Masters - Training Tips

Looking for training tips, workouts, and other information about improving  fitness, swimming performance and competing?

Fitness is defined as the state or condition of being fit and having good health/physical condition resulting form a healthy lifestyle, good diet and taking regular exercise. Swimming is an excellent form of aerobic exercise and is good for getting and staying fit.

Training is associated with a purpose like aiming for a measurable improvement in your skill, speed and stamina- or you may want to achieve a faster time, swim a distance or start entering competitions.

For information on getting into shape through swimming fitness visit the Swim England Swimfit website here

Advice on Competing

After you feel you have mastered the strokes and want to put your skills to the test, you may wish to consider entering some competitions that are suitable for a new-comer to the sport. It is good practice to seek guidance from your coaches or fellow swimmers who will be able to advise you on whether you are ready for competitions and which events are the best to enter. The next step is to enter a local meet with other club members, where you can be a member of a relay team, or take part in a short race, 50 or 100 metres and begin to learn the rules of the sport with the support of the rest of the team. There are rules for strokes, turns, starts and competing and most clubs have some officials among their members who can assist with queries concerning disqualifications, legal turns, starts etc.