About Us

Sawtooth Masters (SAWS) is a USMS Club and an Unincorporated Nonprofit Association registered pursuant to Idaho Statutes Title 30 Chapter 27.

USMS is a national organization that provides competitions, clinics/workshops, and extensive information (magazine and online) for adults aged 18 and over. USMS is administered locally by 53 Local Masters Swim Committees (LMSCs) located in 9 geographic zones across the US. Prospective members and clubs join USMS through their LMSC. SAWS is one of four registered clubs within the Snake River LMSC. SAWS is in the Northwest Zone. A membership in SAWS is a membership in USMS and allows individuals to compete in USMS sanctioned events. As an individual, you may choose to join SAWS, receive email notification of events and enjoy the camaraderie and structure of the group; or you may choose to remain unattached. Unattached swimmers enjoy all of the benefits of USMS membership, but they cannot compete in USMS sanctioned competitions.

Coached practices are currently being held, beginning Monday, July 17th 2023, at the new Idaho Central Aquatics Center pool (ICAC).  Members will be provided updated information through the newsletter feature on this website.

Come join SAWS, offering our local community an organized program that provides daily swim workouts with a coach on-deck, offering stroke instruction, feedback and motivation.  The camaraderie is infectious!  Whether you are new to the sport, a lapsed swimmer wanting to reconnect with the water, or currently train by yourself, we have a place for you.

Promoting the Joy of Swimming

To connect adult swimmers of all abilities through swim practices, coaching, education, competition and social events.

SAWS Shared Values

  • Social Connection
  • Camaraderie
  • Beyond the Pool
  • Competition Events
  • Quality Coaching
  • Community Collaboration
  • Education