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 !!


Bridlington Seaside Meet – Saturday 14th July – Meet details

Important News – No Training on Wednesday 11th July for sessions after 7pm

No training on Wednesday 11th July for any of the sessions after 7pm. This is due to the world cup, work commitements & the race for life.

To make up for this we are extending the summer term by 1 week so last summer club night will be Wednesday 25th July. Saturday 28th and 29th will also run.

If England win on Wednesday the Sunday session may also be cancelled.


City of Leeds Summer Meet 30 June – 1 July 2018

50m Long Course Meet –

To enable athletes to achieve times suitable for entry into Regional and County Championships and other Meets at Level 1 or Level 2

Details of  City of Leeds Meet Information can be found by following this link:

In the event of any competors withdrawing please inform your coach asap….

John Charles Centre for Sport
Middleton Grove
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Date For The Diary – Kingfishers Fundraising Night

Channel relay fundraising gig, date for your diary, Friday 27th July,at the cask, 7 til midnight. Bob Walker booked for sound, £5 tickets in advance or £6 on the door. Tickets and line up to follow shortly.

No Training Sat 16th or Sun 17th June

No Training Sat 16th or Sun 17th June due to Scarborough A & B Gala Friday 15th – Sunday 17th inclusive.

Good luck to all our swimmers who are competing…

Scarborough Swimming Club Gala Information 15th – 17th June

Warm up Times & General Information:

Scarborough A & B Gala Meet Information

Start lists & Live results for the Scarborough 2018 A&B Gala can be found on this link :

BLDSA Wykeham – More Success For Kingfishers !!

The local BLDSA event at Wykeham  lake on the weekend of 26/27 May proved to be another successful one for Kingfishers. The first event started at

10pm on Saturday night, the swimmers entered the water with two LED lights each and swam 5 x 1k laps of a very dark lake, each were accompanied by a kayaker huge thanks at this point go to Steve,Chloe and Caitlin Hodgson, Martin Plant, Oliver Brunt, Chloe Riley, Carl Knight and Claire Edwards for keeping them safe. Claire romped home in 1hr 28mins and snatched 1st place from Alex Lee who was 2nd in 2 hrs 2 mins with Alex Sedman coming home in 2hrs 25mins. Ellie Knight was the first breastroke Swimmer home in 1hr51min closely followed by 2nd breastroke Jane Sedman in 2hrs 8mins. Heather Riley succumbed to severe cramp in her leg in the 4th lap and retired better to be safe than sorry in open water.

Having got into bed at 1.30am the swimmers were expected back at the lake by 8.30am to register for the day swims, much earlier than previous years and as the times would reveal the lack of rest and sleep was to take its toll on the days 5k swims.

Claire, Alex, Jane, Ellie and Owen Mahoney entered the water at 9.30am for the 5k race accompanied by Alex Lee, Maddy Adams and Thomas Reynoldson in the 3k. Once again all had kayakers and much thanks is given to their continued support to keep our swimmers safe. The sun shone but the wind did also blow making it an incredibly tough swim. Maddy flew home in 1hr 3mins to win her second junior first this season, closely followed by Thomas the first junior boy in 1hr 11mins. Alex Lee came home in 1hr 18m two very credible swims from this young lady fresh out of retirement. The 5k swimmers were tiring in the choppy water but Claire still took 2nd place in 1hr 32mins, Ellie continuing her 1st place run in Breastroke in 2hrs 4mins with Jane in 2nd place in 2hrs 18mins. Owen fresh as a daisy Mahoney came home in 2hrs 28secs. Alex Sedman put up a brave fight but in the end on the back of all the end of year exams having finished uni she came out after 3k exhausted but in the knowledge she gave 100%

The 1k proved an enticement to newbie Dave Eblet who swam the course accompanied by a tired Alex Sedman and Claire Bamford in a cracking 20mins 14secs well done Dave and everyone for a great weekend of swimming.