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IMPORTANT – YSA Championships 2022 Session and Ticket Information

IMPORTANT – YSA Championships 2022 Session and Ticket Information

All entries for the Yorkshire Championships have been accepted.

Session Information is below together with details of Spectator Ticket Sales for the events at Leeds & Sheffield.

Swimming Championships (50m) 2022

Entries have now closed for the Championships (50m) 2022, which are scheduled to take place at the John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds on 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th February and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield on 26th & 27th February 2022. All entries have been accepted.
Session Start times are as follows:
Saturday 5th February: 9am & 2-30pm (Warm Up 8am & 1-30pm)
Sunday 6th February: 9am & 2pm (Warm Up 8am & 1pm)
Saturday 12th February: 9am & 2-30pm (Warm Up 8am & 1-30pm)
Sunday 13th February: 9am & 2-30pm (Warm Up 8am & 1-30pm)
Saturday 26th February: 9am & 2pm (Warm Up 8am & 1pm)
Sunday 27th February: 8-30am – Mixed Sex 800m Freestyle (Warm Up 8am)
Further details will be issued regarding the Start times of the Team Events after entries close.
A capacity limit has been set for the John Charles Centre for Sport and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre so we will be pre-selling Spectators tickets, as we did for the Winter Competitions in 2021.
Purchase of tickets will be via an online system with tickets being sold on a first come/first served basis until the capacity is reached. We will not be selling tickets at the venue.
Tickets are priced at £10 per day, which entitles one person entry to the Spectator Gallery at any one time to spectate at the event. Where a swimmer is only competing in one session, or event, the ticket may be shared so that another person can attend for the remaining part of the session/day.
Applicants will only be able to purchase one ticket for each day.
There will be no concessions except one child under 5 will be admitted when accompanying a ticket holder.
Tickets will be available from 9am on Friday 21st January 2022
It must be understood that even though Spectators are in possession of a ticket they will be required to comply with the Covid restrictions that are in force at the time. This may include providing evidence of a Covid Pass or Negative test before they are allowed into the building.
We welcome offers of help from technical officials at all our events. If you are able to assist us for any of the sessions please contact our Officials Coordinator, email address
Final details will be distributed nearer the time. The current Covid restrictions are due to be reviewed on 26th January 2022
Regards & Thanks
Barry J SaundersSwimming Secretary
Yorkshire Swimming Association
Competition Planning Lead.Swim England Swimming Leadership GroupSwimming ManagerSwim England North East 01937 522481 Mob: 07850 944364Email:

Kingfishers SC Yorkshire Championships February Qualified Swimmers

Kingfishers SC Yorkshire Qualified Swimmers

The following swimmers have achieved qualification times for the Yorkshire Championships.

Please can you advise Shaun Vasey before Monday 10th January if you want to enter. Please advise your race selection if not wanting to enter all events.

This meet will take place over 4 weekends at Leeds & Sheffield so please check & review which weekends your races are taking place when making your selections.




Please find below link for Yorkshire Meet details & conditions.

Race Schedule & Location

Yorkshire Swimming Association Swimming Championships Conditions 2022

The organisation of the Swimming Championships shall be in the hands of the Yorkshire Swimming Associations Management Board with powers delegated to Swimming Secretary.
The Championships shall be held under the relevant FINA/Swim England Technical and Judicial
1. (a) The Championships shall be open to all bona fide members of Clubs affiliated to the Yorkshire Swimming Association and where required the relevant Entry Time. If a competitor is a member of than one affiliated club then the club he names on his first entry of the year shall be his declared club for that Championships. For the purpose of this rule, Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming and Water Polo shall be considered separately. Entries will not be accepted from Local, Private, Youth or Schools’ Associations that consist of a group of clubs.
(b) For age group purposes a swimmer’s age is their age as on the 31st December 2022.
(c) Age groups are 10/11yrs, 12 yrs, 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs, 17 & over yrs for all events with the exception of the 800m & 1500m Freestyle and the 400m I.M. when there will be no events for 10/11yrs.
(d) Consolidated heats will be used.
(e) There will be a final for all ages and events with the exception of the 200m & 400m Events for swimmers under 14 years which will be Heat Declared Winner. The 800m & 1500m Freestyle events will be Heat Declared Winner for all age groups.
2. Entries
(a) Championship entries must be made by the relevant Club Official using the Online Entry System to download from the Web Site
(b) Entry Fees are required to be paid, before any entries can be accepted, on completion of the Online Entry Process.
(c) The entry fees are: Individual Entry: £5.00. Team Entry: £15.00.
(d) The Swimming Secretary has the authority to adjust the number of entries accepted to ensure the
smooth running of the Championships.
(e) Submitted entry times will be used for seeding and rejection purposes where necessary.
(f) 10 lanes will be used for both heats and finals.
3. Entry Standards
(a) Standard Entry Times (SET) are fixed annually for all individual events. A swimmer’s Entry Time must have been achieved no earlier than the 1st January 2020.
All times used for entry into the Championships must be verifiable on the British Rankings (Levels 1-4)
The Online Entry System will automatically download the current Ranked Time for each swim, converted for long course. The Club Official doing the entries will be unable to alter these times.
(b) Swimmers with a current Para Swimming Classification should email with full details of the events they wish to swim.
4. Awards
(a) Awards will be given to all swimmers placed 1st, 2nd & 3rd in a Final or Heat Declared Winner event.
(b) Pennants will be available for those swimmers placed 4th – 10th in an event.
5. Meet Procedure
(a) No Entry cards will be used in this gala. If a swimmer/team is not going to swim in a heat they must inform the Entry Manager of their intention to withdraw no later than 6pm on the Friday Evening for Saturday events and by 12noon on the Saturday for Sunday Events. Seeded Heat Start lists will be produced. Notifications should be sent to
(b) There shall be not less than 15 minutes interval between the last heat of any particular event and
the final of that event. After the heats, when there are two or more swimmers from the heats with the
same time for reserve place, there shall be no reserve in the final.
(c) Finalists including reserves who intend to withdraw must inform the Recorders no later than 15
minutes after the heat result has been published.
(d) No swimmer shall be allowed, under any circumstances, to swim for a ‘Time only’.2
6. Team Events
(a) Clubs may enter more than one team in any event. An individual swimmer may only swim for one team in a particular event. Where more than one team is from one particular club and competes in the same event then swimmers cannot interchange between teams in that event. Swimmers may enter in their own age group event plus the 13 & over event, if appropriate.
(b) Each competing Club shall submit a list of the names of its swimmers in each team, in swim order, to the Recorders no later than 30 minutes prior to the start time of the session in which the event takes place. If the individuals or swim order is changed for a final an amended list of swimmers shall be submitted prior to the start of the final.
7. (a) Team staff requiring access to the poolside must be in possession of a Pass issued by the Yorkshire S.A. These may be obtained via the Online Entry System – 2022 Fee: £15. This Pass covers all Championship Galas but not the Winter Competitions.
It is important that we know the names of each member who is issued with a poolside pass.
Poolside passes must be on display at all times. All Team Staff must have a current DBS Certificate and have undertaken a Safeguarding Course.
(b) Yorkshire Swimming Association will NOT be responsible for any unaccompanied swimmers on
the poolside. The responsibility falls on the club entering the swimmer.
8.(a) It is the intention of the Yorkshire Swimming Association to provide a Warm-up /Swim-down
facility at each of its Championships. These will be supervised by facility staff /warm-up marshals.
Swimmers using these facilities must follow any instructions issued by these supervisors. Clubs through their coaches /team managers will be held responsible for the behaviour/actions of their swimmers using these facilities.
(b) Photography – The rules and standing operating procedures (SOPs) of the facility where the Championships are being held must be observed.
9. (a) The Yorkshire S.A. Board/Swimming Management has the power to vary the Championship Conditions prior to an event closing date. Notice of any such variance, together with its date of operation, will be published on the YSA Website Supplementary Conditions (Para Swimming)
The general conditions for the Championships shall apply to the Para Swimming events except where varied by any of the following conditions:
• All competitors must have an authorized British Swimming or WPS Swimming classification,
which is held on the British Swimming classification database at the time of entry.
• All competitors must be registered as members of a swimming club affiliated to Swim England, Scottish Swimming Swim Wales at the time of entry.
• Para Swimmers will compete in their own age group as listed in Championship Conditions.
• Medals: Medals shall be awarded to the top three British Para-Swimming Point scorers in each event, irrespective of age. Medals shall be awarded during the relevant session that the event has taken place

KUHSC Hull Gala – The Richardson Short Course 2021 – Final Meet Information (10th/11th & 12th December)

KUHSC Hull Swimming Gala  – Important Final Meet Information

Venue: Ennerdale Leisure Centre Hull, Sutton Rd, Hull HU7 6EA,-0.3476243,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4878be6038aea913:0x17c36d43e07a12a9!8m2!3d53.7812527!4d-0.3453315


This weekend we have the Richardson Short Course gala at Hull – Friday 10th/11th/12th December. Please be aware that this event will be very busy & Covid restrictions will be required to be followed as applicable by all. We do not have any swimmers for the Friday evening so we will only attend Saturday & Sunday.

Swimmers: Please meet at the pool at 7:30am – 7:45am warm up starts at 8:00am Saturday & Sunday. As normal please be pool ready & don’t forget plenty of drinks & snacks……

Poolside Team Saturday: Mike Draper, Kev Hope & Charlotte Adams

Poolside Team Sunday: Mike Draper, Zoey Naylor & Jack Naylor


The Richardson Short Course  2021 meet information as follows:

Friday 10th, 11th and 12thDecember 2021 

It is KUHSC responsibility to ensure we operate safely. 

The following guidance has been put together after discussions with Hull Culture and Leisure and Swim England. 

KUHSC have now had confirmation from Hull Culture and Leisure, to the maximum capacity of spectators for our Open Meet in October. 




Prior to the gala 

Firstly, we ask that everyone attending does a lateral flow test before the gala (either the evening before or in the morning before the gala). If you test positive or develop any Covid symptoms, please follow Government guidelines. 

Friday 10thDecember  2021 

There will be a limit of 2 spectators per family.  

Saturday 11th December and Sunday 12th December 2021  

There will be a limit of one spectator per family, extra tickets may be available on the day (although no guarantee) and these will be distributed fairly, to the clubs attending.  

On arrival at the pool – swimmers will be allowed to enter first 

Parents/guardians must queue outside from the bottom of the steps at the Ennerdale entrance – maintaining social distancing at all times  

Car park 

  • Maintain social distancing in the car park  
  • Avoid congregating at all times  
  • Maintain social distancing when leaving and entering the car park – keep in family groups

Facility entrance and reception area 

  • Social distancing in queue – family groups to keep together  
  • We advise masks to be worn in public areas – on entry and in corridors 
  • Bring exact change to pay/pay by card (£3 entry Friday evening and £6 on Saturday and Sunday, programs £4).  
  • Use hand sanitiser on entry and as needed thereafter. 
  • Go straight to the spectators  gallery/pool side – no lingering in corridors/entrance  
  • Parents / spectators must remain in the spectators area at all times unless entering/leaving the building/ using the toilets  
  • We would advise spectators to wear masks.  
  • Family groups to stay seated together leaving a seat between families – masks may be worn but it is not compulsory  
  • Please leave the facility promptly on departure. 

Changing rooms 

 Athletes to arrive beach ready/in costume ready to swim. 

  • Minimize use of changing rooms 
  • No parents must enter changing rooms   
  • Swimmers must be prompt in the changing rooms if they need to use them   
  • All members to keep following coronavirus advice including 
  • regular handwashing 
  • social distancing 
  • wearing a face covering where recommended 

 Athletes to leave straight from poolside and not change where possible – swimmers will be directed to leave via the changing rooms or straight from the poolside via the stairs. Showers will not be available to use. 


  • Social distancing protocols to be followed at all times 
  • Clubs to sit in designated areas with coach – swimmers will be directed to their squad seating area on arrival. 
  • Club groups to be maintained in between heats and events  
  • Swimmers will be sent for heats, one heat at a time as directed by coach/announcer 

During the gala 

 Social  distancing protocols – clubs to stay together – no mixing of clubs on poolside/in changing rooms 

  • Masks maybe removed in spectator gallery, although at this time we would advise people to wear them.  
  • Swimmers/Officials /marshals to use hand sanitizer regularly/ when required 
  • Timekeepers / officials to get own water and use hand sanitizer before and after taking a bottle 
  • Over the top starts will be used and swimmers to leave pool on spectators side to walk back to their club seating area 
  • Pre and post pool exercise are not allowed on poolside 
  • Results will not be displayed in the building – they will be available online 
  • Medals will be distributed to the clubs, after results are published online.  

Hygiene Measures 

  • Covid-19 Risk Assessment to be shared with the club for all parents/members to read  
  • Completion of Return to Competition screening survey for every swimmer 
  • Parents and Coaches to advise swimmers to follow protocols set out in the risk assessment  
  • All members to keep following coronavirus advice including: 
  • Regular handwashing 
  • Social distancing 
  • Wear a face covering where recommended – public areas – corridors/toilets and entrance hall  


  •  Swimmers must bring as little as possible and keep all their belongings together 
  • Cleaning protocols – 
  • Hand sanitizer to be used when required 
  • No equipment to be shared including stop watches/ pens/clipboards 
  • All equipment to be wiped down at the end of each session and hand sanitizer used when required. 


  •  Leave the building promptly and use the hand sanitizer 
  • Wait outside for your swimmer  
  • Social distancing is required at all times – inside and outside  






SaDSA Gala @ Bridlington – CANCELLED – Saturday 27th November

Yorkshire & Regional Qualifier – Hull Swimming Club Gala (Dec 10th, 11th & 12th)

Yorkshire & Regional Qualifier – Hull Swimming Club Gala (Dec 10th, 11th & 12th)

The head coach & coaching team have decided to give swimmers the opportunity in early December (9th, 10th & 11th) to swim at this meet in Hull.The meet will allow our swimmers to achieve qualification times for the Yorkshire Championships at the end of January. This meet has some 200m & 400m races.

Please note the 400m free & 400m IM is only open to 11 years & over.

We only have a short window in time to make our entries as the official entry window closes on 10th November. With this in mind I would appreciate if all swimmers wanting to enter this meet can make their selections in Swim Manager before this Sunday 14th November.

Once we have all entries in I will send to the meet organisor & we will then have to await for acceptance.



(Affiliated to ASA NER Region)

The Richardson Short Course 2021

Under ASA Laws & ASA Technical Rules

Licensed Level 3 Event[License Pending]

For entry into Regional and County Championships

Friday 10thDecember 2021

Saturday 11thDecember 2021

Sunday 12thDecember 2021

Ennerdale Leisure Centre, Hull


 For full meet conditions please go to your Swim Manager portal & read the attached PDF file under meets.


Regional Short Course Championships – Watch Live !!!

Wishing all of our Kingfishers swimmers good luck for this weekends Regional Short Course Championships.

Our Swimmers are:

  • Sami Balloch
  • Harry Brown
  • David Hope
  • Sam Race
  • Bethany Adams
  • Grace Eblet
  • Olivia Eblet
  • Bess Naylor
  • Eliza Hammond
  • Aaron Gilson

Many thanks to our poolside team who without their support this wouldn’t be possible, Zoe Naylor, Tim Hammond & Kev Hope.


For those who are competing at the weekend in the North East Regional Short Course Swimming Championships, please see below links to the live results:

Age Group  Results:
Open Results:

The competition will also be live streamed via our YouTube page meaning you can cheer on your swimmers and team mates from the comfort of your own home:!

Why not follow the link above & cheer our Kingo swimmers on……..

North East Regional Short Course Swimming Championships Live Results and Live Stream

Best of luck to all competitors and volunteers for the event.

Good luck everyone, swim fast & compete well but most of all enjoy your races.

GO-GO Kingo’s


NER’s Important Spectator Information

Swimming Championships (25m) 2021
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November 2021


Entries have now closed for the Regional Championships, which are scheduled to take place at
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield on 6th & 7th November.

All entries have been accepted. The Level of entry for the event is high and in order to remain
within the capacity set for Ponds Forge we are having to limit the number of Spectators at the

Tickets will be sold on a first come/first served basis until the capacity is reached. We will
not be selling tickets at the venue. Tickets are priced at £10 per day, which entitles one
person to spectate at the event. There will be no concessions except one child under 5 will
be admitted when accompanying a ticket holder..

The ticket purchase system is
here:- or at

Tickets will be on sale from Midnight, Sunday 31st October 2021

Stay Safe


Barry J Saunders

Swimming Manager

28th October 2021

Kingfishers Ridings Team Selection – SAT 16/10/21 – Bridlington





6 lane pool with electronic timekeeping system (this is not a licensed meet)

Trophy for the winning team on the night

This  meet is a Ridings Team event (by invitation only) with the coaching team making the selection from our squad of swimmers.

Team selection is at the bottom of this mail.

Poolside Team: Jon Cheshire, Kev Hope, Mike Draper TBC

Timekeepers & Judge – Shaun Vasey, Simon Benson & Nigel Walls. Relay splits – TBC

After a long break from competing, we are really pleased that we can get back to racing again as a team. Age groups have been reorganised from previous years to reflect that some of the younger swimmers in our region haven’t had the opportunity to gain much team racing experience since 2019.

Owing to the continued prevalence of COVID within our community, to limit risk, we will not be providing a team bus & ask that swimmers be transported to the gala independently wearing their swimming costumes to limit use of the changing rooms and do a lateral flow test the morning of the gala. Once poolside, please limit toilet visits and keep your kit and personal belongings in your bag. Spectators are asked to wear a face covering when moving around the leisure centre. Please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms.


Thank you so much in advance to all our amazing volunteers for supporting these galas – we can’t run them without you.

Please can all swimmers confirm to the coaching team that they can attend.

Swimmers should aim to be poolside no later than 3:20pm

Be part of the team, have fun and support each other!

If swimmers need to leave the poolside for any reason, please tell the poolside team where you are going. Wear your club kit and cap if possible. Bring something to eat (snacks – fruit, nuts, etc.), an extra towel, a bottle of water/plenty to drink, spare goggles and a hat if you have them and if you take medication, please make sure you have this with you. Loads more info here about what you might need especially if this is your first gala.

The team is the fastest combination of swimmers, per age group, chosen in consultation with members of the coaching team and final approval from the Head Coach.

Spectator tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis and will cost £2

Remember please confirm swimmers’ availability ASAP





Kingfishers Team as follows:









Yorkshire Winter Competition 2021 – Upper Age Groups – 9th/10th October 2021


(Swim England Licensed at Level 2)
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds
Short Course – 25 metres Age at 24th October 2021


Congratulations & good luck to all our Kingfisher swimmers who are swimming this weekend in the Yorkshire Championships @ the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds.

Our qualified swimmers are:

  • Harriet Benson
  • Joseph Benson
  • David Hope
  • Eliza Hammond
  • Grace Fox
  • Tom Eblet
  • Izzy Vasey (withdrawn)
  • Corey Tite (not entered)

Poolside Team:

  • Kev Hope
  • Tim Hammond
  • Dave Eblet / Simon Benson

Many thanks to the poolside managers for giving their time & volunteering to support the swimmers.

Meet conditions & all event information can be found here:

Meet program can be viewed & printed from here:

Order of events:

Saturday 9th October 2021
Session One – Warm Up 8am – Start 9am
Girls 13/14 years 50m Free
Boys 13/14 years 50m Free
Girls 15/16 & over 100m Breast
Boys 15-16 & over 100m Breast
Girls 13/14 years 200m I.M.
Boys 13/14 years 200m I.M.
Girls 15/16 & over 100m Back
Boys 15/16 & over 100m Back
Girls 13/14 years 50m Back
Boys 13/14 years 50m Back

Session Two – Warm Up 1pm – Start 2pm
Girls 1314 years 100m Freestyle
Boys 13/14 years 100m Freestyle
Girls 15/16 & over 50m Free
Boys 15/16 & over 50m Free
Girls 13/14 years 100m Fly
Boys 13/14 years 100m Fly
Girls 15/16 & over 400m I.M.
Boys 15/16 & over 400m I.M.
Girls 13/14 years 50m Breast
Boys 13/14 years 50m Breast

Sunday 10th October 2021
Session Three – Warm Up 8am – Start 9am
Boys 15/16 & over 50m Back
Girls 15/16 & over 50m Back
Boys 13/14 years 50m Fly
Girls 13/14 years 50m Fly
Boys 15/16 & over 100m Free
Girls 15/16 & over 100m Free
Boys 13/14 years 100m Breaststroke
Girls 13/14 years 100m Breaststroke
Boys 15/16 & over 50m Fly
Girls 15/16 & over 50m Fly

Session Four – Warm Up 1pm – Start 2pm
Boys 15/16 & over 200m I.M.
Girls 15/16 & over 200m I.M.
Boys 13/14 years 100m Back
Girls 13/14 years 100m Back
Boys 15/16 & over 50m Breast
Girls 15/16 & over 50m Breast
Boys 15/16 & over 100m Fly
Girls 15/16 & over 100m Fly
Boys 13/14 years 400m I.M.
Girls 13/14 years 400m I.M.

All Events are Heat Declared Winner. Medals will be awarded to swimmers placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd
in each of the Age Groups 13,14,15,16 & over

The Yorkshire Swimming Championships lower age group will take place a few weeks later on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October 2021  @ Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, Short Course – 25 metres. Details of our swimmers & event program will follow shortly.


Good Luck Everyone……




Important Beverley Gala Start Times Amended – Please Read & Share

Update of start times for the Beverley County Qualifier (all warm ups are to start 30min earlier than advertised due to additional Covid cleaning regimes.


Dear all,

Apologies for the late notice but we have been advised by the venue that it will be necessary for our sessions to start 30 minutes earlier than planned on Saturday 18th September 2021 in order to accommodate full cleaning regimes.
Session 1 – Boys will now warm up 1.30pm to 1.55pm, Girls 1.55pm to 2.20pm with a start time of 2.30pm
For session 2 – Boys will now warm up 5.30pm to 5.55pm and Girls 5.55pm to 6.20pm with a start time of 6.30pm.
This will be confirmed in the program that will be circulated next week but would be grateful if you could advise all your members who are due to attend this meet.
Emma Appleton
Competitions Secretary
Beverley Barracudas