Commencing in 2013, Masters is open to anyone 18 years and over. Having just become a Masters club, we are still developing our program to best suit our growing membership.
Masters swimming offers a number of incentive programs for keeping fit and improving technique. Competition is encouraged but optional.
Currently we are utilizing the training program run at the Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre, information is as follows:
MAC Masters is an adult swim training program designed for the experienced swimmer. The program consists of 90 minute sessions incorporating endurance, sprints, time trials and more.
MAC Masters is for the enthusiastic swimmer who wants to improve their swimming skills and abilities, achieve an ocean swim, a triathlon or overall fitness!
The sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm – 8.30pm, only conducted during school terms.
A pre-requisite of the sessions is that the participant must be able to swim confidently and competently AT LEAST 500m Freestyle and AT LEAST 200m of another stroke eg. backstroke.
The cost is as follows:
1 x session per week = $61 per month
2 x session per week (Tues & Thurs) = $75 per month
There is information on the MAC website about the program www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/mac located under adult swim lessons and FACEBOOK.
An annual fee of $175 makes you a member of Footscray Swimming and Waterpolo Inc and registers you with Masters Swimming Victoria. For further information visit www.mastersswimmingvic.org.au or email us. This fee does not include training sessions.
As a combined club (Masters swimming, Junior-Age swimming & Waterpolo) we run our club session every Sunday morning from 8.30am until approximately 11.00am when we run our Masters in-house competition alongside our junior competition. From 8.30am to 9.30am, Waterpolo training and members only lap swimming is held, followed by club racing (where we run our Masters in-house competition along side our juniors competition) and social get-together in the clubrooms (food and drinks available for purchase).
Our competition program for Masters includes 2 Aggregate (Summer and Winter) sessions, where points are awarded for improving previous personal best times (PB’s) for each stroke and distance swum during the session, with a trophy awarded to the member with the most points (most improved). We also run a championship session. Until we have sufficient numbers in each of the masters age groups, this will be determined as the person swimming closest to their age group masters state record compared to each of the competing age groups.
For further information please you can either call David on 0417 310 779 or email us.