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Masters - Effective from 1 October 2017

Our Masters squad caters for older swimmers who wish to continue swimming competitively as well as those who swim to keep fit. We also have several members who are triathletes and use the sessions to improve their swimming technique and fitness.

We have around 60 members of varying ability ranging in age from 18-80+ and follow a structured coaching programme led by Denise, our coach.

Joining the Masters

Colchester Masters is now full and prospective new members will join a waiting list until a vacancy becomes available.

If you wish to join the Masters then please contact the Masters Secretary using the link on this page. All prospective new members will be required to undertake a short trial on the Thursday evening training session to assess their suitability for joining the Masters.

Feedback on the trial will be provided.

Squad Criteria

Swimmers should be able to:

  • Demonstrate good technique in Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Front Crawl.
  • Perform 8 x 100m Front Crawl and Form Stroke with minimal rest.
  • Show that they are able to swim for 60 minutes and understand complex instructions.
  • Read times from the pace clock.
  • Understand basic lane discipline (5 seconds between swimmers/clockwise and anticlockwise etc.)
  • Maintain good attendance. Non attendance for a period of 4 weeks without notice of injury or illness, will result in the place being offered to another swimmer on the waiting list.
  • Be self-motivated to achieve the goals set out for them.

Minimum Attendance: 2 sessions per week

Training Times

Day Time Where
Wednesday 1900-2000 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool
Thursday 1900-2000 Garrison
Sunday 0800-0900 Colchester Leisure World Fitness Pool


Annual Club Membership Fee £30
Monthly Fee £47
ASA Membership Fee Annually £18-35.00

All swimmers are required to be members of the ASA for insurance purposes.

e: to find out more about swimming with the Masters

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