The Team caters to swimmers who, for example:

We are open for everyone.

The Barbarians Masters Swim Team main objective is to provide swimmers with the framework to be able to compete at Masters Swimming Meets in Queensland, Australia and the World. As an "online" team, we are open to everyone living in Australia, no matter which state.

The Barbarians Masters Swim Team was established in 2008 as a virtual team by Master Swimming Queensland and incorporated on the 26th of October, 2022. However, even as Incorporation, the Barbarians continue in the spirit of the previous “Virtual” Team. The engagement level is up to you.

  • - Train alone, but want to compete in Masters Swimming events, or

  • - Cannot or won't commit to a traditional swimming club, or

  • - Are located in regional areas, or

  • - Need to visit multiple facilities to train, or

  • - Want to test the waters before committing to a traditional club

STEPS to becoming a

Masters Swimming is aligning with Swimming Australia, using the same Swim Central platform for memberships and entering swim meets.

To become a member, you must register and set up your profile in Swim Central. Use the “Join the Team” to get straight to the page to register.

After your profile is created, select Store and then Memberships. Next, type Barbarians in the “Find a Club” field and select yourself in the “Who are you purchasing for?” field. After you finalised the purchase, you are a member of the mighty Barbarians.

In case you have been a member of another MSA club before, you can purchase a Barbarians Membership. After your purchase, you select Barbarians as the Primary club.

We offer a Support Membership as well. The thought behind, to raise funds and offer people not swimming to be part of the team. As a support member, you are not affiliated with Masters Swimming Queensland or Masters Swimming Australia.

To become a Support Member, please send an email to The fee is $20.00, membership runs for the calendar year.

Why join us? Because
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No more details required!

The team's primary purpose is to allow swimmers to compete at National and International Masters Events and Meets. Administration of the Team runs via a small management committee. The Inc. is based in Queensland. However, everybody living in Australia can join the Barbarians.

Of course, you can join any Masters Club, but why not become a Barbarian?
Even as "Virtual" Team, we have a great Team Spirit.