Today's training

Friday 2nd December
Top
St Dunstan's 18:30 - 20:30
Platinum
St Dunstan's 18:30 - 20:30
Gold
The Walnuts 19:00 - 20:00
Silver
The Walnuts 19:00 - 20:00
Bronze
The Walnuts 17:00 - 18:00
New Bronze
The Walnuts 18:00 - 19:00

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  • National Arena Swimming League
    at TBC on
    Saturday 10th December 2022

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

This is not an Orpington Ojays event but something you may be interested in attending. Please contact Eric Liddel directly for any further enquiries. Session 1 Freestyle & Butterfly - Skills & Drills 8.30am - 1pm Includes; 1 hour land training, 2 hours in the pool, 30min lunch break and 1 hour talk with Q&A. Session 2 Starts, Turns, Finishes & Takeovers - Swimmers choose 2 strokes 12 - 4pm Includes; 1 hour talk with Q&A, 1 hour land training and 2 hours in the pool. Maximum 8 swimmers per lane with 1 coach per lane of British Championship standard or above. £125 per session or both sessions for £240 Eric Liddell Sports Centre Mottingham Lane London SE9 4QF
We have arranged another Health and Wellbeing session with athlete Jane Bradshaw - this time aimed at boys (- parents are also welcomed to attend). This talk is aimed specifically at the male teenage athlete and how to eat, train, race as one. So we cover: - growth & the male athlete - how to eat, train, race during this time (yes, you will need a LOT of food!) - what is REDs and what are the warning signs in boys? - negotiating dips in performance and pre-race nerves You will find the information invaluable for training and competition and we strongly recommend that all boys in competitive squads attend. The session will be at Hope Church (where Top and Platinum have Land Training sessions on Wednesdays) - go down the steps at the side of Walnuts Lesiure Centre, Turn Right and enter the Doors into the Walnuts Shopping Centre. Hope Church is first on the right (formerly the M&Co clothing store). The event is on the 7th of December at 18:30. Please sign up to say you are attending in TU / OnDeck. The registration deadline is on the 6th. Hope to see you all there
There are some training timetables changes coming in December. These will take effect on the 1st. All other sessions stay the same. 🏊‍♀️ Top Squad Tuesday – training changed to alternate between Walnuts and Biggin Hill. Both sessions are 19.30 – 21:00 and Top start at Biggin Hill on the 6th of Dec, then Walnuts on 13th etc. Sunday – training changed to 17:00 – 18.30 at Biggin Hill 🏊‍♂️ Platinum squad Tuesday - training changed to alternate between Walnuts and Biggin Hill. Both sessions are 19.30 – 21:00 and Platinum start at Walnuts on the 6th of Dec, then Biggin Hill on 13th etc. Sunday – training changed to 7:00 – 18.30 (still at Biggin Hill) 🏊‍♀️ Masters squad Tuesday – training shortened to 19.30 – 21:00 at Biggin Hill Sunday – training changed to 16.30 – 18:00 at The Walnuts 🏊‍♂️ Tadpoles (Sunday except T4M) Tadpoles 1a – 15:00 – 15:30 Tadpoles 2 – 15:30 – 16:30 (only 1 group now) Tadpoles 4 – 16:30 – 18:00 Tadpoles 4m – 16.30 – 17.30pm on Mondays*

News

Seven Golds and One Silver For Billy

Wednesday 30th November 2022

On November 19th and 20th at the K2 sports centre in Crawley, the first ever British Down Syndrome Swimming Championships were held. Top Squad swimmer Billy Birchmore, who also swims with local club Sharks of Mottingham for people with classifiable disability, was in attendance and on top form. Billy won gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, the 50m and 100m freestyle, and the 100m and 200m individual medley. He also won the silver medal in the 50m butterfly! Billy, who is now 26, has swum for Orpington Ojays since he was a teenager and everyone at the club is very proud of his achievements in the pool. Billy paid tribute to his coaches when he won his medals. He said: “I would like to thank my great coach at Orpington Ojays, Joe Gaster, whose help is getting me back to my best (there’s a bit to go yet!) and Callum Prout and Graham Gibson at Sharks who carry on Joe’s regime.”

Winter Regionals 2023

Thursday 10th November 2022

Congratulations to our Top and Platinum squad swimmers, Amie, Blythe, Caitlin, Charlotte, Daisy, Ellie, Grace, Hannah, Lauren, Nicco, Samantha, Sophia, Tania, Tom, Vats and Zach who qualified for the SE London Winter Championships held at Glass Mill Leisure Centre on the 5th and 6th December. This gala is the first major event of the season with some tough qualifying times as it is split into only 2 age groups 16 & under and 17+. A great weekend was had by all, with a total of 16 pb's across 50 events. We had 13 finalists and came home with 2 Silver medals Samantha 17+ 200m Individual Medley and Blythe 17+ 100m Fly and 3 Bronze medals Samantha 17+ 200m Breaststroke and the 17+ 100m Individual Medley and Hannah 17+ 200m Backstroke. Thank you to Coach Joe and Team Managers Julie, Sophie and Mark.

Competitions

Latest (For all info please use the menu)

Results

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Fixtures

Details
  • National Arena Swimming League
    at TBC on
    Saturday 10th December 2022

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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