and skill level. While we have members that compete in meets and some of our training is geared toward competition, we do not require our members to compete. If you can complete 200 metres continuous and want to improve your skill level and fitness, give us a try! Our members come from Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Oakville, Milton and even as far away as Mississauga and Grimsby.
The swim season starts after Labour Day weekend in September and runs the full year until the end of May. We are one club but run two scheduled times most nights for two groups to swim (A & B). The placement of a swimmer is based on skill and fitness level.
BMSC is known for having wonderful social events. We have a barbeque in the fall to welcome new members and reacquaint the returning members, a Christmas party in December and an end of year party in June. As well we have celebration dinners after Provincials and Nationals and every Thursday night we end up at QB’s after practice.
Burlington Masters Swim Club has always been a force to reckon with at meets and our reputation has drawn members of other clubs for years. Our swimmers have consistently placed in the top ten and even top three nationally and top ten to twenty world wide. Burlington Masters has always had a strong swimmer base and an even stronger body of elected representatives.