Fixture list - Autumn 2017 to 2018






Club champs - Corby




Club champs - Corby




Club champs - Wellingborough




Leicester autumn league 3rd round TBA




Leicester Sharks Open Meet






Leicester Winter League – 1st round - TBA




Club Awards Night – Eden Centre, Kettering




County Championships - Corby



















Welcome to Kettering Amateur Swimming Club

Kettering Swimming Club is the premium competitive club within Kettering and the surrounding areas. We are a dynamic and exciting club with a long and proud history. Originally based at the Victoria Baths in Bath Lane Kettering, we moved to our present site on London Road in 1984.

Founded on the 15th of December 1914 the Kettering Men’s Swimming and Water Polo Club had 40 swimmers and 20 committee members. Membership to the club at the time cost 2 shillings and 2 pence (around 12.5p) and pool hire for 1 gala was 1 Guinea (about £1.05). Today’s galas take a minimum of 3 hours pool hire and it costs £60 per hour.


It was with great sadness that we learned last week that Roger Patrick, a long time member of KASC, had passed away. Roger has been a stalwart of the water polo squad for many years and won many accolades for his contributions to the club and to water polo.He even competed in our club champs just last year.

For anyone who knew Roger and would like to attend his funeral, it is to be held on Friday 15th December at 1.45pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity and St Paul, Balmoral Rd,Northampton NN2 6JZ. The wake will be held at Northampton Sailing Club, Pitsford,NN6 9DG

Below is a tribute to Roger – 


Roger Patrick 1937-2017: Roger

With his father one of the founding members of Kettering Swimming Club, it was natural for Roger Patrick to be swimming from a young age, this enthusiasm transitioned to water polo which resulted in him playing for more than sixty five years.

The swimming club and the water polo club were a significant part of Roger's life; he met his wife, Diane and lifelong  friend Don Mobbs (also a player) at the club. As mentioned his father was also a founding member of the swimming club and Roger recently helped with the 100 year celebrations; faithfully recreating an early photo of the club, including his father, having fun at Wicksteed park, photos enclosed.

Whilst KASC and Water Polo were a large part of Roger's his life, Roger was also big part of the swimming club and the sport of Water Polo. As well as being an accomplished player, playing at national level and for many years in the Midlands league, he also contributed significantly to the sport and was not shy in taking on responsibility to support the game. Over the years he set up, and was a driving force for the East Midlands Waterpolo League which ran for thirty five years under his stewardship. He was, over the years Secretary, Chairman and Treasurer for Kettering Water Polo, culminating in President for Life, and spent hundreds of hours on "the table" (supported by his wife, Diane) or refereeing matches (with an unwavering sense for fair play and an enjoyable game).

He always looking to encourage juniors into the sport and was instrumental in introducing hundreds of youngsters to the sport - coaching, encouraging, arranging friendlies and setting up taster sessions.

In recognition of all of his services to the sport he was invited for tea at Buckingham palace a few years ago.

Roger also had a great sense of community around the sport, but also had a passion for Devon and surfing. Somehow he managed to combine all these passions and was instrumental in arranging a friendly between Kettering and Barnstaple. This friendly has endured for forty five years, with Roger playing in every single match. Over the years a "community" has grown around the match, as family and friends spend the week of the match as a holiday in Devon; this community is now in excess of two hundred people and four generations! Roger still managed to get out surfing this year, even at 80 years young!

Roger is survived by his wife Diane, son Neil, five grandchildren and two great grand children



 Please find attached the entry form and information for the long course county champs 2018 at Corby pool – dates 27th/28th Jan, 10th/11th Feb and 17th Feb. Please note there is an error on the heading for the Saturday 27th sheet on the schedule of events document – it says 28th when it should say 27th Jan.

Please check through swimmers’ times and check against the qualifying times. Amanda and the coaches will also be letting you know what events swimmers have qualified for. Do print entry forms off if you wish but the club will be getting paper copies to you.

Deadline for forms to come back to us is Monday 8th January. They can be handed to Amanda, Hilary or your coaches.

The coaches will be running a ‘help session’ for county champs qualifiers on Thursday 4th January at the Cornmarket Hall. Time yet to be decided and I will let you know when it has been confirmed. The session will provide help with filling the entry form in and what to expect on the county champs weekends.


Please click here for information about attending swimming galas.  



 The next assessment date for Kettering Amateur Swimming Club is on: To be confirmed.

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Jacqueline Farrow - Head Coach


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Gemma Simms – Junior Head Coach 

Since the beginning of January 2016 I have taken on the role of Junior Head Coach. Most of you know me as I was previously Assistant Junior Head Coach. Claire wanted to
spend more time at her Sports Therapy Clinic and after
completing my qualifications and Sports Coaching degree I
decided coaching swimming was the career path for me.

I’ve been a member of the club since I was 7 so for
nearly 17 years! I started as a beginner and like many of you worked my way up to the senior squads. I swam in galas, open meets, county, regional and national (Welsh) competitions. 

I am looking forward to spending many more years at the club as a swimmer and
more importantly a coach. The club as a whole is doing fantastically well at the minute and it is great to be a part of that. Onwards and upwards for KASC!


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Latest News


Membership Renewal and ASA Fees

Dear Parent/Swimmer/Volunteer,

The Swimming Club Annual Membership and the ASA Annual Registration fees are now due for renewal.

A new membership form is attached for you to complete.

You can fill this in electronically and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">wlmailhtml: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or print it out and post it to the address below or hand it to a committee member.

Annual membership fees for the swimming club and the ASA must be paid before Monday 12th of February 2018 otherwise the member will not be insured and will be unable to train or compete for the club.

Families with 2 or more swimmers in the club are eligible for a 10% reduction in the total Club membership fee. (ASA fees however must be paid in full).

Fees can be paid by one of the following methods

CASH - (Please do not send cash by post)

CHEQUE - payable to ‘Kettering Amateur Swimming Club’


Name- Kettering Amateur Swimming Club

Account no: 11821760

Sort code:    77-21-05

If paying by BACS, please state amount and date paid on the form


  • Please complete and return your membership form
  • Please include cash or cheque for Club and ASA Annual fees
  • If paying by BACS please add details on form
  • Please amend your monthly Standing Order for the Club Monthly fees

2018 FEES

Club Annual membership fees:

  • Junior members (16yrs and under or still in full-time education) - £36.00
  • Senior members & Water Polo - £52.00

ASA Annual membership fees:

  • Category 1 - £18.35 (able to compete in limited galas)
  • Category 2 - £35.65 (able to complete in all galas)
  • Category 3 - £10.70 (for volunteers and poolside helpers)

For full details of membership categories please see attached sheet

Club monthly fees (paid by Standing Order)

  • Academy 6 & 7 - £14.50
  • Academy 8, 9 & 10 - £21.50
  • Development 1 - £29.00
  • Development 2 - £37.00
  • Titanium - £47.00
  • Bronze - £51.00
  • Silver - £58.00
  • Gold - £64.00
  • Masters (1) – £14.50
  • Masters (2) - £29.00
  • University students - £20.25
  • Saturday swim - £14.50
  • Saturday land training - £6.00
  • Saturday swim & land training – £17.50

If you have any queries, you can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">wlmailhtml: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                               

Kind Regards

Sharon Sellars

Membership form   Code of Conduct  ASA membership 

Junior Swimmer of the Month - Dec 17

This month our first winner is Lana Giles. Lana has been chosen because of her brilliant attitude towards training and competing. She works hard at every training session and always gives her all. She is keen to learn and improve and will listen to her coaches and try her best in order to do so. Lana has also competed for the club in several galas recently and also entered the club champs. She has now been offered a place in the Development 1 squad so Well Done Lana!

Our second winner this month is Alfie Chacksfield. Alfie also has a great work ethic and trains well at every session. He has improved his strokes and skills and has developed his strength and stamina and therefore has recently been moved up to the next Academy stage. Alfie entered his first club champs this year and he overcame his nerves to swim brilliantly. Keep up the good work Alfie!

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Kettering Swimming Pool

This recently refurbished 25 metre, 6 lane swimming pool is operated by Legacy Leisure,

and is situated on London Road in the centre of Kettering.

Oundle Swimming Pool

This 43.5 metre indoor long course swimming pool is located
in Oundle School and provides a fantastic training facility for the club.

Water Polo

The KASC Water Polo team train out of Kettering Swimming Pool.

If you want to join the club please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to arrange a free assessment