Member Stories: Julie Anderson Competes in World Masters Swimming

Stronger Together: With Support from “Team,” Member Works Toward World Masters Swimming Competition

Just because the weather is getting cooler outside, doesn’t mean that swimming season is over! Check out this article featuring Elite Sports Clubs member, Julie Anderson for a little indoor season swimming inspiration. Her story about her quick rise to competing at worlds in masters swimming is all the motivation we need to get into the pool this winter!

Over thirty years ago Julie Anderson was a high school state swimmer and an All American collegiate swimmer on a national championship team. Once she graduated, she thought that chapter in her life was over. She became a nurse, got married, had kids, and tried to get back into swimming, but never felt quite the same passion for it. That is, until about two years ago when the timing, the circumstances, and maybe even the stars seemed to align just right and Julie found herself on a whirlwind journey that took her all the way to the FINA World Masters competition in Montréal. Continue reading Member Stories: Julie Anderson Competes in World Masters Swimming

Why You Should Start Swimming for Exercise

By Amber Marinko; Red Cross Certified Lifeguard at Elite Sports Club-Mequon, Masters swimmer, and Concordia University of Wisconsin Swim Club competitor

After an invigorating workout full of sweat (and maybe some tears), you feel great. Your blood is pumping, you have more energy, and you feel as if you can take on the world. The only problem is…you actually have to DO the workout.

Sometimes it’s harder getting yourself out the door and to your health club than it is to actually lift the weights or run on the treadmill. So how can you get that same great workout in without the dread of dragging yourself to the gym and throwing yourself into another exercise routine? Continue reading Why You Should Start Swimming for Exercise