Masters swimming is essentially swimming for over 18s, has no upper-age limit and there are opportunities for Masters swimming all over the North West.
It encompasses casual fitness swimming to highly-organised competitive swimming. How far you go is entirely up to you. Maybe you are interested in meeting like-minded people who share your love of swimming. Or is swimming a way to keep fit and active? Are you harbouring thoughts of getting back to competitive swimming and dream of comparing your prowess with other Masters athletes at county, regional, national or even international championships?
There are so many good reasons to join a Swim England Swimming Club. Probably the most important reason is that there are coaches to help you improve your stroke technique and fitness level. When ready but not sure about competitive swimming, the blog by Sharon Lock, National Masters Officer may help you take the next step:
Finding a Masters club
Many clubs will welcome Masters Swimmers. Some clubs have special training sessions which are exclusive to Masters Swimmers and there are a number of Masters only clubs as well. Take a look at the list of clubs or go to the bottom of this page to find a club for you.
When contacting your chosen club, ask them about a free trial so you can determine if this is the right club for you, before joining.
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