The news

White Horse League

Tue 17/Jul/2018

It has been confirmed that the abandoned round 4 will not be rescheduled so the 2018 league will close after three rounds. Congratulations to Barking and Dagenham for winning the league.

Jack Petchey

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Better late than never. Congratulations to Tom and Lauren for being receiving the Jack Petchey award for April and May. Tom was nominated for all his effort in training and competitions and Lauren for her enthusiasm and commitment in both training and competitions.

Club BBQ

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Our swimmers and their families headed to Pratts Bottom village green for our club BBQ. A lovely friendly social highlight on the calendar, with hot sunshine, hot burgers and cold drinks. Football, sack races, tug of war and the always fun egg throwing competition filled the afternoon with fun and laughter. Thank you very much to Michelle and her volunteers for planning, arranging, cooking, serving and organising a wonderful afternoon. There are many photos via the Photos menu link.

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London Youth Games

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Sunday was the final day of the year-long swim and run London Youth Games competition. Team manager Jess Sellar led a fantastic Bromley Aquathlon team to the Gold medal position. Zoe White, Justin & Hannah Strover had great races, collecting lots of valuable points for the team and each earned a shiny bronze medal in their age groups. Tom Barrett was also in action for Bromley; he finished 4th with a PB in the 50m Freestyle and won Gold in the Freestyle and IM Relays with swimmers from Bromley and Beckenham. Ellie Harden and Jess Herbert were both swimming for Bromley and both swam the 50m Back, 200m IM relay and 200m Freestyle Relay but in different age categories. Ellie's relay team took Silver in the Individual Medley and finished 4th in the Freestyle. Both Ellie and Jess finished 7th in their individual event. Ben Strover was a volunteer official assisting at the finish line throughout the day. Congratulations to you all on a fantastic day and to Bromley who won overall.

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Phoenix Aquathlon

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Congratulations to the Gould sisters who competed in the swim and run Triathlon England sanctioned event at Guildford Lido. Amie competed in Tristar 2 swimming 200m in 3:27 followed by a 2km run and finished 1st. Cara was in Tristar 3 swimming 300m in 5:21, a PB, followed by a 3k run and finished 3rd.

Officially an Official

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Congratulations to our latest Level 1 Judge Roxana Cioran. The role of a Competitive Swimming Judge 1 is to time swimmers during competitions and observe swimmers at the turn or finish of a race to ensure adherence to the rules of the sport. Our sport cannot operate without officials so thank you from all the swimmers to all our officials who enable us to compete.

Top Club at Beachfield Open

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Well done to our team of swimmers who travelled to Medway Park for the Beachfield Summer Open. With 240 events and many great swims, PB's and early Kent times our swimmers and our supporters had plenty to cheer about in the hot friendly atmosphere. Congratulations to all our swimmers who together made Orpington Ojays the top club at the open scoring 883.5 points, just ahead of Black Lion with 869 points. Also congratulations to Clio Bacon for breaking the competition record in the 50m Freestyle. A fantastic day and a great way to conclude the season.

Jack Petchey - June

Thu 05/Jul/2018

Congratulations to Ellie for receiving the June Jack Petchey Award. Ellie has recently shown a huge improvement with regards to her commitment to training. She takes on board everything her coach says, is starting to lead the fast lane and is setting an excellent example.

Jack Petchey - March

Thu 05/Jul/2018

Congratulations to Dennis for receiving the March Jack Petchey Award. Dennis has done really well with the transition to Gold Squad. He is committed to training and never complains. He has a great attitude overall and is a pleasure to coach.

Bewl Water

Sun 01/Jul/2018

Congratulations to Matt and Gina who competed in the Open Water event at Bewl Water at the weekend. A slightly different approach for this event with each swimmer having to exit the water after each 1km lap. Matt swam the 5k race taking the Gold medal and Gina swam in the 2k race and won the Silver medal. Excellent swimming from our Masters.

2 Kent Golds and a National Qualification

Sun 01/Jul/2018

Congratulations to the Strover brothers, Ben and Justin, who on Saturday raced at the London Regionals Open Water event at Surrey Quays Docks. Ben was first in after the thorough safety briefing for his 10 laps 5k race. With all ages groups swimming together it was a very exciting 1 hour 13 minutes and 22 seconds of racing with the top four positions in Ben's age group changing each lap. Ben needed a top 3 finish to make Nationals. With a handful of laps to go the winner was clear which made it two spots for three boys. A tough battle but with one lap to go fatigue started to set in for one swimmer so Ben and rival Harry raced the last lap in the knowledge that they would both be in Sheffield. A fantastic close race with Ben taking 3rd place. Justin was in the water after lunch for his 6 lap 3k race, his first proper race in open water. Very different from pool swimming Justin stayed strong in the starting pack heading out to the first turn buoy. As in the other races, all the age groups raced at the same time so after the first lap most of the swimmers had a nice space to race in. Justin stayed strong for the entire 47 minutes and 26 seconds of racing finishing 6th in his age group and securing that shiny gold Kent Medal. A massive well done to both the lads and a big thanks to the entire Strover family for all the support.

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Kent Sprint Champs

Mon 25/Jun/2018

Congratulations to Tracy van Rooyen of Masters who was our sole representative at the Kent Sprint Championships. Tracy put in a great performance earning some valuable points for Orpington Ojays with 4 Golds in the 50m Fly, 50m and 100m Back and the 100m IM. Tracy also won a Silver in the 50m Free, just missing gold by 4 milliseconds. Tracy now has 6 Golds in total for the Championship and the Kent Record in the 200IM.