Kingston Club News

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.
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November 22nd, 2018, 11:51 am

Please see attached draft list of accepted swims and scratches for the Warrender Baths Meet (Draft.doc). Sorry they didnt send a summary!

Attached the Kingston entry sheet also (meet entry report)  in case you cant remember what you entered.

Warrender Baths – Draft [pdf]

warrender meet entry report [pdf]

Entry fees due now for accepted swims please, £6 per event. Any withdrawals please let me know asap

November 20th, 2018, 10:02 pm

Fantastic Kingston results at the JAGs championships at Tollcross last weekend. Talia Blackley won bronze for 100 back, Max and Guy Pelosi between them won 4 silver medals and a bronze, also several top ten placings for other swimmers.

Kingston came 12th overall out of 26 clubs competing, ahead of some much larger clubs. Apart from the medal winners everyone swam brilliantly, almost all swims were PBs, well done everyone.

Thanks to coaches, timekeepers and team managers especially Bob Blackley who was there for the whole weekend!

Kingston results are attached, note that some races had preliminary rounds and finals (P and F), some races just had finals (F). The full results are on the Scotswimwest website.

wd jags 2018 kingston results [pdf]

2018-wd-sc-jag-champs-mary-black-points [pdf]

November 12th, 2018, 11:32 am

Well done to all 25 Kingston swimmers who attended for 200m Long Course Time Trials on Sunday at Tollcross. Lots of excellent swims, and a big thanks to parents who came to act as coaches, timekeepers and starter. Great Kingston team effort! We had enough swimmers to cover the cost of the pool hire, too.

Please note that times taken in a 50m pool (Long Course – LC) cannot be directly compared to 25m pool times (short course – SC). The computer can automatically convert from one to the other.

Results are attached in 2 formats, first the long course times with LC improvement if any, and secondly improvement calculated against previous short course times. As most swimmers did not have previous 200m times recorded in a long course pool, to look at PBs its best to look at the converted times where todays times are converted to 25m pool times and then compared to previous 25m pool times.

No PB is recorded however if a swimmer did not have a previous time for that stroke and distance.

I hope that makes sense!

200m tt – results (lc) with long course improvements

200m tt -results (lc) with sc conversions for improvement

November 12th, 2018, 11:31 am

the Kingston results from WD SAGs on 27/28 October, for swimmers age 14 and upwards

wd sags results 2018

November 12th, 2018, 11:29 am

Clyde Coast Winter Championship – team event at the Citadel, Ayr on 6 Oct 2018.

City of Glasgow were overall winners, Kingston came 7th out of 11 clubs, ahead of the following clubs, probably Kingstons best result ever in this event.


November 9th, 2018, 12:02 pm

The results for the 2018 Stirling Meet are now available to view/download at

stirling autumn meet 2018 results sessions 1&2


November 7th, 2018, 1:49 pm

200m Time Trials  – MP2 swimmers – Tollcross 50m pool

Sunday 11 November 11am – 1pm

Meet at Tollcross entrance at 1030.

Swimmers to meet at entrance to pool at 1030 am. Bring spare towel, refillable water bottle and T-shirt to wear poolside.

Please note swimmers MAY NOT swim in the small pool at Tollcross between Time Trial events as this is reserved for City of Glasgow swimming lessons.

Parents who are not volunteering on the day can sit in the spectator gallery at no cost.

See attached document for requested swims [pdf].  Any changes or if you cannot make it after all please contact Iona 07866614081.

No further entries accepted at this stage, sorry, as 27 swimmers already signed up.

September 26th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Date: Saturday 6th October

Venue: The Citadel, South Harbour St, Ayr, KA7 1JB

Start Time: Warm Up start 12 noon for Kingston, Competition start 1230. Please be poolside for 1145.

30 minute break for refreshments after event 24, approx 2pm. Swimmers may use the interval as warm up time IF SUPERVISED BY A COACH. Estimated finish time – ?4pm?

Kingston Team:

Age Group
(Age as on 31 December 2018)
Girls & Boys 10 & U (50m events)

Isla Dobson,
Kiera Finlayson,
Lana McGuigan
Myla Welsh Cameron Nugent
Nicholas Cent


12 years and under (100m events)

Talia Blackley
Kara Blackley
Amy MacLeod
Rebekah Cent
Jessica Wilson
Callum Thomas,
Guy Pelosi,
Max Pelosi,
Adam Scott


14 years and under(100m events)

Maisie Pollock,
Abigail Thomson,
Emma Stevens,
Grace Inglis
Nikolas Liakos,
Rowan Thomas

Open (100m events)

Beth McGuigan,
Orla Lang,
Abbie Maloney,
Sally Nisbet
Declan Johnston,
Luke Pelosi,
Nikolas Liakos,
Joe Daniels

Total 29 swimmers.

Winter Championship Programme

Girls  Boys

1           2                            10 years and under 50m Freestyle
3          4                            12 years and under 100m Butterfly
5          6                            14 years and under 100m Backstroke
7          8                            Open 100m Breaststroke
9         10                           10 years and under 50m Butterfly
11        12                           12 years and under 100m Backstroke
13       14                           14 years and under 100m Freestyle
15       16                           Open 100m Butterfly
17       18                           10 years and under 50m Backstroke
19       20                          12 years and under 100m Breaststroke
21       22                          14 years and under 100m Butterfly
23      24                           Open 100m Freestyle

30 Minute INTERVAL

25      26                             10 years and under 50m Breaststroke
27      28                             12 years and under 100m Freestyle
29      30                             14 years and under 100m Breaststroke
31      32                             Open 100m Backstroke
33      34                             10 years and under 4 x 50m Medley Relay
35      36                             12 years and under 4 x 50m Medley Relay
37      38                             14 years and under 4 x 50m Medley Relay
39      40                            Open 4 x 50m Medley Relay
41      42                            8 x 50m Squadron Freestyle

(two swimmers from each age group, swimming in age order youngest first).
Age as at 31st December

Points 11,10, 9 ,8,7,6,,5, 4, 3, 2, 1. for individual and relay events.

First warm-up 11.30 till 11.55
Lane 1 – Rutherglen
Lane 2 – Inverclyde
Lane 3 – City of Glasgow
Lane 4 – South Ayrshire
Lane 5 – Ren 96
Lane 6 – North Ayrshire

Second warm-up 12.00 till 12.25
Lane 1
Lane2 – Renfrew Baths
Lane 3 – Kilmarnock
Lane 4 – Kingston
Lane 5 – Dumfries
Lane 6 – Grangemouth

The meet to start at 12.30pm.

A 30 minute break will take place after event 24 at approximately 2/2.30pm
Refreshments will be served in the crèche room.
Coaches can use this time as a warm-up but all swimmers must be supervised at all times.

September 3rd, 2018, 12:31 pm

Please see below confirmed swims and scratches for this meet. It was heavily oversubscribed so the organisers have asked if anyone wants to withdraw from any swims please let me know asap so they can fill in from the reserve list.

Its an Open meet so swimmers will swim in order of entry time regardless of age but medals are awarded in age group categories (I think!)

SCR – scratch means definitely not accepted to swim. ALT means a reserve – will get a swim if someone else withdraws.

A couple of swimmers have no accepted swims – dont be put off, this is a very competitive meet especially for the older swimmers.

The list can be accessed here – 2018 stirling autumn meet confirmed swims (incl. alts & scratches) (1)


September 3rd, 2018, 12:25 pm

Great weekend for Kingston swimmers at the West District Sprint and Relay Championships.

Congratulations to all Kingston swimmers for some great swims, lots of PBS and lots of team spirit! Silver medals to the 11/12 girls medley relay(Rebekah Cent, Amy MacLeod, Talia Blackley and Kara Blackley) and Max Pelosi for 11/12 boys breaststroke, bronze for Guy Pelosi and Amy MacLeod also for 11/12 breaststroke. Max got another bronze for 100 IM.

The full Kingston results can be viewed here – 2018_WD_kingston-results [pdf]