About Us

Jennifer Parks (JP), All American Masters swimmer  and longtime Michigan State University swim coach,  founded the Great Lakes State Masters to promote life-time OPEN WATER and POOL swimming.  Any individual 18 or over may join United States Masters Swimming for participation in Masters  pool meets or Open Water competition 

JP has given several clinics and classes for Masters and Triathletes to enhance  swim strokes, techniques and strategies, emphasizing efficiency  in training  and competition. She is a certified Level II Masters Coach.   This site is adding coaching information for both triathletes and Open Water swimmers, as well as pool swimmers.

Early bird swimmers at Holland State Parks getting wet before the Big Red Lighthouse swim.