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....


Well done to Jackie for flying the flag at the World Masters Swimming Championships held this month in Budapest, and congratulations on achieving good times in her races.












Jane is interviewed by Timeout


Congratulations -Tom Baxter who has been assisting with coaching at the club has had great success at the Deaflympics, in Samsun, Turkey. Tom set a new season/personal bests in the 100m freestyle and in the 50m -sub 26secs, and in the 50m breaststroke. Two British Deaf Swimming Records in relay teams, and then in 4x100m relay having made the final took the bronze position .










Surrey County Masters - a team of 14 swimmers competed in the Surrey's on Sat 24th June. Our team comprised swimmers with Brian and Wayne competing for the first time,  and the rest of us who had at competed in the Surrey's at least once or many times before. Congratulations to Jane, Amanada and Penny for winning Victor Ludorum in their age 10 year age groups. Well done to all medallists and our splendid 7 relay teams - the most we have had in many years. Overall we came 4th out of the 15 clubs taking part. Thanks are also due to members Chris Goodair and Ann Van B who were there working as officials. Results











Midsummer Madness - Relay Racing at Tooting Lido - 40 teams of four swimmers for a 4x1x4 relay took place on 21st June. Kings Cormorants team  Wayne, Susanna, Christine and James each swam 4 lengths, as a relay team swimming one length at a time so we got a brief respite after each lap! No lane ropes so people were swimming both up and down the pool, we had to ensure our sighting skills were good! Not sure where we came in our age group 200+ although we did swim faster than some of the younger teams -our time was 24.34 mins - but we could not have had better weather for it. Thanks to Ann Van B who was our timekeeper.






Jubilee River Swim June 11th 2017

The Kings Cormorants team of Christine Goodair, honorary Cormorant for the day Jen Ford, Debbie Hipps and Susanna Riviere completed this 10k swim as a relay in 3 hours 06.35 minutes, whilst Miquel Ortiz did the whole course in 2 hours 25.15 minutes! It was a beautiful sunny summer day, the riverbanks were full of wild flowers and the water reasonably warm and clean.


Swimmers relaxing after a good pub lunch in Taplow!












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.