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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

What exactly is masters swimming and who are masters swimmers?

The phrase ‘masters swimming’ is perhaps not the best to describe what is, in essence, structured swimming, with an option for competition, for adults with a wide range of swimming abilities.

Masters swimming perhaps conjures up an image of ex-elite swimmers, slightly past their prime, but still unbelievably fast. And it’s true that there are a few of those around in the sport. However, masters swimming is much broader than this and is open to anyone who wants to move beyond casual recreational swimming. It encompasses adults who swam with a club in their youth (these are usually the faster ones), triathletes who want to improve their swimming and people with little sporting experience who discover swimming later in life.

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A guide to training and racing as a masters swimmer. Are you an open water or recreational swimmer who wants to add a little extra something to your swimming? Open water and masters swimming both offer a challenge, encourage an active and healthy lifestyle and lots of social and fun activities. Where open water offers freedom and adventure, masters swimming provides discipline and structure. Put them together and you have a brilliant combination.