Today's training

Friday 7th August
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Eric Liddell (Eltham College) 11:20 - 12:20
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Eric Liddell (Eltham College) 10:20 - 11:20
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Eric Liddell (Eltham College) 10:20 - 11:20
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Eric Liddell (Eltham College) 11:20 - 12:20

Today's stay at home training

Friday 7th August
Crazy plyometric workout
Adam Peaty breaks the world record in 100m breaststroke
Phelps v Cavic in 100m fly

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

One of the girls has left their costume behind. Please speak do Daniella if this is yours.
In order to maximize pool time, as you know, the changing time available is only 3 minutes. This is not enough time to get fully changed but is enough time to pop on some sliders/flip flop/crocs and put a dry robe on to dry you whilst you walk to your car to get changed properly, or to just go home in.
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Outdoor changing mat and wet gear bag
A handful of our team are experiencing open water swimming for the first time. Just to be clear, this is not an OOJSC activity. That being said, Masters swimmer, and backup coach Steve has put together a FAQ document for anyone thinking they might like to try it. The answers are his opinions based on his experience and are for guidance only. Please check with venues about any age restrictions that they may have. If you have any other questions then please email him at steve@orpingtonojays.com

News

Return to Training

Sunday 26th July 2020

Please watch this video from our captains about what to expect as we return to training this week. Thanks to them for producing, directing, starring and editing. Great job. Venue & Times: Eric Liddle Sports Centre in Eltham This opportunity gives us exclusive use of the pool and has been booked from Monday 27th July from 10.20 to 12.20 every Monday to Friday. The times have been split into 2 session each an hour long. This includes entrance & exit from the centre and pool. The actual swimming times will be slightly shorter. Squad Schedule & Coaches: We have tried to schedule as much time for every squad as we can. The more we book in, the firmer the dates become. The Committee have been working with our main coaches to ensure every session is covered by at least 1 fully qualified Level 2 and experienced coach. We have done this to ensure the swimmers are not rushed back into training. There will be a full training schedule built around the squads, providing consistency across the days and will be aimed at getting swimmers back up to the correct levels of fitness and technique. In line with the Covid guidance (see below) we have capacity for only 6 swimmers per lane. Covid Guidelines: In the second attachment (Eltham guide) we have enclosed a copy of the Covid-19 guidelines that you should read and become familiar with. As you can see, Orpington Ojays and Eric Liddle have been very thorough and we are going above and beyond the Swim England guidance to ensure the safety of our swimmers and members. We have every confidence that these guidelines will give the best protection against the spread of infection while swimming. Booking Process: The process of getting back into the pool means we have a few Covid related forms to complete. As per the enclosed – without these forms being returned prior to swimming – you will not be allowed to swim. Therefore it is imperative you complete and submit both of these forms ASAP. Again, if the forms have not been submitted you will not be allowed into the pool. There is a separate booking form for Masters Squad. Can you please complete one form for all of the sessions you wish to attend across the 5 weeks and submit it. Cost & Payment: The cost is £4 Per session. You can book as many sessions for your squad as you wish. Once the schedule has been confirmed we will then confirm your booking and then seek payment.

Covid-19 and Risk Awareness Declaration
Masters Booking Form
Pre-training Covid-19 health survey

Canary Wharf

Saturday 18th July 2020

Congratulations to Matt Steere and Gina Charleton for competing in one of the few open water events around at the moment on Friday 17th of July. The event consisted of multiple waves to keep swimmers apart and then all the times are ordered to determine the winner. The course was a 1600m (1 mile) swim at Canary Wharf. Matt made the call that he could complete a wave and be back and ready to swim again, so he entered all three available waves; the first setting off at 06:30! Matt therefore finished 2nd by just four seconds, but then lined up again, and then again, so he also finished 6th and 7th overall. Gina took the later wave, getting another hour of sleep and she came in 29th out of 104 entries. Well done to you both, and great to see some competitions returning.

Free trial

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

Please click here for details and registration

Tadpoles

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

Please click here for details

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