About Mountain View Masters
Mountain View Masters holds morning workouts year-round (schedule) at Eagle Park Pool in Mountain View (map). Occasionally we also practice at Rengstorff pool when Eagle is close for maintenance. Eagle pool is 25 yards in the winter and is set to 25 meters during the summer. Both swimming pools are outdoor pools.
What is Team MVM?
As a Masters Swim Team, we work to develop our members' swimming technique and strength through instruction and organized training. We offer practices seven mornings per week, stroke clinics, and private lessons for team members. We work with people's training schedules and individual goals, whether they compete as swimmers, triathletes, or just swim for personal fitness, so that each team member can get what they need from our program.
Our team also volunteers in various community services in and around Mountain View, California. We help with the city's Community Services Agency throughout the year at Bicycle Repair Days, the Holiday Gift Store, and other activities. Team MVM also volunteers at the seasonal Adopt-A-Park days where we spruce up the pool facilities at Eagle Park. We have also volunteered with the Special Olympics and other activities; there are always opportunities for our team members to help out in our community.
Of course, we also emphasize the social aspects of our team! We have monthly happy hour parties, regular social functions such as the Summer Picnic and Winter Holiday Party, the Team Auction in the Spring, the Triathlounge in the Fall, and other opportunities for our swimmers to spend social time time together while dry and clothed.
Team MVM was created in the late '80's and remained a relatively small masters program until Mo Chambers became head coach in the early '90's. Coach Mo expanded the program to over 300 registered members, moved it to the new pool at Eagle Park, and got people involved in swimming at the pool and open water competitions. Her efforts earned her US Masters Swimming Coach of the Year honors in 1995. Coach Mo retired from coaching MVM in 1998 when she gave birth to her twin sons. Coaches Suzanne Topp and Alan Liu, assistants under Mo, took over the program, sharing the head coaching duties until Coach Suzanne left to attend graduate school. Coach Alan ran the team until his tragic death April 2004. Team MVM continues with a great coaching staff and Board of Directors, maintaining the same philosophy and structure that Coach Mo first brought to the program
The Mountain View Masters Swim and Social Club maintains an environment that strikes a healthy balance between fitness, fun, and competition. All levels of adult swimmers are welcome: from fitness swimmers to competitive pool and open water swimmers, first time triathletes to experienced ironpersons. The role of the coaching staff is to design a program that will allow all members to reach their individual goals. We believe that improving stroke technique and providing purposeful training sets are key elements to team and individual success. We also believe that having fun is just as important!