Most swimming clubs concentrate on children; some have swimmers of university age, but usually only the really good ones who have achieved high-level success.
Masters is the historic word for swimmers over about 20 years old and is frequently off-putting to those adults who see it as implying serious dedication and training for galas. But adults, if anything, have at least as many different needs as young swimmers, and we recognise this. Look at the young swimmer groups we offer and you may recognise yourself in one of those, only older!
Some of our Masters are former members of our senior squad, some return to swimming when their children join us - some fit into both categories! Many in our “adult development” groups are parents who learned to swim some time ago, but who never got far, or who are out of practice. They have found their interest in swimming revived by their children's involvement, and they would prefer it if they were not totally outclassed by their ten-year olds! We have had four generations of the same family swimming at the same time.
Most of you fit into the second or third groups. At the moment we don’t have the space to teach totally non-swimming adults, but if you can manage 25m unaided we have groups and sessions for you, and you will be encouraged to improve your strokes, technique and fitness. As with our young swimmers, you can take that as far as you want, and even many of our less competitively-inclined adults are cajoled into entering the Enfield masters gala in November, an annual event which we have dominated for many years.
The following table shows the Adult sessions that are available.
If you are not 100% sure about whether BPSC is for you we do offer two FREE taster sessions. Please use the 'Contact Us' tab on the left hand side of the page to arrange.