The word “Master” swimmer has nothing to do with your skill level or competency, just your age. Unfortunately, the name can be intimidating to some people. Masters swimming is truly for everyone! You must be 18 years old to be a Masters swimmer. Nationally, there are 45,000 registered Masters swimmers. Masters are split into age groups of five year blocks beginning with 18-24, 25-29, 30-35, all the way up to 98+.
The Golden Road Aquatics & Adult Fitness program welcomes people of any ability level. We have three basic categories of swimmers:
2) Triathlon training
We encourage competition (both in a pool and/or open water), but it is not mandatory, and we find that once an athlete gets to a comfortable competency, they enjoy the competitive and social aspects of swimming that go along with competition and practice.
When people look into the possibility of joining a Masters team, one of the stumbling points has to do with the following questions, “Am I fast enough?” – “Am I good enough?”
With our program there are just two prerequisites for joining. Anyone who joins needs to have both time and patience. Swimming is a very technical, athletic skill, sometimes very underrated – yet it looks so easy on TV! Learning and acquiring swimming skills is a process…it takes time to produce something like Michael Phelps or even just your first lap!
Breathing is normally the biggest obstacle for adults who want to learn and enjoy swimming as a form of fitness. Learning to breathe properly has steps which lead to rhythmic breathing. Learning to breathe is about patience and the ability to do many repetitions. Most adults underestimate themselves and their ability. In our program, swimmers will get direction and encouragement from both the coaches and their pool pals.
What do I need?
Suit, goggles, fins, paddles, kick board, pull buoy and snorkel.
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