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Tadpoles

Tadpoles are term time lessons for young swimmer starting out.

The current term runs from Sunday 14th September to Sunday 7th December. There is no swimming Sunday 26th October to Saturday 1st November (Half term)

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Entry Forms
DateCompetitionClosing
Sunday, 02 November 2014 D.D.S.C. & E.D.S.C. Fireworks Weekend L3 Open Monday, 29 September 2014
Sunday, 16 November 2014 Bexley Open Monday, 29 September 2014
Sunday, 09 November 2014 Kent Development Meet Monday, 06 October 2014
Acceptance Forms
Latest Results
DateTitle
Monday, 15 September 2014 Club Champs (S1)
Sunday, 13 July 2014 Race Night
Sunday, 06 July 2014 Beckenham Summer Development Meet
Sunday, 01 June 2014 Erith Masters Meet
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DateTitlePoolWarm up
Sat, 27 Sep - Sunday, 28 Sep Orpington Ojays Open 2014 Medway Park (Black Lion)
Sat, 11 Oct National Arena League Round1 Pavillions In Park (Horsham) () 18:15
ASA's National Disability Swimmer (Posted on Saturday, 20 September 2014)
A massive congratulations and well done to Billy Birchmore on being awarded the ASA's National Disability Swimmer of the Year!
Club Champs (Posted on Saturday, 20 September 2014)
The club champs kicked off on Monday evening with the 100m BS and 200m BC. Some great swims from the swimmers with lots of PBs. The results are available from the homepage or the results section from the menu and some photos of a handful of swimmers are in the Photo Gallery, again from the main menu.
Dart 10k Open Water (Posted on Saturday, 20 September 2014)
Well done to our brilliant Masters swimmer Niki Herbert who took part in the Dart 10k.

The Dart 10k is a stunning 10km swim down the River Dart in Devon organised by the Outdoor Swimming Society. For once, the swim is not a race, but a journey: all swimmers can swim at their own pace, from leisurely to fast, as they wind their way downstream through the rolling hills of Devon.

Distance wise this is the aquatic equivalent of a marathon, and is forecast to become the new challenge distance for swimmers - so get into training now! There is an elite category for those who like to race, but for most swimmers it's about doing the distance, and enjoying the ride.

This is how the organisers describe the course: 'it's a beautiful swim in brackish water. Swimmers are flanked by rolling Devon hills the whole way, with an estuary's curious mix of sea and fresh water, bladder rack and oak leaves, oyster catchers and kingfishers'. Sounds beautiful and no mention of chlorine!

Niki completed the Dart 10km on Sunday 14th along with 814 other swimmers. They were set off in 4 waves, 15 minutes apart, with the fastest waves at the back. Niki was in the 3rd wave and the swim began nicely, the first 4km was with her wave and the river was calm & smooth although there were far more lumps of flotsam (logs, branches, weeds) than she realised. At 4km she stopped at a refuelling pontoon for a couple of handfuls of jelly babies. The next refuelling station was at 7km. Between 4-7km it was harder swimming, she was catching up & overtaking the slower waves as well as trying to sight. After more jelly babies at 7km it was time for some very hard swimming. The river had turned into a wide estuary with other rivers joining, the water was rough & bumpy making the sighting of slower swimmers & the course very difficult. Niki finished in an amazing 2hrs, 41 mins, and placed 218th out of 702 finishers. At the finish line she was greeted with tea & energy bars; there were bbqs, picnics & music too. A great swim & the highlight of her open water swimming this year saying it is well worth any swimmers having a go!

More pics in the photo gallery