Want to compete this year?

Check out a selection of Masters Swimming events that you can compete at throughout 2014 on our events page!!

This is just a selection, for more go to the British Swimming website.

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Cally Masters pick up the medals at South East Regions Swimming Champs

Cally Masters do it again!!

Christine, Kyla, Sara and Olga travelled down to Guildford to compete at the South East Regions Masters Swimming Championships on 5 October. With amazing swims all round we came home with a hoard of hardware:

Christine:
200m Fly – GOLD
Kyla:
200m Breaststroke – GOLD, 100m I.M – GOLD, 50m Breaststroke – SILVER
Sara:
50m Breaststroke – SILVER, 200m Breaststroke – SILVER, 200m Freestyle – SILVER
Olga:
100m Backstroke – SILVER, 50m Freestyle – SILVER

(Left to right: Kyla, Christine, Sara, Olga)

Cally Masters bring back the hardware!
(Left to right: Kyla, Christine, Sara, Olga)

With less than three weeks to go before Nationals we want to wish everyone swimming for Cally the best of luck! We look forward to reporting on all the great swims!!

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Sara Perry and Luka Crnjakovic bring home the medals for Cally Masters!

Sara Perry and Luka Crnjakovic had amazing results swimming for Cally Masters at the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2013 in Plymouth on 14-16 June 2013.

Sara came home with silver in the 100m and 200m breastroke and a bronze in the 50m freestyle, whilst Luka took gold in the 200m backstroke and bronze in the 50m & 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle.

Congratulations Sara and Luka – AMAZING swims!!!

Sara and Luka excel at the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2013 in Plymouth

Sara and Luka excel at the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships 2013 in Plymouth

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Team Cally Masters excel at the Middlesex Masters Competition 2013

A team of over 30 Cally Masters took to the pool at the Middlesex Masters 2013 Competition at Southbury pool in Enfield on 2 June 2013 taking an overall third place at the event.

Team Cally at the Middlesex Masters 2013

Team Cally at the Middlesex Masters 2013

We had fantastic individual and relay results with numerous medals being won. The following is a summary of our individual results on the day:

200m Freestyle
Sara (W55-60) – Gold

50m Breaststroke
Oona (W40-44) – Silver
Maree (W45-49) – Bronze
Jo (W50-54) – Gold
Sara (W55-59) – Gold
Cath C (W60-64) – Gold
Kath H (W75-79) – Gold
Lucas (M18-24) – Silver
Dylan (M45-49) – Bronze
Paul (M66-70) – Bronze

50m Butterfly
Sara (W55-59) – Silver
Cath C (W60-64) – Gold
Kath H (W75-79) – Gold
Mike (M65-69) – Bronze

100m IM
Katy (W18-24) – Gold
Maree (W45-49) – Bronze
Jo (W50-54) – Gold
Sara (W55-59) – Gold
Cath C (W60-64) – Gold
Kath H (W75-79) – Gold
Luca (M35-39) – Bronze

50m Backstroke
Katy (W18-24) – Silver
Jo (W50-54) – Gold
Sara (W55-59) – Gold
Cath C (W60-64) – Gold
Kath H (W75-79) – Gold
Lucas (M18-24) – Gold
Rob (M18-24) – Bronze
Andy (M30-34) – Bronze
Luka (M35-39) – Gold
Jon (M45-49) – Bronze

The Cally team swam in a number of relays taking home a total of 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 9 Bronze medals.

Cally Masters came third overall with the girls team taking second!!!
Congratulations to all swimmers, it was a fantastic team day!

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Hilary swims a marathon for Cally Masters at Dorney Lake

Hilary Jones of Cally Masters competed in the Human Race Open Water Series at Eton’s Dorney Lake on Monday 27 July. Over 1,500 swimmers took part in the event which incorporated 5 different distances, 750m, 1500m, 3km, 5km and 10km marathon distance.

Hilary competed in the 10k marathon swim and did amazingly well coming 4th in her age group and was the 29th woman back overall completing the swim in a time of 3.14.09! Congratulations Hilary!!!

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Cally Masters swim 5k for Marie Curie at the Swimathon 2013

Cally Masters members Abigail Morris, Luka Crnjakovic, Jo Challands, Hilary Jones, Dylan Haughton, Jonathan Silverman, Fran Bigman and Georgina Hovanessian all competed in the 2013 Swimathon to swim 5k as fast as they could.

The team did amazingly well and finished in 1hr 27mins!! Not only did they achieve a fantastic time but they also managed to raise over £500 for Marie Curie. Well done to you all! 

Cally Masters raising money for Marie Curie at the Swimathon 2013 5k Challenge

Cally Masters raising money for Marie Curie at the Swimathon 2013 5k Challenge

Cally Masters looks forward to taking part in this amazing event again next year.

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Cally Masters excel at the Scottish Masters Nationals

Six members of our Cally Masters team travelled to Glasgow to swim in the Scottish Masters SC Nationals 26-28 April. Rebecca, Christine, Adam, Jenny and Sara all swam amazingly coming home with great results.

Congratulations to Jenny, Rebecca, Adam, Christine, Luka and Sara on their amazing swims!

Congratulations to Jenny, Rebecca, Adam, Christine, Luka and Sara on their amazing swims!

Relays

Mixed 120-159 4 x 50m Medley Relay (Luka, Sara, Rebecca, Adam) – 5th
Mixed 120-159 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (Rebecca, Sara, Adam, Luka) – 5th
Woman’s 160-199 4x50m Medley Relay (Christine, Sara, Rebecca, Jenny) – SILVER

Individual events

Rebecca Adam (Woman’s 30-34yrs)
50m Butterfly 33.28 – BRONZE
100m Freestyle 1:04.54 – BRONZE
200m Freestyle 2:26.56 – SILVER
100m Butterfly 1:17.75 – 5th
50m Freestyle 29.89 – BRONZE

Luka Crnjakovic (Men’s 35-39yrs)
200m Backstroke 2:27.07 – SILVER
100m I.M. 1:09:09 – 4th
50m Backstroke 31.72 – GOLD
100m Backstroke 1:08.09 - SILVER

Christine Hoyle (Woman’s 30-34yrs)
100m Butterfly 1:11.31 – BRONZE
200m Butterfly 2:41.67 – SILVER

Adam Nicholson (Men’s 35-39yrs)
50m Butterfly 34.64 – 6th
50m Freestyle 29.29 - 10th

Sara Perry (Woman’s 55-59yrs)
100m Breaststroke 1:34.83 – GOLD
200m Freestyle 2:46.19 - SILVER
200m Breastroke 3.24.71 - GOLD
50m Breastroke 43.51 - GOLD
50m Freestyle 34.92 - SILVER

Congratulations on the amazing swims and glad to hear you all had great performances at the Ceilidh too!!

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Cally Masters – Good luck at the Scottish National Masters!

Good luck to all of our Cally Masters swimmers at this weekend’s Scottish Gas National SC Masters Championships!!

We look forward to hearing all the updates as the weekend progresses.

Swim hard and remember ‘Pain is your friend!’

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Support Cally Masters swimmers in the Swimathon 2013

Cally Masters has entered Swimathon 2013, the world’s biggest fundraising swim. 

We are raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, who give people with all terminal illnesses the choice to die at home. Marie Curie Nurses provide them and their families with free hands-on care and emotional support, in their own homes, right until the end.

You can sponsor us online at: http://my.artezglobal.com/TeamPage.aspx?teamID=57156&langPref=en-CA

Every £20 we raise will provide one hour of Marie Curie Nursing care in a patient’s home.

Marie Curie Nurse, Lorna Clarkson:
“If you’ve had your own experience with a Marie Curie Nurse, you’ll know the value of spending that precious time with those you love. And I feel I’m truly able to offer care for terminally ill patients where and when they wish.

“Not only do I have the time to truly listen to patients during my long shifts, but your gifts offer me the opportunity to really hear what they’re saying and act on that – whether it’s passing something on to their family in the morning, or helping them with a special request”.

If you want to find out more about Swimathon, please go to https://www.facebook.com/SwimathonChallenge and https://twitter.com/swimathon

Thank you for your support!

Cally Masters

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Welcome to our new coach

Cally Masters is very excited to welcome our new coach, Wojtek Slusarczyk.

Wojtek has had a keen interest in swimming all his life, having swum competitively from a young age. He attended a specialist sport primary school and participated in individual medley, although backstroke was his strongest. He became regional champion and competed in the national finals.

Wojtek has achieved ASA Level 1&2 Teaching and Level 1 Coaching and worked with swimmers of all abilities and ages at GLL-Better pools and most recently at Camden Swiss Cottage Swim club. He has also volunteered with the Fleetwell Swimming Club for the Disabled. He says, “This is my hobby and passion. I swim regularly and enjoy researching drills and techniques. I take the development of my students very seriously and push them to their full potential. Swimming should be fun, and I always strive to make my lessons enjoyable and diverse, in the hope it inspires my student to become as passionate about this sport as I am.”

We all look forward to improving our swimming with Wojtek’s help!

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