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Somerset Masters Swimming Club

All Pool Swimming Activity Suspended

In response to the COVID-19 situation, Masters Swimming Western Australia suspended all pool competitions on Sunday 15 March.  As part of their response to the COVID-19 situation, the Town of Victoria Park closed Aqualife and the Leisurecentre on Thursday 19 March.  This resulted in the Swimming Club having no venue to train in.  Shortly after, all pool and gym facilities in Perth were closed.  Therefore, as of Thursday 19 March, all Club activities in pools have been suspended until further notice.

If any Club members are keen to continue some swimming, ocean swimming offers an alternative, at least until beaches are closed or it becomes too cold.  Somerset Masters Swimming Club had groups that swum at Port Beach on Saturday mornings and at Coogee Beach on Sunday mornings.  With the prohibition of public gatherings of more than two people, these group sessions are no longer being held.  However, this does not stop two people meeting up to have a swim together, as long as they practise appropriate social distancing.  As an added precaution, change rooms could be avoided.


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You don’t have to be a ‘gun’ swimmer to join the Somerset Seahorses. However, Somerset is not a learn-to-swim club. We are a club that caters for people who can already swim, and provide an environment in which they can improve this skill, and maintain/develop fitness in an enjoyable manner (fun and friendship).

Anyone 18 years or older with an interest in swimming for fitness and fun is welcome to come along and join.

Age is no barrier. Swimming is one of the few sports you can actively participate in throughout life. We have members from 18 years of age into their 90s.


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Somerset Masters is a Healthy Club.  We promote a smoke and drug free environment, adequate protection from the sun, a safe environment in which to participate in activities and healthy diets.



Busselton Jetty Swim 2020

The 2020 Busselton Jetty Swim was held on 9 February in what turned out to be very good conditions.  Murray Corp's description of the event and the results for those Somerset Sea Horses who took part can be seen here.