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.


T30 -Record setting team -Jane, Penny Elizabeth and Susanna set a record in the 280-319 age group of 6215 metres.


Jane breaks record in Scotland - continuing with her record breaking year by smashing her own World Record in the 100m Individual Medley by over 2s at the inaugural North District Open Masters Championships held in Inverness 20th August.


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 tea, Jane , Nicky , Amanad  & Christine 5th overall.


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


Results page updated with 2017 meet results for K2 Crawley;T30

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 - MaryKennedy-Hale




Latest News....


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

World Masters Swimming Championships Budapest August 2017- link to entry information; schedule of events and qualifying times for pool (14 -20 Aug) and open water(10-12 Aug)


Success for Elizabeth Savidge and Amanda Doyle at the ASA Nationals, 28-30 Oct.  Silver and Bronze for Amanda, Gold and Bronze for Elizabeth.









LAST WORLD RECORD for this year.. Jane broke the 1500 short course World Record at Barnet Copthall on Nov 28th. Time was 28.02.25, previous record was 30.50.00.


ANOTHER WORLD RECORD! More congratulations to Jane Asher who beat her own World Record from earlier this year in the 400m Freestyle at the Luxembourg Oldies Meet 2016 in a time of 7.03.60, cutting 7s off her previous record. Jane was also won the " Nageuse la plus ancienne" 2016 cup.


WORLD RECORD 85 - 89 years age group. Jane Asher 800 free. mins off world record at Jersey Meet 16 Sept. Congratulations Jane


Congratulations to Jamie and Miguel who successfully completed the Dart 10K earlier in Sept.


Christine Goodair is given a London Swimming Long Service Silver Award for her contribution to aqautics in London region


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.























GB Team Qualifing time for Karen who won her age group at the British Triathlon Championships held in Liverpool on the 14th August.Distances were Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km. Karen said " to prepare I have been training in a wetsuit- Shepperton and Tooting Bec. I had a I have a fantastically competitive bike and run (irrespective of age) but the swim, whilst better I still had 4 min to catch up after 1500m swim on lead pack."











Utku swims across the Bosphorus


For some months now Utku has been training for the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race. Organised by the Turkish Olympic Committee it took place on 24th of July.  1,535 swimmers from 49 countries participated in the 6.5 km Race from Kanl%u0131ca on the Asian to Kuruçe%u015Fme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side of %u0130stanbul. 362 women and 1173 male swimmers competed. Utku said about the swim "All good, finished in 1:06.34, which puts me 33rd out of 209 in the 40-44 age group for men".














European Masters Swimming Championships: London 2016


Competing in her first individual event of the Championships, Jane, broke by a large margin, her old record of 3:31.71, clocking 3:21.29 to take the World Record in the 85-89 Years age group. This was followed by the Ladies 280+ freestyle relay team of Jane, Penny, Elizabeth and Christine winning the Gold in a thrilling close finish, in a time of 2:31:91. Our other freestyle relay team in the 320-359 years age group, Jane, Geoff, Penny and Frank took Gold and clocked a British record 2:56.39.


Dorothy Williams our oldest member and oldest British swimmer won Gold in the 90-94 Years age group for her e 50m Backstroke event in 1:11.05.  Jane also lowered her own world marker, in the 400m freestyle taking a second off her touched in 7:10.67, taking a second off her own 85-89 Years best of 7:11.71 from this year’s British Championships in Sheffield.


Other successes include Elizabeth  70-74 Years Bronze 400m Freestyle – 7:14.29; Frank  85-89 Years Silver 50m Freestyle – 43.78  Geoff 80-84 Years Bronze 100m Breaststroke – 2:05.64. Furthermore Geoff improved his 50m Breaststroke record.