Gaucho
Masters Swimming


Gaucho Masters swimming is committed to helping increase the physical fitness of swimmers of all levels from novice swimmers to highly competitive swimmers, triathletes, and open water swimmers. We offer a structured workout program that meets the needs of a fitness swimmer, multi sport athlete, or a competitive swimmer. This program is open to the public. Experienced coach John Abrami offers the latest in training methodology and stroke technique to make your swimming experience more successful. Come join us in the pool! Please note**This is NOT a learn to swim program, you should have prior formal swimming experience.

Have Fun | Make Friends | Get Fit

M-F 12:00-1:00 PM

Register by the Quarter or by the Month
Please note Fall Quarter 2022 is only available using the Month Pass

Pay by the Quarter
(not available for Fall Quarter 2022)

Most Popular – Gaucho Masters offers a Quarter Pass registration option – $150 – $165 (students, faculty, public). No recreation center pass is required.

(Ideally register from a computer rather than a mobile device)

Pay by the Month

Gaucho Masters offers a month-by-month registration option – $60 – $64 (students, faculty, public). NO recreation center pass is required.

(Ideally register from a computer rather than a mobile device)

Swim Schedule

Monday – 12:00-1:00 PM
Tuesday – 12:00-1:00 PM
Wednesday – 12:00-1:00 PM
Thursday – 12:00-1:00 PM
Friday – 12:00-1:00 PM

Pool Facility

Gaucho Masters Swimming is located at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) – Recreation Center Pool

The facility features a large, 50 meter x 25 yard pool, a small 25 yard pool, a hot tub

516 Ocean Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Welcome to our community! We periodically schedule events (clinics, social gatherings) here as well as any special announcements regarding the swim program!


Meet the Coach

John, known as Coach AB, is a Proud Gaucho Alumni and has been a life-long competitive athlete, starting out as a competitive swimmer and runner and now also competes as a multisport athlete.  He’s been a professional age group and Masters swim coach for over 40 years and is the Head Coach of Gaucho Masters Swimming at UCSB as well as the Head Coach for the UCSB Triathlon Club.  John is a UESCA certified Triathlon coach and spends a lot of time encouraging athletes to try new things.  He has helped build a robust swim and multisport culture in his community.

Get Inspired. Get Fit.