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IMPORTANT – Final Instructions for North East Regional Champs (Updated 4/11/2021)

The organiser has published final meet conditions for this weeks NER’s

Please find details here for final meet conditions/instructions for competitors & spectators.

Please read & take special note of the following conditions:

  • Spectators tickets are limited & go on sale first come first served (They go on sale Sunday @ midnight) Here (NOW SOLD OUT !!)

For spectators who have not managed to secure a ticket all the races will be streamed live on the You Tube Channel

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

  • Covid-19 is currently rife in some of our Schools. You are requested to undertake a

    Covid19 Lateral Flow Test, within the 72 hours before you are due to attend the

    Meet. IF THIS TEST IS POSITIVE YOU MUST NOT ATTEND THE MEET AND MUST

    BOOK A PCR TEST IMMEDIATELY.

  • You must complete a ‘Return to Competition Health Declaration Form’ and deposit

    it with your Club before the competition. The form can be found on our Swim

    England Returning to Pool Resources here

  • A Programme may be downloaded or printed from here (Open)

    and here (Age Group) We will not be selling programmes at the event.

Our coaching/poolside team for this meet will be:

Kev Hope, Zoe Naylor & Tim Hammond.

The three passes can be collected on the day at the meet.

 

Swimmers are:

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

Good luck everyone !!

Go – Go Kingo’s

 

Regards

Shaun Vasey


NER’s Important Spectator Information

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

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November 2021

IMPORTANT SPECTATING AT THE EVENTS


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
event.


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 https://www.swimmingresults.org/events/sener21sctickets/

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


Stay Safe

Barry

Barry J Saunders

Swimming Manager

28th October 2021


Pool fees & Open-meet fees owing – Please check your accounts

Pool fees & Open-meet fees owing.

Our volunteers who run Swim Manager accounts have spent several hours this week checking the invoices and payments received. It is apparent that some invoices have not been paid. This includes session fees and open meet fees.
Please can you check (in your swim manager) and if this is the case for your account please get in touch with admin@kingfishersswimmingclub.org.uk as soon as possible.
We still have pool bills to be paid and the open meet entry fees are paid as soon as we submit the entries to the event organiser.
Thank you

New Update – Yorkshire Meet Details – Sat 23rd Oct & Sunday 24th October @ Ponds Forge Sheffield

YORKSHIRE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION WINTER COMPETITION 2021 – LOWER AGE GROUPS Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October 2021
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, Short Course

 

Good luck to all of our lower age group swimmers attending the Yorkshires this weekend.

Swimmers it is advised to take a lateral flow test before the meet & arrive beach ready as the venue will be busy. Arriving beach ready will minimize the Covid risk in the changing area’s.

The poolside team will meet our swimmers at Ponds Forge inside the foyer on Saturday at 7:45am. Any swimmers arriving late should go directly to the Kingfishers allocated seating area on the left hand balcony.

Any swimmers that cannot attend this weekend please can you contact the coaches so that you can be withdrawn from the meet.

The poolside team are:

  • Jon Cheshire
  • Zoe Naylor
  • Mike Draper

Our swimmers are:

  • Sami Baloch
  • Harry Brown
  • James Draper
  • Bethany Adams
  • Grace Eblet
  • Olivia Eblet
  • Callie Hammond
  • Laila Hammond
  • Brooke Kitto
  • Bess Naylor
  • Niambh Noble
  • Saphire Tingle
  • Sam Race

Please speak to the coaching team this week to finalize arrangements & contact numbers for the Saturday & Sunday.

Please note that the start time of the Sunday Morning Session has been put back to 9-30am (Warm Up 8-30am)
Below is a copy of the Seating Plan for Clubs. All clubs will be based on the seating area to the left, as you look down the Pool Hall, towards the Diving Boards.
Spectators will have been allocated the seating area to the right as you look down the pool.

All submitted entries have been accepted.


A Programme may be downloaded or printed from
here.

https://www.swimmingresults.org/events/yorkswinter21/YSA1.pdf

There will be selling a limited number of programmes to be sold at the event.

Warm Up will commence 1 hour before the Start of the Session. It will be a split into
separate age groups.

Withdrawals

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 5pm on the Thursday Evening for all events over the weekend. Seeded Heat Start lists will be produced. Notifications should be sent to entries@yorkshireswimming.org

The next page lists a number of requirements which must be met by all those attending this meet.
Swimmers are requested to only remain the building for as long as is necessary for them to complete their events. Once they have swum their programme, for a particular session, they are requested to vacate the building. Please ensure that you are met by a responsible person.

All athletes/Coaches/Team Staff attending this meet must follow the requirements listed here.

1. Covid19 is currently rife in our Schools. You are requested to undertake a Covid19
Lateral Flow Test, within the 72 hours before you are due to attend the Meet.
IF THIS TEST IS POSITIVE YOU MUST NOT ATTEND THE MEET AND MUST BOOK A PCR TEST IMMEDIATELY.

2. You must complete a ‘Return to Competition Health Declaration Form’ and deposit it with your Club before the competition. The form can be found on our Swim England Returning to Pool Resources
here

3. It will be the responsibility of each Club to ensure that they have a copy of the form for each swimmer, or a similar record form produced by the Club. Many swimmers will have already completed such a form.

4. You are requested to wear a Face mask at all times when moving about in the venue. You may remove it when seated and before you enter the water.

5. Swimmers & Team Staff will enter the pool area downstairs through the Changing Village. They should then use the stairs from the pool deck to access their seating area. Spectators will access the Balcony through the double doors from the Foyer. They will have to produce evidence of purchasing a ticket to the Stewards stationed at this point.

6. Coaches are requested to remain with their swimmers at all times, except during Warm Up.

7. Athletes should arrive, where possible, in beach wear ready to swim

8. The Marshalling area will be on the Pool Deck, Spectator Balcony side. Please social distance whenever possible.

9. The Diving Pit will not be used for Swim Down. There will be 9 lanes available in the Main Pool. If the Swim Down Pool is not used in a sensible manner it will be closed.

10. All those attending should make frequent use of the sanitiser points round the venue.

11. Swimmers will be allowed to visit the Café or Swim shop. They should ensure that they are wearing suitable footwear when not swimming. Please maintain Social Distancing at all times.

Finally swim well, swim hard & above all enjoy your experience.

GO-Go-Kingos……


YSA Winter Competition Sheffield (Lower Age Group) – FINAL INSTRUCTIONS – Ponds Forge 23rd& 24thOctober 2021

Swimmers, Coaches & Spectators:

Please find the final meet instructions for the Yorkshires Lower Age Group competition at Ponds Forge on 23rd& 24thOctober 2021.
Our Poolside coaching team is:
  • John Cheshire (Saturday only) Sunday cover TBD this week
  • Zoe Naylor (All weekend)
  • Mike Draper (All Weekend)

Our swimmers are:

  • Sami Balloch
  • Harry Brown
  • James Draper
  • Bethany Adams
  • Grace Eblet
  • Olivia Eblet
  • Callie Hammond
  • Laila Hammond
  • Brook Kitto
  • Bess Naylor
  • Niambh Noble
  • Saphire Tingle
  • Sam Race

Please speak to the coaching team this week to finalize arrangements & contact numbers for the Saturday & Sunday.

TICKETS FOR THE SATURDAY HAVE SOLD OUT. Due to capacity restraints there will not be any available at the venue.
At the time of writing there are tickets available to purchase online for the Sunday.
 
Please note that the start time of the Sunday Morning Session has been put back to 9-30am (Warm Up 8-30am)
Below is a copy of the Seating Plan for Clubs. All clubs will be based on the seating area to the left, as you look down the Pool Hall, towards the Diving Boards.
Spectators will have been allocated the seating area to the right as you look down the pool.


Yorkshire Swimming Association Winter Competitions 2021

(Lower Age Groups) 23rd & 24th October 2021

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE
ATTENDING THE MEET

All submitted entries have been accepted.
A Programme may be downloaded or printed from
here.

https://www.swimmingresults.org/events/yorkswinter21/YSA1.pdf

There will be selling a limited number of programmes to be sold at the event.

Warm Up will commence 1 hour before the Start of the Session. It will be a split into
separate age groups.

Withdrawals

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 5pm on the Thursday Evening for all events over the weekend. Seeded Heat Start lists will be produced. Notifications should be sent to entries@yorkshireswimming.org

The next page lists a number of requirements which must be met by all those attending this meet.
Swimmers are requested to only remain the building for as long as is necessary for them to complete their events. Once they have swum their programme, for a particular session, they are requested to vacate the building. Please ensure that you are met by a responsible person.

All athletes/Coaches/Team Staff attending this meet must follow the requirements listed here.

1. Covid19 is currently rife in our Schools. You are requested to undertake a Covid19
Lateral Flow Test, within the 72 hours before you are due to attend the Meet.
IF THIS TEST IS POSITIVE YOU MUST NOT ATTEND THE MEET AND MUST BOOK A PCR TEST IMMEDIATELY.

2. You must complete a ‘Return to Competition Health Declaration Form’ and deposit it with your Club before the competition. The form can be found on our Swim England Returning to Pool Resources
here

3. It will be the responsibility of each Club to ensure that they have a copy of the form for each swimmer, or a similar record form produced by the Club. Many swimmers will have already completed such a form.

4. You are requested to wear a Face mask at all times when moving about in the venue. You may remove it when seated and before you enter the water.

5. Swimmers & Team Staff will enter the pool area downstairs through the Changing Village. They should then use the stairs from the pool deck to access their seating area. Spectators will access the Balcony through the double doors from the Foyer. They will have to produce evidence of purchasing a ticket to the Stewards stationed at this point.

6. Coaches are requested to remain with their swimmers at all times, except during Warm Up.

7. Athletes should arrive, where possible, in beach wear ready to swim

8. The Marshalling area will be on the Pool Deck, Spectator Balcony side. Please social distance whenever possible.

9. The Diving Pit will not be used for Swim Down. There will be 9 lanes available in the Main Pool. If the Swim Down Pool is not used in a sensible manner it will be closed.

10. All those attending should make frequent use of the sanitiser points round the venue.

11. Swimmers will be allowed to visit the Café or Swim shop. They should ensure that they are wearing suitable footwear when not swimming. Please maintain Social Distancing at all times.
I hope all have a safe journey to Sheffield
Regards – Stay Safe
Barry
Barry J Saunders
Swimming Secretary
Yorkshire Swimming Association

Swimming Manager
Swim England North East Region
Email: nerswimmingmanager@asaner.org.uk

Tel: 01937 522481
Mob: 07850 944364
Email: SwimBarry42@gmail.com


Important Spectators Ticket Information – Ponds Forge Yorkshire Lower Age Group

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Swimming Competitions 2021
Lower Age Group Competition

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October 2021

Entries have now closed for the Winter Competition, which is scheduled to take place at Ponds
Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield on 23rd/24th October (Lower Age Groups)
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
event.

We trailed an online Ticket System for the meet at Leeds. This proved very successful, so
we intend to use the system again for the event at Ponds Forge, 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. The number of tickets available will be higher that for Leeds.

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

https://www.swimmingresults.org/events/yorkswinter21tickets2/index.php
Tickets will be on sale from 9am, Thursday 14th October 2021

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

officialscoordinator@yorkshireswimming.org

Stay Safe
Barry
Barry J Saunders
Swimming Secretary
11th October 2021


Swim England’s Inspirational Youth Champion Award Winner!!

Congratulations & well done to one of our Kingfisher youth coaches, Jack Naylor and all at Swim England’s North East Regional Youth Forum for winning Swim England’s Inspirational Youth Champion Award last tonight.

 

Jack is the Chair of the North East Youth Forum and has worked tirelessly throughout the year. Jack spent time throughout the summer helping young swimmers stay safe in the sea working with the Swim Safe programme, saving, and helping people on our local beaches for the RNLI, supporting Kingfisher SC’s open water sessions and his mum Zoey on her many sea swims, not forgetting the volunteer work that he does coaching our younger Kingfisher swimmers & also the officiating at swim galas.

The Swim England North East Region Youth Forum’s aims are to:

  • Represent the interest of young people participating or volunteering within aquatics within the North East Region.
  • Develop a network of young people throughout the organisation and the sport across the region.
  • Assist on projects within the Northeast Region such as the development of resources and training opportunities for young volunteers.
  • Act as ambassadors for the sport and the organization at a local, county, regional and national level. Be a representative for the sport and the organization.
  • Positively engage with youth and young adult members in an engaging way which motivates them to represent the interests of young people in a challenging, rewarding and enjoyable manner.

The Swim England North East Region’s Youth Forum has a maximum of 20 permanent members between the ages of 13 and 25 and looks to meet a minimum of 4 times each year.

The link below is to the Swim England awards night.

https://www.facebook.com/SwimEngland/videos/562436891716843/

Keep championing all the amazing young people in our fabulous North East swim family Jack.

Kingfishers Swimming club & the young swimmers in the North East are very proud of you Jack

Well done keep up the excellent work your a great ambassador for the club & North East Swimming!

Go – Go Kingo’s


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

 

SAT 16 OCTOBER 2021 RIDINGS-STYLE GALA –

EAST RIDING LEISURE CENTRE, BRIDLINGTON.

WARM UP 3:30PM FOR A 4PM START

Kingfishers Team as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

YORKSHIRE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION
WINTER COMPETITION 2021 – UPPER AGE GROUPS

(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:

http://www.yorkshireswimming.org/speed%20swimming/default.html

Meet program can be viewed & printed from here:

http://www.yorkshireswimming.org/championships_files/2021%20Winter/YSA%20Winter%20Competition%202021%20Programme%20Week%20One.pdf

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……

GO-GO-KINGO’s

 

 


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.
Regards
Emma Appleton
Competitions Secretary
Beverley Barracudas