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.
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:
- You should be able to swim a minimum of 500 metres non-stop front crawl.
- You should be able to swim a minimum of 100 metres non-stop in another stroke.
- 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.