The annual Kings Encouragement Meet will be held on 24 February at Toorak College Outdoor Pool.

Full details and sign up information available here

Encouragement Meet Program available here

Pysch Sheet available here

Results available here

The following meets have been targeted for Feb – Mar

Sunday 3rd February
For All Squads
MVC Summer LC Meet – MSAC
Click here for more info

Saturday 9th February
For Swimmers 16 Years and Under
Metro South All Junior Selections – MSAC
Click here for more info

Sunday 17 February
Ringwood Swimming Club Encouragement Meet
All squads
Click here for more info

Sunday 24th February
Kings Encouragement Meet – Toorak College, Mt Eliza
More info coming soon

8th, 9th & 10th March
Metro Long Course Championships
Qualifiers only

March – Date TBA
Internal Race Night

From our Families to yours

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the Kings Swim Club. We value your membership with us and look forward to another great year in the pool.

We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy, safe & prosperous New Year.

We would like to advise that our last training session in 2018 will be on Friday 21st December.

Holiday Training Schedule for January 2019
ALL SESSIONS OPEN TO ALL SWIMMERS

Both Narre Warren & Frankston are closed until the 7th and 15th respectively so we have secured the use of the Langwarrin to allow for our swimmers, especially our State Sprint members to train over the holiday break.

WEEK 1 – Langwarrin Kingswim
19-27 Northgateway – 18m Pool

Thursday 3rd – 5:00 – 7:00pm – Langwarrin
Friday 4th – 5:00 – 7:00pm – Langwarrin

Noble Park Aquatic Centre
9 Memorial Drive – 50m Training

Saturday 5th – 8.00-10.00am

WEEK 2 – Narre Warren Kingswim
4-12 The Avenue, Narre Warren South

Monday 7th – 5:30 – 7:30am
Monday 7th – 5:00 – 7:00pm
Tuesday 8th – 5:30 – 7:30am
Tuesday 8th – 5:00 – 7:00pm
Wednesday 9th – 5:00 – 7:00pm
Thursday 10th – 5:30 – 7:30am
Thursday 10th – 5:00 – 7:00pm
Friday 11th – 5:30 – 7:30am

WEEK 3 – Return to normal training schedule
Returns to normal training schedule at both centres, with Frankston returning Tuesday 15th (Due to capital works this could change but you will be advised of any changes as soon as we know.

No Training Session on Monday 28th January due to Public Holiday.

Week 1 – Monday 24th to Saturday 30th September
This week will run as usual with the exception of no training sessions on Friday 28th due to the public holiday.

Week 2 – Monday 1st to Friday 5th October
We will run 8 x combined sessions with 4 x at Frankston and 4 x Narre Warren and all swimmers are welcome to attend all sessions regardless of the squad they train in.

Monday 1st October – Frankston
5:30 – 7:30am
6:00 – 8:00pm

Tuesday 2nd October – Narre Warren
5:30 – 7:30am
6:00 – 8:00pm

Thursday 4th October – Narre Warren
5:30 – 7:30am
6:00 – 8:00pm

Friday 5th October – Frankston
5:30 – 7:30am
6:00 – 8:00pm

Swimming Victoria takes the safety of children very seriously. It is well documented now that online communication with people under 18 can, in some circumstances, lead to situations that are unsafe for our young people.

For this reason, it is now mandatory for all swimmers under the age of 18 to have a parent account linked to their swimmer.

A parent from each family must register with Swimming Victoria as a Non-swimmer, there is usually a fee attached to this but you will not be required to pay it for this season, it is looking like there will be a parent membership payable next season and they are hoping it will be at a reduced rate but are unable to let us know what that will be at the moment.

Do not worry if you are unable to link yourself to your swimmer as we are able to do that in Clublane.

Please do this ASAP so that we can ensure we have compliance with Swimming Victoria.

To join click on the link here and enter Metro South as the region and Kings Swim Club as the club and follow the links. You are not required to make the payment so please do not progress that far

We are please to announce the return of Club Race Nights to Kings Swim Club. Race nights are an enjoyable way for swimmers to gain racing experience in a no-pressure atmosphere, where coaches are on hand to offer advice. It is also the perfect opportunity for swimmers to swim in races outside of their comfort zone.

Race nights will begin with some stretching and a short warm-up. There will usually be at least 3 races. There will be a minimum of 3 races per night where coaches will determine distances for each squad, with something along the line a 50m, 100m and 200m, then every second or third race night there will be a 400m. These will decided as we progress and will be determined by the number of swimmers we get in attendance.

We will try and do an 800m and a 1500m and these events will be pre-advertised to those who want to do it don’t miss out.

We know it is short notice but we didn’t want to wait any longer so our first club night will be held at Frankston on Friday 21st September from 5.00 – 7.00pm and the second at Narre Warren on Saturday 20th October 12:15 – 2:15pm

If you can help with Time Keeping, please reply to committee@kingsswimclub.com.au

Congratulations and good luck to the following swimmers Cade B, Rhianna C, Molly G, Luca L and Laura R for their success in qualifying to compete at this weekends Age SC Championships.

Swim meets for October and November have been added to the Events Calendar.

Squad members and families said a sad farewell to Jess last week. Thank you for all everything you have given to all our squad members over the last few years. We all wish you every happiness and a wonderful time on your travels!

The 1st of July is finally here and it is time to register with Swimming Victoria. All Kings Swim Club squad members, regardless of their squad level MUST register with Swimming Victoria. If you are not registered by the 31st July you will not be able to train until the payment has been made. We do encourage all swimmers to register as Competitive Swimmers as swimmers who register as Recreational Swimmers can not swim at meets and can therefore not be included in any relay teams and Swimming Victoria have included another Relay Meet on their 2018/19 Calendar.

Swimming Victoria aims to keep fees affordable, whilst maintaining the capacity to provide member services, competitions and to administer the athlete, coach and official pathways. This year, they have reduced the competitive swimmer membership for 16 years and over as part of their commitment to help retain swimmers of this age in the sport. In addition, they have not increased their competitive swimmer membership ($93.00) for swimmers aged under 16.

Swimming Victoria are committed to ensuring their members, clubs and districts receive tangible benefits from their membership. This year, in addition to 20% off full-price Funky Trunks & Funkita products, 20% off EVO Sportswear merchandise and access to the best physiotherapists from PhysioHealth at our Championships, individual members who sign up in the first fortnight of the new season (commencing 1 July 2018) will also be able to access an exclusive discounted offer for early bird tickets to the 2018 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships to be held at MSAC in October.

This year the Membership Fees are as follows:

Junior Swimmers (15 years and under)
Competitive Swimmer $120.00 ($93.00 SV + $27.00 SAL)
Recreational Swimmer $107.00 ($80.00 SV + $27.00 SAL)

Senior Swimmer (16+ years)
Competitive Swimmer $107.00 ($80.00 SV + $27.00 SAL)
Recreational Swimmer $97.00 ($70.00 SV + $27.00 SAL)

Non-Swimmers $37.00

Registration with Swimming Victoria provides the following benefits:
• Access to competitions and events, including online entries to swim meets
• Insurance cover including Public Liability and Personal Accident coverage with JLT
• Inclusion into the Junior Excellence Program
• Access to Club Development Programs and other club based opportunities
• Structured competitor pathway to state, national and international events
• Education and Training advice and assistance
• Support and general administrative assistance to clubs and districts
• Provision of awards and special membership
• Resource facility for schools and individuals
• Representation to local Government on matters concerning affiliated clubs
• Representation to clubs and districts to a range of sport agencies

Members who have previously registered with Swimming Victoria will receive an email from them with instructions on how to join.

Member who have not already joined with Swimming Victoria will need to do so now. To join click on the link below, Enter Metro South as your Region and Kings Swim Club as your club.

If you have any questions regarding the Swimming Victoria registration please do not hesitate to contact me at committee@kingsswimclub.com.au

Please note that I am away until 10th July so will not be able to answer any questions until then. I will ensure I am on Pool Deck on Tuesday night the 10th July if anyone needs help joining.

Click here to join.

Kind regards,
Tania Thomas

President
Kings Swim Club