FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that this page answers any questions that you may have about Masters Swimming and Redlands Bayside Masters.  If you have any questions that have not been answered below, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come down to the pool and talk with us.  Why not bring your bathers and give our club a try at the same time.

Do I have to be a good swimmer to join the club?

No, we have members who could not swim or were poor swimmers before trying and subsequently joining our club.  Redlands Bayside Masters is for swimmers from 18 years up and of all standards.

I can only attend training once a week or I do shift work.  Do I have to attend all training sessions.

No, you only have to train when you can or when you want.  You will get more out of training more often but you can come to training anytime that you can make it.

Am I too old to swim?

Definitely not! We have swimmers ranging from their early twenties up to their early nineties.  You only have to train as hard as you want to or just swim and stop for a chat.  If you want to compete you compete against swimmers of you own swimming standard and your times are then compared with swimmers in your age group.

Do I have to compete at swim meets?

No, you do not have to compete at swim meets.  We are all about swimming and staying healthy.  If you don't want to compete you don't have to and there is no pressure to compete.

I am not sure if masters swimming is right for me?

If you are not sure if masters swimming is right for you, why not come down to one of our training sessions on Wednesday night or Sunday morning as give it a go?  All you require is your bathers and the entry fee to the pool.  You are welcome to come down and try us for a few sessions, get full coaching and use of our equipment.  If you decide that club swimming is not for you then you have not lost anything, but we think you will stay and enjoy yourself!

What equipment do I need?

Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions you will need to provide your own equipment. Please come down to one of our coaching sessions and we can discuss with you what you will need. The basic equipment is easy to obtain and is inexpensive. You will also need your bathers and a good pair of goggles.  One thing COVID has not stopped is our coaching which is provided by our club coaches.

Can I join if I have a physical or health problem?

Providing your doctor is happy for you to swim you are most welcome to join us.  If you have any specific requirements, please let our coaches know in confidence.  We have had or currently have swimmers with varying degrees of physical limitations including missing limbs, brain acquired injuries, asthma, downs syndrome and other problems.  Masters coaches are trained to be aware of and how to work with varying physical and age requirements.

Do I have to attend all training sessions?

No, you only have to train when you can or when you want.  You will get more out of training more often but you can come to training anytime that you can make it.

When is training?

Our club trains on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Please see our home page for times and pool entry fees.

How do I sign up?

Signing is is simple.  Please go to the Masters Swimming Page ath this loction:  mastersswimmingqld.org.au

What do you do at training?

We have a number of different programs at our training sessions.  The most important is our stroke correction.  Once you can swim with a good stroke you will find swimming more enjoyable and that you are able to swim with more ease.  From there you can just swim laps with other club members, work on set programs, a customised program or a mixture of other options.

Redlands Bayside Masters Swimming Club Inc.

  222 - 230 Russell St, Cleveland. QLD 4165 (Parking via Delancey St.)

P.O Box 3541 Victoria Point West, Qld 4165

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  www.qrbmasters.org.au

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