The Saluki Masters Swim Club is a swim fitness program for adults interested in swimming for exercise. We offer structured workouts along with coaching and camaraderie to help improve your stroke and develop strength, speed and endurance in your swimming. You determine your level of participation.

Meeting Times

Meeting times are available Monday - Friday and Saturday. Come as often as your schedule allows. We meet in the Dr Edward J Shea Natatorium at the Southern Illinois University Student Recreation Center in Carbondale, Illinois.

Monday through Friday, 6 am - 7:30 am (Early Birds 5:30 am), Saturday, 8 am - 10 am.

Saturday practice is followed by Breakfast of Champions optional social event.

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Requirements to Join

·  Must be at least 18 years of age to join U. S. Masters Swimming.

·  Have an SIUC Recreation Center Use pass. 

A limited use pass or community use pass is available to purchase for individuals who might otherwise not be eligible to use the Student Recreation Center. 

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How good do I have to be?

Participants of all ability levels are welcome. The only requirement is that you have a strong positive attitude and a sincere desire to improve your swimming ability and fitness level. At least intermediate swimming ability is recommended.

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What is the cost?


First two weeks are free. 


A monthly fee of $15.00 for students and $30 for Faculty/Staff and other non-students, payable at the beginning of any month in which you attend at least one practice. 


Or a Saturday Only Option of $5 per session, payable at the time of the practice (no credit extended). If a Saturday Only swimmer attends any weekday practice, he/she will owe the monthly fee for that month with credit for any $5 Saturday fees already paid for that month. Checks should be made payable to Saluki Masters. 


Annual dues for 2015 of $54 for required insurance coverage with U. S. Masters Swimming and a subscription to an excellent magazine. Online registration can be found at the USMS registration page. Our parent club is St Louis Area Masters (SLAM).  Saluki Masters is not a registered workout group, but SIU Carbondale can be listed as your practice location.


Discounted dues for 2015 of $37 for full-time students ages 18-25 and swimmers 75 and older requires paper registration available at workouts. Also send copy of student ID with check made out to Ozark LMSC to the Ozark Registrar.  



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How do I get started?

Just show up at any scheduled practice time, ready to swim! Our coach will be in the pool area and will introduce you to our workout program.

REMINDER--We meet Monday through Friday 6 am to 7:30 am (warmup ends at 6:08 am), and Saturday 8 - 10 am. Saturday dates and times are variable.  Check before you come.

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Is the Saluki Masters Swim Club really for me?

Come try us out. You have nothing to lose. The first two weeks are FREE to all newcomers. If you love to swim and want something more than swimming laps on your own, join us.

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How can I get more information?

Contact Susan Aud 618-893-4551 or Mary Pohlmann at 618-549-5077.
Information is also available at any of our practices.

Information about Saluki Masters is also posted at the Saluki Masters Yahoo Group.

We are part of the registered Club: St Louis Area Masters (SLAM).  The SLAM website is Check out the SLAM Facebook.

We are in the jurisdiction of the Ozark LMSC (Local Masters Swimming Committee).  The Ozark LMSC website has up-to-date information about events in our area.

The Ozark LMSC is part of the Breadbasket Zone.

The National organization is U.S. Masters Swimming.

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Entry information for Ed & Ruth Shea Summer Challenge Classic Swim Meet, July 19, 2014

Saluki Summer Challenge Swim Meet Results

Our most recent meet was the "Saluki Summer Challenge" held at the Dr Edward J Shea Natatorium at the SIUC Recreation Center, July, 19, 2014. Results 

No meet was held in 2013 due to work on the roof of the pool.

Click here to view the Results of our 2012 meet.

Click here to view the Results of our 2011 meet.

Click here to view the Results of our 2010 meet.

Click here to view the Results of our 2009 meet. 

Click here to view Results from the 2009 Carbondale Senior Games

Click to view the Results of our 2008 meet 

Click to view the Results of our 2007 meet.

Click to view the Results of our 2006 meet.

Click to view the Results of our 2005 meet.

Click to view the Results of our 2004 (pdf file).

Click to see Results of our 2003 meet.
Click to see Results of our 2002 meet.
Click to see Pictures from our 2001 meet.
Click to see Results from our 2001 meet.

Webmeister: John Pohlmann (Updated by Mary Pohlmann 10/30/2014)