Our Master's swim group accomodates all levels. If you can do 1200m, you'd be fine in our masters group. They usually would do 2000 for the main group (novice-ish) levels, and more for the faster swimmers, but our coach is flexible. I'm a novice and started swimming less than 2 years ago. Whether you are a learner, coming off injury or whatever...as long as youtry your best and don't complain, i'm sure it's all good. If you want, show up for a practice one day and just observe and talk to the coach. some days have a mellower group than others, and that's the days that I choose. good luck!