Masters (& Seniors Age Group)

Are you nearly 18 years old or over and interested in competing, open water, triathlons or just swimming for fitness?

Fifteen of Team Luton’s Masters & Seniors were either National or Regional medal winners  in 2019 but the squad welcomes adult swimmers of a wide range of abilities wishing to train with others.  Friendly banter is a regular feature of the training sessions.

If you are interested in joining, contact masters@teamluton.com or come along to see one of our sessions. Full details of training times and locations are shown under Training Sessions. We can offer you a free trial session. Just be aware that to participate you really need to be comfortable swimming three strokes and repetitions of up to 200 metres freestyle. Further details can be found in our squad criteria section.

L-R: Colin Mayes, Amy Pelling, Glenda Mayes, Pauline Harrington, Dave Wright, Graham Powell and Alex Mason. Front L-R: Alastair Gibb & John O’Rourke

Read Under The Surface to gain a greater insight about some of our members. Details of recent successes may be found under Competition News. As of October 2019, 44 Beds County Short Course and 49 Long Course records were held by 14 current members of our Masters & Senior Age Group squad.

If you are interested in competing view the club fixture list and also Masters competitions.

Our  Category 2 registered Masters and Senior swimmers compete in various regional, national and international competitions throughout the year with notable successes.

At most “Masters” meets you are seeded in heats to swim alongside competitors of your own speed, regardless of ages. For the purposes of the competition results, your times are then reported in 5 year age group bands, i.e. 25 – 29 years, 30 -34 years etc. These Masters meets also usually hold a Senior Age Group for those aged 18 – 24 years old. “Top level” swimmers, i.e. those still competing at national championship level are not expected to swim at such meets. A few of the “Masters” meets also have a 15-17 years age group category.

Some Meets tend to offer races over 25m, 50m & 100m each stroke plus 100m IM. Other meets may offer 200m events and go as far as including 800m & 1500m F/s and a 400m IM but with no 25m races. Even longer distances can be swum when entering Open Water competitions!