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 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.


Kings Cormorants Review of 2016 - who swam what, where we swam and how well we did!


Forthcoming meets and results for 2017








Jane Asher top in Women's DecathlonJane Asher has come top in the British Masters 2016 decathlon retaining the title she has had for the last 4 years and the women's team, Jane , Nicky , Amanda & Christine 5th overall.


Coach's Letter sets out the training plan  to the end of this year.


Club Awards 2016


All Round Improver - James Bindler

Open Water  - Utku Yurday

Wim Van Beukelen Breaststroke - Dodie Khurshid

Willi Van Reisel Backstroke - Elizabeth Savidge

Butterfly - Susanna Riviere

Front Crawl - Virginia Galloway

Dorothy Williams Individual Medley - Florence Bobin

Coaches Special Award - Mary Kennedy-Hale




Latest News....


Cormorants in Mauritius Mark and Nick enjoying training swims in Mauritius.


Mark& Nick








Christine Goodair wins gold in New Zealand

Christine has been competing in the swimming at the 9th World Masters Games (WMG) being held in Auckland. The WMG is the world's largest multi-sport event and this one had 28,000 competitors, including para-athletes, aged 25 to 100+, competing in 28 sports.

The swimming had 1500 competitors aged between 25-95, and it was held over 7 days at the Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre, part of the Auckland University of Technology's Millenium High Performance Sport NZ hub.

Christine was there representing Kings Cormorants in her solo events as well as swimming for the Royal Navy in one of their ladies relay teams. We congratulate her on achieving personal bests in all her races - 200IM, 200Back, 50 Breaststroke, Back and Freestyle and holding her position in the top ten for each event in her new age group 60-64. However the best result of all was winning Gold in the Ladies 240+ Age Group 200 Freestyle relay with her Royal Navy Team comprising Christine, Louise Mittins, Mary Purvis and Esther Iseppi.

Well done all!














Top Club at Guernsey International Meet 2017 - with Liz and Christine having had to leave for earlier flights home, that left five to receive the trophy.










ASA Nationals qualifying times for this October’s event in Sheffield.

A Great morning at the Dorking Swimarathon

Our 3 teams had a successful swim at Dorking on Saturday 11th March. In the process we raised £415 for Dorking Friends of Cancer Research.

The Speedy 12 O'clock Team managed once again to get over the 100 laps barrier with a total of 102. Many thanks to Debbie and Miguel's friend Steve who came all the way from Worthing to bring the team up to the full complement of 6 swimmers. Also a special mention to Tom Baxter who was awesome!







The 11am Teams also put in a great effort and were pretty close with 77 laps from the A team, and 72 from the B team despite some underhand tactics from the B Team!













Congratulations to Jane  on her sucess in winning all her events, 800, 400 & 100m freestyle & 50m butterfly. in the South African Masters LC Nationals in East London. 



Well done to Christine, 3rd in her age group 60-64 who swam every day of February covering 46.4 miles - 81,720 yards in the ....









Good news - Tom  our assistant coach has just heard that he has been selected for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics Games, which will take place in Samsun, Turkey in July 2017. This is his 3rd time at the Deaflympics and his 7th international meet in his swimming career representing Great Britain.

Sadly, Deaf Athletes do not receive any funding from the Government or sports organisations so each athlete has to raise their own funds to be able to take part so I have included the link to Tom's Just giving page should you wish to make a donation



Cormorants spotted in Lakes and Rivers

Among the members of Kings Cormorants who have been

enjoying some open water swimming this summer,

Christine and Susanna had a wild and windy weekend

swimming in six of the Western Lakes in the Lake District and

5 Cormorants enjoyed and lovely relaxing swim in the Thames

and delicious barbecue kindly provided by Karen's family

near Pangbourne.