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Kingfishers Club Championships – Sunday 18th November

Kingfishers Club Championships – Sunday 18th NovemberKingfishers Swimming Club

All members please note arrangements for our club championships:

Volunteers; please meet in the changing rooms at 8.30am.

Swimmers; warm up will be 9am.

Spectators; entry to balcony 8.45 am. Admision is £3 per person including children. This price includes a program.

Lunch 12.30 TIL 1.30; Volunteers will recieve lunch in function room.

Afternoon warm up 1.30 hopefully finish approx 5pm.

Swim Training Polite Reminder – Punctual Attendance

Parents & Swimmers Please Note.

Swimmers please do not attempt to access the pool if you are any more than 10 minutes late for your session. This rule is to prevent injuries as you are much more likely to be injured if you miss warm up. Each session has a 15 minute warm up incorporated into all sets by the teachers & coaches.

How important is warming up before swimming?

With swimming using large groups of muscles it is essential that you use efficient movements and maintain a low heart rate so as not to fatigue the body. … Warming up increases body temperature, which reduces the chance for muscle and tendon injuries.

How long should swimming warm up last?

At bare minimum, your warm-up period should be five minutes long. If you are practicing an intricate sport like gymnastics or ballet, you need much longer than five minutes to properly warm up. Also, when your muscles are extremely sore from a previous workout, you will need to take more time to warm up.

Please respect this rule as it is there to reduce your risk of injury.

Thank You for respecting this rule……….  Safe & Happy Swimming !!







No Swimming Training on Sunday 18th or 25th November

Please note there will be no swimming training on Sunday 18th or 25th November due to Club Championships and SADSA annual gala.

Good luck to all those competing ……

Many Thanks

Kingfishers Committee

2018 Oct 28th Halloween Meet Results

Full Meet Results:

Full Highlighted Results for Scarborough Kingfishers

Results for Scarborough Kingfishers:

Results for Scarborough Kingfishers

Swimmer Results for Scarborough Kingfishers:

Swimmer Results for Scarborough Kingfishers

Swimming Club Scores:

Swimming Club Scores

2018 Sept Kingfishers Time Trials – Results

2018 Sept Kingfishers Time Trials

Any swimmers who have recently taken place in the Kingfishers Time Trials the link to the results can be found here :

Time Trial Results

These results can be used as a guide when entering swimming gala’s

SaDSA Gala – Sunday 25th November @ Everyone Active Leisure Village Scarborough

Competitive Pool Swimmers !!
We are now taking entries for the next gala @ Everyone active Scarborough Pool. details as follows:

SaDSA, A/B/C Short Course
Championships 2018
(Affiliated to ASA NER Region)
Under ASA Laws & ASA Technical Rules
Licence Number: 3
(For entry into Regional and County Championships)
Sunday 25th November 2018
Everyone Active Scarborough

Entry to this gala opens on Saturday on a first come first served basis. Entry is open to all Kingfisher Swimmers. This is an A/B/C graded meet.

When selecting entries for this gala. The entries must first be validated by Jon or Kev (coaches) This is to ensure that swimmers can be guided on race selection to secure optimum swimming performance.

Once agreed please pass your entries to Shaun Vasey asap for entry into the event. Please email me on & put Kingfishers in the title bar so that it stands out in my mail box.
All entries should contain swimmers Name, Age, DOB, ASA number, Selected Races with PB Times for each event. If you require swim times please ask your coach for guidance.
Payment will only be required when/if entries have been accepted.

Please follow link for meet information:

Sunday Lower Development Group – Start Time Change

Please note that from Sunday 15th September the lower development group start time with Mags will move from 4pm to 5pm.
New start time 5pm from Sunday 15th September.

Kingfisher Neil Millican Wins 3 Golds – British Biathle @ York

Congratulations to Neil Millican open water and masters member who attended the British Biathle races York over the weekend and won 3 golds!
It was a combined race, British series, Yorkshire championships, and Lancs v Yorks. It’s also meant he won the yorkshire series out right for 2018 4 wins out of 4 across the season. Well Done Neil!


Scarborough Teenager To Attempt Cross-Channel Relay Swim

A Scarborough teenager is joining Kingfisher Swimming Club’s open water team.

14-year-old Maddy Adams and her team are taking part in a cross-channel relay attempt next summer.

The group need to raise around £6,000 for safety boats and crew, special equipment and lots more.

She is starting her fund-raising efforts by singing alongside her musical father Rich Adams (of well-known Scarborough band Stony) at a special concert on Friday 27th July at the Cask.

Maddy will be joined through the evening by a host of talented young performers playing a range of musical styles.

Robyn Keech, who is another singing-swimmer, from Kingfishers’ ranks will also be performing.

As well as performing her own set, Maddy will also join her Dad on stage when the night is rounded off.

Maddy said:

“The team need to raise money for safety boats and crew, special equipment and lots of other things.

I have swum in open water competitions for a couple of years but the channel relay would be my biggest challenge yet. I can’t wait.”


The Kingfishers Swimming Club is one of the oldest volunteer-run sports clubs in Scarborough and its Open Water section is going from strength to strength, competing across England and Wales.

Maddy’s dad, Rich Adams, said:

“Joining up with Kingfishers has been inspiring for our family as both of my daughters have swum with the club.

“The volunteers work tirelessly to provide great sporting opportunities for the youngsters.

The whole team needs to raise a great deal of additional funding to attempt something as major as a channel relay.

It’s a pleasure to be able to perform to try to support them – and even better to sing alongside Maddy!”

Bridlington Seaside Special Meet – Results

Some fantastic swimming at the Bridlington Seaside Special Meet by all club swimmers. This A,B & C graded meet was well attended by Kingfisher swimmers with 38 swimmers competing. Some great times & PB’s achieved along with Yorkshire & North Eastern qualification times. Many swimmers competing in their first competitive gala & performing exceptionally well.

Star performance of the day was Joseph Benson who achieved 8 wins from 8 events. Well done Joe !!