Kingfishers Swimming Club was formed in 1979. We are a fully inclusive club working with beginners, regional medallists, open water swimmers and triathletes competing at a national level alongside swimmers with hidden disabilities and adults who are returning to swimming to improve their fitness levels.
We hold our training sessions at Scarborough Sports Village.
Kingfishers Technique Squad helps your child transition from learn to swim classes into a welcoming club setting at junior level. Sessions are led by qualified and experienced teachers and coaches, developing technique, skills and stamina (as well as friendships). Technique Squad training is on Wednesdays (Club Night) with all the positive and encouraging atmosphere of Kingfishers, offering a 4 stage programme allowing development through different skills at your child’s own pace. As they progress along the swim pathway additional sessions are available by invitation and are added to their training schedule as appropriate.
Kingfishers Development Squad has its own dedicated and experienced coaching team to progress your child with more advanced swim technique, stamina, performance and strength, as well as develop discipline, as part of a larger team with the opportunity to compete if this is of interest.
Swimmers are encouraged to take part in club events such as the Phillip and Amanda Lee Memorial Gala and Kingfishers Club Championships as they start to experience more of what the club can bring them, and are encouraged to support their fellow swimmers in local friendly and division events organised by SaDSA (Scarborough and District Swimming Association)
Kingfishers Top Squad under Head Coach Jon Cheshire further develops swimmers in their chosen sport with a competitive edge – refining technique, speed, performance and developing fitness.
Swimmers are encouraged to take part in qualifying licenced meets and higher division events to achieve their personal best times and represent their club, should they wish to, at the highest level they can.
Some Top Squad members may be selected, if they have demonstrated commitment to their club and to the sport, for the Kingfisher Mentoring Programme. At 14 to 16 years of age they can opt to assist younger members of the club in developing their swim skills and technique, either in water or on deck, as part of a carefully structured Mentor/Mentee programme for Poolside Helpers.
This programme is extended to club swimmers/helpers and students from the local community looking to add skills for their Duke of Edinburgh Award, or similar schemes.
Swimming is as much about positive mental focus as physical ability and developing swimming skills in a club atmosphere brings many benefits to health, well being and state of mind – extending into other areas of everyday life and social skills as well
Our open water section train at Wykeham Lakes under the watchful eye of our experienced open water coach and safety team. The open water season usually runs from May to the end of August. Kingfishers have successfully entered teams to swim the English Channel as well as swimmers completing Yorkshire Coast swims.
Kingfishers Masters section train several times a week at most club sessions. The section have a strong bond and take part in Swim England Masters events around the country and particularly in the region.
Kingfishers Swimming Club Scarborough has charitable status and is run by volunteers. One of our aims is to keep swimming accessible to all within the borough. As well as teaching our young people and adults about swimming and water safety our members have made life long friends and with the family atmosphere generated within the club helped grow their self-confidence and motivate them to be the best vision of themselves.