Question 1: What age can I be to swim with Albany Masters?

Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to join Albany Masters Swimming. Masters swimming supports people who continue to swim throughout their adult life. Our Albany group have swimmers ranging in age from 18-80s.

Question 2: Do I have to be a good swimmer?

No you do not need to be a good swimmer to join Albany Masters. We have swimmers who joined that could not swim at all. We do suggest that if you have a fear of the water that you talk to us first about how we can assist you to build your confidence before joining in with the main group.

Question 3: How much does Albany Masters Swimming cost?

Albany Masters registration only charge the cost of registration with Masters Swimming Australia which in 2017 is $80.00 for the year. Pool entry is charged by the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre and is often cheaper to buy entry packages or a membership with the centre. Occasionally we also hold skills workshops where we may also seek a small contribution.

Question 4: Do I have to go into competitions?

Not at all, people swim with Albany masters for all sorts of reasons, some for competition and others for fitness, fun or friendship or for all of these things.

Question 5: Are there social events and occassions?

Yes, there is nothing quite like a group of masters Swimming getting together with their clothes on instead of only seeing each other in their bathers. It is great to enjoy the wide variety of people Masters Swimming attracts and with swimming as a common interest there are always plenty of good stories to share around.