Today's training

Friday 19th July
Top
The Walnuts 06:15 - 07:30
St Dunstan's 18:30 - 20:30
Platinum
The Walnuts 06:15 - 07:30
St Dunstan's 18:30 - 20:30
Gold
The Walnuts 19:00 - 20:00
Silver
The Walnuts 18:00 - 19:00
New Bronze
The Walnuts 17:00 - 18:00
Black & Purple
The Walnuts 20:00 - 21:00
Masters
The Walnuts 06:15 - 07:30

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

Notices

Please find attached the Summer Timetable which runs from 19th August to 1st September. We will have a two week break from 5th August to 18th August. Instead of having a Summer BBQ this year we will having an end of Summer Picnic at High Elms (meet near the walled garden) on Sunday 1st September from 12pm onwards. Please bring your own food and drink - we will supply the eggs for the much anticipated yearly egg throwing competition! May I take this opportunity to wish you all a relaxing and restful (relatively) chlorine free Summer.

News

London Youth Games

Tuesday 9th July 2019

On Saturday 6th July the first day of the London Youth Games Finals took place at Crystal Palace. Charlotte Field and Ava Hickey were up early to compete for the Minis. Charlotte swam in the freestyle relay and Ava in the freestyle and medley relays. They both had fantastic swims and both relay teams won gold. Next up were the Juniors and Seniors. Sam Ryan and Samantha Jackson were swimming for the Junior team and Ben Langdown for the Senior team. Ben swam in 50m backstroke individual, medley relay and freestyle relay, narrowly missing out on medals. Sam swam in 50m backstroke individual winning silver, medley relay winning gold, and freestyle relay winning bronze. Samantha swam in 50m freestyle individual, medley relay winning gold, and freestyle relay - also gold. Bromley boys and Bromley girls teams both won swimming gold with Bromley winning overall. As Nike are the new sponsors for LYG, all gold medal winners were also awarded with an exclusive Nike jacket. Well done to the whole Bromley team for excellent swims and the Team Manager, Joe Dobb from Bromley Swimming Club who did a great job organising everyone. Ellie Harden swam for Bexley in 50m Back achieving 10th. Also in the medley team relay narrowly missing 3rd by 0.04 seconds and achieving Bronze in the freestyle relay. The final day of the LYG, Sunday 7th, had three of our swimmers selected to compete for Team Bromley in the Aquathlon event. The event consists of a swim, transition and then a run on a hilly course. Hannah Strover swam 200m followed by a 1km run and finished a strong 10th. Zoe White and Justin Strover Swam both swam 400m followed by a 3km run with Justin taking the Bronze and Zoe winning the Gold. Triathletes from around London competed and our swimmers did very well. All the swimming training under dedicated swimming coaches gives our athletes a great start to the multi-discipline event despite the comparatively short distance of the swim in relation to the run. Justin and Zoe were both greeted across the line by the onsite broadcaster, which was being shown live in the village, reporting on the events covering all areas of Crystal palace. They gave breathless interviews, which in short form, they agreed it was tough, the hill is not fun, but the event is great and hope they’ve done enough to get on the podium. Bromley fielded a strong team with Master squad swimmer Jess Sellar organising the team. Sadly due to a clash of dates her dad, Graham, stepped in and managed the team on the day. The team ranging from year 7 to 11 finished in Gold position and collected their medals and gold medal winners jacket from the Nike sponsor. The atmosphere at the games generally is amazing and this year’s medals were extra impressive as you can see in the photos. Samamtha commented how heavy they were when back at training on Monday. Team Bromley have manged to secure a fourth consecutive win and 10th win of the Jubilee trophy. The Jubilee is the trophy given to the team with most points from all the events that run from Cross country in the Autumn to the finals weekend covering every possible sport you can think of. If you get the opportunity to complete for your borough enjoy the experience. Well done everyone.

Lots of photos

Hever Castle Festival of Endurance

Sunday 7th July 2019

Congratulations to our Master swimmers who competed in the 3.8km race at Hever Castle. The water conditions were, as always, terrible. Visibility when looking forward under water was about 18mm, and when looking directly down it was zero. It was however quite warm at 20°C and thankfully the sun was behind clouds and the rain had stopped for the start so all the buoy markers were easily identifiable. Matt Steere won the event overall in 51 minutes and 52 seconds. Steve Morris was 5th overall, 4th male and 3rd in category in 58 minutes and 23 seconds. Niki Herbert was 22nd overall, 12th female and 5th in category in 1 hour 8 minutes and 43 seconds.

Results

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

Competitions

Latest (For all info please use the menu)

Results

More

Fixtures

Details
  • Saturday 27th July 2019
    Sunday 28th July 2019
    NUEL LC Non-National Qualifiers Open
    London Aquatic Centre

Entry forms

Details

Acceptances

Details