University Swim Club Masters Program

Organized swim workouts and instruction for adult swimmers, including former competitive swimmers, triathletes, those looking to hop in the pool for the first time, or those just looking for a great workout! Workouts will provide conditioning, stroke drills, goal setting, and individualized instruction to all who wish to participate.


Workouts are coached by Charlie Lownes and/or Steven Jacobs of University Swim Club, a USA Swimming affiliated program on Cleveland’s east side.

Charlie has been the head coach of University Swim club since 1995 and has coached several swimmers ranked in the US Top 16 and one swimmer ranked in the Top 25 in the world.

Steve is the Euclid lead site coach for USC, as well as the head coach of Euclid and Wickliffe High School Swim Teams. Outside of the pool he is a recreational triathlete and runner.


All participants must be current members of O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club to participate in the workouts because USMS liability insurance will cover these workouts.  Membership is about $45 which includes US Masters Swimming registration through the end of the calendar year.  (Register here: You may attend as a guest for one week before paying the membership fee (Paperwork attached.).


Euclid High School Pool – The school is located conveniently right off of I-90 at the East 222nd St exit. The school features two 25-yard, 6-lane pools. Workouts will be held in the main competition pool.  Please enter and park at the North Entrance of the building and enter through “Doors 5: Athlete Entrance”. The pool is immediately on your right.

SCHEDULE:  Fall & Winter Session begins Sept 5 and runs through March 30, 2018.

M/W/F: 5:45 AM – 7:00 AM

Some dates may be rescheduled or canceled due holidays, etc.  If the school day is cancelled due to weather then practice is cancelled as well. This is a new training site for OHIO Masters.  We will look to add practice times in the future (some in the evening) as the group grows.

Full Season (Sept thru March)         $280 (fee can be prorated based on start date), talk to the coaches)                           
Monthly/12 session Pass                 $45 (12-sessions regardless of start/end date)                         
Single Practice Drop-in                    $5/practice

For more information contact Charlie Lownes at

1) Download and fill out the attached registration form. USC Masters Program 2017-2018.docx Bring the form and payment to your first practice.
2) Register with Unites States Masters Swimming (at and select O*H*I*O Masters as your  affiliate club.