September 29th, 2016

Masters setting a fine example in the fitness stakes

Masters setting a fine example in the fitness stakes Masters setting a fine example in the fitness stakes
Pictured, left to right, are 'The Masters' - Elizabeth Hughes, Seb Donnelly, Mike Ireland, Ali Skirvin, Emma Bexson, Anna Watson, Craig Evans. (s)
Updated: 11:25 am, Oct 26, 2015

THOSE looking to stay in shape can do so and have fun at the same time by joining Stratford Sharks’ Masters swim group.

You can get fit and stay fit by joining the team, which is going from strength to strength.

“With the new pool and new facilities at Stratford Leisure Centre, we fully expect to have people knocking on the door,” said membership secretary Graham Hopper.

Masters, as the name suggests, is targeted at the more mature swimmer, who is probably confident and competent in the water and possibly swam competitively as a child.

“The Masters are split into two groups,” explained head coach Dirk Cox.

“We have a group for the quick ones and a group who swim at a strong, steady pace. We’re also very supportive of tri-athletes who want to focus on the swimming element.”

There are currently 14 swimmers in the Masters groups and they train up to six times a week. Sessions are staged at weekends and early mornings (before work).

The sessions provide a positive environment for the coaching and development of these swimmers and there is a great team and social element.

Through self-discipline, a real difference can be made to your fitness and physical well-being.

If you would like to try a session, call into Stratford Leisure Centre after 6.30pm on a Friday night to talk to members or e-mail to arrange a trial swim.