Today's training

Wednesday 12th May
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The Walnuts 19:30 - 21:00
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The Walnuts 19:30 - 21:00
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Today's stay at home training

Wednesday 12th May
30-Minute Lower-Body Strength Workout

Free trial

Trials for the club take place at The Walnuts. Please email membership@orpingtonojays.com for details.

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Tadpoles

Tadpoles are term time lessons for the next generation of young swimmers starting out.

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Notices

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice for 14th July 2021 and Committee Nominations for 2021/22 Thank you for your patience and support through the last year. As we begin to transition into further lockdown easing, being able to have our over 18’s back into the pool and welcoming new members, we can at last start to begin to look to the future and the exciting times ahead for our Club. While we are still experiencing some uncertainty about the next few months and what social distancing and a full return to swimming will look like, we still have some administrative matters to progress. We are hoping to book Crofton Hall to hold the Clubs AGM on 14th July at 7.30pm. If subsequent social distancing measures are not lifted (or the restrictions too difficult such that the meeting is not manageable), we will hold the meeting as a “virtual meeting” via the Zoom application. While not ideal, this is how we operated last year. Nearer the time (and with adequate notice) we will provide more details on the exact venue. In the meantime, we would like you to note the date of 14th July 2021 and also to advise in writing, that there a few positions on the committee that need to be filled and ask if you would like to be considered, for one of the roles. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Orpington Ojays. We are looking for people who are passionate about the sport, our club and want to make a positive difference on how the club is run. Attached is a nomination form (along with all the roles on the committee), which needs to be completed and returned back to Myra Brown via clubsecretary@orpingtonojays.com by midnight on 10th May 2021. Please also note that notice of any resolution proposed to be moved at the Annual General Meeting, shall be made in writing, again to reach Myra by midnight on 10th May 2021. We will send out a further communication at least fourteen days before the AGM re-confirming the date, time and venue of the meeting, together with an Agenda, the Annual Report, Statement of Accounts and a final list of nominees for positions on the Committee for 2021/22. All information will also be published/made available on the website. We thank you in advance for your continued support in these transitional times and for all the support that you have shown to date.

News

Monday 12th of April

Thursday 8th April 2021

Yes, that’s right! We’re re-opening! The committee have reviewed the latest guidelines from Swim England and our pool providers and we now ready to return to swimming from Monday 12th April 2021. MyTime have confirmed the pool time we have at both the Walnuts and now also at Biggin Hill. As we cautiously move out of the current restrictions through this year, we hope some of the restrictions we had previously will be relaxed and we will make our members aware if changes can be made. In the meantime, we hope to see as many of you possible poolside. As part of the guidelines we have to ensure all swimmers and volunteers complete the Covid and Health Declarations. These forms are new and need to be complete again prior to swimming. Links to these forms can be found at the end of this article. Please complete these forms before your first swimming session. The updated training schedule is available on this website under the Information/Squads menu item. Please take a look to ensure you know when and where you are swimming; there have been a few changes to some squads. Please remember to adjust your adjust \ reinstate your monthly Standing Order to the Squad Fee as of the 1st working day of the month where possible. Any adjustments for partial months will be invoiced separately. Please note that you are still required to wear face coverings when moving around any of the venues – unless you are exempt. Please make our Welfare Officer aware of any exemptions via email to welfare@orpingtonojays.com Covid Liaison volunteers will still play a big part of our routine. Without enough volunteers, the swimming sessions can not take place. Please spare some time where possible to ensure the session run as smoothly as possible. All swimmers are required to wear a swim cap when in the water. One of these, along with the other vital kit is available from our club shop! Don’t forget to update your information in Team Unify or the OnDeck Mobile Application. It is vital we have telephone contact numbers in the system, as well as being able to see attendance, personal best records and more. Please let us know if you have any questions\issues with the system. If you have any questions on any subjects please do not hesitate to contact us. The committee email addresses are on the Information/Our Committee menu link

Covid awareness declaration
Health survey

Newsletter

Monday 29th March 2021

Almost April already, and if everything stays on track the indoor pools will soon be opening for our under 18's with our over 18's returning in May. With this good news, here is our latest newsletter.

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Free trial

Trials for the club take place at The Walnuts. Please email membership@orpingtonojays.com for details.

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Tadpoles

Tadpoles are term time lessons for the next generation of young swimmers starting out.

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