Nickel City Splash

US Masters Swim Programs

US Masters Swim Team

Our Masters swim team practices at UB's Alumni Arena and is open to everyone who wants to continue to develop their swimming skills. Our members range from former college athletes to intermediate swimmers who want to stay in shape or train for an event.

Practices occur on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 6:00 - 7:15 AM; Wednesday and Friday, from noon - 1:00 PM; and Saturday mornings, from 6:30 - 8:00 AM.

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Adult Learn-to-Swim Program

Our learn-to-swim program is for any adult who wants to learn how to swim and be safe in and around the water. These lessons are for anyone who cannot swim, wants to learn breathing techniques, or wants to swim laps for fitness. All lessons are taught at Alumni Arena by trained, adult instructors.

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Intro to Water Polo

Our intro-to-water polo program is provided free of charge and practices in the diving well at Alumni Arena. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome. It’s a blast! Water polo will be returning this fall. Keep an eye on this space for more details!

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Weekend Warriors

Saturdays Only

$200 /year

  • Saturdays: 6:30 – 8:00 AM

Nooners

Wed + Fri at Noon

$325 /year

  • Wednesdays: Noon - 1:00 PM
  • Fridays: Noon - 1:00 PM

Early Risers

Tues + Thurs + Sat Morning

$450 /year

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 – 7:15 AM
  • Thursdays: 6:00 – 7:15 AM
  • Saturdays: 6:30 – 8:00 AM

Serious Splashers

Access to all workouts

$600 /year

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 – 7:15 AM
  • Wednesdays: Noon - 1:00 PM
  • Thursdays: 6:00 – 7:15 AM
  • Fridays: Noon - 1:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 6:30 – 8:00 AM

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Coaches

Brandi

Head Coach

Brandi

Head Coach

Brandi was born in Southern California and is a US Masters Swimming certified coach. She has been coaching swimming for more than 20 years and was named the Niagara District 2018 Coach of the Year! She enjoys working with swimmers of every age and ability. Brandi has coached beginner swimmers and triathletes, Olympic Trial qualifiers, Masters national record-holders and every level in between. Brandi enjoys helping athletes learn to love swimming, challenging themselves and using the camaraderie of Masters swimming to add to their enjoyment of life!

Jennifer

Asst. Coach

Jennifer

Asst. Coach

Jennifer is Adult Learn-to-Swim certified and is the Niagara LMSC’s interim registrar. She enjoys working with those who are new to the sport, as well as those who are looking to build their confidence. Jennifer especially likes to work with triathletes and any swimmers who are interested in triathlon.

Both of her daughters love swimming and swim on a USA Swimming club. Jennifer is a USA Swimming Stroke & Turn Official and can be found on deck at local swim meets in which her girls are competing.

Jennifer was officially diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000, but has not let the disease define, limit or stop her from doing what she loves.

She is from Buffalo and swam for North Tonawanda before taking up cross-country running. She didn’t get back into swimming until she was sidelined by leg injuries from running. She has participated in various swim clinics on freestyle stroke and open water swim technique. In 2014, she added biking to her rotation and competed in her first triathlon. She was the 2014 Score This Sprint Distance Series second-place winner in her gender/age group, and the 2015 Score–This Intermediate Distance Series third-place winner in her gender/age. In 2016, she was the IronMan Lake Placid Triathlon Feature Athlete and finished comfortably in 15 hours 9 minutes.

Jason

Asst. Coach

Jason

Asst. Coach

Jason’s favorite part of coaching is helping swimmers stay healthy while having fun! He has coached two state champions in his time as a summer league coach, a USA Swimming coach, a Special Olympics coach and as head coach at Nardin Academy.

Jason is a former college swimmer who swam backstroke, butterfly and distance freestyle at Niagara University. He started competing at the age of 8 so he could convince his mom he was a good enough swimmer to be able to surf. He dedicated himself to the sport, was named Most Improved, and became the first athlete from his high school to compete at the Texas 5A state championships.

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Charles

Charles

Charles was born in Westchester, New York, to parents Steve and Heather. He attended Iona Preparatory High School and then moved on to the University at Buffalo where he earned a degree in Communications. Charles began swimming at the age of six. He attended many Nationals, Junior Nationals, and State Championships during his swimming career. He was a four-year member of the Men’s Swimming and Diving program at Buffalo from 2013-17. He has loved swimming since a young age and his love for the sport has continued into coaching. While in Buffalo, he was a part of many camps and clinics, and realized coaching is what he wants to do in the future. Charles is currently living in the Land Down Under.

Brittney

Brittney

Brittney was born in Elkhart, Indiana. She attended Northridge High School where she swam for the Northridge Area Swimming Association (NASA) club and for her high school. In high school, she won an Indiana state title in the 500 freestyle and broke three individual school records. Brittney swam for UB, where she broke the 200 fly record and had top-8 finishes at MACS. She got her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and is studying to be a Doctor of Chiropractic at D’Youville. She currently coaches young swimmers at a local USA Swimming club.

Ben

Ben

Ben was born in Phoenix, Arizona, where he competed for Sun Devil Aquatics and Mesa Aquatic Club. He moved to Washington, D.C., to attend college at George Washington University, where he competed for four years with the Varsity Men’s Swimming and Diving Program (2013-17). During his collegiate career, Ben competed for several school record-breaking relays, and was a part of the 2016-17 Atlantic 10 conference championship-winning team – a first in program history. He holds all-time top-10 performances in the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, and 200 butterfly.

Ben moved to Buffalo in January 2018 to join NRG Business Solutions as an analyst, and is excited to share his passion for swimming with Nickel City Splash! He especially enjoys working one-on-one with masters athletes on technique.