University of Rochester

Athletics & Recreation

U of R Athletics

Attention: Campus Facilities will be conducting a renovation project in the women's and men's alumni (first floor) locker rooms.

The men's locker room will be closed July 31 - August 2. The women's locker room will be closed August 3-7.

This project will last the entire estimated time and access to the locker room will not be permitted. Locker rooms for changing and showering will be available in the pool locker rooms. If you have any belongings in your lockers that you will need during this time, please remove them prior to the closure. 

Masters Swim Program

Masters Swimming is an organized program for adults (18 and older) interested in swimming. Practices follow the academic calendar from September to May. Members may participate in a variety of ways including fitness swimming, local competition, and national and international competition. As a member of a Masters Program you may choose your level of involvement.

What are some of the benefits of joining a Masters Swim Club?

First you will be joining a group of people, like yourself, who enjoy getting into shape and staying in shape by swimming. This means that you will be working out in a fun and supportive environment. You will also have a coach available to develop workouts and offer suggestions to improve the mechanics of your strokes and your efficiency in the water. An example of a Masters swimming workout can be found here.


All club members must join the River Campus Sports Complex R Club. This membership will allow you to join the Masters team as well as having access to the Sports Complex throughout the year. The facilities that R Club members are allowed to use include the fitness center, indoor track, swimming pool, basketball courts, racquetball courts, squash courts and tennis courts.

Membership to U. S. Masters Swimming is optional. If you chose  to compete it will require an additional fee of $70 to join the University of Rochester Master’s group (URM) Registration will include a program t-shirt and cap, a yearly subscription to SWIM Magazine, a quarterly Water Power Gazette pertaining Niagara Masters participation information as well as fitness events, pool competitions and open swim meets on a local and national level.


Practices are held in the UR Aquatic Center Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 pm -8:30 pm and Sunday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. 


Master's Swim Coach 
Dominic Ziolek,  (585) 275-9469