About Us

About King's Cormorants

The club was founded 20 years ago. It is a small, friendly club. Our aim is to provide coaching for adults who wish to improve their strokes, technique or speed and compete in Masters events for those aged 25+.
There are no sessions for children or young people.

The club has two levels of membership:  
1.Full training members of the club can attend any three of our sessions a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  
2.Non-training members - we do accept a limited number of swimmers who live in the London Surrey region, who wish to have a club affiliation but are unable to train with us regularly.   
3. Joining the club - due to constraints of space in the pools we currently use the club has a limit on full membership to avoid overcrowding. Whilst our usual pool at Kings College School, Wimbledon is being rebuilt we are training at 3 other locations, Burntwood School , Burntwood Lane, Tooting, SW17 0AG on Mondays 8.15- 9.15pm; Wimbledon College, Edge Hill, London, SW19 4NS on Tuesdays 7.45- 9pm; Wimbledon Leisure Centre, Latimer Rd ,Wimbledon, SW19 1EW on Fridays 9-10pm.   
Should you wish to join us we do have a waiting list which is held by the secretary. When a vacancy occurs, those on the list are invited to a trial and after seeing the swimming abilities of those who attend, the coach recommends who is best suited to the vacancy taking into account the lane in which the vacancy has occurred.  
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Why swim?

Swimming is an activity which provides a full body workout and is an excellent way of getting all-round exercise. It benefits the upper body, mid-section and legs. It is a good way to improve  strength, stamina and cardiovascular fitness, and it can boost your mood. Since water supports the body swimming, unlike running or weights, it is a low impact sport reducing the likelihood of injuries.According to an independent reportpublished June 2017, swimming provides a number of benefits for health and wellbeing for people of all ages. 

Swimming is a lifelong skill that could save a life.

Duncan Selbie's Friday message – 23 June 2017 | Public health matters

 What is Masters Swimming?

 Masters swimming, a worldwide sport, is for adults (aged 25 and upward), and it encompasses a wide range of ability from casual fitness swimming to competitive swimming, with the objectives better health, fitness and friendship between swimmers across the world. It started in the USA in the 1970s when some retired "elite swimmers" organised a competition for adult swimmers.