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Latest Club News – Major Changes To Club From 1st June

As of 1st June several major changes will be happening within the club.

Further to Scarborough Borough Council’s contract with Everyone Active we will be losing the use of the learner pool, this not only effects the learn to swim program which unfortunately we will lose all together it also means the end of the development classes on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon for the development squad.  All the development squad children affected will move into the big pool lanes at the same time.

The learn to swim children will unfortunately and with a heavy heart be pathwayed to Everyone Active.  All affected children and their parents are being given letters of explanation and after extensive consultation with Everyone Active they will receive 4 free swimming lessons within Everyone Actives scheme from there they can then decide to sign up to their program or go elsewhere as is their choice.

These children and others at this stage have a well-designed pathway back to the club via a talent ID session on Saturday mornings run by Everyone Active and with input from our Lower Development squad senior teacher Mags Hope.  Children can access this session when they have attained stage 5/6 with Everyone Active.  Direct entry to the club is still available and trials every Wednesday between 6 – 7pm will be offered to children to who can swim a minimum of 25 metres of each stroke.

Wednesday night is again going to run from 6 – 10pm with Masters moving to 4 lanes initially from 9 – 10pm (if the group outgrows these lanes we have scope to increase the lane amounts).  Upper Development children will move in with Top Squad at 8 – 9pm and those children that the teachers feel are ready will move from Lower Development into the Upper Development lanes 7-8pm.  In turn those in the deep end of widths will also move into Lower Development lengths 7 – 8pm.  Your relevant teacher/coach will inform affected children/parents of these moves.  There is a clear pathway through the club from widths to top squad and as the children improve their teachers/coaches will move them from session to session.  As the children access higher squads, more water time in sessions on other days will become available to them, if parent’s are in any doubt where their children are on the pathway please speak to your child teacher/coach.

For Top Squad and Upper Development the Thursday night session 5-6pm is being discontinued and will be replaced with a new 2 hour session on Monday nights 6.30 – 8.30 pm again see your coaches regarding inclusion in this session.

Due to the loss of the revenue from the Learn to Swim program payment methods will also be changing from 1st June.  All session fees will now be payment monthly on the 1st of each month.  All members have been squaded by the teachers/coaches and this will indicate the payment amount to our front desk ladies.  Please see payment amounts below;-

46 weeks
Squad Times Calculation Cost Per Month Reduction for regular attendance
W/LD1 1 session £3 x 46 ÷12 = £11.50
LD2/CLUB 2 sessions £6 x 46 ÷ 12 = £23.00
UD 4 hours £9 x 46 ÷ 12 = £34.50 only pay for 3 hours
TS 7 hours £15 x 46 ÷ 12 = £57.50 only pay for 5 hours

 

If you feel you child is in the wrong squad we do understand that not all members will be able to attend all sessions and so for those who can access the most sessions we have built in a reduced cost to take this into account.  We also have some children who are not interested in competition and only swim for fitness, this is absolutely fine and something we continue to encourage, please feel free to speak to us regarding this and any other queries you may have.  We endeavour to keep our fees as reasonable as possible whilst keeping the club on a stable long term financial footing.  The club is run by volunteers who spend hundreds of hours providing our services for the good of the community.

Masters sessions that have been running on 4 different monthly tiered amounts will change to two from 1st June as follows;-

46 weeks
Squad Times Calculation Cost Per Month Reduction for regular attendance
Masters T1 4 hours £9 x 46 ÷ 12 = £34.50 only pay for 3 hours
Masters T2 2 hours £6 x 46 ÷ 12 =  £23.00

 

Payment methods for the monthly fees will be cash, cheque or card from 1st June with Direct Debit/Standing Order available from September.

We are holding a parents/members meeting on Monday night at 7pm in the function room at the Sports Village (access by the side entrance near the football pitch) for anybody with any queries and please feel  free to ask any questions to our front desk teams and committee members.

Many thanks

Kingfishers Committee


Kingfisher Swimmer Invited onto the 2018 Swim England County Pathway

2018 Izzy Vasey Yorkshire Silver Medal 50m Breastroke

One of our talented swimmers; Isobel Vasey has been chosen to be part of the Swim England County Pathway Programme for 2018. Izzy has been selected after some fantastic swims at the recent Yorkshire County Championships where she swam breastroke in the 50m, 100m & 200m reaching the finals & achieving personal best times in all three events with the highlight coming in the 50m breastroke where she took a well-deserved silver medal in a pb time of 41.88s.

The County Pathway Programme has been developed by the England Programmes Team. Swimmers have been selected as a result of their performances at the Yorkshire Swimming Championships in February 2018. 24 swimmers have been selected (12 Male & 12 Female) all of whom will be 11 years of age at the 31st December 2018. The programme will consist of three one day camps to be held at Ashville College, Green Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9JP, on the 15th April, 8th July & 16th September 2018.

For us, a relatively small town club, having one of our swimmers selected out of the 12 female swimmers handpicked for these prestigious training camps, is brilliant news especially taking into account some of the strong completion from the big city clubs.


Fundraising

Fundraising Update 

Our Easter fundraising raised a grand total of £596. 

Thank you to all the swimmers / families who donated tombola prizes and also to Our Co, Morrisons, Boyes and Tesco who supported us. 

Thank you also goes to Everyone Active who sponsored the huge egg for the raffle. 

Wednesday 18th April 6.30-8.30 Meeting Room @ Sports Village, Scarborough 

A parents / carers and masters ‘drop in’ meeting to meet Vicky, who is our fundraising secretary and to find out what activities / events are in the pipeline that need support from our swimmers and their families. This is also an opportunity for parents to share their ideas on future fundraising activities. 


2018 February Yorkshire Championships Report

 

 

Kingfishers Gala Report on 2018 Yorkshire Championships @ John Charles Aquatic Centre Leeds & Ponds Forge Sheffield:

Kingfishers Yorkshire Swimming sav1


Kingfishers Middlesbrough ASC 2018 Feb AA Gala Swimming Report

Kingfishers Middlesbrough ASC 2018 AA Gala Swimming sav2


Easter Egg Tombola – Wed 28th March

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The club will be holding their annual Easter fundraiser on club night Wednesday 28th March. This will take the form of the ever popular Easter egg tombola and a raffle for a large Easter egg. This year the raffle egg has been sponsored by Everyone Active.

However the club do need donations of Easter eggs for the tombola. These can be brought to the front desk on a club night over the next few weeks.

There will also be knitted Easter characters and kingfishers minions available to buy (complete with creme egg or similar).


Kingfisher Branded Club Wear

For anybody wanting to order Kingfishers kit – shirts/onesies/tracksuits etc they can be viewed & purchased from the link below;-

http://www.edgeclothing.co.uk/store/Kingfishers-Swimming-Club-c26400456


NO TRAINING SATURDAY 3rd MARCH 2018

We apologise for the inconvenience, but due to the poor weather conditions and very low number attending this week a decision was made and communicated through the Facebook group to cancel Saturday morning’s training in both pools.

Sunday 4th March training is ON.

 


Club Championships 2017

On Sunday 26th November Kingfishers SC is holding the annual ‘Club Championships’ where all club members who can swim lengths are invited to compete against fellow club members – this year for the first time in the new Sports Village.

Swimmers who have attended a minimum of 80% of Club Nights (Wednesdays) from 1st September are eligible to compete under the rules of the competition (which are displayed in full on the Club Noticeboard).

All ages fulfilling the rules and able to swim 25m are able to compete and the total cost per swimmer is a fixed fee of £5 regardless of the number of races entered for.

Races are 25m for 10 years and under and 50m for 11 and over.

Booking slips are due in to the front desk by 15th November at the latest with payment please – so do remind parents to ask for a form as soon as possible! It is an enjoyable day and a great event if you have not yet gone to any galas yet.  Previously the races were held over 3 club nights so this is the first all day event – and the flyer with the slips confirms the details and timetable – which are summarised here:

Novices (Excludes Top Squad) – Please choose races on the slip (100m Free is optional!):

Ages/Distances:

10 years and under 25m – 11 years and over 50m

Time:

AM Warm Up 9.30 am for 10.00 am Start – 25m/50m Butterfly and 25m/50m Breaststroke

PM: Warm Up 1.00 pm for 1.30 pm Start – 100m Free (Optional), 25m/50m Backstroke and 25m/50m Free.  

Top Squad – Please confirm you are attending with front desk and advise any races you are NOT entering!:

Ages/Distances:

10 years and under 25m – 11 years and over 50m

Time: 

AM Warm Up 9.30 am for 10.00 am Start – 100m Free, 50m Free and 50m Butterfly

PM: Warm Up 1.00 pm for 1.30 pm Start – 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and IM.

Masters are also welcome to enter (please see Masters slip).


2016 SaDSA Championships

These Championships are open to all swimmers, 9 years and over, who have represented their club in any SaDSA Gala (Friendly Gala, Border League or Ridings League) in 2016.

Download full document information: 2016 SaDSA Championship Details

Entries open on 1st April; the closing date is 20th October or earlier if full.

Entries must be accompanied by at least 3 named gala officials/helpers for each session, along with their preferred roles. We need a minimum of 35 officials for each session – Referees, Starters, Judges, Timekeepers, Announcers, Front Desk, Stewards, Results and Awards.

Clubs can send entries in small batches if they wish; invoices will be sent in September prior to the meeting. Entries will be strictly processed in the order received. Fees must be received by 24th October.

The pool has a maximum spectator capacity of 194; it is possible to pre-book spectator tickets on the entry form.

Two team manager passes will be provided for each club (1 male and 1 female); additional passes will be allocated in proportion to the number of swimmers.

Entry Fees: £3.00 per event                      Spectators: £2.00 per session

Entries via email to: derwent.house.sr@btinternet.com