You don’t have to be a college athlete or professional sports star to participate in athletics. A diverse group of swimmers are keeping their competitive spirits alive by participating in Masters Swim.
Nearly 55,000 swimmers are members of United States Masters Swim, more than 100 of which participate in the Binghamton University Masters Swim club, or BUMS.
The organization accomodates everyone across the swimming spectrum.
“We have ex-collegiate swimmers, we have people new to swimming, we have triathletes that have joined us,” said Binghamton University Masters Swim coach Dan Kornblatt. “The lanes are divided by ability, not age or sex.”