The first British Long Distance swimming competition was held at Colwick Park Sunday 20th May and Kingfisher Swimming Club’s ladies swept the board with first 3k Lady going to 14 year old Maddie Adams in 47mins 36secs, 2 placed 3k Lady was Heather Riley in her first BLDSA swim in 50.59. The 5k ladies breastroke was won by Jane Sedman in 1.42.37 smashing her previous PB and close on her heels was Alex Sedman in her furthest swim to date in 2hrs 1min 52secs. The club is now looking forward to the BLDSA Wykeham night and day swims next weekend where more club swimmers will be racing for places.
Congratulations to Kingfisher Joe Benson who has qualified for 2 events at the prestigious North Eastern County Championships to be held at the John Charles Aquatic Centre Leeds. Joe achieved qualification on the back of his excellent races at the Yorkshire Championships February in the 50m & 100m Backstroke events.
Joe’s races will take place over 2 weekends Sunday 20th May & Sunday 27th May. This is a fantastic achievement & thoroughly well-deserved.
You may be aware that on 25 May 2018, certain legal changes came into effect concerning data protection and privacy.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR as it is more commonly known), the club is required, as are all those holding your personal data, to provide you with certain information in relation to the lawful grounds for the ongoing processing of your personal data.
It should be remembered that the club hold and process data for the purpose of managing your membership of the club and Swim England and whilst the club is moving towards an electronic database to make this process more effective, the club is not a commercial sales operation involved in email marketing to members and will not be sending marketing emails or providing member information to third parties for them to market to members.
As such we hope you will consent to allow the club to hold data and communicate with you electronically in order to manage the club and keep you informed of club related matters, news and official communications regarding your membership and (for example) gala entries.
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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;-
|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;-
|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.
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.
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.
Kingfishers Gala Report on 2018 Yorkshire Championships @ John Charles Aquatic Centre Leeds & Ponds Forge Sheffield:
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).