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Somerset ASA President 2015/16 Les Debenham with Master Secretary Rosemary Johnson

Photo: Somerset ASA President 2015/16 Les Debenham with Master Secretary Rosemary Johnson

Find out how to get your club involved in Masters swimming and how it can benefit your club.

Check out the Club Toolkit for Masters Swimming and other useful documents in the Swim England Library.

The County's Masters Secretary is Rosemary Johnson 

Competitions
 

We thank Heather Pullinger (pullingerfamily@gmail.com) for putting together a Masters team to represent Somerset in the South West round of the Swim England Inter County Masters Team Championships at Millfield on 19 November 2017. View results. Competition is held nationwide on a Regional basis and in the south west rotates around the six counties each year.

Somerset ASA Masters Championships are held annually with Gloucester ASA, normally at Horfield Pool in Bristol during September but in 2017 the gala will be at GL1 on 10 December at GL1, Gloucester - view details and entry form

County trophies numbered 84 and 85 will be awarded for Somerset swimmer performances.  The 2017 British Masters Championships will have Qualifying Times and take place on 27 October.

Coaching Resources

Please follow this link for details of how to access Masters Coaching Resources which have now been rebranded as Swim England and can be shared with anyone who has an interest in Coaching Masters. 

Development

Within Somerset ASA's 2018/19 Development budget, a funding pot of £2,000 will focus on encouraging more participation in the disciplines of Open Water, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming and Masters. 

Swim England South West held a Masters training day on 11 June 2017 at Mount Kelly pool, Tavistock. The event was open only to members of South West clubs and 27 Masters Swimmers took part on a first come first served basis.

The programme included two 90 minute swim sessions, a presentation by sports psychologist Dr Karen Howells PhD CPsychol ('Using Psychological Skills to Build Confidence') and a Land Training session led by Nye Levett of NL Wellness  which was organised to offer graded exercises for the spectrum of ages and abilities of those attending.  . 

The first swim session taken by Greg King in the new 50m 'Olympic Legacy' pool concentrated on drills and stroke technique. The second swim of the day was led by Steve Carder.

The day ended with a question and answer session with Nye and Steve on many aspects of nutrition and training techniques, both on land and in the water.  Feedback on the day and in the follow up evaluation sheets was extremely positive. 

 

Download Masters Handbook which answers common questions about Masters swimming.

 

Thinking of joining a Masters Club? Masters swimming is fun! View Scottish Swimming film promoting the benefits of swimming with a club, whatever your age or ability.

The Masters Synchro Conference 2017

We promoted the event held on 5 November 2017 at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, Rugby – the day after the Swim England Synchro National Masters Championships at the same venue. View report.