Top 10 Training Tips for Masters Swimmers

A great article by Peter Reaburn PhD …

Peter Reaburn is an Associate Professor in exercise and sport science at CQUniversity. He was the founder of Miami Masters in Queensland, Chair of the 1990 National Swim Organising Committee, spent two years as State President of AUSSI Queensland and 10 years on the National Coaching Panel. He has won national distance swimming championships and was world‐ranked in 1500m freestyle as a younger master swimmer.

He still swims open water including Byron Bay last year and was winner of the Australian Ironman Triathlon (50‐54 years) in 2005. He has recently written the definitive book for athletes over 30 years of age titled The Masters Athlete now in its second reprint and available at:

As an athlete, I have always had a passion for understanding my body and how it responds during exercise and adapts to training. As a sport scientist with a research interest in older athletes, I am lucky enough to be able to stay on the pulse of research that is undertaken on aging athletes.

I have compiled 10 tips for masters swimmers. These are based on 46 years of high-performance competition in sport and 25 years of reading and conducting research. I hope the suggestions help you. Read more …

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