Category: 2020

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:



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.

2 Isobel VASEY
3 David HOPE
4 Thomas EBLET
5 Grace FOX
6 Joseph BENSON
8 Harriet BENSON

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
Entries close Midnight, 15th May 2020 or when the meet is full

For further information please
or email


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?

Strokerite – Breastroke Swim Clinic

2 Breaststroke clinics in one day on Saturday 4th April 2020 at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, York YO19 6EU

Would you like to spend the day working with one of our International Swimming Coaches & watch technical demonstrations from an International swimmer?

We have a maximum of 5 swimmers/lane and our clinics include:

2 swim sessions working on technique drills, starts & turns with demonstrations from an international swimmer

1 dryland session covering warm up, stretching, injury prevention, strength & conditioning and core stability exercises

1 motivational workshop by a former international swimmer

Breaststroke clinic for swimmers aged 11-16 years from 10.00am-4.45pm only £70.00

Breaststroke clinic for swimmers aged 8-10 years from 10.00am-4.15pm only £55.00

There will also be time throughout the day for autographs and pictures with our guest international swimmers!

3 Maple Close, Market Weighton, York, YO43 3GT: Tel: 07732343469


Link to Application Form

2020 Easter Egg Tombola

 Kingfishers Easter Egg Tombola

The club will be holding their annual Easter fundraiser on club night Wednesday 1st April 6.30pm. This will take the form of the ever popular Easter egg tombola.

However the club do need donations of Easter eggs / treats for the tombola. These can be brought to the front desk on a club night over the next few weeks.

If anyone is able to approach their work place to request a donation it would be much appreciated. A promotional photo call in appreciation can be arranged. Any questions please see Kay Noble.

Raffle tickets for the large egg will be available nearer the time.

All funds raised go back into the club for the benefit of all the swimmers.

Thank you

Club Announcement

Colin Simmons:

As Chairman of Kingfishers S.C. It is my sad duty to announce the sudden and unexpected loss of our most dynamic, friendly, passionate, forward thinking, protective, funny, loyal, club life member, and the hardest working secretary any club could wish for,
Amanda Lee.
I can only guide you to all the tributes posted elsewhere on social media to emphasise and show how much Amanda is respected and loved.
The whole swimming club sends its heartfelt love and condolences to Alex and Katie.
We as a Club will support you two however we can.
I would ask all members, parents, prospective new swimmers and associates to bear with us as we try to take in the tremendous effect this has had on our club. It’s not a void that has been left, it’s a chasm.
We will endeavour to try to fill this as I know Amanda will expect nothing less than perfect.
Thank you Amanda and Phillip
With heartfelt love
Kingfishers Swimming Club.

Kingfishers Mentee Programme

Kingfishers Mentee Programme

What is it all about ?….

As a committee we have had questions regarding the mentee programme and how it works.

Well… the young adults who are mentee’s to your children are all experienced swimmers. They have dedicated years to the sport, competing, training and supporting peers, they have shown great passion for the sport of swimming. As a club we are fully inclusive and endeavour to support our (ex) swimmers in the routes they choose to follow, this is why the mentee programme was put in place, to support those wanting to follow the teaching/coaching pathway. Since the loss of the Learn to swim programme we have met some challenges, and the mentee programme has allowed us to support your children further, especially between 6-8pm on a Wednesday.

The mentees arrive early to meet with the coaches, they run through the set with them. The coaches are clear in the expectations of them and what they should expect from the swimmers. The mentees are then given time to ask any questions before the younger children arrive. There is always a coach watching each lane and the mentees are never left alone, they have access to a coach if they have questions or concerns. The coaches will intervene if there are any issues, this could be anything, the mentee’s may need more guidance, the swimmers in the lane may not be listening or not taking the mentee seriously, who at this point are their coaches. The coaches will always deal with any discipline issue. The coaches are in constant communication with the mentees, checking that all is ok, if something is spotted the coach will ask the mentee if they saw it and guide them in how to correct it. All of the mentees have swam, they have trained just as hard as the young swimmers are. They have all made mistakes with their swimming, they know how hard training can be at times. They all have a favourite stroke and a weak one, so who is best in relating to your child, sometime when a child is struggling looking up to someone closer in age is often the support they need. Communicating to them on a different level will aid understanding of the task at hand and the mentees support the swimmers with swimming jargon so as they move up the lanes they understand what the coach/teacher is asking them to do.

This programme is to support all, it encourages young swimmers, it supports older swimmer giving them more experience and confidence and it supports our couching team, who work hard, giving up their free time to train your children in a sport that we all love.

Many of the mentees are level 1 or 2 teachers, or are booked on to teaching courses this year. The ones that are under 16 will be looking at teaching courses once they have finished their GCSE’s.  We are trying to nurture them and encourage them, as these individuals, are the next wave of volunteers, teachers and coaches. Without these, clubs like ours would cease to exist.