About The Masters & Triathlon Programme
The Masters & Triathlon programme is run at the South China Athletics Association. After completing the Adult Beginners & Adult Pre Competitive stages of the SCAA programme adults can move onto the Masters & Triathlon programme. The swimming programme is split into progressive levels, from beginners all the way up to competition training. The Triathlon programme is integrated with the upper tier of our Adults programme. Triathletes are welcome to join the lower tiers outside of the Triathlon programme.
Adult Preparatory Course (Bi-Lingual)
There are two levels within this tier - Adult Beginner, and Adult Intermediate. This tier is suitable for those adults who are very basic, and would like to learn to swim. Lessons take place in the 25m pool, and swimmers are taught to swim Breaststroke and Freestyle in a safe and comforatble environment.
Adult Pre Competitive (Bi-Lingual)
For adults who have a good swimming ability. Must be able to swim Freestyle, Breaststroke, and Backstroke. During the session swimmers will learn stroke technique, and build on basic aerobic fitness.
Adult Competitive (Bi-Lingual)
For adults who have a good swimming ability. Must be able to swim all four strokes. During the session swimmers will learn stroke technique, build aerobic base & fitness, and learn race skills. Appropriate for Masters competition and Open Water Swimmers.
Masters & Triathlon
For adults who can swim Freestyle, Breaststroke, basic Backstroke and a basic Butterfly. During these sessions swimmers will learn stroke techniques, build a strong aerobic base, and learn race skills. This level is appropriate for Masters competitors, Open Water Swimmers, and Triathletes. This session is suitable for adults racing open water swimming, aquathon, triathlon of all distances. There is currently a mix of adults who race from Sprint up to 70.3 distances. Must be able to swim 200m unaided.
Anyone who can swim 100m unaided is welcome to join our triathlon group. Sessions have a focus on strong freestyle technique, building aerobic base, and open water skills. After swimming for an hour, adults then change and go and run for an hour. The running session is based around good running technique, aerobic endurance, and pacing. This session is suitable for adults racing open water swimming, aquathon, triathlon of all distances. There is currently a mix of adults who race from Sprint up to 70.3 distances.
All of the competing athletes that train in the Masters and Triathlon programmes are registered under SCAA. All members must be valid SCAA members before being allowed to register under the above programmes.