Kingdom Swimming Club
Affiliated to Swim Ireland
Founded in 1983 

Tralee Regional Sports & Leisure Centre, Oakpark, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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Upcoming Events

July 2015
   DIV 1 Gala 15th–19th July
June 2015
   DIV 2 Gala 25th–28th June
   Parents Workshop Div 2
May 2015
   Grade C Askeaton 10/5/15
   Grade B Tralee 17/5/15
   Last Chance Gala 29-31/5/15
April 2015
   Munster Open Water Swim
   Event Calendar 2015
   Askeaton 25&26/4/15
March 2015
   Grade C Mallow 7/3/15
   Grade B Askeaton 15/3/15
   Munster LC UL 21-22/3/15
   Kingdom Masters 28/3/15
February 2015
   Grade A Tralee 7/2/15
   Ennis Inv 20th & 21st Feb
September 2014
   KGD Gala Calendar
   Swim Irl Aquatic Calendar
Club Gear
   Please note: Wearing of club          gear is optional
   View Catalogue
   How to order
Health and Diet
Qualification Times 2013
   Championships and
   Summer open
   Division 2 SC
   2013 National Meet
Deck Duty
   Senior Squad
   Junior A Squad
   Junior B Squad
   Developement Squad
Recent Gala Results
   Mallow Inv 25/10/14
   Munster SC 1/11/14
   Tralee C Ind 9/11/14
   Tralee C Relay 9/11/14
   Askeaton 16/11/14
   Kingdom Open 29/11/14
   Club Gala 3/1/15
   Grade C Mayfield 11/1/15
   Grade B UL 17/1/15
   Gerry Ryan Inv 31/1/15
   Munster Grade A Tralee 7/2/15
   Ennis Inv 20&21/2/15
   Mallow Grade C 8/3/15
   Askeaton Grade B 15/3/15
   Munster LC UL 21/3/15
   Kingdom Masters 2015
   Division 2 UL 12/4/15
   Askeaton 25/4/15
   Askeaton Grade C 10/5/15
   Tralee Grade B 17/5/15
   Munster Age Groups 23/5/15
   Last chance gala 29/5/15
   2013 – 2014 results
   2012 – 2013 results


DIVISION 2 Gala – UL Thursday 25th June until Sunday 28th June.
Individual Results             Relay Results
Well done all. Brilliant swimming. Congratulations to Ger on a great job.


DIVISION 1 Gala – NAC 15th July until 19th July.
Entries             Fees


Open Water Swimming
John Edwards has put all details of this year's Open Water Swimming on Facebook . These sessions are open to all swimmers, from all squads of the Kingdom Swimming Club.


Michael Bowles, Last Chance gala – SWSC 29th to 31st May 2015
Well done to all the swimmers.


Summer Holidays

Swim training sessions for all squads finishes this Friday 29th May.     We hope you have enjoyed your year of swimming and have a lovely summer holiday.    See you in September for the next swimming season.

DIVISION 1 and DIVISION 2 swimmers will continue to train.
Training Timetable

Senior Squad – NO morning training sessions this week.


Munster Connaught Age Groups – UL 23rd and 24th May 2015
Well done to the swimmers – some great swims. Well done Ger. Thank you as always to the coaches and parents who travelled and helped with any duties.


Munster Grade B – Tralee 17th May 2015
Well done to all of the swimmers, you swam your hearts out and thank you to all of the coaches and parents that gave their time to see that the gala ran smoothly.


Munster Grade C – Askeaton 10th May 2015


Irish Long Course Championships – NAC 30th Apr to 3rd May 2015
Well done to Jack and Sarah.


North Munster Championships – Askeaton 25th & 26th April 2015


Division 2 – UL 10th & 12th April 2015
Well done to all of the swimmers and many thanks to all of the coaches and parents that travelled to this 3 day event and helped out with any of the duties Kingdom had to cover. It is always appreciated.


Munster Long Course – UL 21st & 22nd March 2015
Well done swimmers – you did yourselves proud as always. Thanks to coaches and any parents that travelled and helped out in anyway - it is always appreciated.


Tralee Masters Gala – Saturday 28th March 2015

I would just like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the Kingdom Masters S.C to thank everybody who contributed to the smooth running of the Master gala at the weekend. Once again it was a huge success and all involved should take a bow !!!!

Regards Ger


Grade B – Askeaton Sunday 15 March 2015

Many thanks to everybody who travelled to the gala. Congratulations to Padraig Woods on achieving two Division 2 times.


Swim for a Mile challenge
Please follow the link for information on the Swim Ireland Swim for a Mile Challenge


Grade C Mallow – Sunday 8th March 2015
Well done to all swimmers on super swimming and their excellent attitude and behaviour. Thank you to all the parents that travelled and helped out in anyway.
Thanks to John Edwards for travelling with this squad and coaching them for the dayand a big thank you to Ann for giving him a hand on poolside. Well done.


Ennis Invitation Gala – 20th and 21st February 2015


Munster Grade A – Tralee 7th Feb 2015
Well done to all our swimmers. A big thank you to the coaches and parents who helped out on the day and to those who supplied baked goods and sandwiches for lunch. Your time and effort is always very much appreciated.


Gerry Ryan Invitation Gala – UL 31st Jan – 1st Feb 2015


MUNSTER Grade B Long Course Gala – UL 24th January 2015


Grade B Gala – 17th January 2015
Well done swimmers and thank you to all the parents who travelled and helped out on the day.


Grade C Gala - Mayfield 11 January 2015


Club Gala – 3rd January 2015


Bag Packing in Supervalue – 23rd & 24th December 2014
Time Slot Schedule

The Time Slots schedule for the bag packing fundraiser in Supervalue on the above dates has been emailed to all. It is also available by clicking the link above and on the notice boards in the pool. If you are unable to do your time slot you will need to change with another parent.



Please note that once your swimmers leave the deck of the pool and enter the changing rooms, or any other area in the Tralee Sports and Leisure Complex, that they are no longer a responsibility of Kingdom Swimming Club.

It is important that you understand that the changing rooms and all other areas at the complex are there for use by the public and NOT JUST Kingdom swimmers. We urge all parents to be aware of this and to please supervise your children in the changing rooms and other areas of the complex, both before and after the training session.

We thank you for your understanding in this and hope that you will act on it.


Kingdom Open – Tralee 29th November 2014

What a fabulous day Saturday was!
An absolute credit to all involved with Kingdom S.C . To all those parents who contributed to the smooth running of the event, a very big thank you.   From the tea′s to the car park attendants to the organising committee to the officials – everybody contributed.   It makes me very proud to be associated with the Kingdom S.C.   All the other coaches were very complimentary on the smooth running of the gala.   I believe our swimmers did us proud and all involved should be extremely happy with themselves.
I don′t think that I can do justice on the praise front so I′LL LEAVE IT WITH A HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL !!!!!
Best regards


Askeaton Invitation – 16th November 2014


Munster Grade C Gala – Tralee 9th November 2014
Individual Results              Relay Results
SWIMMERS, you were fantastic both in and out of the water. You are a fantastic group of people and from what I saw, your behaviour and attitude was brilliant and you should all be very proud of the way in which you conducted yourselves.

PARENTS & CO ORDINATORS - A big thank you and well done to you all. It was a super gala, which is only possible with your help - which came in bucket loads as always. I wanted the lunchtime break to last forever - the food was a-m-a-zing and the people working the kitchen deserved a medal themselves. Co Ordinators - you pulled it all off - great job

COACHES - what can we say. It all starts with you and as always you were top dogs. Thank you so much for all of the time you put in.

BAKE SALE: Many thanks to those who made the hugh effort to bake goodies for the bake sale and to the kids who helped out. Well done to all. Read more here


Swim Ireland Officials Course – UL 9th November 2014
Swim Ireland are running 2 courses in UL on the 9th November 2014. A level 1 course for Timekeepers and a level 2 course for Turn Judge and Stroke Judge. Courses start at 10.00am and cost €20. More information here


Senior and Junior A Squad Meeting – Wednesday 12th November 2014
We need ALL parents and swimmers from these two squads to attend a meeting on Wednesday next the 12th November at 7.15 pm at the pool. It is very important that you all attend this meeting, as Ger would like to speak to you concerning this years training camps and what is required to qualify for an opportunity to be a part of these camps.
We look forward to seeing you all there and all your questions will be answered


Munster Short Course – UL 1st and 2nd November 2014


Munster Schools Championships– UL 7th December 2014

The Munster Minor & Senior Schools Swimming Championships for girls and boys will take place at the University Of Limerick Swimming Pool, Limerick on Sunday December 7th. 2014.
For more information click here


Please note the following!!
* For information on upgrading to a squad, please read:
   Criteria For Movement Between Squads

* The next Grade C gala will take place in Tralee on SUNDAY 9th November.


Land Training Sessions

Ann Connell is starting a Land Training Session every Thursday, begining tomorrow 23rd October from 4pm - 5pm, in the sports hall at the complex.
This session is available to all Senior Squad, Junior A's and B's, and the cost of it will be included in your swim fees.
The class will incorporate land warm up, conditioning, stretching, advice on what to do between swims at galas etc.
You will need to wear runners and comfortable clothing.


UL Sport Performance Centre Trainability Squad Update Oct 14

Please click here for the latest Trainability Squad update, including information relating to our October Technique Camp.


Level 1 Teaching Course
KSC are running a pilot programme to get our swimmers qualified in the field of swim teaching and hopefully coaching as well. Unfortunately we cannot host the teaching course in Tralee as we don't have access to enough swimming classes to fulfil the criteria for the course. It will take place in Fermoy.
Information on dates and times here.


Mallow Invitation Gala – Mallow 25th October 2014
Well done to all our swimmers and thank you so much to the parents that travelled and helped out in anyway.


Membership Application Forms
Membership application forms will be handed out to each swimmer. The forms should be fully completed and returned either to Maureen or your coach as soon as possible. Swim Ireland need this information before they can send out your membership card.
**Swimmers wishing to receive emails from the club should add their personal email address to the email section of the Membership appllication form.**

‘Code of Conduct’ and ‘Declaration for the use of Cameras’ will need to be read and signed and handed back with the Membership application form


Open Water Swim in aid of RNLI
The open water swim held last saturday 6th September was very successful and managed to raise €400 for the RNLI.
Many thanks to all the swimmers who took part. A big thank you to John Edwards and his family for organising the whole event.


DIVISION 1 – 16th July – 20th July 2014 NAC
Well done to all our swimmers who did themselves and the club proud at Ireland's Number 1 gala.

A big thank you to Ger who gave up so much time to get our swimmers in such good shape.

Thanks to all parents who did duty for the club during the gala. Without your help our swimmers could not compete.


Swim Ireland

"My Magic Sports Kit" Video
(Courtesy of The Child Protection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC)


Placement in Junior B Squad
Please note that as and from 16/02/2014 achieving Grade B times does not ensure a place in the Junior B Squad.
Other important criteria include:
Girls must be capable of repeating 100s FC in training on 2.05.
Boys must be able to repeat 100s FC on 2.00
There must be places available in the Junior B Squad.
Swimmers must be capable of completing sessions given to the squad.
All strokes will be taken into consideration.
Attendance at Galas and sessions.
Attitude and behaviour at training sessions.


Swimmer Safety

Tralee Sports Centre is a public facility and hence Kingdom Swimming Club have no control over who enters the changing rooms at any time. We would STRONGLY urge parents/guardians to supervise changing rooms while their children are using them. Sanctions now apply to swimmers found in this area. Details here



Read copy of Kingdom Swimming Club Constitution (Revised AGM October 2014)


Kingdom Swimming Club