Lockdown Update – Kingfishers SC Re-Opening Plans, Training Fee Suspension, Prize Draw and More …

Dear Parents, Swimmers, Families and Friends

Lockdown Update!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.
While out of the water don’t forget to explore the many online resources from Swim England and others including those via the links on our club website:
Also watch out for updates on our Facebook Group as to what is happening …
If you need assistance or support please contact our volunteers – we’re here to help:
General club matters – Vicky: secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
Welfare and support – Adrian: welfare@secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk
Swim Manager, membership, payments – Kath/Brian: admin@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Re-Opening Plans

The committee recently met to review where we are and our Chair and Secretary this week had an update meeting online with Everyone Active and Matt Hewison, Sports Development Officer at Scarborough Borough Council.
It is our intention to restart swimming as soon as the lockdown ends on Saturday 5th of December, as we hope the Sports Village will re-open earlier that week, subject to local measures; we will confirm what is happening nearer the time.

Training Fees Suspended For Lockdown

We are not taking any payment from members for November although we swam through the first few days of the month.
As we plan to re-open with the next club swim session after we closed, in the same week of the month, we will take a payment in early December as pool bills will still have to be paid!
We would like to thank Everyone Active however for agreeing a phased charging structure to assist clubs in re-opening and fixing their rate for the next 12 months from January, which gives the club certainty in planning and budgeting for 2021, and also to thank the council for their support of Kingfishers in these unprecedented times.

Looking forward to 2021

We are all looking forward to what the new year will bring …
In January membership and Swim England affiliation will be renewing for all our members, as usual, and the committee will both hold the postponed AGM on December 10th (hopefully – check your email!) and hold a committee meeting to plan our operations from January and we can confirm that the club is in a strong financial position to continue at the present time.
We are looking to see how we can assist members at a very expensive time of the year in re-joining the club – more of that later, after the new committee have met.

Investment in Poolside Team

We are pleased to confirm after Covid related delays for 2 of our mentee poolside helpers, we have now funded 4 Level 1 Assistant Swim Teacher training courses for Holly, Lauren, Tom and Phoebe who are hard at work preparing for their theory assessments – and thanks to Sherril and Everyone Active for working together to, we hope, arrange local sessions in Scarborough for them to complete their practical assessment days.

Christmas Prize Draw!

We encourage members to support this and to promote it to friends and family.  This is our main fundraising event this year – and has some amazing gifts.  We would like to thank the sponsors who have assisted by funding prizes for their generous donations, including Our Co. and MKN Surveyors.



Tickets are available by emailing Kay at the address below and all tickets are £1 payable by bank transfer after exchanging emails with Kay.  Entries should be made by those over 18 years of age and via this email address only please whilst the pool is closed.

Thanks for all the hard work put in by Kay!


Thank you for your support of the club at this time and we look forward to returning to the pool soon now.

Stay safe and stay well

Sent on behalf of the Kingfishers Committee

For assistance please contact one of the following:

Xmas Raffle Tickets: fundraising@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

General/Juniors: secretary@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Masters: masters@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Open Water: openwater@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

Swim Manager and accounts queries:

Administrator: admin@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk

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