There are two organizations FAST is associated with, USA Triathlon (USAT) and US Masters Swimming (USMS). While being a member of these organizations is not a requirement, many FAST members find memberships to these organizations beneficial.
USA Triathlon (USAT)
USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 2,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities.
USA Triathlon's 125,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport.
On the elite level, USA Triathlon is responsible for the selection and training of teams to represent the United States in international competition, including the world championships, Pan Am Games and Olympic Games. It conducts national camps and clinics and provides coaching education programs.
On the developmental level, USA Triathlon fosters grassroots expansion of the sport, which is facilitated by the sanctioning of age-group events and triathlon clubs. National and regional championships are held for triathletes from junior to senior age divisions.
Click here to join USAT. You will receive race discounts to USAT sanctioned events and be able to participate in the winter National Challenge Competition for FAST.
US Masters Swimming (USMS)
U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. Programs are open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.
Founded in 1970, the non-profit corporation is organized with over 500 clubs in 52 regions throughout the United States. Membership numbers more than 50,000, with individual members ranging in age from 18 to over 100.
Within the clubs, structured workouts, often with a coach, offer well-thought-out training assistance. Pool and open-water races provide opportunities to compete and measure individual progress at the local, state, national and international levels. USMS programs also offer stroke and technique clinics, workshops, and instruction, as well as social functions.
All USMS programs are designed to help swimmers improve fitness and/or train for specific goals, and offer active support for a healthy lifestyle through friendship, and camaraderie.
Click the logo to join USMS
To be able to swim relays with FAST, please follow these instruction:
Under LMSC, select "Michigan Masters (MICH)." Fill out the form and near the bottom you will see "Workout Group." Select "FAST --Ford Athletic Swim & Triathlon Club."
Print a copy of your card for your records. Some swim meets require you send a copy of your card with your meet entry. One will also be immediately e-mailed to you.
Please e-mail Jenny if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org