Kingsbridge Kingfishers Swimming Club is based in Kingsbridge in South Devon. The club started in 1998 with the opening of the new 25m pool at Quayside Leisure Centre and the club continues to go from strength to strength each year.
We have approximately 120 junior members who are split into 3 squads (Gold, Silver & Bronze) depending upon ability.
Our swimmers compete in a range of team events including local friendly galas, the Cornwall and West Devon League and the National Arena League.
Over the years many of our club members have been selected to swim for Devon in inter-county competitions. Swimmers who qualify are supported at open meets as well as County, Western Region and National championships. The number of swimmers achieving at this level has increased year on year with our first National medallist taking the podium in 2009.
Our club is affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association, Devon County ASA and South West Region ASA. We are also proud of our Swim 21 accreditation.
Details of how to join Kingfishers can be found here
Full details of our training sessions can be found here
Being inclusive means that regardless of age, gender, race, ability or any other characteristic, our
club allows all members to have an equal opportunity to participate at a level they choose. Being
inclusive means welcoming everyone. Our facilities are accessible to all.
We elect new Club Captains every September. These Club Captains are voted for by all members of Gold Squad. Our current Club Captains for 2017-2018 are Ben Cusack & Emily Lawrence.
Club swim wear can be bought from the swim desk which is usually open upstairs in the gallery on Thursday evenings. We sell goggles, personalised club t-shirts and hoodies and named silicone hats. Visit the Club Shop page for more information.
We compete against many local swimming teams including Dawlish, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Exmouth and many others in specially organised events. We also compete in the National Arena League and the Cornwall and West Devon League.
We hold our Club Championships annually where swimmers in the same club compete against each other. We hold a presentation night on a Saturday evening in January where food and drinks are provided. We then present swimmers' trophies for the age group winners. We also run an Annual Team Gala.
Details can be found in our Diary page.
For many swim meets, and championships, swimmers need to be able to achieve the qualifying times set by the ASA. Please visit the Event Qualifying page for these times.
Swimmers in Silver and Bronze Squads have a chance to gain many badges and certificates. Examples of these are the ASA Competitive Start Award, Speed Awards, Distance Awards and stroke awards. Please keep an eye on the notice board for further details. Badges and certificates cost £2.00 and are normally available from the club desk or on poolside on Thursday evenings.
We have an active and enthusiastic committee, which is vital to the running of our club. New committee members always welcome!
Please remember that we have a regularly updated notice board at the Quayside Leisure Centre. Feel free to browse at your leisure. It includes important information and contact numbers, club rules, activities etc.
The club undertakes to train parent helpers or any other interested parties by running or accessing a selection of ASA courses for the benefit of the club.