Captains Corner

2020 Club Captains and Vice Captains are:

Captain – Holly Phillps

Vice Captains – Eliza Hammond, Joe Benson & Corey Tite

Kingfishers Club Championships 2020 – CANCELLED – Due to Covid-19

On Sunday 8th 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 in the Sports Village.

All ages able to swim 25m are able to compete and the total cost per swimmer is a fixed fee of £12 regardless of the number of races entered for.

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

Booking slips will be available at the front desk & need returning by Wed 7th October 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.  The event is an 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.


You can find below some useful advice on galas and race days such as our Club Championships and school Swim Gala Days written by Chloe, one of our former Club Captains!

It is important to be prepared, so below are some helpful hints.

1.    Know your races

  • What races are you entered for?
  • Arrive to the marshalling area in good time to line up for your race
  • Listen carefully to the team managers / coaches instructions

2.    Food / drinks

  • Bring plenty of drinks (NOT fizzy) and remember to drink little and often
  • With food I prefer jelly squares and small pieces of fruit (especially banana) for instant energy.
  • Try not to snack too much, wait until lunchtime and eat a meal.

3.    Pack your bag the night before

  • Kingfisher’s hat & a spare
  • Goggles – check the strap strength and pack a spare pair if you have them
  • Costumes / towel – one for each session
  • Tea bag / ‘T’ shirt. Always make sure you wear one of these between races.
  • Have an early night!

4.    Results

  • You will usually find your individual completed race times posted on the wall near the changing room doors – check to see if you have won a medal!


Finally …

once you are on the blocks, relax and enjoy your race

Good luck and swim hard


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