YOTA Masters

About this group type

Welcome to the YOTA Masters Swimming. We are a part of the YOTA Swim Team, which has been promoting, enhancing and providing service to the sport of swimming in the Raleigh, North Carolina area for over 40 years. We are currently in our 3rd season as an official North Carolina Masters team. We offer the YOTA Masters Program at (1) location - Oberlin Program Center (OPC) - You do NOT need to be a YMCA of the Triangle Member to join the YOTA Masters Swim Team! Come on by any practice to try us out!

The word “Master” swimmer has nothing to do with your skill level or competency, just your age. Unfortunately, the name can be intimidating to some people. Masters swimming is truly for everyone! There are 45,000 registered Masters swimmers in the United States. This group is comprised of fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers and triathletes. A Masters swimmer is anyone over the age of 18 and the age groups go in five year blocks beginning with 19-24, 25-29, 30-30 all the way up to 95+.

For more information email coach Jack Roney


The YOTA Swim Team will create a culture of excellence where achievement is inevitable by focusing our efforts toward:

  1. Team success at designated YOTA focus meets.
  2. Establishing a program where athletes are taught to become confident and aggressive competitors with superior stroke mechanics, training and racing habits, and overall athletic fitness.
  3. Creating a fun, team-oriented environment while maintaining the integrity of the YMCA’s core values and beliefs.


The YOTA Swim Team is dedicated and committed to consistently leading the Triangle, North Carolina, and USA Swimming in developing athletes and individuals who achieve success at the highest reaches of their potential, both in and out of the pool.