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Masters

Swindon Dolphin Masters are currently one of the most successful masters clubs in the county.  All training sessions are conducted under the guidance of ASA qualified coaching staff and where appropriate follow a training plan geared around specific target competitions.

 

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Membership Options

There are membership options to suit all levels of swimmer; from novice to those wanting to compete at international level.  For those with the commitment and determination, there is a proven track record of progression up through these levels.

FITNESS MASTERS (ASA Category 1)

Limited to one 1 hour session a week on Sunday evening (see training schedule). This caters for everything from the casual swimmer to competitive level in Swindon ‘s Milton Road large pool (33m). Typical structured session plan will cover all strokes (you do what you can), drills and kick sets - over various distances. Total session distance would typically be up to 3000m (although casual swimmers will do far less than this).

There is also a Masters teaching lane which gives the weaker swimmer an opportunity of learning all four stroke techniques. Teaching is provided by an ASA qualified teacher, and is typically tailored to each individuals ability and asperations and will cover all strokes. The only criteria for this lane is that you are able to swim at least 33 metres using any stroke.

FITNESS + MASTERS (ASA Category 1)

As Fitness Masters above but with an additional Friday evening session. (see training schedule). This caters for everything from the casual swimmer to competitive level in Swindon ‘s Milton Road large pool (33m). Typical structured session plan will cover all strokes (you do what you can), drills and kick sets – over various distances. Total session distance would typically be up to 3000m (although casual swimmers will do far less than this).

Friday evening session focused more towards improving technique than distance.

COMPETITIVE MASTERS (ASA Category 1)

Competitive Masters have up to 3 hours 30min water time and can chose 3 from 4 available sessions (see training schedule). This includes short course (25m) training and Swindon’s Milton Road large pool (33m). Swimmers at this should be confident in water as distances swam during these sessions would typically fall in the 2000m plus category. Typical structured session plan will cover all strokes, including drills, kick sets, distance and speed sets.

Competition swimming is not mandatory for Competitive Masters – although is encouraged. Please see details below covering the wide range of competition levels available to all Swindon Dolphin Masters.

COMPETITIVE + MASTERS (ASA Category 1)

Competitive + Masters have 4 hours 45min water time with a total of 4 available sessions (see training schedule). This includes short course (25m) training and Swindon’s Milton Road large pool (33m). Swimmers at this should be confident in water as distances swam during these sessions would typically fall in the 2000m plus category. Typical structured session plan will cover all strokes, including drills, kick sets, distance and speed sets.

Competition swimming is not mandatory for Competitive Masters – although is encouraged. Please see details below covering the wide range of competition levels available to all Swindon Dolphin Masters.

PERFORMANCE MASTERS (ASA Category 2)

Similar to Competitive Masters, although with more water time (over 8 hours a week) and specifically structured for swimmers aiming for National & International level events. All levels of competition is open to Swindon Dolphin Performance Masters and the training sessions will be tailored to the top end of competition swimming.

Three sessions per week are fixed (see training schedule), and a further three sessions per week will be agreed with the Chief Coach.

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For further information regarding Masters within the club, please contact us via the Masters Secretary department on the Contact Us page or email masters@swindondolphin.co.uk

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