I'm sorry if I seem ignorant, but what are the Masters? Are they just
like a major championships?
Event Manager: Andrew Matthews
FAX: (44) - (0)742-736731 ( 44 is country code, 0 only in UK )
FAX after 1-8-1994 (44) - (0)114-2736731
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screws up the phone numbers for the whole country )
Address: VI World Masters
Dates: Training 20/21 June 1996, Ponds Forge Sheffield
Swimming competition 22-27 June, Ponds Forge Sheffield
Open water competition 28 June, Holme Pierrepont Nottingham
Water Polo 27 june (training) 28-30 (comp) Ponds Forge Sheffield
Diving 28 June (training) 29-2 July (comp) Ponds Forge Sheffield
Syncro 29 June (training) 30-2 July (comp) Ponds Forge Sheffield
Closing Dates 18-2-1996 ( Guranteed places )
18-5-1996 ( If space left )
Officials Apply by 15-1-1996
with details Full name
phone & FAX
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questions by E-Mail.
Masters, in swimming is just a polite way of saying vetran, maybe we
just use another word as it seems a bit silly to be a vetran at 25.
Masters events are swum in 5 year age group bands, i think the last band
is 100+ The event heats are done based on the time you submit with your
entry so you wind up swimming against people of a similar ability to
yourself, even though they may be in a different age group.
In England there are Masters competitions at all levels from Club to County
to National. Then there are European and World championships, I assume other
areas of the world have championships too.
I guess the major difference with masters competitions is that there are
no entry times, it is a totally open thing, of course that means that
potentially there may be be many, many competitors e.g. in the last
world championships I think there were over a 1000 entries in the 50M
I'd be pleased to answer any other questions you may have.