Kingfishers Summer Raffle – Aimee Willmott Framed GB Kit

Kingfishers Summer Raffle – Aimee Willmott Framed GB Kit

This is your chance to win official Olympic kit of Aimee Willmott. Only £1 a ticket to be drawn this summer.

Aimee Willmott (born 26 February 1993) is an English competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, FINA world championships and European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games. She was the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion in the 400 metres individual medley.

Raffle tickets are available every Wednesday club night.

All funds raised will go towards Kingfishers Swimming Club.


Kingfishers Swimming Club – Now Accepting New Members !!

Kingfishers Swimming Club – Spaces Now Available !!

To book a trial  please email:



Kingfishers – Yorkshire Championships Review

Kingfishers – Yorkshire Championships Review (February 2020)

The Yorkshire Championships are held over four weekends in February at Pond Forge (Sheffield) & the John Charles Aquatics Centre (Leeds). Swimming at this event is by invitation only & is achieved by swimmers meeting a qualification time whilst swimming at licensed open meets throughout the year. These championships bring together the best swimmers in our county all competing for the kudos of Yorkshires number one swimmer.

Congratulations to the following 9 swimmers who qualified & have been swimming over the last four weekends.

2 Isobel VASEY
3 David HOPE
4 Thomas EBLET
5 Grace FOX
6 Joseph BENSON
8 Harriet BENSON

This years championships have resulted in some excellent swims with four of our swimmers Eliza Hammond, Tom Eblet, David Hope & Izzy Vasey reaching multiple finals in their respective events, a fantastic achivement from a small club swimming against the bigger city clubs whom have greater access to water time & national level training facilities.

Full summary of results as follows:




Every swimmer performed fantastically & many pbs &, NER qualifying times achieved, but without a doubt the performance of the championships came from Eliza Hammond who took a silver medal in the 14 year girls 50m Backstroke with a new pb time of 31.94s (1 sec off her qualification time).

Well done to everyone who competed & also a big thank you to the coaching & poolside management team for supporting our swimmers over the last four weekends.

Back into training now in preparation for the NER’s in May …….

Go Go Team Kingo’s……



Summer Seaside Splash 2020 A/B Graded Meet

Summer Seaside Splash 2020 A/B Graded Meet

June 19June 21

2020 Scarborough Summer Seaside Splash

A/B Graded Meet

Under ASA Laws & ASA Technical Rules

License Number 3NE200774

(For entry into Regional and County Championships)

Friday, 19th – Sunday, 21st June 2020

Scarborough Sports Village, Scarborough, YO11 2JW

25m, 8 Lane Pool with anti-wave ropes
Large scoreboard with electronic timing

9yrs, 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs, 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs +
Ages as of 21st June 2020

50m & 100m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly
200m & 400m Freestyle, 100m & 200m Individual Medley
A & B Grade Senior (13 years +) Mixed 2 x 50m Relay SKINS – Qualified from 200IM
A & B Grade Junior (12 years -) Mixed 2 x 50m Relay SKINS – Qualified from 100IM
All events are heat declared winners
Medals 1st – 3rd in each age group and grade
Speeding Tickets for swimmers faster than their entered grade
Senior Skins – 1st Pair £100, Runner Up Pair £50, losing pair of heats 1-4 £20
Junior Skins – 1st Pair £80, Runner Up Pair £40, losing pair of heats 1-4 £20

Individual events: £6.00 each
Coaches & Poolside Passes: £25.00 each including Buffet Lunch
Spectator Tickets: £8 per day, £5 per Morning/Afternoon/Evening

Poolside passes must be purchased with the entries
Spectator tickets to be purchased on the day

Entries to be submitted on-line via
Entries close Midnight, 15th May 2020 or when the meet is full

For further information please
or email


Meet Information Pack

Gala Information

Kingfishers Entry Form

Entry Form

Ridings Team Kingfishers Team Selection

Ridings Team Kingfishers Team Selection

This Ridings League meet is on 7th March at Derwent, warm up at 16:00. Details of transport lift sharing…

We currently head the table in the Ridings League it would be great to build on the success of our home meet & follow it up with a second win….

Team selection has been made by the coaching team please can everyone selected confirm with Jon that you can attend.

















In the event of any swimmers that are unavailable to attend the coach will look to the reserve list.

Please note,

Any swimmer committing to swim but not turning up on the day without informing the coaching team may be omitted from the next gala selection …

Yorkshire Championships – Kingfishers Qualifiers

Yorkshire Championships – Kingfishers Qualifiers

Congratulations & good luck to all our Kingfisher Swimmers that have qualified for the Yorkshires:

Time table of events, dates & results to date above

Go Go Kingos …..

Membership Fees Due – Final Reminder

Membership Fees Due – Final Reminder

There are still some families who have not paid ANY PART OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP !!

If this applies to you – you must pay at least half by next Wednesday (unless you have spoken to us and arranged an alternative)
if you do not pay membership your child will not be insured and will be turned away.

There are also still some swimming weekly who haven’t paid January subs?
We cannot allow this to continue without prior arrangement – you wouldn’t shop each week and pay the store at the end of the month would you?

Strokerite – Breastroke Swim Clinic

2 Breaststroke clinics in one day on Saturday 4th April 2020 at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, York YO19 6EU

Would you like to spend the day working with one of our International Swimming Coaches & watch technical demonstrations from an International swimmer?

We have a maximum of 5 swimmers/lane and our clinics include:

2 swim sessions working on technique drills, starts & turns with demonstrations from an international swimmer

1 dryland session covering warm up, stretching, injury prevention, strength & conditioning and core stability exercises

1 motivational workshop by a former international swimmer

Breaststroke clinic for swimmers aged 11-16 years from 10.00am-4.45pm only £70.00

Breaststroke clinic for swimmers aged 8-10 years from 10.00am-4.15pm only £55.00

There will also be time throughout the day for autographs and pictures with our guest international swimmers!

3 Maple Close, Market Weighton, York, YO43 3GT: Tel: 07732343469


Link to Application Form

2020 Easter Egg Tombola

 Kingfishers Easter Egg Tombola

The club will be holding their annual Easter fundraiser on club night Wednesday 1st April 6.30pm. This will take the form of the ever popular Easter egg tombola.

However the club do need donations of Easter eggs / treats for the tombola. These can be brought to the front desk on a club night over the next few weeks.

If anyone is able to approach their work place to request a donation it would be much appreciated. A promotional photo call in appreciation can be arranged. Any questions please see Kay Noble.

Raffle tickets for the large egg will be available nearer the time.

All funds raised go back into the club for the benefit of all the swimmers.

Thank you

Club Announcement

Colin Simmons:

As Chairman of Kingfishers S.C. It is my sad duty to announce the sudden and unexpected loss of our most dynamic, friendly, passionate, forward thinking, protective, funny, loyal, club life member, and the hardest working secretary any club could wish for,
Amanda Lee.
I can only guide you to all the tributes posted elsewhere on social media to emphasise and show how much Amanda is respected and loved.
The whole swimming club sends its heartfelt love and condolences to Alex and Katie.
We as a Club will support you two however we can.
I would ask all members, parents, prospective new swimmers and associates to bear with us as we try to take in the tremendous effect this has had on our club. It’s not a void that has been left, it’s a chasm.
We will endeavour to try to fill this as I know Amanda will expect nothing less than perfect.
Thank you Amanda and Phillip
With heartfelt love
Kingfishers Swimming Club.