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Masters Squad

City of Derby Masters welcomes swimmers across the age range.  Competitive Masters’ swimming begins at 25 years, although there is a pre Masters age group from 19 to 24 years . The squad has five training sessions all coached by the club coaches with occasional opportunities for Friday night long course training at Loughborough University 50m pool.

The squad is a hard working, friendly and sociable group. The squad regularly competes at county, regional and national level with many swimmers winning medals at all levels. Some swimmers also compete at European and World Championships. There is also a strong tradition of open water swimming again at county, regional, national and international level.

To view the training timetable click here.

Squad Expectations

City of Derby is a competitive swimming club and we ask that swimmers do their best to comply with the following requirements of the squad – click here to view squad expectations.

If you are thinking about joining our Masters’ section there are some simple requirements:

  1. You should be able to swim a minimum of 500 metres non-stop front crawl.
  2. You should be able to swim a minimum of 100 metres non-stop in another stroke.
  3. You must be prepared to listen to the coaches and complete the sets that the squad is given to the best of your ability. Our coaches work extremely hard to give us appropriate training.

Come along and watch a training session. This will give you an idea of the standard of swimming and provide an opportunity to meet swimmers and coaches to see if what we offer is appropriate for you.

We would encourage you to enter competitions. If you are just starting Masters swimming there are several low-key Masters competition’s available locally with races starting at 25 metres, which provide a useful goal for your swimming.


Owen Roberts

As a swimmer my proudest achievement was achieving Gold for my age group in 50m freestyle at welsh nationals! I swam up until the age of 18, after which I stopped to focus on my A-levels, and have coached ever since. Coincidently my last competition was at Queen’s Leisure Centre! It feels like I spend half of my life in the pool environment, whether it be swimming myself, coaching, teaching or lifeguarding. For me the best thing about coaching is being able to see the same enjoyment and sucess in the swimmers as I felt during my time swimming.


To make an enquiry about joining the squad click here.