Angela Lodge, Esther Iseppi, Pauline Hogg, Claire Hyland and Claire Le Prevost travelled to the Plymouth Life Centre for the British Masters Nationals. The meet was held over 8th – 9th June. Guernsey Swimming Club Results: Esther 60-64 200m Fly silver 100m Breaststroke silver 200m Breastroke silver 400m IM gold 100m Fly silver Pauline 60-64 200m...
About the Masters
The Guernsey Masters were formed when a group of parents wanted to train to enter a relay team in the Guernsey Swimming Club Herm swim to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Club (est 1886). The training was first organised by Len Robilliard and his late wife Enid, and is now led by Frank Le Compte. Since those early days the Masters have gone from strength to strength. From the original 2 lanes at Beau Sejour to the whole pool at St Sampson High School. The pool is used to train twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. There is a waiting list to join the training sessions but we would love to hear from you.
The origin of the Masters was to train for a sea swim of 3 miles, and some masters still take part in numerous sea swims. There is a dedicated section who swim in the sea throughout the year. In recent years four swimmers have swum the English Channel and one of them, Roger Allsopp has achieved it twice. The second time he did the swim (30th August 2011) he became the oldest person in the world to swim across the channel. There are a number of swimmers who have also swum to Alderney and Sark and this group are always looking for a challenge.
Masters swimmers have entered various masters competitions in the UK, Europe and many other countries around the world.
Recent Masters News
The Rothschild Series 50m Sprints are taking place on Saturday 9th June 2018. Please ensure you have registered at St Sampsons High by 12.45pm. Warm up will begin at 1pm and the start will be 1.30pm.
In order for the Bay Swims to take place, we have to have sufficient support boats, kayaks and motor boats to ensure the safety of the events. Over the years the same people turn out time and time again to support the swimmers and over the last few years the number of competitors has increased...
Please be advised that the Closed Castle Bay Swim on Sunday 3rd June 2018 has been postponed. We will update all swimmers in due course of the new date and time. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
What a fantastic weekend of swimming at the G4S 27th International Guernsey Masters Meet. Some fantastic swims and very exciting relays. Well done to all swimmers who took part and we hope to see both you and new faces next year. A special thanks to the loyal officials who gave up their free time to...
Come and join us for the 27th Open International Masters Meet taking place 13-15th April 2018 in Guernsey. Download the entry form here: G4S Masters Meet Entry Form 2018 Closing date is Tuesday 13th March 2018.
Open International Masters Meet
The Guernsey Swimming Club promote the local G4S Open International Masters Meet at Beau Sejour. This is held annually and attracts competitors from many European countries, the USA and further afield.
The 2019 Masters Meet will take place 5-7th April 2019. More information and the entry form will be put here in due course. Please contact us via the form below if you wish to register your interest and be added to our mailing list.
This competition was originally set up and organised by John Eyre one of our Master’s swimmers. He ran it for 20 years before handing over the reins in 2011.