KING'S CORMORANTS SWIMMING CLUB

Kings Cormorant's Masters Swimming Club is for adult swimmers. Our training sessions aim to help you improve your strokes, get fit and prepare for local, national and international competitions. You can take part on any level. You can choose to train for fitness and friendship or to compete. Competitions are open to all registered masters swimmers and there are no qualifying times - unless you are looking at European or World events.

Welcome...

Welcome to the King's Cormorants website. Here you can find information about our sessions, training,  joining the club, and links  to other useful swimming resources.

Need advice on planning your training year, setting targets and how schedules are structured to help you achieve your aims then take a look at our training page.

Latest News...

2019

Dorking Swimarathon
We had a very successful day on Saturday 9th  March.Our two 11am teams did 65 and 77 laps and the 12 noon did 88 laps. 
We raised £655 for Dorking Friends of Cancer research who are extremely grateful.
Many thanks to everyone who swam, offered to swim and those who sponsored us.
 
Inaugural London Swimming Region Meet March 24th
Seven swimmers -Jane, Christine, Elizabeth, Nicky,  Geoff, Wayne, Ali and  Graham - with one time keeper - Chris went to the London Swimming Inaugural Meet at the London 2012 Pool. It was a well run meet and we hope it will become a permanent feature of the Masters calendar.
 
National Swimathon at end of March in aid of Cancer charities, run at pools all over the country was supported by Cormorants. Jane,Amanda, Wayne and Maria  all did individual swims whilst Christine, Susanna, and Nathalie with 2 invited swimmers Alex and Claire did a team swim of 5K.
 
Guernsey Meet April 2019
A  team of 12 swimmers went to Guernsey again this year. We swam well winning medals and points for the club. However for the first time in many years we did not win the top club award. It was won by Shrewsbury Masters and we congratulate them on their win.

 

2018

European Masters in Slovenia

Jane and Christine have been to The 2018 European Masters Championships in Kranj,Slovenia. Having had glorious weather in the days prior to the event we arrived in Kranj to find that they were experiencing heavy rain and even the odd thunderstorm. Undeterred by the conditions they went to register for the event in their protective clothing!!!
Fortunately the weather improved and the racing took pace in the open air 50m pool, whilst warm ups were done in the adjacent indoor 50m pool. Jane competed in the 800, 200, 400, 100 and 50 freestyle, winning gold in each, and beating younger swimmers in her heats. Christine raced the 100, 200 and 50 backstroke, coming 11th, 9th and 9th respectively, with a 2nd and 3rd in her heats for the 50 and 100.

1.9K Swim at Hever Castle - on a baking hot summer's day Susanna and Christine were grateful to be swimming in the cool lake at Hever Castle, Kent. Congratulations to both as they came 1st and 2nd in their age group.

Meanwhile Amanada and Jackie competed at the Barnet Distance Meet - bravo to them for coping with sweltering conditions at the pool! Results.

 Surrey Masters 30th June 2018 - our team did well this year - we were 4th overall in the points table , with our women swimmers coming 3rd in the Ladies Points tally! Our relay team placing was 6th overall.

Elizabeth, Penny and Jane, respectively, won Victor Ludorum in their age groups, whilst all of us won at least one or more medals. Next year we should aim for being top team!

 Queen's Birthday Honours  2018 -Medal for Jane Asher (BEM)

Jane Asher our wonderful coach for many years and a remarkable Master's swimmer has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her voluntary services to Swimming. See the Swim England Web site 
 or the Wimbledon Guardian piece
Many congratulations from all the Kings Cormorants.
As Jane was competing at the GBs in Plymouth, Swim England arranged for a presentation and press interviews.

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth presenting Jane with flowers

Well done to Virginia and her work colleagues who recently completed the 10 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District. The race is done over a 24 hour period and the total distance is just under 28km with 2500m of ascent (and descent).

 

 

 Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2018 Tom, Jane,and Christine were presented with certificates, flowers and champagne to mark their huge contribution to running the club and coaching.

 

Dorking Swimarathon