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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 training schedules, contact details, information about our sessions and links to other useful swimming resources.

In our events 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 Why train

And on the training page schedules from the past few years are available to download as well as ones for particular distances or for sprints.

Earn commission for the club by purchasing your swim kit from our Proswimwear affiliate programme

Also advice on competing for the first time can be found on the training page. Links to tips from Olympic swimmers can be found on the training page such as Steve Parry on better turns

Information about swimming  books, magazines, and dvds can be found on the news page

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 their  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 course,  as one does!

Swimming: London to stage 2016 European Masters  Championships -London has been chosen to host the 2016 European Masters Championships  and the European Championship- the first international event at the Aquatics Centre since last year's Olympics. This will provide elite swimmers with a high quality competition early in 2016 before the Olympic Games. The good news for  British Master swimmers is that they will be able to enter the European Masters Championships and swim in the Olympic pool in London and experience the fantastic atmosphere of the venue.

Cormorants in Sardinia -see news page

2013 - 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 Steeds

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 news page

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