Category: 2020

Kingfishers​ Swimming Club​ – Update 8th April, 2020

Kingfishers​
Swimming Club​

Update 8th April, 2020.

A lot has happened since we suspended swimming on the 18th March; it turned out to be the correct one predating the government’s decision by a few days.
This message is an update prior to the unprecedented virtual committee meeting that will take place on Thursday via the wonders of ‘Office Teams’. This is to discuss the way forward and try to predict various scenarios so that when we return to swimming we are as prepared as possible.
The pool provider, Everyone Active (EA) kept going after the governments recommendations and eventually was one of the last Sports Villages to close in the North East. This might prove relevant as they may look to charge us for the pool time we didn’t fulfil whilst they were open and we were still within our ‘notice period’. At the moment the majority of E.A. staff have been ‘furloughed’ so meetings are not practical or possible.
Kingfishers have paid the Swim England dues of £4.123.30 (which is funded from the annual membership payment) and we have also allowed for backdated pool fees, various insurances and non running costs, so as a club, due to prudent housekeeping, at this time we are financially sound.
For this to continue we ask that could all members ensure that they are up to date with their swimming payments, making payment as soon as possible of any outstanding balances overdue for any previous months (including February and March 2020, plus any outstanding balance still overdue for annual membership.
Please note that if there are any problems do contact Paula Ambury (email addresses listed below) and we will be as sympathetic as possible in these extremely difficult times.
When we reopen we cannot realistically expect to start with a 100% attendance but hopefully experience a steady return and uptake as the country returns to the ‘new normal’. Understandingly the uptake will also be mainly dependant on families’ financial commitments.
Depending on timescales and coaching availability would running a programme through the August months be viable? Such are these types of questions that we will begin to formulate plans upon?
If anyone has any questions that we can reasonably attempt to answer, please don’t hesitate to ask, but as always please be aware as volunteers we don’t always have the answers that you may seek.
Stay safe and hopefully it will not be too long before we are back in the water.


Colin Simmons
Chair, Kingfishers Swimming Club


If you have any questions please contact the club:
General enquiries via Vicky the Club Secretary:
secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Or
For payments and front desk enquiries via Paula:
frontdesk@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk


Scarborough Spring Splash – Cancelled 21/3/2020

Scarborough Spring Splash – Cancelled 21/3/2020

Please see email below received today 17/3/2020 with regard to the cancellation this weekends gala.

Email: Scarborough SC

To All Clubs That Are Attending Our Spring Splash 2020

Due to the Government announcement on 16th March 2020 and the updated guidelines from Swim England Website (https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/events-cancelled-coronavirus/) Scarborough Swimming Club unfortunately have no option but to postpone our Spring Splash on Saturday 21st March 2020. We will issue more information, as it comes available.

Please would you contact your relevant club’s competitor secretary who will then contact me with any questions

Scarborough Swimming Club

Meet Promotor

Nathan Renshaw

 

Kingfishers S.C. 

With regard to all other training activities at this moment in time we are still continuing as normal, but as you are aware the situation is fluid & this status may change at any time.

The club is following Swim England guidelines along with Everyone Active & will update everyone through normal communication channels as & when we have more information.

Please share this information with anyone who is not on the internet or Facebook

 

Stay safe & well everyone.

Kingfishers SC.


Kingfishers SC Update – COVID19 (Coronavirus) 16th March

Just a quick update on our current position, the health and safety of our swimmers and volunteers are paramount and are our number one priority.

The situation with Coronavirus is unsettling, fluid and quick moving, as things stand today we are continuing to run all our sessions and we will continue to provide the sessions until instructed otherwise / pool closes.

We are taking all advised precautions and ask that anyone attending our swimming sessions does the same.

Swim England advises swimmers to shower before entering and on leaving the pool.

In addition to minimise risk please can as many parents as possible pay monthly fees by card.

The committee and head coach are continually reviewing the situation.

If there are any changes either in official advice or in our ability to deliver our swimming sessions then we will update members and families as quickly as we can via the club Facebook page and website.

As a registered charity we have concerns over the impact of this situation on the whole Club, our families and friends, but by working together we can get through this short term challenge.

Vicky
( On behalf of Kingfishers Swimming Club Committee)

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/events-cancelled-coronavirus/#


No Training On Sunday 21st March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that there will be no swimming on Sunday 21st March

This is due to a swimming gala.

Good Luck to all our swimmers competing at this Scarborough Spring Splash

Go Go Kingos…….


Kingfishers Summer Raffle – Aimee Willmott Framed GB Kit

Kingfishers Summer Raffle – Aimee Willmott Framed GB Kit

This is your chance to win official Olympic kit of Aimee Willmott. Only £1 a ticket to be drawn this summer.

Aimee Willmott (born 26 February 1993) is an English competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, FINA world championships and European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games. She was the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion in the 400 metres individual medley.

Raffle tickets are available every Wednesday club night.

All funds raised will go towards Kingfishers Swimming Club.

 


Kingfishers Swimming Club – Now Accepting New Members !!

Kingfishers Swimming Club – Spaces Now Available !!

To book a trial  please email: info@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

 

 


Kingfishers – Yorkshire Championships Review

Kingfishers – Yorkshire Championships Review (February 2020)

The Yorkshire Championships are held over four weekends in February at Pond Forge (Sheffield) & the John Charles Aquatics Centre (Leeds). Swimming at this event is by invitation only & is achieved by swimmers meeting a qualification time whilst swimming at licensed open meets throughout the year. These championships bring together the best swimmers in our county all competing for the kudos of Yorkshires number one swimmer.

Congratulations to the following 9 swimmers who qualified & have been swimming over the last four weekends.

1 Eliza HAMMOND
2 Isobel VASEY
3 David HOPE
4 Thomas EBLET
5 Grace FOX
6 Joseph BENSON
7 Annabel REYNOLDSON
8 Harriet BENSON
9 Lucy MILBURN

This years championships have resulted in some excellent swims with four of our swimmers Eliza Hammond, Tom Eblet, David Hope & Izzy Vasey reaching multiple finals in their respective events, a fantastic achivement from a small club swimming against the bigger city clubs whom have greater access to water time & national level training facilities.

Full summary of results as follows:

 

 

 

Every swimmer performed fantastically & many pbs &, NER qualifying times achieved, but without a doubt the performance of the championships came from Eliza Hammond who took a silver medal in the 14 year girls 50m Backstroke with a new pb time of 31.94s (1 sec off her qualification time).

Well done to everyone who competed & also a big thank you to the coaching & poolside management team for supporting our swimmers over the last four weekends.

Back into training now in preparation for the NER’s in May …….

Go Go Team Kingo’s……

 

 


Summer Seaside Splash 2020 A/B Graded Meet

Summer Seaside Splash 2020 A/B Graded Meet

June 19June 21

2020 Scarborough Summer Seaside Splash

A/B Graded Meet

Under ASA Laws & ASA Technical Rules

License Number 3NE200774

(For entry into Regional and County Championships)

Friday, 19th – Sunday, 21st June 2020

Scarborough Sports Village, Scarborough, YO11 2JW

25m, 8 Lane Pool with anti-wave ropes
Large scoreboard with electronic timing

9yrs, 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs, 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs +
Ages as of 21st June 2020

50m & 100m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly
200m & 400m Freestyle, 100m & 200m Individual Medley
A & B Grade Senior (13 years +) Mixed 2 x 50m Relay SKINS – Qualified from 200IM
A & B Grade Junior (12 years -) Mixed 2 x 50m Relay SKINS – Qualified from 100IM
All events are heat declared winners
Medals 1st – 3rd in each age group and grade
Speeding Tickets for swimmers faster than their entered grade
Senior Skins – 1st Pair £100, Runner Up Pair £50, losing pair of heats 1-4 £20
Junior Skins – 1st Pair £80, Runner Up Pair £40, losing pair of heats 1-4 £20

Individual events: £6.00 each
Coaches & Poolside Passes: £25.00 each including Buffet Lunch
Spectator Tickets: £8 per day, £5 per Morning/Afternoon/Evening

Poolside passes must be purchased with the entries
Spectator tickets to be purchased on the day

Entries to be submitted on-line via www.OpenMeets.co.uk.
Entries close Midnight, 15th May 2020 or when the meet is full

For further information please
visit www.scarboroughswimmingclub.org.uk/events
or email scarboroughswimmingclub@gmail.com

 

Meet Information Pack

Gala Information

Kingfishers Entry Form

Entry Form


Yorkshire Championships – Kingfishers Qualifiers

Yorkshire Championships – Kingfishers Qualifiers

Congratulations & good luck to all our Kingfisher Swimmers that have qualified for the Yorkshires:

Time table of events, dates & results to date above

Go Go Kingos …..


Membership Fees Due – Final Reminder

Membership Fees Due – Final Reminder

There are still some families who have not paid ANY PART OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP !!

If this applies to you – you must pay at least half by next Wednesday (unless you have spoken to us and arranged an alternative)
if you do not pay membership your child will not be insured and will be turned away.

There are also still some swimming weekly who haven’t paid January subs?
We cannot allow this to continue without prior arrangement – you wouldn’t shop each week and pay the store at the end of the month would you?