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Saturday 23rd October
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  • Winter Regionals
    at London Aquatic Centre on
    Saturday 6th November 2021
  • Erith Fireworks Gala
    at Crook Log Leisure Centre on
    Sunday 7th November 2021

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

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Tadpoles

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Notices

Christmas Cracker 2021 Level 3 Open Meet (License No: 3SE210225) Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November 2021 The Pavilions in the Park, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2DF This Level 3 meet is aimed at all levels of swimmers & will provide a competition opportunity to enable athletes to achieve times suitable for entry into Regional and County Championships and other meets at level 1 or 2. The meet will be run to conform with current Swim England laws and regulations and Swim England technical rules of racing with these promoter’s conditions. All swimmers MUST be registered with the Swim England (cat 2) or equivalent and their registration details to form part of the entry applications.
Register here by 4th of October

News

Arena League Round 1

Wednesday 13th October 2021

Saturday evening saw Orpington Ojays compete in the first round of the Arena league. It was a very surreal feeling after Covid had previously stopped competitions like this from happening and the atmosphere was amazing. Voices were lost, PB’s were smashed, Arena League debuts were made, and we had club records broken! Special mention to Blythe who broke the minute in her 100m FC along with the club record, congratulations! Orpington finished 4th overall in the first round which is a good start for the club. All the swimmers had a great time with our supporters sharing that same enjoyment. Our entire team should be proud of all our performances on Saturday. Well done to everyone and onto the next round we go.

Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Choong

Tuesday 5th October 2021

On Monday 4th October, Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Choong was kind enough to drop by the Walnuts for an hour and talk to our swimmers. Joseph competed for Team GB in Tokyo and brought home the top prize of an Olympic Gold! His event was the tough modern pentathlon which contains five individual events; pistol shooting, épée fencing, 200 metres freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3.2 kilometres cross-country run. He gave us a wonderful motivational talk about his experiences, starting with learning to swim in the teaching pool at the Walnuts. He talked about his training, he used to train with OOJSC, and how he made the switch to training for the pentathlon. He spoke about writing five reasons down for why he trains and then if he feels unmotivated how he returns to those five reasons and picks one to focus on. He also reassured us all that he is just like everyone else in our club, and that it is only through hard work and being dedicated to his dream he was able to turn his dream into reality. There are no shortcuts, the hours have to be put in, and continual listening, thinking, and improving are the way forward. Joseph finished off the evening by answering questions from our team, and then kindly took part in a photo session with that coveted Gold medal. Thank you so much to Joseph and his friends at OOJSC for arranging such an informative and friendly evening. If you are interested in learning more about the Pentathlon, click the link below; you will see one of our former swimmers on the homepage photo as well!

All the photos from the evening
https://www.pentathlongb.org/

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Fixtures

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  • Winter Regionals
    at London Aquatic Centre on
    Saturday 6th November 2021
  • Erith Fireworks Gala
    at Crook Log Leisure Centre on
    Sunday 7th November 2021

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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