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Regions release dates for 2018 development days

Swim England’s regions have released details of their 2018 development days for Masters swimmers to improve their swimming technique.

The development days should suit most levels of Masters swimmer (18 – 100-year olds) who can swim all four strokes (ish).

For specific details of each programme please see the booking links below. They will include a mixture of the following:

  • Land training
  • Pool sessions
  • Talks ranging from the psychology of swimming to diet and nutrition
  • An opportunity to receive individual feedback from a coach, talk to other swimmers, find out what’s going on in your local area and get more involved in the organisation of Masters swimming.

Regional Masters Swimming Development Days 2018

Click or tap on the region below to find out more about each upcoming development day.

Swim England East Region

Saturday 7 April 2018

Basildon Sports Village, SS14 3GR

£15 (includes lunch)

The East Region Masters Development Day takes place between 12pm – 6pm and will offer a mixture of sessions to help Masters swimmers, including psychology, strength and conditioning and a 1.5 hour long course pool session.

Places are limited due to facilities available and preference will be given to Swim England members from the East region.

Go to the East region website to book on. Deadline to register is 24 March 2018.

Swim England East Midland Region

Sunday 25 March 2018

David Ross Sports Village, NG7 2RD


The Swim England East Midland Development Day takes place from 10am – 4:30pm and is open to all Swim England registered Masters swimmers.

Fill in the East Midland Development Day Booking Form to book on.

Swim England North West Region

Late September 2018

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Preference will be given to Swim England members over 18yrs form the North East and North West regions. Further details including booking and cost to be confirmed.

Swim England South East Region

Saturday 7 April 2018

ACS Cobham International School, KT11 1BL


There will be a classroom session where stroke basics will be explained followed by two pool sessions all conducted by a qualified coach.

In the pool stroke improvement drills will be practiced and each swimmer’s performance will be analysed and possible improvements identified.
In addition there will be gym sessions with exercises for core strength, mobility and flexibility.
The day will conclude with a panel discussion with Masters world champions’ Jane Asher and Mike Hodgson and National Masters Officer Sharon Lock.

Sharon Davies, Jose Suarez, Sharon Lock, Mike Hodgson, Jane Asher, Geoff Stokes, Will Long.

Fill in the South East Region Development Day Booking Form to book on. The closing date for applications is Monday 26 March 2018 but entries will close earlier if fully subscribed.

Preference will be given to Masters swimmers from Swim England affiliated clubs in the South East region.

Swim England South West Region

Sunday 13 May 2018

University of Bath, BA2 7AY

To be confirmed

Preference will be given to South West Swim England members over 18yrs. Further details including booking and cost to be confirmed.

What do the swimmers say?

Sue Haigh (South West): “The South West Regional Masters Development Day features the ‘dream team’ of Masters multi-world record holder Jane Asher, motivational speaker & Sports Psychologist Dr Karen Howells and the ASA National Masters and Open Water Officer Sharon Lock.”

Participants from last year’s South West Development day said: “It was an excellent day. The sport psychology lecture was mind-blowing and has dramatically changed the way I train.”

Sharon Perry (East) said: “It’s an opportunity to meet other swimmers from around the region and get in some valuable long course pool time at the start of the long course season.”