WHAT IS HART SC MASTERS?
Do you already swim laps for fitness but want more motivation? It may be that you want to train and compete seriously as a Masters swimmer? Possibly, you’re a tri-athlete looking to complement your triathlon training in a club environment? Then Hart Swim Club Masters may be what you are looking for.
As a squad we cater for adult male and female swimmers (age 18+) of all abilities, and have dedicated coaches to run our swim sessions and most importantly improve on our technique. Swimmers aged 18-24 are classified as senior swimmers and age 25+ are Masters.
BRITISH MASTERS SWIMMING
Masters swimming began in the USA in the 1970s when some formerly 'elite' swimmers organised a competition for adult swimmers. The sport has now spread worldwide. Masters swimming is basically swimming for adults. It encompasses the whole range of ability from casual fitness swimming to highly organised competitive swimming.
To qualify as a 'Masters' swimmer you only need to be over 25 years of age. Masters competitions are organised in five-year age bands, from 25-29 and upwards as required. The oldest age group result so far is from the 100-104 group! Many competitions also include an 18-24 age group, called Seniors.
Masters swimming welcomes everyone, no matter what your reason is for swimming. How far you go is up to you.
If Masters swimmers do want to take part in competitions you are well catered for - just choose what’s right for you. The sport remains one in which all who want to compete can do so because almost all Masters competitions don’t have qualifying standards to meet or squads onto which you have to be selected.
There are World Championships at the top end of the sport with a range of competitive opportunities for Masters cascading down to local events. There are also Masters competing in diving, synchronised swimming and water polo.