The Bruin Masters Swim Club is open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, and non-competitive) ages 18 and over who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming. Within the program, structured workouts from the coaches offer valuable training assistance along with stroke and technique clinics, workshops, and general instruction. Pool and open water races provide opportunities to compete and measure individual progress at the local, state, national, and international levels. This program is designed to help swimmers improve fitness and/or train for specific goals, and offer active support for a healthy lifestyle through friendship and camaraderie.

The goal of Bruin Masters Swim Club is to foster an environment that encourages fitness through swimming. The program reaches out to a diverse community. Among our members, we have former Olympians, triathletes, age-group swimmers returning to the sport 10 years later, participants overcoming health-related issues, and novices just learning the freestyle stroke. 

One thing our members have in common is their desire to come together to seek improvement. The camaraderie of masters swimming helps us to stay focused and pushes us to work a little harder. We strive to make swimming a lifestyle. 

Erika Stebbins - Head Coach

Coach Erika Stebbins took over the reins of the UCLA Bruin Masters Swim Club in 2010. Coach Stebbins prides herself on offering a program that appeals to both the beginner and accomplished swimmer. Her goal is to create an environment that fosters improvement, friendly competition and camaraderie among its participants. 

Under her guidance the Bruins have had great success in the water. There are always UCLA members represented in the Top Ten in the nation each year as well as a strong contingent that competes at the numerous open water events that occur each spring and summer in Southern California. The Bruins also have made the World and American record books on several relays in the past few years with the dedication and commitment of UCLA top swimmers, Laurie Dodd, Christie Ciraulo, Veronica Hibben, Jenny Cook and Coach Erika herself. 

Before becoming the Head Coach of the masters swimming program at UCLA, Coach Stebbins, was an assistant coach in NCAA Division 1 swimming for nearly 15 years. She had the privilege of coaching NCAA, National and Olympic caliber athletes at UCLA, the University of Maryland and the University of Southern California. Coach Erika understands that technique, fitness and fun are all important factors in being your most successful in the pool. She values being a student of the sport and enjoys staying current on the latest news coming from the pool. 

Coach Stebbins has a rich background in the pool as well. She was a member of the US National Team for almost a decade and is a 2-time USA Olympian having competed in Seoul, Korea in 1988 in the 400 Individual Medley and in Barcelona, Spain in 1992 in the 400 Individual Medley, 400 Free and 800 Free. 

 Erika resides in El Segundo, California, with her husband, Tom Stebbins, UCLA Head Diving Coach, and their 2 young children, Reilly and Owen.

Henly Ko - Assistant Coach 

In the water since he was four, Coach Henly has spent his entire life in the water. Finding early success at the local YMCA, he then moved on to Conejo Simi Swim Club (CSSC) where he would spend the rest of his club years. While with CSSC, Henly would go on to become a CIF-SS finalist, high school record holder, sectionals qualifier, and NCAA recruit. Following high school, he would leave swimming temporarily to attend UCLA, where he majored in Biology. 

In the final years as an undergrad, Henly would come to join the Bruin Swim Club and UCLA Masters program.Bringing 8 years of teaching experience and 20 years of swimming experience, Coach Henly strives to help each swimmer achieve his/her own greatest potential.


 

 

Breanna Sheldon - Assistant Coach

A former UCLA Water Polo player, Breanna brings over 20 years of aquatics experience and 10 years of coaching experience. She has worked with all ages and ability levels and is always excited to work with UCLA Masters swimmers. She continues to be an avid swimmer and athlete, and she looks forward to seeing you both on deck and in the water!

Alex Hubbard - Assistant Coach

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Coach Alex's passion for swimming began at age nine when she joined her local club team, Desert Aquatics, to stay cool during the summertime. She continued to swim year-round for Desert Aquatics through high school, where she was an All-American and State Champion team member. It was during high school that Alex began coaching the 8 and under group for her club team and really found coaching and helping others personally rewarding.  

After high school graduation, Alex moved to Los Angeles in search of a milder climate, attending Loyola Marymount University. She competed all four years at LMU under Bonnie Adair and Clay Evans, and was captain her last two years. During college, she worked for a novice swim lesson program, Aqua Pro Aquatics, run by her coaches Bonnie and Clay. After graduating with a degree in English, she stayed in Los Angeles and began coaching for Team Santa Monica in 2005 (in addition to running the Aqua Pro program). As Head Age Group Coach for Team Santa Monica from 2006-2010, Alex coached numerous nationally ranked 12 and under swimmers (including a number one ranking). She also represented Southern California Swimming as the 11-12 girl’s coach at the North American Challenge Cup (NACC) meet for 3 years (06-09). 

Coach Alex was recently at Westside Aquatics (10-16) as well as for Palisades High (12-16), and as of 2017, she is very excited to be coaching for Alpha Aquatics' El Segundo location. In addition, Alex coaches master’s swimming at UCLA and LMU. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking and playing with her Labradoodles.

Scott Hubbard - Assistant Coach

Scott Hubbard was born in Edina, MN. Scott’s parents believed swimming was an essential skill living in the land of 10,000 lakes. They enrolled he and his sister in water baby classes at the young age of 6 mos.. Scott showed proficiency as he grew and by age 8 had ascended as high as possible through the swim lessons program. It was suggested to his parents they look into competitive swimming. Scott immediately took to the sport and experienced success early. In 1984 at age 12 Scott’s family moved to Sacramento, Ca where Scott joined legendary Hall of Fame coach Sherm Chavoor of the Arden Hills Swim club. Sherm had coached numerous Olympians including Debbie Meyer, Mark Spitz, Mike Burton and, most recently, Jeff Float who was on the 1984 4 x 200 “Gross Buster” relay. Scott’s swimming career accelerated under Sherm and by his Junior year in high school was among top college prospects in mid distance freestyle. As a 16 year old Scott broke the Junior National record in the 200M free with a time of 1:51.64 and attended his first Olympic Trials for the 1988 team. A year later he broke another Junior National record in the 400M free with a time of 3:56.56. Unfortunately Sherm’s health failed him in 1990 and was unable to continue coaching. Scott then moved to California Capital for his final year of high school and trained under coach Mike Hasting where he was 2nd at winter nationals in 500 free and eventually accepted a scholarship to UCLA. Scott swam for the Bruins for 3 years until the men’s team was cut for Title 9. Scott elected to retire from swimming rather than transfer with one year left. Scott came back to the sport in his late 20s and began to swim again as his principle exercise. He prefers the ocean to pool now and will occasionally compete in open water races and surfs whenever possible. He currently lives in Westchester with his wife Alex and his 9 year old son Lucas.

Park Pool at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

111 Easton Drive 
Los Angeles, CA 90095 
310.825.3671

Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center

114 Easton Drive 
Los Angeles, CA 90095 
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Student Activities Center Pool

220 Westwood Plaza 
Los Angeles, CA 90095 
310.206.0443

North Pool at Kaufman Hall

120 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
310.825.6954

Family Pool at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

111 Easton Drive 
Los Angeles, CA 90095 
310.825.3671

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March 19, 2017: (25y) - CVMM Matt Biondi Masters Classic Swim Meet

April 2, 2017: (25y) - UCLA Bruin Masters Swim Meet

April 27-30, 2017: (25y) - USMS National Short Course Yards Championships

June 11, 2017: (50m) - UCLA Bruin Masters Swim Meet

Three Easy Steps to Join!

1. If you have questions about the program and want to know if it's right for you, reach out Erika Stebbins, Head Coach. 

Phone: (310) 386-2712

Email: estebbins@recreation.ucla.edu

 

2. Join our national membership-operated nonprofit organization, United States Masters Swimming (USMS), before you register for Bruin Masters.

Click here to register for USMS. Be sure to list UCLA as your Local Masters Swim Club (LMSC). 

*You must maintain a current membership with USMS to swim with Bruin Masters Swim Club. 

 

3. JOIN OUR TEAM!!!

Decide if you want to pay monthly or yearly. Please note all membership are automatically renewed based on the chosen frequency. You can put a brief hold or cancel your membership with no penalty by emailing swimclubs@recreation.ucla.edu by the 15th of the prior month that you want to cancel. (i.e. I want to cancel my membership for March. I must send the email no later than the 15th of February to avoid being charged for March.)

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UCLA Student $435.00 - Yearly

UCLA Student $40.00 - Monthly

UCLA Faculty/Staff with Rec Card $650.00 - Yearly

UCLA Faculty/Staff with Rec Card $60.00 - Monthly

UCLA Faculty/Staff without Rec Card $760.00 - Yearly

UCLA Faculty/Staff without Rec Card $70.00 - Monthly

UCLA Affiliate with Rec Card $760.00 - Yearly

UCLA Affiliate with Rec Card $70.00 - Monthly

UCLA Affiliate without Rec Card $810.00 - Yearly

UCLA Affiliate without Rec Card $75.00 - Monthly

Punch Card [10 Workouts] $100.00 - (Expires 12 months from date of purchase)

Individual Workout $10.00 - (Expires 12 months from date of purchase)

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Contact Information

If you have any further questions about Bruin Masters Swim Club, please use the following contact information:

Erika Stebbins, Head Coach
estebbins@recreation.ucla.edu

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