Kingdom Swimming Club
Affiliated to Swim Ireland
Founded in 1983 

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

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June 2014

26th - 29th June UL
July 2014
Division 1

16th - 20th July NAC
   January 2014
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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 27/10/13
   Munster SC UL 2&3/11/13
   Grade C SWSC 10/11/13 Ind
   Grade C SWSC 10/11/13 Rel
   Mallow Grade B 23/11/13
   Kingdom Open 30/11/13
   Senior Schools 15/12/13
   Minor Schools 15/12/13
   Club Gala 4/01/14
   Tralee Grade C 11/1/14
   Grade B UL 25/1/14
   GerryRyan gala 1/2/14
   Grade C Askeaton 23/2/14
   Douglas Grade A 9/3/14
   Munster LC 23/3/14
   NMC Askeaton 29/3/14
   Kingdom Masters 2014
   Grade B UL 26/4/14
   Mallow Grade C 10/5/14
   Munster Age Groups 18/5/14
   Tralee B 24/5/14 Individual
   Tralee B 24/5/14 Relay
   Last Chance Gala 31/5/2014
   Div 2 June 2014 Individual
   Div 2 June 2014 Relay
   2012 – 2013 results


DIVISION 2 – 26th June – 29th June 2014 University Arena, Limerick
Individual Results             Relay Results

Great results at Div 2. Thanks for the great work put in by Ger. All the training paid off with great swim and lots of final placings and medals. We are very proud of all our swimmers. Many thanks to Tim and Mike who travelled to Limerick with the swimmers. They describe the brilliant performances in this report.

Thanks to all the parents who helped to make this a great weekend for Kingdom Swimming Club.


DIVISION 1 – 16th July – 20th July 2014 NAC


Swim Ireland
Swim Ireland Newsletter March/April 2014

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


Division Camp – Monday 2 June to Saturday 7 June 2014
This camp is open to both Division 1 and Division 2 swimmers ONLY if you intend going to your division gala.

All swimmers MUST be on deck 15 mins before the start of ALL sessions. Please let Maureen know if you will NOT be attending any of the sessions during the week so she does not include you in the deck duty roster.


“Last Chance Gala” – Saturday 31st May & Sunday 1st June 2014


Grade B Tralee – Saturday 24th May 2014
Individual Results        Relay Results
It was a fantastic day and everybody enjoy it. A massive thank you to the coaches for all of their work.
Thank you to all who helped organise todays gala and to those who helped out on the day, or offered help.
Also a huge thanks to those of you that provided food for the lunch. As always, you all came up trumps - the food that was provided was fab.
Cake Sale – B Gala Saturday 24th May 2014
Thanks to everybody who provided cakes and supported the cake sale organised by the senior squad. They managed to raise €114, which is fantastic and will go straight into the fundraising kitty.


Last training sessions for squads this season
DEVELOPEMENT Squad: Those who train on Tuesdays, last training is on Tuesday 27th May. Training on Thursdays, your last training session is next Thursday 29th May.
JUNIOR A's: Tuesday 27th May
JUNIOR B's: Friday, 30th May
SENIOR squad: Friday 30th May if you are not swimming in either of the Division galas. If you are taking part in either the Division 1 or Division 2 gala, then your swim timetable will follow shortly.
We hope you all enjoyed your swimming this year. Hope you have a fantastic summer, enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Clothes Recycling Event
As a last opportunity to do some fundraising for the club, towards next years costs, we have arranged a clothes recycling event. On your last day of training next week, if you have any items you want to clear out, such as old clothes, towels, sheets etc, you can bring them to the pool with you that evening. Ann Connell will be there to collect them and they are being passed onto a company that will pay the club, based on the weight of items given to them. This money will go into next years kitty, so it is a great opportunity to fundraise for Kingdom whilst also giving you a chance to have a late spring clear out. This is for all swimmers, including those who are not finishing up next Friday. The company will be collecting the clothing from Ann on the Saturday, so last drop off day is next Friday. Hoping you will all find some few items to bring in with you.


Munster Age Groups – 18 – 19th May 2014
Well done to all the swimmers and many thanks to the coaches and parents who helped out over the weekend.


Grade C Mallow – Sunday 10th May 2014


PAINTBALLING – Sunday 11th May 2014
Ger has booked paintballing for the senior squad day trip. It starts at 11.00 AM and the cost to each swimmer is €14 per swimmer. Please email Maureen to confirm if you are going.


Division 1 & Division 2 Training Camps
Deposits for both training camps must be paid to the Treasurer, Rosarie, no later than Friday 25th April.
Division 1 Training Camp Spain – Deposit €200.
Division 2 Training Camp UL – Deposit €150


Munster Grade B – Saturday, April 26th 2014
Well done to all swimmers and many thanks to the coaches for travelling and parents who helped on the day.


Kilkee Day Trip – Monday, May 5th 2014
This trip is being organised for the Junior A, Junior B and Development squads. It is a kayaking / coasteering activity trip. Read more about the activities here or go to Nevsail Watersports website.
A bus will be provided for the roundtrip from Tralee to Kilkee and the cost of the trip is €35 per child. This covers the cost of the bus, the day trip itself and food at the end of the day. It DOES NOT include a packed lunch or drinks. Wet suits and life jackets will be provided on the day.

Email Maureen to confirm if your child/children will be going on the trip. Once we have an idea of numbers, we can go ahead and finalize the booking and it will be then that your squad co ordinators will start collecting your fees.
**Fees will be collected by Denise and Martin next Thursday morning at 6.00am


Kingdom Masters Gala – Saturday, 5th April 2014
We want to say a huge thank you to everybody that supported the Kingdom Masters Gala in any way.
Thank you for providing sponsorship, providing food, helping on deck, in the kitchen, placing an advertisement in the programme or any other type of support, it really was appreciated.
Of course a big thank you to all the swimmers who took part in the gala.
The gala was a massive success, thanks to all of you. It ran very smoothly, everybody enjoyed their day and were extremely well fed at lunchtime.
Thank you so much once again, for stepping up when you were asked to.


TABLE QUIZ–Tuesday 15th April at 8pm sharp in O'Donnell's Mounthawk.
One of our parents has kindly organised a Table Quiz for the club.
€30 for a table of 4 – There will be great prizes, raffle and complimentary finger food.
This is a fundraiser to help towards the cost of the KILKEE Day Trip and the DIV 1 and DIV 2 training camp but will also be a lovely social event and an opportunity to show off those brain cells.
A quiz for the under 12's (not restricted to KDG club members) will also be held on the night starting at 8.00pm with the adult quiz starting at 8.30pm. NO CHARGE for the kids and there will be a prize for every child taking part.
Please email maureen the name of any child who wants to take part in the under 12's quiz - we need to know how many prizes to have with us on the night.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Irish Schools Relays – Monday, May 5th 2014
Swim Ireland are hoping to hold an Irish Schools relay competition on Monday, May 5th in the National Aquatic Centre. However, this will only take place if enough teams express an interest in competing. The event will be open to all teams that entered the Regional Schools competition.
Details here...


North Munster Championships Askeaton March 29–30 2014


Munster LC Championships March 23–24 2014
Well done to you all and thank you so much to all of the coaches and parents who travelled to Limerick and helped make a great weekend.


Grade A Douglas - Sunday 9th March 2014
Well done to all our swimmers.


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.


Grade A Douglas - Sunday 9th March 2014
Well done to all our swimmers.


Grade C Askeaton - 22nd/23rd February 2014
Well done to everybody.


Safer Internet Day - 11th February 2014
Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on 11th February 2014, with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'. Read more...


Nutrition talk and Workshop
Thanks to all of you who attented the Nutrition Talk and Workshops. There was a fantastic turnout and we hope you all enjoyed both the talk and workshops.


New Swimmers
We would like to welcome you to the Kingdom Swimming Club. John Edwards and Tim O'Connell are your development squad coaches. We will be looking forward to you competing at galas throughout the year.
Check out the Development squad training times here


Gerry Ryan Invitation Gala – 1st & 2nd February 2014
Well done to all our swimmers.


Grade B UL – 25th January 2014
Well done to all – excellent swimming. This was a great day for our young swimmers some who were swimming for the first time in a 50M pool. Well done to all who achieved division 2 times and grade A times. Thanks to all parents who helped out on the day.


Grade C Tralee – 11th January 2014
Well done to everybody. It was a brilliant day and we hope you all enjoyed it.
Once again we must say a huge thank you to everybody who helped or offered to help. The lunchtime food was fabulous and again thank you to everyone who supplied food of any kind. We were all very well fed, as always.
Audrey and Marie will be at the complex on Tuesday from 6.00 –7.00pm to collect any outstanding payments


Club Gala – 4th January 2014
The gala was a huge success. A big thank you to the coaches and to the parents who helped
out on the day.


Bag Packing in SuperValu – Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd December
SuperValu in Tralee have kindly allocated to us the above two days to fundraise by bag packing at their tills and doing a bucket collection at both the front and back door.

Swimmers under the age of 14 years will not be able to bag pack and in that instance a parent or family member should do it instead. Adults will need to be present during each session to supervise.

         SUNDAY 22nd Roster           MONDAY 23rd Roster


Munster Minor & Senior Schools Swimming Championships –
UL Swimming Pool, Limerick – Sunday 15th December 2013
Senior Schools Results        Minor Schools Results


Kingdom Open – Tralee 30th November
Our club invitation gala was a great success due to the hard work of our parents, coaches and swimmers.

Thanks to all who helped out on deck and with the catering and the cake sale.
Thanks to all the parents who so generously supplied the food for the lunch and the cake sale. Thanks to the coaches and swimmers for the hard work and time you put in in preparation for the gala.
Well done to everbody. Your hard work was evident in the smooth and efficient way the gala ran.

The club greatly appreciates the generosity of our sponsors:

KERRY'S EYE – Brendan Kennelly put a huge amount of time and effort into producing the program cover and matching posters.

FITZGIBBON INTERIORS – Supplied the fabulous medals we presented on the day.

TRALEE SPORTS AND LEISURE COMPLEX – Kindly allowed us the use of their facilities for the day.


Ennis SC Christmas Invite Gala – Ennis December 21st & 22nd.
Our normal gala date of February has been changed this year to Friday evening December 21st and Saturday 22nd. The gala qualifying times have changed to include some Grade B swimmers and also a 50f/c event. This gala will have electronic timing and qualified officials, to ensure your times are suitable to qualify for National events.


Grade B Gala – Mallow 23rd November 2013


Munster Grade C Gala – Sundays Well, Cork Sunday 10th November 2013
Results:      Individual        Relay


2013/2014 Kingdom Swimming Club Committee

The officers and members of the new committee selected at the recent AGM along with the Child Laison Officers and Squad co-ordinators can be viewed here


Training Times 2013

Please check out corrected 2013 Training Timetable.



Wednesday 2nd October 2013 at 8.00pm in the Carlton Hotel

Notices of motions and nominations without due notice will not be discussed.
All notices of motions and nominations must be proposed and seconded and will be displayed on club notice board for no less than 5 days before the A.G.M.


Fenit Swim in aid of RNLI

The Fenit open water swim on Saturday 31/8/2013 was a huge success. €440 was raised for the RNLI.
Many thanks to John Edwards for the huge amount of work he put into the event during the summer. John would like to thank all swimmers for putting in a great effort over the last few weeks. A big thank you to all parents for the support and help, it was a fantastic team effort.
Swimmers now have times to beat for next year.
View your times here




Well done to all swimmers who did the club proud at Irelands Number 1 gala. The results show once again the hard work that all our swimmers put in. This was a very long gala starting at 7.00am each day and finishing at 8.30pm.

Once again great credit must go to coach Ger Mc Donnell for the excellent condition of our swimmers. Well done Ger and thanks for all the hard work and time that you have given to Kingdom Swimming Club.

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


Division 2 UL 28th - 30th June 2013

Well done to all our swimmers for such fantastic results. Of over 70 clubs Kingdom finished in 2nd place. Excellent swims were had by all as can be seen from the results.

Well done Ger. This is the best gala we have competed in for a long time and great credit must go to Ger Mc Donnell who had our swimmers in such great condition.
7 Swimmers achieved Division 1 times.
The boys under 14 relay team won gold in both medley and front crawl
The girls under 14 Free Relay finished 2nd
Girls 15 to 18 finishing 3rd in both Medley and Free.
Times include splits, heats and finals
Individual Results     Relays Results


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 new amended constitution


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