Author: Sue Haigh



The Devon County Masters team have, once again, retained the Regional Inter County Shield.

The event held at Millfield pool on Sunday 12th November had teams from Cornwall, Somerset, Gloucester, Wiltshire and Devon racing against each other. 

The Devon team, which included swimmers from 18 years through to those in their 70s and 80s, put in a spirited and determined performance to take the shield once again, although at stages during the event they were pushed hard by an excellent Gloucester team. 

At the end of the programme, the results were as follows:

Devon County, 1700
Gloucestershire, 1657
Wiltshire, 1443
Somerset, 1377
Cornwall, 1326
Dorset, 1001



The Region is looking for someone to step in as recorder for the regional round of the National Inter County Championship to be held this coming Sunday (12th) at Millfield. 

The system used for the event is Hytek.  Warm up is at 12 and the event will finish by 5.

Sue Haigh




Please find attached the Confirmed Conditions & Entry file for the Devon Championships in 2024.

As in previous years there will be one heat allocated to Masters in both the 800m and the 1500m.

Entries should be sent to the County Competition Secretary by  Wednesday 20th December 2023.

Clubs will be invoiced for entry fees once entries have been confirmed.

Sue Haigh



Calling all officials 

With our county masters meet fast approaching we are low on officials and I would be very grateful for any help that you can give. 

As this is an unlicensed meet, young volunteers and anyone wanting to practice their officiating skills will be very welcome. Mentoring will be possible.

The event will take place at the Life Centre on September 10th with warmup starting at 12:30 and racing at 1 pm. 

 I’m estimating that the event to be over by 5 /5.30 pm

The programme is divided into three, with breaks between each session and tea and cake will be provided :):)

If you are available to help out please contact me


Sue Haigh


Devon Masters Swimmers  

  This is a reminder that you can now enter our Devon County Masters Open Meet ( incorporating our County Championships ) so please get those entries rolling in.

The event is being held at Plymouth on 10th September, warm up is at 12.30 with racing starting at 1.00pm.   

 The programme includes:

50m 100m 200m of all strokes.

100m 200m 400m IM 

 400m freestyle


In addition, if you have anyone in your club who would be prepared to come down and officiate on the day that would be wonderful, so please spread the word with all your club officials. 

As this will not be a licensed meet we can also accommodate any young volunteers who would like some officiating practice…… please invite them to come along.  

I recently attended another masters meet which had hot heats interspersed throughout the programme. 

If possible I would like to do the same in our meet.

 If you have any companies in your area that you think would be prepared to sponsor a hot heat ‘goodie bag’ please would you send me their contact details and I will get in touch with them. 

Sue Haigh




Please note that entries for this year’s Swim England Open Water National Masters Championships 2023 are due open now. 


Key points to note are as follows:


  • Venue: Thrybergh Country Park
  • Date: 30 July 2023
  • Entries Open: 12 noon, 8 June 2023
  • Entries Close: 12 noon, 5 July 2023
  • The Entry Pack: is now published on the Competitor Information page of the event website. The published documents will outline all competition requirements and any new information/instructions, please read this carefully.  New, for 2023 are the Relay events and instructions on how to enter team/s are detailed in the Entry Pack.

Sue Haigh