Masters Swimming Australia has developed a program which caters for all levels of swimming ability.
You may be able to swim only 25 metres, you may have been a school champion and competitive swimmer, or you may be swimming laps to improve your fitness and well-being.
Whatever level you are, you will benefit from the range of activities offered by Masters Swimming.
Find out about these benefits in the ABC of Membership.
Clubs provide many ways to help you measure your progress:
Masters Swimming NSW co-ordinates interclub swim meets which are held about twice a month. These are open to all members regardless of ability.
At interclub swim meets you will swim against others of the same pace. Your time swum is entered into our computer and graded against other swimmers in your age group (18-24 and 25 + in five-year increments). Points are allocated from fastest to slowest and are added to determine the club with the most points and the club with the highest average point score.
From our Swimmers Profiles page on the website, you can print a certificate which details your events, time swam and place in each event.
A social event is sometimes held after each meet and your family is welcome to attend.
See Calendar page for dates of interclub swim meets. Entry details available from your club.
Each interclub carnival includes relay events where four swimmers from each club compete as a team. The combined age of the team is placed in an age group of 72-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240-279, 280-319, or 320-359.
The NSW Branch (including ACT) conducts four major competitions each year - the Long Course Championships (50m pool) usually in Autumn, and Short Course (25m pool) usually in Spring. You may enter five individual events over two days of the meet. The Branch also conducts an annual Relay Meet and a Long Distance Championships.
Medals are awarded for first three place getters in each age group in all individual events.
Clubs compete for perpetual trophies.
See the Calendar page for date of next Branch Championships event.
Each year an Australian National Championships is held in rotation by each of the Branches of Masters Swimming Australia. There are no qualifying times for these meets. It is a great opportunity to travel in the company of fellow swimmers.
Masters Swimming NSW will host the the next National Championships in April 2013 at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. For further details, click...here
The Endurance 1000 program is designed to promote aerobic fitness by providing an incentive to swim longer distances. The program commences with 400metre swims and progresses to continuous swimming for 1 hour. Members set goals as to which Endurance swims they can achieve. Swimmers are awarded points for each Endurance 1000 swim completed. These individual point scores go towards the club's tally. The club with the highest point score wins the Vorgee Endurance 1000 Champion Club Trophy at the end of the year. For more information, click...here
The results of the 2011 Aerobic Trophy (old name) for NSW are available in the Results section of this website. The National results for 2011 may be viewed on the Masters Swimming Australia Website.
Some Masters competitors choose to go as a group to Open Water swims organised by other associations. See Ocean Swims Website for details of Open Water Swims.
If you live in a remote area or have other commitments on weekends, postal swims are ideal for you. You can swim in your local pool and enter your times in competitions by post or email. These times may be recorded at your club or at other events of the organisation. These are held in NSW, interstate and overseas. Find details of postal swims on the Calendar page for details of Postal Swims organised by members of Masters Swimming NSW, or the Masters Swimming Australia website for details of other postal swims.
Records are kept for each age group in all strokes and distances from 50m to 800m, and also 1500m for Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke for both Long Course and Short Course.
Records are kept at Branch, National and World levels.
Both current and historical listings of State records for NSW Branch, and National records may be viewed on the Masters Swimming Australia Results Portal, click...here
FINA world records may be viewed on the FINA website, click...here
Masters Swimming Australia has a website which publishes times swum by members. Times are recorded for swims at sanction meets, club time trials and Endurance 1000 swims, and are shown for each age group in all strokes and distances for the calendar year. They are available for both short course and long course swims. They may be viewed on the Masters Swimming Australia Results Portal, click...here
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