Masters

Hatfield has an active master’s section swimming on Monday and Friday nights from 8.30 to 9.30pm, except when there is a home polo match which requires completion at 9.15pm

The Hatfield Masters sessions on Club nights are coached by Jay Wilson, a UKCC Level 2 qualified Coach, National standard swimmer, and Sports Science student at the University of Hertfordshire.

The club fields teams in the yearly Herts Masters competition & Herts Masters league.

Additionally members compete in the GB Masters and other open meets.

New members welcome and for further information contact Chris here

 

 


What is Masters Swimming?

 

Masters swimming information from the British Swimming website

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 all over the world.

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.

Masters swimming welcomes everyone, no matter what your reason is for swimming. How far you go with the Masters Swimming system is up to you. The broad objectives of better health, better fitness, and friendship between swimmers are paramount.There is no compulsion on swimmers to compete – a major survey of British Masters swimmers showed that the majority of them rarely do!

If Masters swimmers do want to take part in competitions they are well catered for. 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.

More info on Master Swimming can be found on the British Swimming Website -> Click here