MASTERS PROGRAM


Be A Master: Our program offers coaching instruction and workout designs for swimmers over the age of 18.  Our Masters train for swim meets, open water races, triathlons, fitness, and fun.  There are many valuable tips to be picked up on improving your individual swimming goals and all levels of performance.  This group swims 4 times per week.


SWIMMING CANADA STATEMENT

An integral part of Swimming Canada’s mission is to inspire Canadians to be active and healthy. Masters Swimmers are the embodiment of this. Swimming Canada recognizes that Masters Swimmers are magnificent ambassadors and advocates for our sport, both with their friends and families, and within the community at large. Whether training for fitness or to compete, all Masters Swimmers are an essential part of the Swimming Canada family.

Swimming Canada aims to provide the best possible support to the Masters Swimming community, working collaboratively with the provincial sections, to provide meet sanctioning, coach certification, official certification, club services, insurance, etc.   Swimming Canada’s close relationship with our international partners provides recognition of Swimming Canada events and of our member Swimmers’ performances.

September 30, 2020

Meet Shane MacMillan, Barrie Trojans Masters Swim Club

Shane MacMillan was swimming before he could walk. He has always felt more comfortable in the water than on land. Summers were spent swimming in the lake at the family cottage. He completed his Red Cross badges quickly and was poised to become a lifeguard. Life took at turn when Shane was fifteen, he was struck in the head with a bat and suffered a traumatic brain injury which still affects his life today at age 46. Following the brain injury Shane was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a condition where the myelin sheath that covers nerve cells of the spinal cord and brain are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of the nervous system to communicate, leading to a range of physical and mental issues, causing significant physical disability.

Subsequent to his injury, Shane followed the path of alcohol and substance abuse which lead him to altercations with the law. His renewed faith, substance-free lifestyle, including smoking cessation after many years and a return to the pool in his forties, as a member of the Barrie Trojans Masters Swim Club, have enhanced every aspect of his life from motivation, health, finances and family life.  A recognized PARA swimmer with an S10 sports class designation, Shane is setting his sights on international Paralympic competition. The return to swimming through the Masters program has been a logical step on this path providing coaching and competition opportunities which respond to his present needs and abilities.

Today the husband and father of two girls is a firm believer that swimming has been a healer for him and his renewed life.


LINKS

Masters Swimming Canada

Swim Ontario Masters

Masters Swimming Ontario


2018-2019 Masters Group


 


2016-2017 Masters Group


2015-2016 Masters Group


2014-2015 Masters Group


Questions? Please email [email protected].