Welcome to the King's
Cormorants website. Here you can find
contact details, information about our sessions and
to other useful swimming resources.
and results section you can find details on forthcoming meets
and open water swims.
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 Jane's
And on the
schedules from the past few years are available to download as well as
ones for particular distances or for sprints.
for the club by
purchasing your swim kit from our
advice on competing for the first time can be found
Links to tips from Olympic swimmers can be found on the
training page such as Steve Parry on better turns
swimming books, magazines, and dvds can be found on the
Results and future
events are on the events page
and links to swimwear suppliers and
Masters organisations. National, European and World Records links
are on the links page
Swim Marathon 2013:
A Brilliant Evening of Fund Raising and Fun
Last Friday 44 swimmers gathered to raise
money for Children in Need whilst competing to see which team could swim
the furthest in one hour. We were very fortunate that the 4 teams
contained many children, the youngest being 5, whilst the oldest certainly
has a free bus pass. Everyone was welcome, both Cormorants and Kings Club
members. If you were not there you missed a treat.
For those not swimming there was a
tombola, which I have to say seemed more popular than the swimming at
times, particularly for the little ones. All the money raised by the
tombola was matched by Barclays Bank Ė a huge thank you to Peter for that.
Thank you also to all those who made the
evening possible; the counters, the tombola team, everyone who donated
gifts and money, the swimmers and most of all Jackie (who as ever had it
all under control).
The amazing sum of £1,000 was raised.
European Medal Winners -Well done to
our team Jane, Christine, Emma. Nicky and Anna who have just competed in
the largest European Masters Championships - 5000 swimmers!
in Eindhoven (Holland)
Every one of them swam
own race in great style, and in good times. The womenís freestyle relay
team came 5th out of I donít know how many! And the Medley
relay team, swimming an age group up (240+) won the SILVER MEDAL beaten
only by the team of Berlin city, who broke the world record to beat us!
The freestyle team
consisted of Anna Emma,
Christine and Nicky.
And the medley team was
Backstroke Anna, Breast stroke Christine, Butterfly Emma, and Crawl
Jane. Each one improved on her time in her individual race, of
as one does!
is the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Club, and to celebrate
founder member Christine Steeds made a stunning cake for all to enjoy.
Club awards for 2012
were presented at the Annual dinner on Jan 25th - Butterfly Trophy - Paul
Griffin; Open Water Swimmer -Miguel Ortiz; All Round Improver- Christine
Links and events page has
been updated with 2013 events, and results from recent meets.
With the Olympic
year over a list of books on the Games can be found on the