Newbury Masters is the adult squad within Newbury District Swimming Club. We are a friendly group catering for swimmers from the age of 18 and upwards. Our swimmers participate from a casual level right up to a highly competitive level. Many swim to keep fit or improve their stroke technique, whilst others compete in Masters Swimming competitions, Triathlons and Open Water events. Most of our members joined because they either swam in the past or were swimming at local public sessions. Alongside the pool swimming we also meet regularly at the pub and have several social events during the year.

What is Masters Swimming ?

A “Masters Swimmer” is just a swimmer in the age range from 25 to 90+. Masters competitions consist of 5 year age ranges, but most also include an 18-24 Senior category. For those swimmers who wish to compete, we enter a few local Masters competitions each year and some of our swimmers also compete in higher level regional or national level competitions.


The Masters coach is Freyja Baker, having been a swimmer herself with the club. All sessions are coached with a structured programme for stroke and fitness improvement.

Masters Session Times

Monday 19:30-20:30 Hungerford
Wednesday 20:00-21:00 Hungerford
Friday 20:00-21:00 Northcroft

Morning sessions are also available where Masters swim alongside swimmers from other squads: Tuesday & Thursday 06:00-07:30 at Kennet,  Friday 06:00-07:30 at Northcroft.


There is a £30 joining fee.  Yearly membership of Masters is £30 (including ASA membership) payable each September, this is £55 for competing members (can be upgraded at any point in the year).  Monhtly fees are £30 and you can attend as many of the 6 available sessions as you like.

Why not join us?

If you are interested in swimming to improve your general fitness, stamina or technique, or just want to swim in a more motivated session or social group, Newbury Masters is probably what you’re looking for.

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To arrange a trail session contract our Club Secretary, Jenny Goodman.
The first session is completely free so you have nothing to lose!