No, not swimming for experts, but rather for those of more mature years and those who have retired from regular competitive swimming.
Masters swimming is nominally for those over the age of 19 with no upper limit. At Sundays Well SC our Masters section contains swimmers from 19 years old to 60+ encompassing abilities from non-swimmer learners, through improvers, to competitive swimmers.
Members swim for various reasons: learn to swim; improvers; general fitness; weight control; stress control; social; competitive swimming; triathlon; other watersports.
Sundays Well Masters swim at the Gus Healy municipal in Douglas, Cork City on:
Tuesday Night 8:50 - 9:40 pm
Thursday Night 8:50 - 9:40 pm
The pool space is organised into lanes (6). One lane is allocated to learners and one for casual swimming. The remaining lanes are used by those who wish to follow a training schedule, be it for competition preparation or otherwise. Members can choose the lane which best suits their current ability/fitness level. Training sessions are devised and posted by a club coach.
SWSC currently has approximately 30 regular competitive Masters swimmers who compete in dedicated Masters Competitions throughout the country and abroad. Masters competitions are organised by age groups, in 5 year increments, starting with the 19 to 24 category, then 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39 and so on with no upper limit.