Academy Bullets Masters (ABM) is a member club of the Illinois Masters Swimming Association, a division of U.S. Masters Swimming. We provide coached workouts, training, and stroke instruction to adult swimmers (18+) of all ability levels. Masters Swimming provides opportunities for lifelong fitness, friendship, and fun. At ABM, we incorporate all three into our program.
If you are a triathlete, open-water swimmer, or fitness swimmer, our teaching and training model provides a great balance to enable you to make gains. If you are a current or former competitive swimmer or water polo player looking for a place to swim, our workouts can help you get into great shape and perform at a high level while measuring progress and preventing injury. Seasoned Masters swimmers and new members alike will find a program tailored to meet their personal fitness, training, and competitive goals.
Competitions (pool, open water, and others) are encouraged (but not required) throughout the year. Our experienced coaching staff is always available and willing to help our participants to realize their swimming potential.
Our schedule officially runs 50 weeks per year. Our winter schedule typically runs from late September through USMS Short Course Nationals in early to mid-May. Our Summer schedule begins one week after Short Course Nationals and runs until the US Aquatic Sports Convention in September.
Regular morning practices are typically held five times per week at Marmion Academy from 5:30 - 6:30am. From March through mid-August, morning practices are held Monday through Friday. From mid-August through the end of February, practices are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. New for 2014: From March through August, we will be swimming SIX mornings per week (Monday through Saturday) at Marmion!
New for 2013-14: You asked, and we listened! We have added evening practices to our schedule. Practices will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8:30-9:30pm at Marmion Academy in addition to our morning offerings.
While keeping to our many season plans, each workout is tailored to the attendees’ individual needs. Practices are designed to promote progress both in conditioning and mechanics in a positive learning environment.
Additional practices are held on select evenings at Centennial Beach in Naperville during the summer, weather permitting.
Come Join Us
The 2013-14 Winter season is now underway. If you'd like to join us at any point during the year, download the 2013-14 Academy Bullets Masters Registration Form!
Keep in mind that membership in U.S. Masters Swimming is required to swim with us. Sign up online through USMS here.
If you have questions about Academy Bullets Masters, would like to swim with us, or would like to be placed on our email or text contact lists, please contact Head Masters Coach Chris Colburn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.