Welcome to Kingston Royals Swimming Club

Kingston Royals Swimming Club was founded over thirty years ago and since its formation has consistently been among the top performing clubs in Surrey. It provides swimming for varying ages and abilities from beginners to Olympic hopefuls. Originally formed through the amalgamation of Kingston Swimming Club and Surrey Ladies Swimming Club, today it is a thriving and vibrant club attracting swimmers aged five to eighty five.

The club's main competitive squads compete in inter-club, county, regional and national competition while swimfit squads provide options for those wishing to keep fit and enjoy swimming on a more recreational basis. For children learning to swim, the cadet programme offers lessons for beginners right up to those approaching competitive club standard. While the masters squad provides training and competition for more mature swimmers.

The club also has a thriving water polo squad. The KRSC coaching staff are all highly qualified and passionate about swimming. Head Coach, Paul Hurley, was a former national swimmer himself and Head of Cadets, Penny Webster, is a Masters European record-holder. If you are interested in joining us, please click here for more details.

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Club Junior Gala - 25th April Sticky

Apr
16

We are holding a Club Junior Gala for the Development, Performance Junior, Competitive Junior and Competitive Junior Nationals squads on Friday 25th April at the Malden Centre.  This gala is being held in order to give our younger swimmers an opportunity to achieve some licensed times (the gala holds a Level 4 licence) which they can used to enter Open meets run by other clubs.  The events will include all the 50m events, 100m IM and the 200m Freestyle.  Swimmers are not expected to compete in all events but they should swim between 2 and 4.  They can select which events they want to compete when they sign in on the night.  Timings are as follows: Sign In will open at 6.00 and close at 6.30.  Warm Up starts at 6.30; the Gala will start at 7.00.  This is not a club championship gala but medals and ribbons can be won by those competing.  As the Malden Centre will be given over to the Gala on Friday night the Performance Junior Nationals, Nationals squads and Snr Performance squad are invited to train at Kingfisher between 6.00 and 8.00.  This will inevitably be a busy session so every swimmer will spend some time pool side doing land training.  

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Bexley Level 1 Long Course Open Meet 2014 - IMPORTANT INFO RE TIMINGS Sticky

Apr
14
The Promoter has advised us of the finalised warm up and start times for the Bexley Meet and these are as follows:-
 
 
Sessions 1 & 3 - Warm up 8.00 a.m. - Sign in Opens 7.30 a.m. | Closes 8.15 a.m. - Racing Starts 9.15 a.m.
 
Sessions 2 & 4 - Warm up 11.45 a.m. - Sign in Opens 11.00 a.m. | Closes 12.00 p.m. - Racing Starts 1.00 p.m.
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Beckenham Level 1 International Open Meet 2014 - Accepted and Rejected Entries

Apr
22

Beckenham have now published their Accepted Entries List (pages 38-40) for the above meet.  Please check your child's entries carefully and get back to Sally-Anne Hawley as soon as possible with any errors or omissions.  Please note that neither the Club nor the Promoter can be held responsible for any missed swims as a result of failure to check this list.

Beckenham also published their Rejected Entries List and unfortunately a small number of swimmers have had their swims rejected.  I think the easiest way forward with this is for credits to be issued which can be used against a future meet for each of the swimmers concerned.

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The Royals Open Meet - Sep 2014

Apr
21

Kingston Royals are hosting an Open Meet on the 20th and 21st September for the first time in many years.  It will be held in the Xcel Leisure Centre in Elmbridge (near to Hampton Court).  The meet will double up as our Sprint Series (200m and below) club championships. All KRSC club swimmers who are aged 9 and above will be be able to compete at the gala. Unfortunately our 8 year olds cannot due to ASA licensing conditions.  As it is our club champs, club championship records can be broken and club cups can be won.  We would like our own club swimmers to enter the Meet over the next few weeks so that we can plan the number of external entries we can accept.  Sally-Anne Hawley will shortly publish how our club swimmers can enter; please note that the entry procedure is different for our own swimmers and parents should not use the entry forms published on the webpage that you can access when clicking on the homepage banner.  Parents of swimmers will be asked to complete an entry form, which they will send to Sally-Anne with a cheque payable (one for each child) for the events that the individual will compete in.   

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Haslemere Open Meet - Results

Apr
21

Well done to all those swimmers who competed in the Haslemere Open Meet on the 13th April.  Our swimmers won 25 medals including 8 Golds, 11 Silvers and 6 Bronzes as well as swimming many personal bests.  The full results are published here.  A full list of our medal winners are listed in the table below:  

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Warm Weather Training

Apr
16

Welcome back to the 35 swimmers, 2 coaches and 4 chaperones who were on an Intensive Swim Camp, in Torremolinos from 7 - 14 April. The daily programme consisted of 2 x 2hr sessions in a  50m outdoor pool, followed by a land training session! With such an intensive programme, the swimmers learnt the value of good nutrition and staying hydrated, especially essential in the 30ºC+ heat ! Yes it was tough, but there was an equal amount of laughs, as swimmers competed outside the pool in teams for points. For many swimmers the souvenir from Torremolinos, as well as much improved swim times, is the interesting tan lines many are modelling !

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London Regional Age Group Championships 2014 - OPEN FOR ENTRY

Apr
16
Please note Entry Documentation is now available for the above meet .  Please follow the instructions set out below:-
 
1.  Fill in Individual Entry Form and the Total amount showing on the entry form should be worked out as each race costing £6.00.
2.  Cheques should be made payable to KRSC and should be worked out to include the 50p surcharge per race.   Therefore, for the purposes of the cheque races cost £6.50 each.
3.  DO NOT RETURN ENTRY FORMS TO PROMOTER.  All Entry Forms, together with the supporting cheque should be sent to:-
Sally-Anne Hawley, 4 Hill Close, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2BQ.
4.  The Closing Date for all Entry Forms is Monday, 5th May.
 
In the event of any new or additional Qualifying Times being achieved over the weekend of 10th/11th May, please get a the entry form/replacement form and cheque to me by no later than midday on Monday, 12th May as all entries have to be submitted  by midnight on that date.  There is absolutely no flexibility on this deadline so if the form or additional races with supporting payment are not with me by then, they cannot be included.

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Easter Timetable - revision

Apr
06
There have been some changes made to the Easter timetable:
  • the Friday, 11th session at MC is removed for SPS and Nationals
  • land training on Sunday, 13th is not happening both in the morning at Hampton and the evening at MC
These changes are due to a combination of lack of coaches and available pool space!
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Championship Success for KRSC swimmer

Apr
02

Congratulations to Jai Patel, who will compete this Sunday in the British Schools Biathlon Championships at the Olympic Park, swimming in the Aquatic Centre. Jai will then also compete at the National Modern Pentathlon Triathlon Championships on 10 May. Good luck Jai from your friends at KRSC !!

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Bexley Level 1 Long Course Open Meet 2014 - Last Chance Entry

Apr
01

Bexley have advised us that there are still a couple of places available at their Level 1 meet at the end of April (same weekend as Surrey Dinner).  As a result, they are accepting further entires up until Monday, 7th April.  If your name is on the Eligibiltiy Report and you would still like to enter this meet, please contact Sally-Anne Hawley by Friday,4th April.  N.B.  Please be aware there will be a £5.00 admin fee charged by Bexley on top of any entry fee for any Last Chance Entries.

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