Masters (& Seniors) Competitions

Most of the Team Luton Masters squad enter at least one competition each year. They are a great social occasion with training colleagues poolside providing vocal support and encouragement. Individual achievements, however large or small, are acknowledged, providing swimmers with a

As British Swimming hold an annual Masters (& Seniors) Decathlon competition our swimmers are encouraged to compete over a variety of strokes and distances throughout the year. Points are awarded on the age-adjusted times achieved. In addition to the individual competition, the decathlon points gained by the top four swimmers of each club are amalgamated for the team competition.

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 15/16-17 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!

Sam Bradley, Alex Mason, John O’Rourke, Pauline Harrington, Glenda Mayes, Mark Wareham, Graham Powell, Malcolm Barton & Dave Wright

Our largest representation tends be at the following meets:

South East (Long Course)
Bracknell Masters
Newmarket Masters
British Masters (Long Course)
Barnet Copthall Masters
East Region Masters
Swim England Masters

Many of our Masters & Seniors do enter other meets throughout the country, details of which can be found by selecting the Masters filter on the Swimming.org  Calendar.  However, the dates of individual meets are usually publicised on the host organisation’s website well in advance of appearing on Swimming.org. This is particularly pertinent for the most popular meets where accepted entries might close before the published closing date