Teddington Swimming Club
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Teddington Swimming Club
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Teddington Swimming Club Masters

Teddington Swimming Club Masters (“TSCM”) is a masters swimming programme dedicated to promoting lifelong fitness for adults aged 18 and over through competitive swimming. Our coaching team provide high quality structured workouts and encourage an environment where personal and team goals are achieved. We offer a friendly, supportive and fun atmosphere while contributing to the health and wellness of the community at large. We welcome swimmers of diverse backgrounds and abilities and look forward to contributing to your development and enjoyment in the pool.

Training

We have ten main training sessions each week, lasting between 60 and 90 minutes.  Members can choose to attend any number of these. Additionally, there is a dedicated "Developing Masters" session for people who are relatively new to swimming or have been away from the sport for many years. The focus in this session is on swimming skills rather than fitness.

Our Monday, Friday and Sunday evening sessions at Hampton Pool are open to Developing Masters, providing an opportunity to train with the main squad.

Our Monday, Wednesday and Friday daytime sessions at Teddington Pool enable our members who aren't able to swim regularly in the evening the opportunity to attend a structured and coached training session during the day.

Requirements

We welcome all abilities and depending on your level, you will find a home either in the main squad or with the Developing Masters.

We advise that to join the main squad members must be able to swim front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke, and be prepared to attempt butterfly from time to time. There are lanes to cater for different capabilities and speeds, with lanes covering anywhere between 2km and 4km in an hour.

Competition

Many of our swimmers take part in galas or other competitive events. Individual results cover a wide range, from one British Record Holder, several placing in the British National Championships, to those choosing to compete in local galas. We had over sixty members participate in the 2016 European Masters Championships at the London Olympic Centre in May 2016, with notable success in relay events, taking two British and one European records.

The age range of our competitive swimmers is equally wide, from 18 to 75.  Its not all about medals and records though. One of the joys of swimming is the possibility to improve as you age by refining your technique. Galas offer the opportunity to compare performances year on year and to race other people of similar ages. Over the past few years we've run several in-house time-trial galas of our own to provide an opportunity for our members to experience race conditions, often for the first time. Some events we attend en masse; we’ve been known to win the odd trophy and to enjoy a celebratory post-event dinner.

Over the past few years there has been a huge interest in open water swimming, and a large and growing number of our members compete quite regularly at sea, river and lake swims up and down the country.  A number of TSCM swimmers complement their pool training with training at nearby lakes. Over the years, four of our swimmers have successfully swum across the English Channel.

Sessions

Day

Time

Place

Monday (day time)

12:20 - 13:20

Teddington

Monday (all abilities)

21:00 - 22:00

Hampton Pool

Tuesday

20:45 – 22:00

Teddington

Wednesday (day time)

12:00 – 13:00

Teddington Pool

Wednesday (Developing only)

21:00 – 22:00

Hanworth Air Park

Thursday

20:30 – 22:00

Hanworth Air Park

Friday (day time)

12:20 – 13:20

Teddington Pool

Friday (all abilities)

21:00 - 22:00

Hampton Pool

Saturday

06:25 – 07:55

Hampton Pool

Sunday (all abilities)

17:20 – 18:20 (winter)

21:00 - 22:00 (summer)

Hampton Pool

 

Pools where we swim

Pools

Days

More Info

Hampton Pool

Mon, Fri, Sat & Sun

http://www.hamptonpool.co.uk/

Teddington Pool

Tues, Wed daytime & Fri daytime

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/teddington_pools_fitness_cent

Lady Eleanor Holles

Wed evening

https://www.lehs.org.uk/our-campus/80.html

Hanworth Air Park

Thur

http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/Hanworth_Air_Park_Leisure_Centre_Library

 

 

Find out more

 

If you would like more information or to come for a free taster session, then please drop us a line at masters@teddingtonsc.co.uk.  Alternatively, drop in to any of our training sessions.  We hope to see you soon.