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.



Congratulations to Christine who completed the February Fitness Challenge of swimming on every day in the month.She had a target of 55,000 yards, and succeeded in doing 69,075 yards.

See feature on ASA masters hub.



Club Awards 2014


All Round Improver - Roger Pratt


Open Water  - Christine Goodair


Wim Van Beukelen Breaststroke - John Bingham


Willi Van Reisel Backstroke - Lauren Snyman


Butterfly - Nicky Bindler


Front Crawl - Karen Fenner



Latest News.....

European Masters Swimming Championships London 2016


 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


Jubilee Swim - raising £450 for Anthony Nolan Trust: On Sunday 7th June Cormorants Christine Goodair and Susanna Riviere were in a team of 4 swimmers taking part in the fabulous 4th Jubilee River Swim. Cormorant Miguel Ortiz also completed the 10k swim as a solo swimmer coming 29th in his category. With a donation from the Club and sponsorship from other Cormorants they handed over a cheque for £450 to the Anthony Nolan Trust which is the charity supported by the event. Cormorants member Rob Ireland is waiting for a bone marrow transplant but has a very rare tissue type and new bone marrow donors are urgently needed. See

 The team after the swim:


Women's Sport Week: Cormorant's coach and swimmer Jane Asher, 84 and still breaking swim records


Cormorants Training at the Olympic Pool

On 19th May 2015 over 30 London Masters gathered for a training session at the London Aquatics Centre competition pool.Building on the success of the 2014 training event, Masters swimmers enjoyed the opportunity to swim in a 50m pool.It was aimed at two groups of swimmers, those swimmers going to the GBs in Manchester or the Worlds in Kazan in August, and swimmers wanting to work on technique. We had a 1½ hr training session courtesy of Steve Bratt (Otter Coach) and Jane Asher (Kings Cormorants). Steve provided a challenging workout for the swimmers who wanted speed and race preparation, whilst Jane ran a session working on drills, stroke technique with some single length sprints. The swim was followed by a land session focusing on post swim stretching. Christine, Elizabeth and Nathalie joined Steve's session and enjoyed being challenged and doing a much longer workout than normally.

On the brief moments when we had a breather we could see that Jane's technique session was going well with

her 16 plus swimmers.



SWIM 22 - Cormorants swimmer swims 22 miles in cold water to raise over £1200

Susanna Riviere swam 22 miles at Tooting Lido between 22 February and 22 May in temperatures ranging from 4-16C to raise money for research into finding a cure for diabetes. She did over a quarter of the distance without a wet suit and found it bracing. See for details of her swims and to donate.













Swim 22: We swam 44 miles!

This event on Friday 17 April was a great success from all points of view.

About 30 swimmers, ranging in age from early 20s to 84 from Kings Cormorants and the Kings College School Club took part. Between them they managed to swim the distance of 44 miles, a double channel crossing, in 1 hour. (equivalent to over 2,360 lengths of the pool)


Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the session and some excellent home made cake and flapjacks etc were consumed afterwards, followed by a trip to the pub.


We have raised over £1300 so far for diabetes research to date and donations can still be made at


Massive thanks are due to: Our coach Jane Asher for organising the swimming; The Kings Club for letting us use the pool, providing a life guard and being very supportive; Chris Goodair and the other time keepers and everyone who brought delicious cakes etc.













Guernsey Swim Meet, March 20-22  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 3secs. 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.