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...

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....

 

On the 11th Nov a pool Marathon Swim 10k challenge  was launched at the 2012 Olympic Pool.The challenge with included a 10k Marathon Swim, 5k Half Marathon and 1k Challenge distance swims. Congratulations to Wayne who did the 10K Challenge and to Jane who did the 1k joining Wayne in the water when he was at his 9K stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Success at the Swim England National Masters Short Course Meet, Sheffield  for Jane and Amanda. Amanda won silver in the 1500m freestyle in her age group 60-64, and Jane set a British and European record in the 50m Fly, and a British record in the 100m breaststroke in the 85-89 yrs age group.

 

Jane was guest recently at a reception at The House of Lords to celebrate 30 years of the Swimathon Foundation. She swam her first Swimathon in 1986, completing the 5000m in a time of 1hr 32mins & 24secs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jane is interviewed by Timeout

 

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