Wave of Change - World Record Breaking Attempt
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:02:00 +0100

One of our new members, Angie, is supporting a swim between 2 continents which hopes to break the world record as the longest ocean swim:

I will be supporting Neil Agius a 34 year old swimmer from Malta. He co-funded an NGO to raise awareness on a number of issues including plastic in our oceans. Below please find a link to the website:

Wave of Change Malta

(Image from Wave of Change website)

He was my training partner and we both represented Malta at the Athens Olympics in 2004.  He is currently attempting to smash the World Record to swim the longest open water swim ever attempted:

He’ll  be crossing two continents, from Africa to Europe. His message is that we all share oceans and litter discarded in Europe will end up in Africa and vice versa, so all have to take responsibility for our oceans.

I will be volunteering as a medic for the swim and I will also be an observer for Marathon Swimming Federation (MSF) a platform that ratifies independent open-water marathon swims.

Some interesting facts:

  • The distance is 153km.
  • The predicted swim time is 50 hours.
  • He is not allowed to touch the support boat.
  • He will be swimming without a wetsuit.
  • The date will be between 25th June - 8th July - depending on the weather.

Challenges include:

  • Staying awake for 2 nights.
  • Strong unpredictable winds and currents in the Mediterranean.
  • Jellyfish.
  • Shark attacks.

Specific medical risks:

  • Hypo and hyperthermia - hypo and hypernatremia (dehydration and over hydration).
  • His tongue will absorb so much water that he will lose his ability to feel thirst. This will make it particularly difficult to ensure he is drinking the right amount of water and electrolytes).
  • Anaphylaxis from jellyfish stings. We anticipate several jelly fish stings per hour. There is some concern that these may result in a cumulative allergic reaction.
  • Large fish bite resulting in bleeding/fractures.
  • Drowing - delayed drowning.

We hope to be able to follow his swim directly on the website, and will share the link when available.

Good luck to Neil, Angie and the rest of the Wave of Change record attempt team! 🏊 🚤 👏

Another successful session - this time at Saltash!
Sat, 22 May 2021 23:12:10 +0100

As well as training in Truro, we also have pool time in Saltash on Friday evenings. Last night was the first session since lockdown, with Carrick Masters coach Bernie expertly reintroducing masters swimmers to the water.

If you’re interesting in joining the club and would like to swim at Saltash with us, please contact our Membership Officers Alison and Fran at

Success - First Truro Swimming Session!
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:10 +0100

About 25 masters swimmers took part in our first session at Truro Leisure Centre last night. We had 6 lanes and 3 coaches all aimed at helping us achieving our individual goals. It was great to see so many enthusiastic swimmers after lockdown. Thank you to the coaches who did a fantastic job!

If you’re interesting in joining us, please contact Fran and Alison at

Saltash Sessions - Restart Friday 21st May
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:10 +0100

CMSC pool sessions at Saltash will restart on Friday 21st May 19:00 to 20:30 each week. Look out for updates on Spond, where training sessions will also be uploaded if you can’t make it :-)

See you all soon!

CMSC Pool Procedures during COVID-19
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:10 +0100

As everyone is keen to get back in the pool and swimming again, there are a few extra things you need to be aware of for your first visit back. We’ve put together our club pool procedures, so please familiarise yourself with these before attending, and return a copy of the form to the Membership team:

CMSC Pool Procedures (C19)

Swim England Return to Training Form

We look forward to swimming with you at Truro and Saltash! 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️

Truro Sessions - Restart Tuesday 18th May
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:10 +0100

CMSC pool sessions at Truro will restart on Tuesday 18th May 20:30 to 21:30 each week. Look out for updates on Spond, where training sessions will also be uploaded if you can’t make it :-)

See you all soon!

Session Sign-up - Spond
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:09 +0100

Carrick Masters Swimming Club is on Spond!

Spond is an app where we can send you invites and reminders about events and training sessions as well as having a messaging platform for planning open water swimming meets.

Don't worry if you don't have a smartphone, the invites or messages will be sent to your email instead. Invites to join the CMSC Spond groups will be sent out shortly by email to our current members.

If you need any help with the app, FAQs can be found here:

We hope the app works well with keeping everyone informed. If you have any feedback please email

Swim England - Open Water Coach Qualification 2021
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:09 +0100

There are currently two dates (9 May and 5 June) scheduled for the theory. Cost for the theory is £199 and candidates are required to book on to one of those dates then complete the written work required before the practical module. 


Requirements for the course are that candidates must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the course, and have one of the following qualifications: 

- Swim England Swimming Coach Certificate (or equivalent)

- 1st 4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Triathlon (QCF)

- SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming and have experience of swimming in an open water environment

Click the logo below to see the list of courses:

New Club Shop!
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:09 +0100

After a long and exciting wait due to COVID, the Club Shop is finally open! Have a look at the kit available using the link in the menu bar or the link below. Kit can be ordered online and will be put in production in batches. If you have any questions please email Cathy here

Welcome to the Saltash masters group!
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:08 +0100

Welcome to David, Brett and future Saltash masters swimmers to Carrick Masters Swimming Club.

David is the representative for the new South East group, and can be contacted at

Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons at the Saltash Leisure Centre, timings to be confirmed when pool training reopens from Tier 3 restrictions. Watch this space for news!

Pool Training on hold - Jan 2021
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:08 +0100

All pool training sessions are currently on hold until Cornwall moves out of Tier 3. Watch this space for updates when the restrictions are lifted, and we will also update members by newsletter.

Some brave members are still sea swimming! If you would like to join them please contact Cathy at who can add you to our WhatsApp group.

Hope to update you all soon 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️🏊

Christmas Sea Swim - Tues 22nd Dec
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:08 +0100

Meet us at Gylly Beach for swim in the sea before Christmas. Mince pies welcome! Meet 10:30 by the lifeguard hut.

Picture credit

Swim England affiliation
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:07 +0100

As of 16th November 2020 we are now a Swim England affiliated club!

New website!
Fri, 21 May 2021 10:04:07 +0100

Still a work in progress, but if you have any suggestions please email