U.S. Masters Swimming appropriately challenges beginner to competitive swimmers by improving stroke technique. Our program has achieved Gold Club designation, the highest level of recognition available. Whether you are a traditional competitive master’s swimmer, an open water swimmer, a triathlete, or you just want to swim for fun, this program is for you! Not only is swimming a life skill, but this program will help you develop a healthier lifestyle through swimming, build friendships through our members, and grow by meeting your personal fitness goals.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Opportunity to participate in USMS workouts with a sanctioned swimming group
  • Stay active and build a healthier lifestyle
  • Meet friends, participate in events, and reach your personal swimming goals
  • Opportunities to compete locally or nationally in pool, open-water, clinics, and fitness challenge events
  • Ability to track and record your fitness progress and goals
  • Subscription to SWIMMER magazine, member e-newsletter, and access to lots of materials on the USMS website

ALL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BE REGISTERED WITH U.S. MASTERS SWIMMING. Greater Somerset County YMCA is registered with USMS as Somerset County YMCA Masters (SCYM). Registration for the team is a separate cost beyond the monthly practice fees.



About U.S. Masters Swimming

U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) was founded in 1970. A non-profit corporation, USMS supports more than 1,000 adult swim programs in 52 regions throughout the United States. They have more than 50,000 individual members, ranging in age from 18 to over 100.


Greater Somerset County YMCA Master Swimming Records

Updated 9/2023


Meet our U.S. Masters Swimming Coaches

Ed Tsuzuki

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 (achieved May 5, 2012), Level 2 (achieved May 5, 2012), Level 3 (achieved October 29, 2016)

Location: Somerset Hills YMCA

Ed loves helping people become more efficient swimmers – regardless of their swimming experience or current level of ability. He believes in the philosophy that swimming is not just a life-saving skill, but it is a low-impact activity that enables adults to improve their health, wellness and fitness at any age!


Dave Lockhart

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 (achieved Aug. 29, 2015), Level 2 (achieved Aug. 29, 2015)

Location: Hillsborough YMCA

Dave’s workouts develop freestyle stroke technique, core strength, speed and aerobic base to build an approach to swimming that is optimized for each swimmer. He has an extensive swimming “10k Open Water World Champion” and multisport background “triathlon, aqua bike, running and cycling”. He finds joy in seeing athletes reach their goals and understands the need to balance work and life but still be able to set and achieve personal swimming goals.


Jerry Katz

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 (achieved Oct. 13, 2012), Level 2 (achieved Oct. 13, 2012), Level 3 (achieved April 7, 2018)

Location: Hillsborough YMCA


Mark Menter

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 and 2 (achieved March 25, 2017), Level 3 (achieved April 7, 2018)

Location: Hillsborough YMCA

An experienced multi-sport athlete, Mark has competed in open water swimming events and triathlons, including the Ironman triathlon, as well as winning numerous age-group awards.

His coaching philosophy is to always coach the athlete, the individual first, and to accommodate for the physical and emotional needs of the athlete. His sessions utilize video analysis to aid in instruction and stroke correction.

In addition to being a US Masters coach, Mark is also a certified USA Track and Field coach and a Personal Trainer for the Somerset County YMCA where he coordinates the running and triathlon programs at the Hillsborough YMCA.


Adele Morgan

USMS Certified Coach: Level 1 (achieved April 18, 2015), Level 2 (achieved April 18, 2015), Level 3 (achieved Oct. 29, 2016)

Location: Hillsborough YMCA

Adele Morgan started swimming when she started crawling! She swam competitively in high school and some of college. Now, in addition to open water swimming and triathlons, she also competes in U.S. Masters. Adele started coaching when she was in college for a summer team, but it took her a few careers to realize this was the perfect place for her. It’s the people that make the sport. Through the sport, she has been surrounded by amazing swimmers, coaches and parents, and she feels very fortunate to wake up to a job every day that she loves. She is a USA, Y, and US Masters certified coach as well as a Red Cross WSI. She has been coaching age group swimming at the Somerset County YMCA since 1999, Hillsborough High School since 2004, and Masters since late 2015.





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