ABOUT THE TEAM
Tampa Bay Aquatic Masters or "TBAM" is an active and enthusiastic masters swim team sanctioned by United States Masters Swimming and part of the Florida LMSC and Dixie Zone organizations. Established in January 2009 by former Forest Hills Aquatics swimmers, it preserves the ideals of its founding team and coach for a cordial, structured and spirited setting to train, compete and promote the sport.
TBAM is a diverse team with members of varying skills including fitness and competitive masters swimmers, triathletes and cross-trainers. Most swim to develop and maintain a healthy physical condition and positive mental well-being or to enhance fitness regimens. Others train to prepare and compete in St. Anthony's Triathlon, Madeira Beach Triathlon, Hurricane Man and more. Check Active Tampa for more local and regional events where some TBAM members compete.
Head Coach Francisco “Sonny” Silva-Gonzalez obtained his USMS Coaching Certification and USMS ATLS - Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification in February of 2016. He began coaching for TBAM in March of 2016. He has coached triathletes previously on an individual basis before coaching the team. Francisco has successfully swum in multiple open water events and truly enjoys working with athletes of all abilities.
JOIN - BECOME A MEMBER
More than a pool or a place to swim, Tampa Bay Aquatic Masters upholds the United States Masters Swimming (USMS) mission to promote fitness and health through swimming and friendship. All adult men and women no matter their swimming or physical ability are welcome to join. We have several group levels, such as swimmers from beginner levels up to a few ex-college swimmers. Teammates should also share the desire to expand membership, assist with management and support one another in fair sport.
Tampa Bay Aquatic Masters dues are $40 monthly (in advance) to attend all practices or $25 for 4 or fewer sessions and include coaching, access to pool facilities and lifeguard services. USMS annual registration is not included in dues but required to participate in team practices held in City of Tampa pools and compete in sanctioned meets and events. The City of Tampa also requires a "RecCard" or annual recreation fee. The USMS application is available from the coach or easily join online. Drop-in swimmers are welcome with valid proof of USMS registration.
Kickboards, pull buoys and pace clocks are provided. Members purchase and furnish their swimsuits, goggles, training fins and other necessary gear or apparel. Tampa Bay Aquatic Masters does not require members to wear team suits or buy special equipment.
SCHEDULE AND FACILITY
Monday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 to 9:30 AM
The central location at Cyrus Green Park near downtown Tampa enables Tampa Bay Aquatic Masters to offer convenient weekday evening and Saturday morning workouts.
The pool is a 25-yard (SCY) outdoor heated pool owned and lifeguarded by the City of Tampa with men's and women's locker rooms and outdoor heated showers. Secured parking and safekeeping for valuables are not available at the site.
Practice may temporarily move to accommodate City of Tampa programs and events. Lightning, cold temperatures, equipment and water conditions and legal holidays can affect the schedule.
Prepare and dress for seasonal Florida weather. Waterproof sunscreen is recommended.
Cyrus Greene Park, 2101 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33610
Monday and Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM