At Kenilworth Masters, we like to encourage our swimmers to compete at a range of masters galas. Far more fun than any age group gala from our youths, Masters competitions encourage mass participation. Entrants are ranked by time, so no matter what your age or speed, you’ll be swimming alongside someone of a similar speed to you. Below is a list of events that Kenilworth Masters regularly attend:
Gloucester Masters – Sunday 8th May 2016
Normally swam as a warm-up for the Midlands Masters, this year the European championships have altered the calendar , and the one day, short course event falls on Sunday 8th May. A fast pool, so normally produces some good swims.
Midlands Masters - 1st & 2nd October 2016
Our ‘home’ competition in the familiar waters of Newbold Comyn, this year moving to 1st & 2nd October, so a convenient loosener for those swimming at the Nationals. Always attracts plenty of entrants from Kenilworth Masters, with plenty of relays too. Entry via Ickle People Software
National Masters (50m Long Course) - 1st – 3rd April 2016
Held over 3 days (Friday – Sunday), this year, an opportunity to race long course ahead of the European Master Championships
KM Open Water – July
Our own event with great help from Leicestershire Lifeguards. Held at Bosworth Water
National Masters (25m Short Course) - End of October
Held at the traditional ‘Magic Waters’ of Ponds Forge, Kenilworth swimmers will be hoping for their best swims of the year in this famously fast pool. The nearby Hilton Hotel has become our venue of choice, and the team meet together in the evening for fun, food, and splashing in the local fountains.
Etwall Eagles – End Of November
Etwall’s fun and friendly gala. An ideal first event for those who’ve not compete in Masters swimming before, or an ideal opportunity for regular competitors to try some alternative events. Are you brave enough to enter everything? There is a team competition too, so every swim wins points for the club, and everybody is invited to the regular post-race curry. Entry via Ickle People Software
2015 – November 28th Entry
South Yorkshire Masters – Mid December
An opportunity to return to the ‘magic waters’ of Ponds Forge, with a Sunday friendly 1PM start, and equally friendly 25m configuration.