The ASA Masters Conference

Get ready to join us on 12 November 2016 for the annual ASA Masters Conference.

The conference brings together Masters and synchro swimmers in addition to professionals in the swimming industry. The day will start at 10am and finish at 4pm.

Contribute to essential discussions on the direction of Masters swimming, hear inspirational speakers, learn more about major upcoming events and take away professional performance advice and training tips.

We have a packed agenda for the third ASA Masters Conference, being held at SportPark, Loughborough in November.

This year’s conference features:

  • A focus on the future of sport.
  • Useful hints, tips and ideas on how to improve your swimming for training and competitions.
  • Networking opportunities with other Masters swimmers and Masters synchronised swimmers.
  • Lunch with refreshments provided throughout the day.

Plus we’d love to hear your views and feedback on the development of Masters swimming.

Presentation Downloads

Use the folder below to download presentations from the day.

Masters Conference Presentations 2016


Verity Dobbie, ASA Masters Working Group Chair

Our host and key note speaker will enthral you with her tales of Masters swimming (or in many cases not so much swimming, but jumping in and seeing what happens!) and her journey over the last year as chair of the Masters Working Group.

Sharon Lock, ASA Masters Officer

Sharon will explain how the Masters Working group have devised the new 4 Year Strategy for Masters Swimming and will welcome your thoughts, ideas and feedback on this.

Simon Griffiths, current British Open Water Swimming Champion (50-54 age group) and publisher of H2Open Magazine

Simon will be sharing his hints and tips for open water and how he improved his own swimming by altering a few simple things.

Let his enthusiasm for our sport motivate you to get in to open water.

Sue Arrowsmith and Eddie Riach

Sue and Eddie will explain the past approach to GB Masters governance, the problems with the 2016 LEN European Masters Championships and Masters’ efforts to deal with them, and the final outcomes, including the YouGov survey and changes to governance.

David Hemmings, Coach for the British National Centre for Swimming at Loughborough University

David will be sharing new insight into how to swim and start races faster.

Karen Howells, Sports Psychologist

Karen will discuss ‘Building Confidence’ and how to deal with deteriorating performance, coming back to swimming and overcoming injury.

Alex Watson, Osteopath

Alex is a successful osteopath who understands swimmers’ problems from his own background as a Masters swimmer.

He also treats Masters swimmers in his own club and knows first-hand how frustrating injuries can be.

Liz Fitzsimons, ASA Masters Synchro Working Group

Liz will explain the new Synchronised Swimming Structure and how it includes Masters Competitions.

Synchro Masters success story and what we could learn from the Brighton festival.

Liz will discuss what her club has done to attract new members and how it’s going from strength to strength.

We have more Synchro Masters than ever before so come along and talk to Liz about your own experiences.

Sarah Darragh, ASA National Synchro Development Officer

Sarah will explain how the Synchro Masters Working group have devised the new 4 Year Strategy for Masters Synchro and will welcome your thoughts, ideas and feedback on this.

Hannah Secher, Sports Therapist

Hannah will discuss safe flexibility for synchro Masters, some demonstrations on how to stretch and when to stretch to compliment training.

And also injury prevention in synchro and cross training for synchro swimmers.

Where and when?

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Saturday 12 November 2016
SportPark, Loughborough LE11 3QF