Masters Swimming

VV Masters Swim Group is a great way to improve your fitness, meet new people, have fun and socialize.

We offer an organized practice three times a week.  There is a suggested workout set posted with different levels for varying abilities. While there is no coach on deck, workouts are explained by Steve Davenport or Marc Bradac.
All levels of swimmers are welcome and we divide the lanes according to intensity.  Expect some stroke drills during warm-up as well as some informal help with strokes. On occasion we have fun relay races.
Participants from last year noticed a marked improvement in distance and endurance as the summer progressed.

For questions or more information, contact Steve at masters@virginiavale.info

Dates and Times
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 AM
Saturdays 8:00 to 9:30AM – 1 hour organized practice, 1/2 hour open lap swim
Scheduling Notes:
Preseason starts May 15, 6:00 to 7:00AM
Regular season starts May 29, 5:30 to 6:30AM
August 1 practice changes to 6:00 to 7:00AM
No practice:
June 2 – due to swim meet
June 9 – due to synchro meet
Registration

All masters swimming participants must register and pay online before getting in the water. You must be logged in as a member to register.

Coordinators

Steve DavenportSteve Davenport and his family have been members of VV since 1988.  An active volunteer with the swim team program, Steve can be found at home meets as the head referee and starter.  In 2014, Steve brought his many years with the DU Masters program to launch the VV Masters Swim Group.  Steve’s two sons, Mark and Brian, have a storied history at VV.  When not at the pool, Steve enjoys yoga, scuba diving, hiking, backpacking and climbing Colorado’s Fourteeners.

Marc B v2Marc Bradac and his family have been members of VV for the past 10 years.  Marc volunteers his time officiating home swim team meets at VV, and also is a certified deck referee for USA Swimming.  He is an active participant in the Masters Swim Program at the University of Denver, and in general, is passionate about all things swimming.  Outside of swimming, Marc enjoys spending time with wife, Monica, and his four children enjoying the Colorado outdoors.