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 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
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
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
Wanted Donations/Raffle Prizes for Our Up & Coming Ridings Gala
Do you have any unwanted gifts or can you donate any prizes that we can use as raffle prizes to help support our pending Ridings Gala?
If so please bring them along to the front desk at club night or pass them to any committee members before the 8th June. Any donations you can make will be much appreciated.
We are also looking for more volunteers to join our fund raising committee, if you can offer ideas, time or support please let us know.
Only by raising funds can we continue to develop the club & keep our running costs to a minimum.
Please remember we are a club run by volunteers so rely heavily on your support for our continued success.
Many thanks your committee……
Halloween ABC Grades Sprint Meet
The gala is all 4 strokes at 50m & 100m IM It will be held at Beverley on Sunday 27th October. Details in link below:
As this gala is filling up very fast so please can you email your entries to Shaun Vasey – firstname.lastname@example.org
by Sunday 5th May as this is when we are making our first enties into the system. (Entries after this date may be possible but the event may be full)
Please send your swimmers name & the races you wish to be entered into. IMPORTANT NOTE PLEASE ALSO ORDER YOUR SPECTATORS TICKETS…. PLEASE NOTE THEY MUST BE MORNING OR AFTERNOON (LOOK AT YOUR CHILDS SWIM PROGRAM FOR DETAILS) ALSO ADULT OR CHILD. THESE TICKETS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED !!
Kingfishers entries to this event can be found following this link:
Please check your swimmers entries asap & report any errors to Shaun Vasey