Plunge Masters

A U.S. Masters Swim team at The Plunge, Belmont Park’s indoor pool, on the water in Mission Beach, San Diego, California.

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September 3, 2021

Plunge Masters will be out of the water (no practice) for the following holidays:

  • Labor Day (Monday, September 6th)
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 25th)
  • End-of-Year Holiday (December 20–30th)

August 31, 2021

Hello Swimmers!

Can you believe it’s been two years since our first Plunge Masters practice? I coached my first Plunge Masters practice back on August 6, 2019. Thank you to the swimmers who joined me during those early days of Tuesday and Thursday practices. And to our original coaches, Noelle, Jimmy, and Danielle, thank you for helping build this program into what it is today. It’s great to be here with you, still swimming :)

Our program has grown from two lanes to seven. We’ve added new coaches (hello Julia – a Plunge Masters swimmer from Day 1 – and Veronica!). We experimented with noon practices (Thanks Neil and Vincent!). We closed for COVID–19, came back with reservations, dropped reservations, added a 5:30 AM practice and changed our practices to 1 hour in duration. We’ve been through a lot.

Our program shifts again as we head into the Fall. We’ll no longer be offering our 5:30 AM and Noon practices. To the early birds and mid-day crowd, we’ll miss you. That puts our focus as a program back on the 6:30 AM practice crew.

So, starting tomorrow, 6:30–7:30 AM, Monday through Thursday, will be our Plunge Masters official practice times. You’ll continue to see me, Danielle, Julia, Noelle, and Veronica on deck.

Looking forward to Fall swimming with you. See you in the water.


Michael Kirkpatrick
Head Coach - Plunge Masters


Plunge San Diego and Fit Misson Beach members have free access to the Plunge Masters team. Day passes can also be purchased at the Plunge for swimmers who would like to drop in.*

How much does it cost?

  • $70/month — Plunge San Diego Gold members
  • $20/practice — Day Pass to the Plunge
  • $$/month — Fit Mission Beach members. Inquire at Fit for current membership rates

* For new swimmers, your first practice is FREE in the month of July.


Plunge Masters offers practices Monday through Thursday from 6:30-7:30 AM at The Plunge, Mission Beach.

Do I need any equipment for practice? We have kickboards and pull buoys at the pool for you to use. If you would like to bring fins or hand paddles, you may do so but it is not required.

Have a question? Get in touch with us via email at

What is Masters Swimming?

Masters Swimming is a coached swim team. In this case, “Masters” simply means 18 and older. Our team is affiliated with U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS). Team members who choose to register with USMS will have access to sanctioned events (swim meets – when they start back up again) and receive their bimonthly SWIMMER magazine. Membership with U.S. Masters Swimming is not required to participate in practices.

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Address: 3115 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109

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