Masters Swim at the Y was developed to attract a wide range of swimmers — from long-time competitors to adults who are just getting their feet wet. The program caters to those who want to improve swimming technique and take advantage of swimming’s fitness benefits, including lap swimmers, triathletes, those who wish to compete and those who are just looking for an excellent workout. During Masters Swim at the Y, coaches will provide speed and endurance training, motivation, drills, stroke technique and fun workouts to help improve ease and efficiency in the water. 

The YMCA Masters Swim program is for adults 18+. The program is drop-in, but there is a fee. 

Adult Swim
Digital Punch Pass

Digital punch passes cover 10 visits and may be purchased online. They expire 12 months from purchase. Please visit the front desk to check in.

  • Member: $50
  • Non-member: $100
  • Member: $5
  • Non-member: $10

Drop-In fees may be paid at the front desk. 
Check the schedule for Masters Swim times. 

Swim Gear Suggested
  • Proper competition swimsuit or jammers
  • Goggles 
  • Swim Cap
  • Fins
  • Paddles and pull buoy
  • Snorkel





Our Masters Swim program is an United States Masters Swimming (USMS) club. You do not have to register with USMS to participate in the Y’s Master Swim program. However, only USMS registered members may participate in USMS events. 

Login to renew your annual USMS membership or join the Y’s USMS club.

Meet Our Coaches

Ian O'Brien

Ian O’Brien brings a 25+ year coaching resume to the YMCA of Northern Colorado. A native of England, Ian began his coaching career as a volunteer while in school, then he continued to coach while competing in triathlons. Ian now coaches full time and has coached for Team USA in the Olympic Games. During his career he’s led multiple athletes to Olympic medals, world championship medals and podiums at major international competitions. Ian coaches at the Lafayette Y.

Julie Dibens

A native of Salisbury, England, Julie swam collegiately at LSU and transitioned into triathlon following graduation. She competed as a professional triathlete for 15 years and represented Great Britain in the 2004 Olympics before getting into triathlon coaching full time. She currently runs her own coaching business, primarily for triathletes but including other endurance athletes as well. Julie’s coaching philosophy is to work hard but have fun at the same time. Her workout groups at the Y are tailored towards more dedicated, disciplined athletes, but all abilities are welcome! Julie coaches at the Lafayette Y.

Jacob Brooks

I am Jacob Brooks, from Casper, WY. I have a solid background in competitive swimming, with a deep understanding of the sport. I have been coaching competitive swimming for about 4 years now, helping swimmers reach their full potential. I am Lifeguard certified, ensuring safety in and around the pool. I have training on injury prevention to keep swimmers in top shape. Teamwork makes the dreamwork, I’m always super positive, easy to work with, and always ready for a chat!


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