Listed on this page are the dates of forthcoming Masters’ Competitions that some of our squad have historically entered, together with links to the entry websites, once they become available.
A more comprehensive list is available from the British Swimming /Swim England Masters Calendar found in the Masters Links section, once they have been advertised. Prior year results from all Masters meets (to help you gauge the standard of entries) may also be accessed there.
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!
Forthcoming Competitions (click on Green words for URL link):
NB: As of 27th May, Swim England cancelled all national Masters events for the rest of 2020 due to the Coronavirus. It remains to be seen which , if any, more local events might take place.
5 September – GLLAM – London Aquatic Centre (50m)
6 September – Barnet Masters Sprints – Barnet Copthall
20 September – Leicester Masters – Braunstone, Leicester – entries close 14 Sept
27 September – East Region Masters – Newmarket
28 November – Etwall Open Masters -Alfreton; entries close 31 October
28 – 29 November – Barnet Masters 1500m – Barnet Copthall