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

Kings Swim Club

2 – 7 July
Training as per usual program at Frankston and Narre Warren.

9 – 14 July
Special Training Program – Narre Warren Pool

Due to capital works and pool maintenance the Frankston Pool will be closed for this week.

We will be running a special program at Narre Warren to assist families in getting their swimmers to training. All sessions are open to all swimmers, regardless of squad level and swimmers can attend as many of the sessions as they like. We understand that is a long way for our Frankston swimmers to travel so we have extended the evening sessions in an attempt to minimise the number of trips needed.

As we are right in the middle of short course season it is important that swimmers are training consistently, particularly for our more experienced competitive swimmers. We understand that the timing is not ideal, but missing significant training sessions in the middle of season is not ideal either!

If you would be happy to make the drive once or twice, but aren’t looking forward to heading over to every session (we don’t blame you!), it might be worth car pooling with other families. If you are interested in being a driver for a few sessions, Jess is happy to put together a roster – or try to fill seats. Please talk to her at training if you would like help with this!

Please note that Jess and Derren will be attending all sessions during the Special Training Program, this will also be Jess’s last week as our Head Coach, so please get along to support her and it is also the perfect opportunity to get to our new Head Coach Derren.

Mon AM – 5:30 to 7:30am
Mon PM – 5:00 to 7:30pm
Tues PM – 5:00 to 7:30pm
Wed AM  – 5:30 to 7:30am
Wed PM – 5:00 to 7:30pm
Thurs PM – 5:00 to 7:30pm

It is with great pleasure we announce the appointment of our new Head Coach for Kings Swim Club – Derren Gardiner.

Derren is a Bronze Licensed Accredited Swimming Coach and comes to us from Casey Tigersharks Swimming Club where he helped coach sessions for both A (National) and B (State) squads over the past two years, assisting them at both the State Age Championships as well as the National Age Championships. While at Tigersharks Derren also worked closely with the Junior squads, in particular those straight out of learn to swim to prepare them with the skills needed to train effectively in a squad environment. Derren was also involved on the Committee as a Recruitment and Marketing Officer.

With over 20 years experience in the swimming industry, Derren has been involved as a gym instructor, swim school co-ordinator, learn to swim instructor as well as being involved as President and Treasurer of O’Doherty’s Swimming Team where his son was a squad member.

Derren will be attending training this Tuesday morning (26 June 5:30 – 7:30am), Thursday evening (28 June 4:00 – 7:30pm) and also the Holiday Training Program at Narre Warren in the second week of the school holidays (9-12 July). Please try to get to these sessions to meet our new Head Coach and make him feel welcome.

We say farewell to James who has applied for as was successful in gaining part-time employment and unfortunately his hours at his new job clashed with his Swim Club hours so he handed in his resignation last Monday and will finish up this Wednesday night 27th June. Thank you James.

We can announce that have appointed another new coach to Kings Swim Club to cover James’s sessions. Our new coach is Caelen Bensen and he comes to us from the Langwarrin Kingswim centre where he coaches KPS and Learn To Swim under Fiona’s guidance. Caelen is a keen triathlete and when he is not at Uni or Kingswim he can be found riding to and from Casey Race where he swims countless laps or running around his local oval. Caelen is very excited to be joining the team at Frankston and looks forward to meeting you all.

Caelen will be taking James’s Tuesday morning shift, Gus will be taking James’s Wednesday night shift and Caelen will take Gus’s Friday morning shift. Both Caelen and Gus will transition into those shifts this week. Please make Caelen feel welcome at Kings Swim Club.