In the Swim

23 August, 2021
Hey there,

The weather is starting to heat up, and so are the competition opportunities! Spring is just around the corner and we have plenty of news and events to keep you swimming right on through to 2022.

As usual, if you have any news to share in the next newsletter please send us an email at

LiveLighter Couch to 2K - HBF Stadium

Kareena Preston will be coaching the 4-week LiveLighter Couch to 2k clinic that aims to help you be more confident in the water and improve your technique and endurance. This clinic is suited to all swimmers, general public welcome.

Session Times:

  1. Thursday 2nd September 2021, 9.30am-10.30am
  2. Thursday 9th September 2021, 9.30am-10.30am
  3. Thursday 16th September 2021, 9.30am-10.30am
  4. Thursday 23rd September 2021, 9.30am-10.30am

An early bird discount of $20 is available until 27th August using code EARLYBIRD at checkout. Spots are filling up fast, so register now to avoid missing out!

More Information and Register
Australian Masters Games Perth


Swimming will make a splash at HBF Stadium this October 9 - 11 for the Australian Masters Games (AMG).

All participants receive a kit bag featuring exclusive AMG merchandise, and the opportunity to attend social events at incredible venues like Optus Stadium, and Perth Museum.

All races will compete over the long course format (50m), and medals will be awarded for each age group, gender and event. Minimum age is 18 years. Masters Swimming Australia rules apply. There will be the opportunity to set records at this event.

More Info and Entry

Meet our Australian Masters Games Ambassadors!

Masters Swimming WA is proud to present the 2021 Ambassadors for Swimming - Carys Munks from Superfins WA, and Siobhan Tyndall from Perth City Swim Club!

Carys Munks, 27, has been a member of Superfins WA for over 15 years. Carys lives with a neurological disability, but doesn't let anything hold her back. Swimming has been a lifetime passion for Carys, and her idols include Paralympians like Katherine Downie OAM and Priya Cooper OAM. Carys' favourite part of swimming with Superfins is the social aspect, the development opportunities, and the dedication of her coaches. The past year has been difficult for Carys due to an injury, but she looks forward to competing in the Australian Masters Games this October!

You'll be able to catch Carys singing the National Anthem on day 1 of AMG Swimming at HBF Stadium, and competing in her favourite events like the 200m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley.

Siobhan Tyndall, 28, is a swimmer, accredited coach and Masters Swimming WA Board member. She has been a swimmer all her life, having joined her first swimming club at eight years old. At the Australian Masters Games, Siobhan is most looking forward to watching our talented, strong Masters swimmers compete. After a roller-coaster past season for us all, she is extremely excited for this opportunity for clubs to connect and race again.

Learn more about Siobhan by watching her Making Waves profile here!

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Golden Groper Relay Carnival 2021

When: Saturday 11 September 2021, warm-up 12:45pm, meet start 1:30pm
Where: HBF Stadium, Stephenson Avenue, Mt Claremont – short course indoor pool
Cost: $25 per swimmer, which includes entry to the pool, and pizza/drinks after the event.

Entries Close:

Flyer, Info and Entry

16 Month Memberships - Available Soon

16 month memberships will be available from 1st September 2021. These memberships will be valid 1 September 2021 – 31 December 2022.

Fees are as follows:

  • National Component: $52.50  +
  • State Component: $57.50 ($58 for Sandgropers)  +
  • Club Component: varies by club
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Discounted Entry for Members - Swimming WA OWS

Masters Swimming WA is excited to announce that our members are now able to access discounted entry to all Swimming WA OWS events. Masters Swimmers will no longer need to purchase an additional SWA membership or OWS Membership to receive membership prices across the entire Open Water Swimming - WA series. All you need to do to claim discounted fees is enter your name and birthdate as it is written on your STG profile when registering. 

Swimming WA will also be helping us promote our WOW Swims events within their community! 

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LiveLighter WOW Swims Calendar 2021-22

Our own community open water swimming series, WOW Swims, kicks off in November with the Lake Swim! Entries will open soon so keep an eye on social media and your email inbox.

The WOW Swims Western Australian open water swim series offers six open water swims between November and March each year. Our swims welcome all ages and abilities, and offer distances between 250 metres and 10 kilometres, with most swims offering a range of distances within the one event!

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Club Conference Resources

Thank you to all club delegates that attended the Annual Club Conference on 14 August 2021. We have uploaded digital copies of the handouts, slides and other resources provided at the event. 

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LiveLighter Country Correspondence Carnival

The LiveLighter Country Correspondence Carnival (CCC) meet is open to all affiliated country Masters Clubs and their members. The meet will be conducted in the months of July to September 2021 by Masters Swimming WA under Masters swimming rules.

More Information and Forms

Club Coach Accreditation & Reaccreditation

The processes for accreditation, reaccreditation and professional development are now easier than ever with courses available fully online so you can complete them when and where it suits you.

Courses available include:

  • Bridging Course to Full Club Coach Accreditation - $50
  • Club Coach Accreditation - $150
  • Application for Reaccreditation - FREE
  • Coach Professional Development - $100
More information about the accreditation process is available here.
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Strength & Conditioning Tips with Ryan Evernden

Ryan Evernden is the co-founder of Formidable Strength & Conditioning, a former swim coach & national open finalist in the 200m breast stroke.

This amounts to over 10 years of experience coaching and competing at a high level.
Over the last five years, Ryan has been solely involved in the strength side of sport and in turn has worked with every level of swimmer imaginable.


1. Mimicking strokes with bands - Yes the movement might look similar to what you're doing in the water but the resistance quality of a band and the water are completely different. A band develops resistance as you pull it where in the water you have the most force requirement at the start of the pull where the initial inertia is highest so it's not actually specific to the stroke requirements at all. 

2. Trying to recreate swimming actions in the gym - One of the main points of swimming strength training is to reduce injury to the athlete so they can train/compete as much as possible. By recreating the same movement you are not doing this, you are overworking your muscles without considering how the force is actually applied in the water vs on land. This is a really easy way to push yourself towards overuse injuries.
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