Nickel City Splash is a Masters swim team

Nickel City Splash is part of the Niagara District of US Masters Swimming. In addition to our Masters swim club, we offer Masters water polo and adult learn-to-swim programs. We provide coached workouts at UB’s Alumni Pool on Tuesday through Saturday. We are sanctioned by United States Masters Swimming (USMS) and are affiliated with the women’s swim team at the University at Buffalo. As a Nickel City Splash member, you must join USMS.

Practice Schedule

  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM
  • Wednesdays and Fridays, Noon to 1:00 PM
  • Saturday mornings, 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM

Practices are held at UB’s Alumni Pool.


  • How are the workouts structured?
    Most workouts have a warm-up set, a drill or kick set, and a main set. Coaches provide a workout, sometimes on paper and sometimes on the whiteboard.

  • Which lane should I swim in?
    Check with a coach and they will make sure you understand where the lanes are located for your particular interval training group. Our interval options vary between 1:10 per 100-yard, free-training base, to 2:00 per 100-yard, free-training base. There is a spot for everyone!
  • How do I get to the pool?
    Enter Alumni Arena through the back door (on the side of the building which faces the stadium).
  • How do I join?
    Learn more here!