The Central Illinois Masters Swim Team, Inc. (CIMST) is a non-profit US Masters Swimming (USMS) sanctioned swim team. Our mission is to promote physical fitness, mental wellbeing, and camaraderie through swimming at all levels. We provide a pool-based training program for adults (minimum age 18, with no maximum) focused on proper swimming technique and fitness.
Practices are held in the Fort Natatorium Pool at the Shirk Center on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus and at other pools in the Bloomington/Normal area. The schedule varies based on the school year. Current practice times are shown on this website. Practices are conducted by an experienced swim coach who writes practices and provides feedback and instruction to improve swimming technique.
All levels of swimmer are welcome and we offer a free trial for those who want to try our program before joining. More information on the trial is available through this website. Don't let your preceived ability level stop you from trying our program. Nearly every one on our team started at a lower ability and with regular attendance greatly improved.
Many of our members are triathletes who have joined in order to swim with swimmers. Our coaches provide interval training and stroke mechanics feedback, which will help the triathlete in the swimming part of their events.
Swimming with our team is a great way to stay in shape and have some fun while doing it!