The only requirement to swim in masters events is that you need to be at least 19 years old. The first age group recognised by FINA in masters swimming events throughout the world however, is the 25-29 year age group. The oldest masters swimmers are in the 105-109 age group.
Age groups then go up in groups of 5 years, and it is against those swimmers that you will be ranked in the masters movement: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. i.e. : 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-65; 66-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90-94; 95-99; 100-104; 105-109
Cape Town Masters Swimming have members from up-country as well as from the Cape region. The bulk of our swimmers however are from the Cape Town metro area. We train at various locations, mostly at the heated gym pools (Virgin Active) throughout the year and then at the unheated municipal pools during the warmer summer months.