Why Masters swimming?
More and more of us realize that regular exercise contributes to good physical and mental health, whatever our age. Swimming is one of the safest and best ways to exercise. It doesn't abuse the joints with sudden shocks and pounding and benefits the cardiovascular system, reduces cholesterol and positively influences muscle tone, endurance and emotional well-being. Besides, it's fun! Masters swimming provides excellent opportunities to exercise with others, to improve swimming skills and stamina, and to enjoy doing it.
For some, releasing those competitive juices from time to time is also important. Masters Swimming encourages competition for swimmers of all abilities who like to challenge themselves and others at swim meets. Thus, by being a member of a Masters swim club there is an opportunity not only for fitness, but to meet and make new friends, to compete and to travel (excerpt from the Masters Swimming Association of BC).
What kind of coaching will be available?
Fully certified coaching will be available as well as a seasonal workout plan. Plans will be provided for participants based on their competitive goals. Masters swimming will meet the needs of recreational swimmers wanting to improve their stroke technique within a fun, social atmosphere, as well as the more serious swimmers that still wants to be competitive and continually challenge themselves.
Will there be enhanced coaching opportunities?
There will be opportunities for the more serious swimmers to get personalized stroke analysis, and other in-depth coaching feedback. There will be additional costs for these type of opportunities.
When will the program run?
The program runs Monday and Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm and Friday from 6:00 - 7:00 am.
The minimum age is 19 years old.
What will the fees be?
Registration Fees are as follows:
$31/month with proof of full-year TCC Facility Pass
$57.50/month without TCC Facility Pass
Punch Cards will also be available for purchase ($115 for 10 drop-ins).
**All participating swimmers will also have to be registered with BC Masters (MSABC): $45/year
General Question and Answers:
That one MUST register with BC Masters Association for
insurance purposes. This also allows them to enter into competition if they so wish.
Is there a reduced rate for seniors (over 65)?
- No there are no reduced rates for Seniors.
If I am interested in only attending the Friday morning session, is that okay?
- Yes, simply purchase a punch card from the Kamloops Aquatic Club office.
Does one pay the admission to the pool on top of the drop in punch card?
- No, The punch card covers your admission to the Swim Pool for that workout.
Is the monthly cost pro-rated for holiday days when pool is closed?
Will a substitute coach be on deck when the “Classic’s” attend out of town meets?
- Yes, that is our intention to have a coach on deck at all workouts.