Our Club - Fun, Fitness and Friendship
The Ruislip Northwood Masters Swimming Club is for adult swimmers who wish to continue swimming in a competitive environment. The club was established in 1989 with the first training session coached by Ron Gilder.
Currently we have 50 members, ages ranging from 18 to 80+.
Our Club encompasses the whole range of ability from casual fitness swimming to highly organised competitive swimming. To qualify as a 'masters' swimmer you need to be 25 years of age or over, but there are also a number of competitions for younger adults above the age of 18.
The RNSC Masters' motto is fitness, fun and friendship, and we have done our best to foster all three of these masters priorities. As adults we are forced to fit training around the 'real world' therefore each and every swimmer sets their own manageable goals. Swimming is great for improving fitness generally and this may be the simple goal of many members; other swimmers look to compete and therefore wish to improve their stroke technique and times.
RNSC Masters offers more than just training: we would like to think of ourselves as not only team members but friends which hopefully makes turning up about more than just the training.
We hold regular social events to encourage everyone to get together, get to know each other and enjoy themselves.
We organise trips to competitions at home and abroad and regularly participate in a number of Masters meets.
RNSC thanks Club Secretary for over 20 years' service
Chairman Andy Blackwell presents Jill Kirner with a bouquet
After more than twenty years serving the Club as Secretary, Jill has stepped down to enjoy her swimming more. She will still be helping Penny Cook, our new Secretary, with membership enquiries and records. Members said thanks for all her work on their behalf at the AGM on 19 September 2015 at Merchant Taylors' Clubhouse.
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Club Members information:
Middlesex Masters Meet on Sunday 24 July 2016 at Barnet Copthall Centre, Champions Way, Hendon. Closing date for entries: Fri 8 July 2016. NB: this gala is open to all swimmers not just those registered with the ASA as competitors.
Barnet Sprints Masters Meet on Sunday 4 September 2016 at Barnet Copthall Centre, Champions Way, Hendon. Closing date for entries: Friday 19 August 2016.
Berks & South Bucks Masters on Sunday 11 September 2016 at Magnet Leisure Centre, Holmanleaze, Maidenhead, Bucks SL6 8AW. Closing date for entries: Wed 17 August 2016.
British National (short course) Championships from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October 2016 in Sheffield. Entry forms are not available yet but it is recommended booking accommodation now if you wish to attend (Lesley Cordial is coordinating).
Please see Karen Butterworth's email or the events calendar at www.swimming.org for links to entry packs, further details, etc, for any of the above meets. Please also let her know if you are happy to swim as part of a relay team.
Next Committee Meeting: Sunday 4 September 2016. Please let your lane leader have any items that you would like them to raise on your behalf.
Please see/note diary dates: AGM on Sat 17 September, Christmas (fun) gala on Sun 4 December and the Presentation Evening on Sat 21 January 2017.
Please contact your lane leader or any member of the Club Committee should you require further information on any of the above.
RNSC Masters hold four training sessions a week at two different pools in Bushey and Northwood. We are open to new members and you are welcome to "come and try it" at up to three of our sessions free of charge. Please contact us to find out more.
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- Club Gala July 2016
Meet Reports & Gallery
- European Masters London 2016
- Norfolk 2016
- Guernsey 2016
- British LC Masters 2016
- Isle of Wight Jan 2016
- Barnet Sprints Sept 2015
- Barnet Distance July 2015
- Middlesex Masters 2015
- Norfolk Masters May 2015
- Newmarket Masters 2015
- Isle of Wight Feb 2015
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- British Swimming - Full list of UK Masters Competitions
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