Open Water News 2012

Kingfishers Open Water Season begins on Monday 7th May at Wykeham

Kingfishers Open Water season got off to a flying start on Monday 7th May. As it was a Bank Holiday it was of course very cold, overcast and windy but by 6.15pm it had at least stopped raining!

12 swimmers took to the water a chilly 14 degrees to add to the biting wind. The old faithful’s Dave Morgan and Jonny Lucas were there running in from the side and it has to be said showing off just a little. Jane Sedman, Erin Hope, Savannah McKenzie and Louise Scupham were back following their success at Castle Foot swims last year.

Sam Sedman came down for his 6th or 7th season and canoed at first for the young first timers then got in and swam his laps! We then had 5 new open water swimmers who proved that they had what it takes to brave the waters of Wykeham Lakes, Fraser Haddington a Filey Club swimmer and triathlete flew round the circuits up amongst the seasoned swimmers, an amazing achievement for a “first timer”


Finally we had 4 very worried looking pool swimmers, all very fast and competent in the balmy waters of the indoor pool, looking to try something new. Kennedy Webster, Aaron Gilson, Melissa Fyfebar and Isobel Metcalfe all surpassed everyone’s expectations so early in the season in Arctic conditions by getting in with no fuss at all and swimming really well. A truly magnificent start to their hopefully, long and fulfilling open water career.


Big thanks to Nico Marrone and Sam Sedman for canoeing, Phil Dickinson and Robyn Keech for Lifeguarding and manning the safety boat and Amanda Lee for keeping a good head count!.


Any club member is welcome to come along and “have a go” as long as they can swim 1 mile competently and have a good sense of humour. See you next Monday 6.15pm J

Under 11 Gala @ Whitby

Under 11 Gala hosted by Whitby

Bus from Scarborough Indoor Pool

Warm up 5pm – 5:30pm start


Friendly League Gala @ Beverley

Friendly League hosted by Beverely  – Bus from Scarborough Indoor Pool

Warm up 5:30pm – 6pm start

Time Trials @ Home

Club Night Time Trials from 6pm  – normal training from 20.00

Ridings League Gala @ Whitby

5:30pm Warm up – 6pm start.

Bus from Scarborough Indoor Pool

Reports 2012


Caitlin Wilson Reporting from Ennerdale Leisure Centre

I am Caitlin Wilson, and I am 9 years old. On Saturday the 30th June to Sunday the 1st July 2012 I went to my first open meet at Ennerdale swimming pool in Hull.

I competed in:

50m Front crawl

50m Back Stroke

50m Breast Stroke

50m Butterfly

100m  Individual Medley.


I got a 2nd in 50m Front Crawl and Back Stroke, a 3rd in the 50m Breast Stroke and 100m I.M and finally I got a 4th in the 50m Butterfly.


I achieved 3 Yorkshire times in 50m Front crawl Back stroke and 100m I.M. After coming 2nd in the Back Stroke on Sunday morning, we had to go to Driffield leisure Centre to compete in the Yorkshire School’s Biathlon Final along with my sister Morgan and my best friend Amy Corcoran. In the Biathlon we had to do a 500m run and a 50m swim. I came 3rd in my age group Amy came 2nd in here age group and my sister came 7th in here age group she had to do 1000m run  and a 100m swim.

Kingfishers Swimming club attended this year’s Yorkshire Championships which were held over three weekends in February and March at the both the John Charles Pool in Leeds and Ponds Forge Pool in Sheffield. These championships are attended by qualifying swimmers from across the entire region competing in the 50 metre ‘long course’ pool.

Kingfishers SC achieved a fantastic 14 qualifying swimmers this year, which translated to over 30 swims! The swimmers represented their club and town fantastically well across the various weekends and sessions.​

Attending her first Championships, nine year old Amy Corcoran became the star of the ‘Yorkshires’ when she competed in a total of 12 swims, eight races, plus four finals across the three weekends.

Amy returned home with a medal haul of two top ten pendants, two Bronze medals, two Silver medals and two first place trophies.

This outstanding achievement should be highlighted, as Amy competed in the 50m and 200m disciplines across a wide variety of events. This goes to prove what an outstanding talent she is.

Amy’s medal haul is listed below:


50m Breastroke 46.22 – 1st

50m Fly 39.85 – 1st

200m Individual medley 3.11.60 – 2nd


200m breaststroke 3.40.50 – 2nd

200m Backstroke 3.14.92 – 3rd

200m Freestyle 2.49.76 – 3rd

50m Freestyle 35.84 – 5th

50m Backstroke 42.75 – 6th


Fantastic work from Amy, and her coaches at both Kingfishers and York City Bath Club, who have assisted in developing Amy in to the swimmer she is.


Mention must also be given to Brandon Lino, who reached the final of the 50m butterfly, smashing a 3 year old Kingfishers club record in the process. Once again, a brilliant swim.


Congratulations must also go to all the swimmers who attended the Championships, many achieving Personal Bests in the Long Course pool and thanks to the Coaches and Team Managers who supported the swimmers at the events.


Having only just turned 9 years old, Emily McDiarmid qualified for her first County Championships, and put in a whole hearted performance to register a good time in what hopefully will be her first Yorkshires of many to come.

If you want them, back row left to right; Evie Lawty, Morgan Wilson, Harriet Longley, Chloe Simmons, Paige Cusworth, Emily Corcoran, Aaron Gilson, Brandon Lino, Euan Topley. Front row left to right; Emily Mcdiarmid, Ceri Boddy, Amy Corcoran.

Kingfishers B & C Gala 2012

Kingfishers B & C Gala Date set
Info to follow soon!

11 & Under Gala @ Home

The 1st 11 & Under gala at Home

Yorkshire Championships @ Leeds

Yorkshire Championships @ Leeds


Time Trials & Club Night

Time trials are as per your normal swimming times