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Tadpoles

Tadpoles are term time lessons for young swimmer starting out.

The current term runs from Sunday 4th January to Saturday 28th March. There is no swimming Sunday 15th February to Saturday 21st February (Half term)

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Entry Forms
DateCompetitionClosing
Saturday, 11 April 2015 Bexley LC Open Meet Monday, 02 March 2015
Saturday, 02 May 2015 Black Lion Open Meet Monday, 02 March 2015
Sunday, 31 May 2015 EDSC Masters Open Monday, 13 April 2015
Latest Results
DateTitle
Sunday, 25 January 2015 Junior Sprint Challenge
Saturday, 29 November 2014 Club Champs (S9)
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 Club Champs (S8)
Saturday, 15 November 2014 Kent Junior League (Rnd 2)
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Sat, 28 Feb - Sunday, 01 Mar Kents 2015 Medway Park (Black Lion)
Sat, 07 Mar Kents 2015 Medway Park (Black Lion)
Sun, 08 Mar Kents 2015 Crystal Palace ()
Sun, 22 Mar Erith & Orpington Ojays Charity Open Medway Park (Black Lion)
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Kents 2015 – week 2 (Posted on Tuesday, 24 February 2015)
Medway Park was buzzing on Saturday morning - the car park was full, poolside was a mass of team colours, the gallery was packed to the rafters and excitement was mounting - it must be the inaugural day of the full Kent programme !!!

Despite being very long days for competitors, coaches and spectators it was worth it to witness our team post so many PBs, medals, regional times and even a European record - just reward for the hours of training and dedication that swimmers all put into their sport.

Sergio was a very tired, but happy, Head Coach on Sunday evening and was very impressed by everyone's behaviour and fantastic achievements in the pool and is looking forward to more of the same over the next two weekends!

Thanks to Sergio and Simon for their poolside support and to parents and supporters who cheered loudly despite the long days and cramped conditions in the gallery. A detailed report below:

Saturday 21st Feb
Session 2 finally got under the starter's gun after a prolonged warm up with the girls 200 fly - competing were Anna Cvjetan, Katie Napier and Kate Ridley - all finished in the top 7 with Kate achieving the first gold medal for the club and 1st place in the 16 years age group.

Next up were the boys in the 200 free - Eddie Sellar, Justin Strover, Ben Strover and Joshua Martin - some great pbs from the boys and finalist places for Eddie and Ben. Clio Bacon represented the girls in the 100 breast and finished 2nd with a shiny silver medal.
Competing in the boys 50m breast was Eddie Sellar, Callum Baronti and Ben Strover - Callum finished 3rd with a bronze medal.

Session 3 started with the boys 200 fly with Ben Strover representing the club and achieving a good PB.
Girls 200 free was next with Matilda Barrett, Niamh Laker and Daniella Shipley - Niamh achieved a 4th place and finalist medal. In the mens 100 breast we had Callum Baronti and Ben Strover with Callum achieving a finalist medal.

Women's 50 breast saw our youngest girl 9 year old Samantha Jackson swimming in her first Kent's event - and winning a bronze medal ! Clio Bacon also won a bronze in the 13 year age group. Anna Hawkins, Jess Sellar and Daniella Shipley also delivered great swims.

Sunday 22nd Feb
Session 4 got underway with the boys 400im - a tough race even for the bravest swimmer and our Ben Strover was up for the challenge bringing home a very nice PB for his efforts! Girls 100 backstroke was a popular event with Jessica Herbert, Ellie Harden Rachel Langdown, Lilli Cutajar, Anna Cvjetan, Daniella Shipley, Katie Napier, Lizzie Bennett, Chloe Ashley and Jess Page all competing with some great Pbs and regional times being achieved.
Boys 50 free was next with Eddie Sellar, achieving a 4th place, Callum Baronti, Justin & Ben Strover, Ollie Randall, Jake McDonnell and Billy Birchmore – some very fast and furious heats in this “splash and dash” event.

The Final session of the weekend started with the 400im for the girls with Katie Napier representing us – pulling off a great and well deserved pb in this tough event. Boys 100 backstroke competing were : Justin, Eddie, Callum, Nam Nguyen, Ben, Josh, Ollie and Billy great swims and a European Record for Billy “the Bullet” Birchmore!

Orpington Ojays were well represented in the girls 50 free with a swimmer in each age group they bagged a few medals between them – they were : Samantha Jackson (winning another bronze medal) , Matilda Barrett, Jessica Herbert, Lilli Cutajar, Niamh Laker (winning a bronze medal), Jess Sellar, Daniella Shipley (winning a finalist medal), Katie Napier and Issie Minter-Paye.
Kents 2015- week one (Posted on Thursday, 19 February 2015)
Well done to Ben Strover and William Magee-Brown who opened up the Kent county championships with a great start for Orpington Ojays in the 1500m boys long course event. First on the blocks was William, his first time at the Kents. William paced himself very well from the beginning achieving a 24 second pb. Soon after Ben was on the blocks pushing every single bit of the race setting a new long course pbs in 200m and 400m, finishing 10 seconds faster than his previous pb and 5th place in his age group. Congratulations boys for the achievements and first of many pbs.

Good luck to all swimmers at Medway Park this weekend - Go Ojays!
Kents 2015 kick off this weekend!! (Posted on Friday, 13 February 2015)
It's that time of year when the next few weekends will be spent at either Crystal Palace or Medway Park for the County Championships.

Ojays has 31 swimmers plus relay teams competing against the best swimmers in the County - the competition starts on Sunday 15th February at Crystal Palace where Ben Strover and William Magee-Brown will be taking on the marathon 1500m free event.

We wish them lots of luck for Sunday and to all our other competitors in the coming weeks - Go Ojays !!!