Wildcat Masters
Swim Team


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Photos from Wildcat Masters 2001 Invitational!

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Wildcat Masters Swim Team is an adult swim team run as an auxiliary program of the University of Kentucky Athletics Association. Wildcat Masters offers coached and uncoached swimming opportunities for people 18 years and older. Members must be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming in order to practice. All participants must pay quarterly or annual dues. As a Masters swimmer you may access the facility during practice times or recreational swim hours. The Masters program offers an excellent opportunity to make friends while you get in a great workout, refine your swimming skills, prepare for the local open water competition, train for a triathlon or prepare for USMS Nationals. The best thing about Masters is, it's whatever you want it to be!! Coverage with USMS liability insurance is only during scheduled Coached Masters Practices. There is a one-time team membership fee. Head coach is Susan Bradley-Cox, susanbcox@aol.com. Click here for more information and Wildcat membership application.




Head Coach Susan Bradley-Cox has been coaching Wildcat Masters for 19 years. She competes on the international level in triathlon, and is a national Masters swimming champion. She coaches MWF afternoons; TTh nights; and Sundays.

Assistant Coach Meagan (Donahue) Hennig is originally from California. She was a member of the varsity swim team at Princeton University, taught private lessons for a number of years, coached Masters in San Diego, and former member of Golden Gateway Aquatics in San Francisco. She will be coaching early mornings Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. This will be her second year on staff.

Assistant Coach Clifton Cox is a former Wildcat Aquatics head coach, Lexington Y Dolphins Head Coach and Washington Township Swim Team (Ohio) head coach. He was a standout age group and high school swimmer. Clifton will be our guest coach for some Sunday practices. He is the facility manager for Lancaster Aquatic Center.

Head Coach
Susan Bradley-Cox





President, Meg Smath, 171 Creekwood Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Home phone: (859) 885-9184. Work phone: (859) 323-0537.

Secretary/Treasurer, Wynn Paul




Coached Workout Times

At Lancaster Aquatic Center on the UK campus.

Tuesday-Thursday, 5:15 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Pool closed during some part of August (check Lancaster Aquatic Center website for exact dates)



Uncoached Workout Times

Written workouts are available at the front desk. Participants may utilize Lancaster Aquatic Center during regular Recreation Swim hours, which vary throughout the year; call 257-SWIM for more information. During Recreation Swim, lanes must be shared and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Masters must observe pool rules and staff directions.




USMS Membership

All participants must be members of United States Masters Swimming. Make check out to Kentucky Masters Swimming and send along with signed registration form to Kentucky registrar Susan Ehringer, at the address on the form. Or register online!




Click here for Wildcat Masters payment policies.

Make dues check payable to: Wildcat Masters Swim Team

Swimmers who want to affiliate with Wildcat Masters, but want to practice on their own at a pool other than Lancaster Aquatic Center, do not have to pay dues to Wildcat Masters. They need only register with Kentucky Masters Swimming as a member of Wildcat Masters.

In order to control entry into Lancaster Aquatic Center, Masters swimmers will be required to show their USMS registration card and Big Blue Campus Rec ID card to the ID desk attendant to scan. Your name will be checked against a list of paying team members. Individuals who have not paid their monthly dues will not be admitted to the facility. UK students, faculty, staff may still swim if they have their UK ID with them, but not with the Masters team at any workout any time. You must apply in person for your Big Blue Campus Rec ID card at Membership Sales in the Lancaster Aquatic Center.

Regular business hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Joining Wildcat Masters is a process our coaching staff is ready to help you with. Please email our head coach, Susan Bradley Cox, at susanbcox@aol.com, prior to coming to the pool.




Your parking questions should be directed to the UK Parking Office, 257-5757. They can answer specific questions regarding parking permits and regulations. Do not rely on the Wildcat Masters Swim Team website to have up-to-date information regarding UK parking restrictions and updates. The information here is very general.



For More Information

Call (859) 257-SWIM or email Susan Bradley Cox.




Team Records

Short-course yards




Long-course meters

Short-course meters

(updated 8-12-03)



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