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. Details of future swim meets and results go to events or results.


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


2015 Results page updated with links to BLDSA Postal Swim; Isle of Wight; SE Long Course, Crawley; Bracknell; Surrey Masters; Erith; Barnet Copthall Distance; Rushmoor Royals Long Course


Success at the World Deaf Swimming Championships -Tom wins his first international bronze medal on Tuesday in 4x100m freestyle mixed relay with a new British Record.


Jane, Penny, Christine & Susanna win medals in the 2015 BLDSA Hour Postal Swim - Golds for Penny and Jane, Bronze for Christine in individual events - relay team Penny, Jane and Susanna silver medallists.


Club Awards 2015


All Round Improver - Louise Carlstrand

Open Water  - Terry Wright

Wim Van Beukelen Breaststroke - Paula Giordano

Willi Van Reisel Backstroke - Nathalie Oestmann

Butterfly - Utku Yurday

Front Crawl - Virginia Galloway



Latest News.....

Urgent: Please complete the Masters' swimming survey by the end of Monday 8 February

The Masters survey is open and should close on Saturday 6th February, but the response rate hasn’t been as good as hoped. To make sure it’s valid they need more people to complete it. It will stay open until Monday night..

Here’s the direct link:



Dart 10K Tickets go on sale at 7.00am on Wednesday 10th February.

They usually sell out within a few hours so act fast if you want to enter.


Ageless, swimming, super-gran! - Who would argue with that despcription of Jane Asher as featured in the Sunday Telegraph on 31 January 2016



Jane Asher - Records fall in new age group - Jane Asher marked her first competition in a new age group (85-89), by breaking the World Record in the 100m backstroke, and the British record in the 50m Breaststroke in the long course competition at Crawley on 23 & 24 January. Read her 12 top tips for success at Europeans London 2016


Jane Asher - Top Lady in Decathlon, and Kings Cormorants Women's Team 6th overall.


Jubilee River Swim 2016 - Entries are now open for this wonderful swim. It is a 10k swim down the Jubilee River, a flood relief river off the Thames between Slough and Windsor which flows through wild flower meadows and has no river traffic; there is a foot and cycle path running alongside. You can either do the whole 10k yourself or as a team of up to 4 people as the swim is divided into 4 sections by weirs.

We already have 1 team entered and it would be great to have 2 or more. The swim supports the Antony Nolan Trust to which the Club donated last year in support of Rob Ireland.

If anyone would like more information about the swim, talk to me Christine Goodair or Susanna Riviere.

This swim is very popular so it is a good idea to enter soon

Here is a link to the swim


Diary Date - Saturday 12 March 2016 - Dorking Swimarathon

We shall be entering 3 teams as usual; 2 at 11 o'clock and 1 speedy team at midday. It is always an enjoyable event and will be good fitness training for those entering the Europeans in May.

We'll be planning to get together for lunch afterwards.

We will once again be raising money for Dorking Friends of Cancer Research who celebrate their 40th anniversary this year and are very grateful for our support. Please let Susanna know if you'd like to swim.


European Masters Swimming Championships London 2016- online entries open sometime in January.London 2016


Dates confirmed for 2016 European Masters Open Water Championships


Guernsey Swim Meet , March 20-22 2015 A successful weekend in Guernsey for the club. The Women's 280-319, 200m Freestyle Relay Team took the British and European Record in a time of 2.34.75, beating the previous record by nearly 3 secs. The team comprised, Penny, Elizabeth, Jane and Anna.Not only that - Anna won the Top Lady Award, and the team won the Top Visiting Club Award.