Here you can see what up and coming events Kingston is involved in, as well as news of any recent events or changes to the Training schedule.
Please check back in from time to time and see what the club’s getting up to!
100m TIME TRIALS
SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2017
VENUE: Castlemilk Pool
FOR : Second session swimmers aged 15 and under on 31/12/18, and some selected first session swimmers age 11 on 30/6/18
We are holding Time Trials as above on Sunday Dec 3rd, invitations will be issued to eligible swimmers this week and must be returned by Monday 27 November.
Unfortunately we cannot invite all second session swimmers due to time and space constraints. Swims will be 100m, if time permits maybe some 200m swims.
Selected first session swimmers will be invited to record 100m times to help selection for MiniLeague 2018.
Timekeepers required, if you can help on the day please record this on the reply slip.
Any queries please email – email@example.com
The results for the Kingston Sprints are are now available to download/view.
STF – means finish time is faster that the entry consideration time by a set time beyond the expected improvement range.
ENT- means finish time is faster than the entry consideration time, but still within the expected improvement range.
* – means shared finish time with another swimmer and no clear finish decision given by Judge or Referee
The programme and list of swimmers accepted for the Kingston Sprints Gala on Sunday 5th November is now available via the links below;
Please check carefully as you/your child may not have been accepted for all the events they entered.
If there is `SCR` next to the swimmers name, this means the meet was over-subscribed for this event and the swimmer has been not been accepted (scratched) from this event.
Swimmers who are scratched will get a refund of the entry fee.
If `RES` is next to the name this means that the swimmer is a reserve in this event. If you are a reserve you are expected to turn up, but you will only find out on the day if you have a swim in that event. If you turn up but don’t get a swim you will get a refund if the entry fee.
If you wish to withdraw from the meet please inform the entry secretary (Iona Reid – email: firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible as this may allow another swimmer to take your place. You will only get a refund if the entry fee if you notify Iona of your withdrawal by Sunday 30 October.
The results for the Kingston Time Trials are available via the following link
Well done to all the swimmres – and thanks again to all parent helpers
The results from the Clyde Coast Winter Championships are in – and can be viewed here;
Well done to all the swimmers from Kingston! – once again we posted a raft of PB’s and a great team performance up against some of the best squads in Scotland
Many thanks to all the timekeepers, team managers and parents – whose help is essential in keeping the Club running smoothly
Roll up! Roll up! – The Kingston Sprints are upon us again and it’s an opportunity for everyone within the Club to get involved.
Date : Sunday the 5th of November 2017.
Venue: Larkhall Leisure Centre, Broomhill Road, Larkhall ML9 1QP.
The races are open to swimmers in Boom Pool 2 and above, so everyone apart from the Teaching Pool or Boom Pool 1.
Swimmers need to have a recorded time for an event to be considered for entry, but this does not guarantee being accepted to swim. As this is a graded meet aimed at swimmer development there is a fastest time set for each event and swimmers with recorded times faster than this are not eligible to enter. The Meet is held as two sessions, morning and afternoon, with younger swimmers in the morning session.
Swimmers from other clubs are also invited to partcipate in the Kingston Sprints Meet and we look forward to welcoming swimmers from various local clubs.
Invites to swimmers will be circulated after the Time Trials on October 8.
Closing date for entries is October 22nd.
We will also need parents as helpers please, please volunteer by speaking to Lizette at the desk!
The front desk will be accepting tombola prizes from this week for the sprints and any donations would be gratefully received
CLYDE COAST WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE CITADEL, AYR – SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
Warm up starts 11.15, be there in plenty of time. There is a Kingston bus going from Castlemilk pool departing 0950. Estimated finish time 5pm.
The following selected swimmers make up the Kingston team for this event:
KINGSTON TIME TRIALS
SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER
FOR BOOM POOL 2+3 AND MAIN POOL SESSION 1 SWIMMERS ONLY
This Time Trial is to record times for Boom Pool 2/3 and Main Pool session 1 swimmers for 25 and 50m swims in all strokes so that these swimmers can enter the Kingston Sprints Gala in November, and other galas throughout the year. Swimmers must have a recorded time to enter most competitions.
DATE: Sunday 8 October
VENUE: Castlemilk Pool
TIME: Swimmers to be poolside ready to swim at 10am. Finish by 1130
EVENTS: All strokes
9 and under swimmers – all events 25m
10 and over swimmers – all events 50m
Please note age is on Dec 31st 2017
You can just turn up on the day BUT YOU MUST CHECK IN AT THE DESK AND GET A WRISTBAND DENOTING YOUR AGE GROUP.
Swimmers will be waiting around between swims so bring an extra towel, bottle of water and Tshirt to wear poolside.
Timekeepers needed please!
Any Queries – email@example.com
I hope everyone had a great summer and is settling back into a routine, looking forward to a great swim season ahead.
It is good to have Hannah back after her 3 months in America. It is also with sadness that I need to inform you that Gary Parsons is leaving the club to embark on a new chapter in his career. Gary has been responsible for setting up our development program for Teaching and Boom Pool swimmers and will be a great loss to the club. I’m sure everyone extends their thanks to Gary and wishes him well.
The committee has started the interviewing process to find a new Assistant Coach and hopefully will be in a position to advise on this in the next week or so.
Dates for Diary
8/10/17 10am Time Trials
This will be open to Boom Pool Swimmers upwards and is to enable swimmers to get recorded times to allow entry into meets. It would be good to see this well supported.
13/10 – 15/10/17 Dunoon Camp
Remember parents meeting Friday 22nd Sept
NO Sunday Swimming
5/11/17 All Day Kingston Sprints
Our annual Club Development Meet at Larkhall Leisure Pool. We would encourage all swimmers eligible to enter and need the support of parents to help out on the day. More details to follow.
9/12/17 2.30pm Pantomime Visit
Cinderella at Eastwood Park Theatre, tickets will go on sale late October.
29/1/18 7pm A.G.M.
Please remember that the club relies on the support of its parental volunteers. If you would be willing to join the committee or can offer to assist at one off events, please speak to the front desk. All help most welcome.
Remember we have a facebook group, where you can find all the latest information and posts about the club – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1215766358442088/
And a message from Paul regarding the North Ayrshire Developmet Meet
“We had a great comp at the weekend. I would like to thank to all those who helped get it sorted from those on the committee to the parents who helped on the day. I think almost everyone who swam won something. I even had a few big clubs asking about our young swimmers! Always a great feeling.”
Lizette Craig – Chair