Masters swimming is a world wide system of swimming for adults aged 25 years and over (governed by the ASA in the UK), although there is also a younger section for 19-24 year olds. The Masters motto, world wide is 'fitness, fun and friendship'.
We aim to include 2 key elements in the training that is offered:
•Stroke technique - we teach all 4 strokes (fly optional!) and also starts and turns. This will include individual stroke correction and drills to improve technique (please see squad notes on drills for more details)
•Interval training - Masters swimming is not about counting lengths. We aim to improve fitness by interval training e.g. 5x50m front crawl with 20 seconds rest after each 50 m. You may find that you swim fewer lengths but it will almost certainly be harder work!
Tri-athletes are very welcome to train with us and form an important part of our squad. Within the training program we try to accommodate their need to prepare for long distance races.
COMPETITIVE MASTERS SWIMMING
Some swimmers choose to compete in masters competitions. the swimmers always swim in 5 year age bands, 19-24 year, 25-29 years, 30-34 years and so on. There are numerous open meets, but there are also major championships such as Midlands, National, European and Worlds
Within any competition the swimmers are ranked by time (rather than age) and only after the event is finished is everyone separated into their relevant age group and their final position calculated.
At CABSC our aim is to support those swimmers who want to compete, but there is no requirement that anyone has to do so to be a member of the squad.
Our long term aims
•To continue the masters motto of 'fitness, fun and friendship"
•To support those swimmers who wish to begin competing