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Thea Beament

Sadly after tonight’s announcement from the government all swimming training will cease until further noitice. It was lovely tonight to see the smiling faces return to Keynsham and Im sure at Hengrove it was the same. Let’s hope that this lockdown is successful and we can see the swimmers faces in the not too distant future. The committee will be zooming a meeting and we will let you know re fees and virtual training as soon as we can. In the meantime stay smiling, we will get through this. Thea...

Thea Beament

Dear pre lim and junior parents/carers I’m pleased to be able to tell you that we can now use part of the changing rooms at Keynsham for our younger swimmers. Please can the children still arrive ready changed under their onesies. After swimming they will take it in turns in lanes to exit the water 5 mins early. They can then towel down and take off their wet costumes and put their onesies back on. We will have a covid officer and a coach in the changing rooms at this...

Tanya Oliver

Dear Supporters, The Swimmers surprised us all and made this video to say thank you to everyone who got behind them and supported their club. Video organised and put together by Regional Squad Swimmer, Alfie U. Music © https://www.bensound.com

Tanya Oliver

Dear supporters, All the draws took place today and here are the 15 lucky winners. Men's gift bundle - Debbie Robarts Its cold outside - Gemma Vernon Night in sorted - Daisy O Sweet Lover Hamper - Helen Goodland The pink pamper package - Evie W £10 voucher for South West Dog Skills - Simon Cox £25 Tynings Fish & Chips voucher - David Vernon Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Bailbrook - Sarah Mitchard Christmas Festive Hamper - Simon Cox ISL London Roar Signed T-shirt & Swim Hat -...

Tanya Oliver

We have not one, not two, but THREE exciting pieces of news to share with you about our Crowdfunder. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/keynsham-amateur-swimming-clubs-covid-19-appeal Firstly, as some of you may be aware, we have successfully managed to hit our initial £12,000 target and have secured the grant from Sport England in that total. Over the remaining 12 days of the campaign, we are pushing towards a stretch target of £20,000, and will be releasing a new reward every day, so keep your eyes peeled for daily emails from the crowdfunding team. Secondly, we have...

Tanya Oliver

Good evening, We were disappointed today, as I’m sure you were, to learn that swimming pools were amongst the list of places that are still to be given an opening date. We are fully in support of Swim England’s #OpenOurPools campaign. Swim England is calling on its members, clubs, coaches, teachers, swim schools, swimmers and facility operators to back its #OpenOurPools campaign. Chief Executive Jane Nickerson has said millions of people are being let down by the Government’s decision not to allow pools to reopen on 4 July. So, we...

Tanya Oliver

Shortly after it was announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were to be pushed over to 2021, we caught up with Olympic medallist, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor. Siobhan began her successful swimming career here at Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club and is always happy to stay in touch with grassroots swimming. Here’s what she had to say about the last few months… Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club: Firstly, we hope you are keeping well during this crazy time and want to ask you where you are spending your lockdown. Are you in the UK...

Training with Mike Videos While we are finding ourselves in this unprecedented time it's very important for swimmers to maintain their levels of fitness, so Mike will be putting together a series of land training videos for the Regional Potential Swimmers to use. It is expected by the coaches that swimmers will attempt these daily. These workouts are quite tough so younger swimmers may wish to try this https://youtu.be/ K6r99N3kXME Here is the first one... for all others check in on the new tab at the top of the website...

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jasper Lye as Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club’s Assistant Coach. Jasper started with Keynsham at the end of November (some of you may have seen him poolside) and for the first few months will be working solely with the younger Regional Potential swimmers, alongside Ruby Bird, to prepare them for The Somerset County Championships in January and February 2020. This enables Head Coach, Kay Rex and Zach Derrick to be able to fully concentrate on the older Regional Potential swimmers to get them...

“The Village Club” A history of Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club By Jean Findlay, Life President August 2001 The Village Club Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club (KASC) has come a long way in a short time as a competitive club, but no one really knows when it started. We know it was closed down for the duration of the 2nd world war in 1939 and was restarted by Babs Rayner, Doc Morgan and Joan Vincent in the 1940s. I wrote articles for every newspaper in the area in 1979, but no hard...