Masters at Reading Swimming Club offers training to all swimmers age 18 years and over. We have around 80 swimmers in our squad and offer up to 6 training sessions a week across a variety of pools in Reading. We are a vibrant, fun and welcoming squad, with swimmers of all ages and all abilities. Come along and try a session!

Our Masters squad is a mix of many ages and abilities, from 18 to 65+, with several swimmers competing at Masters National and European meets, Open Water events and Triathlons. We currently have the UK's fastest channel swimmer for 2015 in our squad as well as many National finalists and European Top 20 swimmers. Competitive and fitness swimmers train together at a variety of different levels. 

Masters swimmers generally follow a programme to lead up to the short and long course Masters Nationals and Europeans events, as well as supporting some competitive triathletes and open water swimmers looking to enhance their swimming fitness and performance. Our squad is also great for fitness swimmers who want the incentive of a regular, motivating training programme. Masters offers the chance to improve your swimming whatever your level, and we welcome all swimmers to join.We also have a regular social calendar and are a friendly, approachable, fun squad. There is a special rate available for swimmers who only wish to swim once a week, otherwise you have the flexibility to chose any session at any time to suit you. It's up to you how much you swim - the more sessions you can do, the faster and fitter you will become. As a guide, to join the programme, you need to be able to swim continuously for 60 minutes and be competent in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke with a willingness to try butterfly! Come along and try a session!

Swimmers can choose the number of sessions they wish to swim each week and fees are set accordingly. The majority swim between 2 and 3 sessions a week.

Recommended Equipment

  • Kickboard
  • Pullbouy
  • Fins (Short blade)
  • Adult snorkel
  • Hand paddles
  • 2x 1litre water bottle