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OPEN WATER OPTIONS

Open water racing is a little different for masters swimmers

Each year the Amateur Swimming Association sanctions a small number of open water swimming events around the UK. These are based on ASA rules and regulations, which derive from FINA, and are different to those used by the British Long Distance Swimming Association and most mass participation event organisers. Essentially, this means that ASA sanctioned events are almost the only ones where masters swimmers compete under the same rules as elite athletes at the Olympics and other world class races.

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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.