Minnesota Masters Swimming

Saturday, June 15 - Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Minnesota Masters



Open Water Swim Workouts at Lake Phalen

Group Workout

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Lake Phalen

Supervised Open Water Swim Workouts

Summer 2019

Lake Phalen Beach, St. Paul, MN


    Saturdays June 15 and June 29

  • 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Check in and instructions
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Swim workout
    Wednesdays June 19 and July 10
  • 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM Check in and instructions
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Swim workout
  • Lake Phalen Beach, 1000 Wheelock Pkwy E, Saint Paul, MN https://www.stpaul.gov/deparxtments/parks-recreation/aquatics/phalen-park-beach
  • Parking is available in the Phalen Beach parking lot.
  • Locker rooms will be available before and after workout. Locker rooms will be locked during the workout.
  • Two courses offered:  You can complete the courses multiple times within the scheduled hour. Courses are subject to change.
    1. 900 yard triangular course across lake
    2. 100–300 yard beach course
  • Course will be monitored by certified lifeguards
  • Courses will be marked with large orange buoys.
  • Coaching for beginner course will be offered by certified swim coaches and experienced open water swim volunteers
  • All participants will receive and be required to wear a free swim cap
*Swim may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please check the Minnesota Masters Swimming facebook site for weather updates. No refunds available.

  • All abilities welcome from beginners, to triathletes, to experienced open water swimmers.
  • Must be over age 18 and a United States Masters Swimming (USMS) member or covered by a trial membership or one-day registration (see below for details).

  • Register at minnesotamasters.com
  • A complimentary 30-day trial USMS membership will be offered to first time non USMS members.
    • Trial membership can be found here. Please turn in the trial membership paperwork to a volunteer prior to entering the water.
    • For any subsequent workouts after 30 days, you must become a registered USMS member or complete a one-event registration form ($20 fee in addition to registration cost).
  • Same-day registration will be based on availability.
  • $15 per workout
  • $40 for three swims
  • Volunteers swim free with USMS membership! Volunteer information can be found here.

What to bring with you:
  1. Upon arrival, please sign in with a volunteer with your USMS membership number.
  2. Swimsuit and/or wetsuit. (Wetsuits are optional. The water temperature will vary throughout the summer.)
  3. Goggles
  4. Towel
  5. Inflatable swim buddy if you have one

 After completing your swim:

  • You must check in with the Phalen Open Water Swim Practice volunteer(s) upon completing your swim, so we know you are safely OUT of the water.


Lake Phalen Beach
1000 Wheelock Pkwy E
St Paul, MN 55106

Registration is not available at this time.