The West Suffolk Masters squad was set up in 2006, to help cater for swimmers aged 17 & over that wished to stay in swimming for fitness, but without the commitment of having to attend a set number of sessions per week and also for new swimmers to get back into swimming and look to start competing again.
We require Masters swimmers to be a minimum of 17yrs old in the school year that they are joining and we cater for swimmers right through to 90yrs of age. The squad has a current mix of swimmers that swim for fitness, those that compliment their Triathlon training, through to those that compete at National level - with 12 West Suffolk Masters swimmers competing at the 2016 European Masters Championships at the London Aquatic Centre.
The squad trains out of the Bury, Culford and Haverhill sites and has 2 options of membership:
- Once a Week: Swimmers can access 1 session per week for a cost of £20 per month - payable via standing order
- Unlimited: Swimmers can access as many sessions as the site offers for a cost of £30 per month. Swimmers are welcome to travel across sites if they wish.
There is a one off joining fee of £20, along with an annual ASA membership (either £15.20 for those swimmers wishing to simply train, but not compete OR £32.90 for those swimmers that wish to train and compete in competitions) - both of which are payable before you commence your membership with West Suffolk Swimming Club.
It is a fun and friendly atmosphere within the squad and we regularly have some internal, fun competitions, that take place instead of training, where Masters swimmers can race over a variety of strokes and distances, followed by a social hangout - the most recently being a 'Pizza & Beer Dash', with the swimmers racing in the pool for times, followed by Pizza and Beer to help them recover!