MASTERS SWIM PROGRAM (S.W.A.M.)
Don't let the name fool you, Masters Swimming is for everyone. For beginner to advanced swimmers, Masters is a great way to practice and improve your skills as well as make new friends. Give it a try and see if it's the workout and social outlet you have been looking for at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas.
- Expertly-designed adult group swim practices, including triathlon swim training
- Learn proper stroke mechanics and training techniques
- Instructed by Dallas Aquatic Masters
- Many of the coaches hold All American, National and NCAA Championship titles
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
6:30-7:30 a.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Cooper Hotel and Cooper Fitness Center Pools
Cooper Fitness Center members only
Meet the Cooper Coaches
Monica Bailey was a high school All-American swimmer and then swam for SMU from 1979 to 1983. She has been a Masters swimmer since 1986 and has had 137 Top 10 rankings in U.S. Masters Swimming and four individual Masters All Americans.
Janie Cole started swimming at age 8, and in college, swam for Baylor University. Since joining Dallas Aquatic Masters in 2005, she has consistently ranked in the U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) Top 10 in butterfly and freestyle sprint events. Janie's achievements also include swimming on several USMS and Masters world-record breaking relays.
Jim Dolan began swimming with the AAU Age group team Oak Cliff Swim Club at the age of 8. He has been a long time Masters swimmer holding several U.S. Masters Swimming 50 free records and several relay records. He was a member of the S.W.A.M. club at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas and began coaching Masters in 1994.
Valerie Hoops swam for Luther College in Iowa where she was a team captain and NCAA Division III All-American in 2007-2008. She holds the school record for the 200 butterfly, was a member of the school record 400 free relay and named to the All-Conference Team all four years. She was the assistant swim coach at Xavier University.
Elizabeth Kooy swam in high school and is now a lover of distance swimming. She enjoys open water racing and long distance pool racing, and has won several of the U.S. Masters Swimming National Postal Championship series. Liz coached the Chicago Smelts Masters team for 10 years before she moved to Dallas in 2011.