Category: 2019

Kingfishers Club Championships – Parents/Volunteers Your Help is Urgently Needed !!

Kingfishers Club Championships – Parents/Volunteers Your Help is Urgently Needed !! (Sunday 17th November @ Our Pool)

We are preparing for our club championships & need your support.

We require help covering the various roles around the pool to make this club championships enjoyable for all our swimmers. If you can help by volunteering your time in any way it will be much appreciated.

The jobs/roles that need covering are listed below:

Please inform the front desk if you can help. If you have any preference to a specific role, please advise. For timekeepers training can be given as required.


Kingfishers Club Championships – Sunday 17th November @ Everyone Active – 9am Warm Up


Yorkshire Swimming Championships – Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2019 John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds, Short Course – 25 metre.

Yorkshire Swimming Championships – Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2019 John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds, Short Course – 25 metre.

This weekend see’s some of our Kingfishers swimming in the Yorkshire Swimming Championships. Good luck to all swimmers who have qualified, swim well, swim fast & more importantly enjoy the weekend….

Parents please see race details below & talk to you coach to check your races & arrangements for the meet.

In the upper age group we will have Joe Benson, Eliza Hammond & Corey Tite swimming. This event will take place later in the month on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2019 Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield Short Course – 25 metre. Details will be communicated closer to the date.


SADSA Championships Gala – Saturday 23rd November @ AE (Home)

SADSA Championships Gala – Saturday  23rd November @ AE (Home)

Entries are now open for the SADSA Club Championships. Please email or PM your entries to Shaun Vasey ASAP

Emails to      vaseys@hotmail.com   with “Kingfishers Gala Entry” in the subject field.


First Kingfishers Club Night After Summer Break – Wednesday 4th September 2019

First Kingfishers Club Night After Summer Break – Wednesday 4th September

Welcome back everyone after our summer break. Please be reminded of the following changes:

  • Polite reminder that any members that have moved to secondary school in September will be automatically moved from 7-8pm to 8-9pm on Wednesday night if they aren’t already swimming at this time. We have to make these moves to allow new younger swimmers early water time when joining our club.
  • New monthly charges will come into effect from September 1st with a small increase of monthly fees. This has had to be increased due to the lack of fund raising activities. Hopefully we can encourage some volunteers to fill some of our club volunteer vacancies in the months ahead. If you can help please let the front desk know any little support or time you can give will be much appreciated.
    • 1 Session per week £13
    • 2 Session per week £26
    • 3/4 Hours per week £39
    • 5 Hours plus per week £64

Many Thanks Your Committee

 


Kingfishers 40th Anniversary Party – Friday 22nd November @ The Rugby Club

Kingfishers 40th Anniversary Party – Friday 22nd November @ The Rugby Club


Kingfishers Swimming Club – Channel Relay Success

Kingfishers Swimming Club – Channel Relay Swim (23rd July ’19)

After many months of training in preperation for swimming the English Channel Kingfishers have another successful channel relay team 13 hours 6minutes 29 secs a beautiful day in perfect conditions. 7 swimmers gave it their all and We are very proud of them. Maddy Adams, Claire Bamford, Tom Reynoldson, Owen Mahoney, Ellie Knight, Jane Sedman and Alex Sedman

Well done eveyone a fantastic team achievement…..

 


BLDSA Colwick Park

BLDSA Colwick Park

A great outing to the first BLDSA event of the year at Colwick Park in Nottingham Saturday 18th May 3 Kingfishers in the water and 2 firsts
Maddy Adams 1st junior and First Lady overall in the 5k In 1.24.34
Jane Sedman 1st female breastroker home in 1.48.43
Alex Sedman 1.55.34 and she even stayed in a little longer to get her 2hr channel qualifier signed off – well done everyone

Report by Paula Ambury

 

 


BLDSA Champion of Champions – Scaling Dam

BLDSA Champion of Champions – Scaling Dam

People often wonder why I love working with kingfishers open water squad, it’s because I never cease to be amazed and proud of our open water swimmers. On the 22nd June Four Kingfisher ladies Maddy Adams, Ellie Knight, Jane Sedman and Alex Sedman travelled to Scaling Dam just north of Whitby for the first ever champion of champion event at that venue. The race is particularly gruelling some may even say cruel in 15degrees! You start the day with a 5 mile race, get out, get dry, feed and go back in for a 3 mile race followed by 1 mile sprint. The sun shone all day and the water was beautiful and flat for the 5 mile, 1 lap into the 3 mile the wind got up and conditions remained challenging for the rest of the day.  Maddie again the only junior to complete this mammoth swim was our first swimmer home 4th overall in the ladies section followed by Ellie and Jane with Alex completing just the 5 mile on this occasion. Hats off ladies you are warriors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report by Paula Ambury

 

 


No Swimming Monday 8th July

No Swimming Monday 8th July

Parents/swimmers please note & share with anyone who may have missed this message.

It is with great regret that we have to communicate that there will be no swimming session on Monday 8th July. This is due to unavailability of coaching team.

Swimming will however resume as normal on Wednesday 10th July.

This Sundays session 7th July is on as usual & will be another specialist session  led by former International Swimmer & GB Coach Dave Legge.

 

Many thanks

The Committee