Category: Events

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




– Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019 at the Scarborough Sports Village
We hope you are all well and that you are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of fun and fast racing! Looking at the weather forecast, we could be in for a sunny weekend so we shall keep our fingers crossed!
We would like to make you aware of certain changes that will occur this year and also some new things we have managed to arrange.
Friday 21st June Timings
We regret to inform you that the first heat in session 1 on Friday evening will now start at 7.15pm rather than 7.00pm as originally published. Therefore the following times will now be in force:
Changing Rooms will be available from 6.15pm
Spectator Balcony will open at  6.15pm
Warm Up (Girls and Boys) from  6.30pm – 7.00pm
First Heat 7.15pm
Warm Up Timings: Please Read as there are multiple warm ups
Kingfisher Swimmers Races: Please review this link
Spectator Tickets
Spectator Tickets will be sold at the balcony entrance. These are priced at £5 per half day / evening and £8 for a full day.
A full colour official programme will be on sale at £3 each. You can also purchase tickets for our raffle and there is also a tombola in support of our free learn to swim programme.
Refreshments will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am. This year will be serving these from the meeting room in the foyer. The room we used last year has been converted into a spin studio so is no longer available. On sale will be tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches, ice creams and lots more. The baguette service is not available this year so we ask that you purchase sandwiches etc. from our refreshment area.
We would request that you direct your members to our refreshment area as we are competing with the leisure centre’s own refreshment stall!
Swimzi Stall
New for this year will be a Swimzi stall on Saturday 22nd June. Here they will sell Swimzi branded hoodies, hats and other clothing.
Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream
From 10am – 4pm, Yorkshire Dales Ice Creams will have their van in the car park to serve you the best homemade ice creams this side of the pennines!
Sarah Preest Photography
New for this year will be a photography service by Sarah Preest Photography. She will be with us on Saturday 22nd June and is available for team and swimmer photos both in and out of the pool. From Sunday 23rd June, the photos will be available for you to view and purchase at a price of £4.50 each via her website. If there are any swimmers who do not want their photo taken, can you please let us know as soon as possible please
We are really looking forward to welcoming you all to what will be our 24th annual summer meet. We hope the weather is kind, you achieve new personal best times and that you all have a fantastic experience with us.
Best Regards from the Event Teams


Wanted Raffle Prizes

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……


Kingfishers Charity Race Night – 31st May 7pm @ The Ivanhoe, Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough

Entries Open – Halloween ABC Grades Sprint Meet – Sunday 27th October @ Beverley Sports Complex

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  –

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)


Kingfishers entries to this event can be found following this link:

Please check your swimmers entries asap & report any errors to Shaun Vasey


Swim England Regional Championships – Draft Program

Swim England North East Region Age Group draft programme 2019

Kingfisher Swimmers Qualify for the North East Championships

Kingfisher Swimmers Qualify for the North East Championships Kingfishers Swimming Club

Congratulations to all of our Kingfisher swimmers & coaches who have achieved qualification times for the North East Region Swimming Championships in the Open & Age Group events to be held in Ponds Forge Sheffield & the John Charles Aquatic Centre Leeds respectively.

These championships are the pinnacle of our swimming calendar & are achieved only through the dedication & hard work of the swimmers / coaching team. Well done everyone.

Our qualifying Open Championship swimmers are: Aaron Gilson, Eliza Hammond & Izzy Vasey

Our qualifying Age Group Championship Swimmers are: Joseph Benson, Thomas Eblett, David Hope, Cory Tite, Eliza Hammond & Izzy Vasey.

Link to entries:

Good luck to all off our swimmers the whole club will be cheering you on!! Go Go Kingo’s ….

Easter Egg Tombola – Wednesday 10th April

Your Easter egg donations are needed to make sure the tombola is a fundraising success ( held Wednesday 10th April from approx’ 6pm). Please bring to the front desk on Saturday or Sunday

Also, the raffle tickets are available @ £1 each

🐣Last year’s Easter fundraising event raised £596. 🐣

Thank you for your support….



Our intrepid group of Yorkshire swimmers made their way to Leeds and Sheffield pools over two weekends in February and brought home an amazing haul of medals, final places and Pb’s.
Competing against swimmers from all over the Yorkshire region in 44 races our guys won a very impressive 2 golds, 1 silvers and 3 bronze medals with 10 finals places in other events plus 23 personal bests and Northern Regional qualifying times.
Tommy Eblet Boys 12 years and over – 2 golds – 1500m and 800m Freestyle
Izzy Vasey Girls 12 years – 1 Silver – 50m Breaststroke and two more finals
Eliza Hammond – Girls 13 years – 1 Bronze – 50m Backstroke and one more final
David Hope 11 years – 2 Bronzes – 50m and 100m Backstroke and one more final
Joe Benson – Numerous personal bests
Grace Fox – Numerous personal bests
Cory Tite – Numerous personal bests
Well done guys you smashed it out of the park!!!!
For a seaside club with much less water time that many of the big city clubs this highlights the excellent coaching standard that goes into getting these kids to the peak condition at just the right time. Our thanks go to Jon, Kev and the rest of our great coaching and teaching teams for their ongoing commitment and planning. Not forgetting the long suffering parents who spent long, hot sticky days in both pools and several that help the coaching team on poolside as team managers