Think you’re too old to be involved in swimming or consider competitions as being out of the question? Think again! There are swimmers over 100-years-old taking part in Masters Swimming, which began in the USA in the 1970s when some former elite swimmers organised a competition for adult swimmers. From that small start, the sport has now spread all over the world.
Masters swimming 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! Most competitions also include an 18-24 Senior age group acting as a transition from age group swimming to Masters.
Kent has a strong Masters tradition with most clubs offering shared or dedicated sessions so check out the 'Find a Kent swimming club' link to track down your nearest training sessions.
New to Kent Masters is our dedicated newsletter launched by the new Masters Committee in June 2016. It contains useful information for the county's Masters plus a spotlight on one of our swimmers, and loads of useful information. You can read or download the current issue and archive versions here
Click on any of the links below or on the top Masters menu to access current and archived information, but if you would still like to know more, contact the KCASA Masters Manager Glen Isaacs.
To find out what is going on nationally, visit the Swim England Masters Hub which is a great source of information - including a competitive calendar - for both Masters pool and open water swimming.