Masters Swimming

Masters Training

Masters’ swimming in Carlisle officially started life back in 1996 and continues to go from strength to strength. The club encourages the three tenets of Masters’ swimming: Fitness, Friendship and Fun. We try to strike a balance between swimming to compete, with swimming for fitness - and attempt to have fun in doing so.


We try to cater for and welcome all abilities of swimming but cannot currently cater for non-swimmers. Our only membership criteria is that you must be over sixteen and want to swim in an organised manner.


There are two training sessions each week where we swim in lanes of similar ability to a timed programme. These are usually sufficiently varied and challenging to help alleviate the monotony of lane swimming and improve ability. In addition, we have the option to train with the younger (i.e. faster!) squads on some mornings.


Many of our members compete at galas across northern England and Scotland, and some also swim nationally and internationally. We also recognise that not everyone wants to compete, but hope that everyone will contribute to the life of the club and offer their support to the events we run. Many of us also head off to training days and open water swims - and we will usually have a couple of nights or meals out during the year.


Training sessions:

Monday                 8.00 - 9.30pm

Wednesday          8.00 - 9.30pm

We have the three far lanes of the main pool during these periods, and there will usually be between three and six swimmers per lane. The lanes tend towards different speeds and each swims a programme with appropriate times – we are a very mixed group!


You are welcome to come along for two or three trial sessions to see if it’s for you before committing to join the club, but please let us know so someone can keep an eye out for you. Email if you’d like to come along, or for further information. The Masters' representative on the Carlisle Aquatics committee is Lindsey Bradley, so it will usually be Lindsey who will meet you on the poolside initially.

Should you then want to join, the fees are:

Club membership:                                                           £25 annual fee

Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) membership:       Annual fee dependent on whether you want to compete

Monthly training fee:                                                       £24 by standing order

Fill in the membership form, ASA form and health questionnaire (from the Parents' documents page of the Document library) and either bring along to training or email to .