Welcome to Masters

What is Masters?

Masters swimming is for anyone aged 18 and above who wants to continue swimming after coming through a club system, or for any adult who has taken up swimming and has reached a standard where they want to develop there swimming skills and feel that they would benefit from swimming in a club environment.  

Why swim with a club?

You have a regular time slot in your weekly calendar to swim. Swimming becomes more sociable, encouraging, and engaging, as you encourage each other to be the best you can be. You have the opportunity to take part in Master's swimming competitions. You have a set programme to swim each week. You can correct bad habits and develop your fitness.   

What is the required standard?

The Masters squad is spread across 5 lanes of a 25 metre pool.  The ability of the slowest lane is 6 x 100m front crawl off 2:30, and they will complete around 1500m to 2000m in an hour depending on training session.  The fastest lane is capable of swimming 6 x 100m off 1:45, and will swim upwards of 2800 metres depending on training session.  Most of the squad can swim butterfly, however many will substitute with freestyle when it's on the programme!

Coach  - Laura Hill and Rhys Cole 

Why compete as a Masters swimmer ?

I always liked swimming as a child, there was never an opportunity to join a club, or swim competitively.  As an adult I now take my health and fitness seriously.  Swimming is my best sport, and being part of a club environment has already enabled me to take 2 mins of a 400m freestyle swim!  It has also enabled me to develop a positive attitude to what I can physically achieve.  I really like going to the Masters meets.  The heats are seeded so you get to race against some one who is roughly the same speed as you which means you can really improve your times.  When I first started I was always in the first heat, now I can be in the 2nd or 3rd.  I would really like to make it to the Nationals, that's the aim and there are lots of steps to go before that, but it's a great motivator.