The San Mateo Masters is a USMS Masters Swim Team with 240+ swimmers ranging from age 18-95. We are recognized as the 1st Masters Swim Team in the United States.

Our swimmers come in all different shapes, sizes, and abilities. We encourage you to come try us out! Contact Coach Tom for your complimentary workout here.

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Who are we?

It is actually very simple…   We are an organized, supportive group of swimmers (ages 18+), coached by experienced, motivating and supportive coaches.  We come in all shapes and sizes, and all levels of efficiency.  We swim for fun, we swim to meet new friends, we swim for exercise, we swim for competition, and some swim for all of the above. But mostly, we swim for our health and well- being.   Come and swim with us…it’s that simple.  All members are welcome to try a complimentary swim workout with us.

If you are new to group swim workouts the best times to try us out are:

  • Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 10 am or Noon
  • Monday – Thursday at 6 pm or Saturday at 8.30 am

Workout Schedule & Fees

We invite participation from swimmers of all abilities, age 18 and over who are interested in regular structured workouts. Experience in competitive swimming is not necessary. Members include beginning lap swimmers, triathletes, former collegiate and nationally-ranked Masters competitors. We are one of the few bay area programs with access to long course training, an element that gives us an extra edge in training variety and opportunity.


Introduce yourself to the coach on deck and join the fun! We offer 25 workouts per week to choose from:
Monday – Friday 5:45 – 7:00 am
Monday – Friday 7:00 – 8:00 am
Monday – Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00 – 11:00 am
Mon – Thurs 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Saturday 7:30 – 9:00 am and 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Sunday  7:30 – 8:30 am

Focus of Workouts:
Mondays: Long Distance Free
Tuesdays: Stroke and IM
Wednesdays: Quality Free
Thursdays: Mid Distance Free (6 pm workout is Stroke and IM)
Fridays: Stroke and IM
Saturdays: Longcourse / Mid Distance Free
Sundays: Longcourse / Distance Free and IM

Fees:

San Mateo Masters is available to San Mateo Athletic Club members only
Monthly Fee: $25

If you have any questions, please contact:
Katie Elgaaen, – Aquatics Director – (650) 378-7381 – elgaeenk@smccd.edu
Tom Reudy – Head Coach, Masters & Adult Swimming – reudyt@smccd.edu
Tom Reudy

Tom Reudy

Head Coach
I was born in San Francisco and raised in Millbrae. I started swimming at the age of 9 for the Millbrae Otters. Eventually the Otters merged with the San Mateo swim team, and we later became the Golden Gate Aquatics swim team. I was a top five U.S. age group swimmer, and I continued swimming until I was 18. I was offered a number of college swimming scholarships, but unfortunately I was burned out, and I stopped swimming after I left school. Soon after that I began my career in the entertainment field and eventually moved to Los Angeles.

It was during this time that I found my way back to the pool. I started swimming with a Masters team, never thinking that I would start competing again. But I found that I still had that competitive gene in me, and I really started training hard. I was shocked and excited to find that my body still responded to the intense workouts. Over the next 20 years or so, I achieved Masters World and National records as well as All-American honors, and I also discovered that I had a passion for coaching. Having been asked to fill in as coach for the Masters team from time to time, I found that I really enjoyed doing it and I started coaching on a regular basis. So swimming and coaching have been a very big part of my life.

I am so fortunate and excited to be doing what I love … coaching. And to be back in my home town coaching the San Mateo Masters is something I would have never expected. The San Mateo Masters has the honor and recognition of being the very first Masters swim team in the world, and I am lucky to be part of that history.

Katie Elgaaen

Katie Elgaaen

Aquatics Director & Assistant Coach
(650) 378-7381
Katie Elgaaen is a lifetime swimmer. Highlights of her swimming resume include Pan-American Games gold and silver medal, US Olympic Trials finalist, All American and team captain of the nationally ranked University of California swim team, first place finishes at La Jolla Rough Water Swim, Lake Berryessa, Trans Tahoe & Maui Channel relays. Top 3 finishes at Waikiki Rough Water, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

Although retired from racing, Katie continues to swim for fitness and coaches both kids and adults. Also a mother of 3 young kids, Katie enjoys spending time chasing them around the house and teaching them to love the water.

Katie has been an Aquatics Director, swim coach, swimming, spinning and lifeguard instructor in the Bay Area for the past 20 years. Her passion is to teach people of all ages to love swimming for life.

Jim Stretch

Jim Stretch

Assistant Master's Coach
At the age of nine Jim began swimming competitively for the Golden Serpents Swim Club in Michigan.  He has remained in the sport ever since.  Jim started coaching in 1984 at the University Club in Lansing Michigan.  From there he became the Aquatics Director at the Little harbor Club from 1985 – 1987.

After the birth of his children, Jim took a brief hiatus from swimming but started competing again  in Masters in 1999.  Jim loves coaching and enjoys working with entry level swimmers focusing on building a solid stroke and technique and developing a foundation that will serve athletes over the course of their swimming career. Jim has developed athletes at the Mavericks swim team in Half Moon Bay and was Head Coach at the Burlingame Country Club from 2008- 2011.

Jim was also Assistant Coach at Carlmont High School in 2012 and made coaching contributions that helped lift Carlmont to their first PAL BAY Division title while developing athletes to achieve personal, school and conference records.  Jim has become an important part of our coaching staff.

Megan Waters

Megan Waters

Assistant Master's Coach
Megan Waters grew up in Rockville, MD, swimming for her summer league and local club teams since the age of 8. After working her way to becoming an All-Ivy competitor, record holder and NCAA qualifier in the 50 and 100 free for Princeton University, Megan stayed in Princeton an extra year to train for and compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. Following Trials, Megan retired from the great sport of swimming and has since taken up yoga, rock climbing and skiing to sate her competitive edge.

Throughout her childhood, Megan coached for both her summer team and local country club. Upon entering college, Megan began bolstering her breadth of knowledge and experience in coaching by spending summers working for successful swim camps like Michigan and Longhorns Swim Camps in Ann Arbor and Austin. Her interest in the technical side of the sport led her to pursue coaching on the collegiate level. After spending two years as Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach at Denison University in Ohio, Megan returned to coach club swimming for a year in Virginia as an age group coach and swim school competitive lesson instructor. Megan is now living in San Mateo and working full-time for the San Mateo County in water conservation. She is excited to be able to share her years of coaching and swimming experience part-time with the San Mateo Masters swim team.

Amanda Larson

Amanda Larson

Assistant Master's Coach
Amanda Larson grew up in Davis, CA, and started swimming for the Davis Aquadarts when she was 9 and continued her swimming career through high school and college. She completed her swimming career competing for the University of California, Berkeley from 2006 to 2010. In college she swam the 50, 100 and 200 Free and occasionally 100 Fly. During her fifth year at Cal, she was the undergraduate assistant coach and team manager. After graduating she has continued her passion of the sport by swimming and coaching with masters teams and enjoys open water swimming.

Amanda has been coaching swimming to different age groups for over 12 years and masters swimming for over 5 years. She taught at the Cal Summer Swim Camps during her collegiate career and as a Co-Head Coach for the Lucas Valley Lightning Summer Swim League. She enjoys coaching all swim levels and creating workouts that give swimmers both a technical and an aerobic practice and that also keep both the body and the mind active. She is currently working as an artist and certified welder, specializing in community built art with schools and communities using mediums of mosaics, ceramics, and metal. She has an appetite to learn new things and enjoys sharing her passion about swimming with others. She is excited to be a part of the San Mateo Masters swim team coaching staff!