Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region

Masters development day announced for September 2019

Swim England London region are hosting a Masters development day at the new 50m pool at Becontree Leisure Centre on 22 September.

About the Development Day

Swim England London Masters believes there may be many Masters swimmers in the region that would like to participate in and hopefully benefit from a development day in a 50m pool.

So, we are very pleased to announce two fantastic opportunities for all our swimmers:

First, to be coached by Spencer Swim Team’s Head Coach, Steve Baker.

And secondly, to trial the first high-quality wearable technology for swimmers.

This is also a fantastic opportunity for all masters to gain experience in a 50m pool, but especially so for those looking to familiarise themselves before the Nationals.

There will be two pool sessions where stroke improvement drills will be practiced and each swimmer’s performance will be analysed and possible improvements identified by a Level 3 qualified coach.

Over lunch, BYO or there is a café on site, there will be a Q & A session, and after a seminar by Incus revealing the new possibilities derived from data driven analytics for swimmers.


Open to all Master swimmers from Swim England London Region affiliated clubs on a first come first served basis, although the Region reserves the right to open the event to other masters if not fully subscribed.

The cost is £30.00 per delegate and costs not covered by this will be paid from the Swim England London Region Masters budget.

Numbers will be limited and all four strokes will be covered so it is essential that attendees are competent Master swimmers in regular training as there will be not be time for basic teaching.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 September 2019 but entries will close earlier if fully subscribed.


The new 50m indoor pool at Becontree LC, Barking & Dagenham, Althorne Way, Dagenham, RM10 7FH

The Programme

09:30 – 10:00Welcome & Introductions
10:00 – 11:001st Pool Session
11:00 – 11:30Break & Change
11:30 – 12:30Lunch and General Discussion
12:30 – 13:30Incus Nova Seminar
13:30 – 14:00Break & Change
14:00 – 15:002nd Pool Session with Incus Nova trial
15:00 – 15:30Break & Change

The Coach

Steve Baker has been Spencer’s Head Coach for seven years, but returned to swimming himself this year following a serious shoulder injury.

He has been a keen swimmer since he swam for Camden Swiss at club, county, region, national schools and national level, when his favourite event was 100m fly. He joined Spencer in 1986.


INCUS Performance is a technology Company combining Artificial Intelligence (AI), data analytics and wearable technologies to improve technique and performance in swimming and Triathlon sports.

Their mission is to produce better athletes through optimised training, guided by advanced data analytics and technical insight.

The INCUS system includes a wearable measurement device (INCUS | NOVA), cloud analytics and a mobile interface for communicating results.

The aim is to provide accurate, accessible and actionable training feedback, drawn from Olympic-level expertise, to economise and personalise training for every athlete.

Our devices are setting new standards in wearable data technology, producing market-leading performance metrics that allow a truly data-driven approach to training.