The news

Matt wins the last Ocean Lake Tri Aquathlon

Thu 16/Aug/2018

Congratulations to Matt from Master Squad who won the 1500m swim / 5k run by almost two and a half minutes at Leybourne Lakes on Wednesday. With a swim time of 19:44 he was out of the water and into transition with enough time to hold off the two faster runners behind. Steve, also from Masters, was out of the water in third place with a time of 21:54 and lapping three swimmers on the 750m swim. His swim was fast enough to give him enough lead to hold off the 7oaks Tri athlete who has always caught him towards the end of the run. Not this time, Steve held on to finish with 1 second to spare. Great racing guys, always nice to see a swimming club beating the tri clubs.

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3 Finals for Billy at Nationals

Mon 06/Aug/2018

Well done to Billy who represented Orpington Ojays at The Nationals in Sheffield in the past couple of days. In two days Billy swam in three events, the 200m Freestyle and the 100m Butterfly on the first day and the 100m Backstroke on the second day. Three great swims for Billy got him into the finals for all three events and along with improving his times considerably, Billy finished 9th, 9th and 8th. Congratulations Billy from us all.

Ben Races at the Open Water Nationals

Mon 30/Jul/2018

Congratulations to Ben Strover from Top Squad who was in Sheffield racing in the open water 5km event whilst we were enjoying fun night. A fast field at this level and Ben was swimming out of the pack for most of it. With the water temperature at 20.6c it was a no wetsuit event. Ben finished in 26th place in 1 hour 10 minutes and 36 seconds.

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Fun Night

Mon 30/Jul/2018

At the end of another successful season, the traditional fun night is a great way to go into our summer break. An evening of unusual relays across the squads that are never seen in usual galas. With Sergio away at Nationals with Ben our thanks go to Damian, Rebecca and Daniella for putting big smiles on our swimmers and supporters and filling the pool with cheers and laughter.

Club Captains for 2018/19

Mon 30/Jul/2018

Congratulations to Rachel Langdown and Nam Nguyen who were announced as Captains and to Ellie Harden and Max Peel who were announced as Vice-Captains at the fun night.

Team GB Zoe brings medals home from Germany

Sun 29/Jul/2018

Zoe White from Top Squad was competing in the European Biathle Championship in Weiden, Germany for Team GB on the last Sunday of July. A three day event with an opening ceremony and a closing dinner party Zoe raced in an individual biathle event. Her race was a 1200m run around the perimeter of the lake, then straight into the lake for a 200m open water swim and then running shoes back on for another 1200m run around the lake again. Obviously to keep transition times down the run is done with swimming hat and goggles on and wearing a tri suit. Zoe finished the race in second place picking up a lovely Silver Medal. With the Team GB U17 girls taking the three top spots the girls also got a team Gold Medal to add to the individual. Congratulations Zoe, not only for making the team but on a fantastic race and your podium finish!

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Marlow 3k Open Water

Sun 29/Jul/2018

Congratulations to Matt and Niki from Masters Squad who raced in the rain down The Thames at Marlow. Niki finished in 45 minutes and Matt won the event in 33 minutes.

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National Biathle Championships

Tue 24/Jul/2018

On Sunday 22nd July Zoe White from Top squad competed in the National Biathle Championships in Salford. The event is a 1200m run then into open water for a 200m swim and then another 1200m run. Zoe ran well and of course, had a fast swim. She finished in 3rd place which qualifies her for the GB Team in the World Biathle championships later in the year. Congratulations Zoe and good luck at Worlds.

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White Horse League

Tue 17/Jul/2018

It has been confirmed that the abandoned round 4 will not be rescheduled so the 2018 league will close after three rounds. Congratulations to Barking and Dagenham for winning the league.

Jack Petchey

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Better late than never. Congratulations to Tom and Lauren for being receiving the Jack Petchey award for April and May. Tom was nominated for all his effort in training and competitions and Lauren for her enthusiasm and commitment in both training and competitions.

Top Club at Beachfield Open

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Well done to our team of swimmers who travelled to Medway Park for the Beachfield Summer Open. With 240 events and many great swims, PB's and early Kent times our swimmers and our supporters had plenty to cheer about in the hot friendly atmosphere. Congratulations to all our swimmers who together made Orpington Ojays the top club at the open scoring 883.5 points, just ahead of Black Lion with 869 points. Also congratulations to Clio Bacon for breaking the competition record in the 50m Freestyle. A fantastic day and a great way to conclude the season.

Officially an Official

Wed 11/Jul/2018

Congratulations to our latest Level 1 Judge Roxana Cioran. The role of a Competitive Swimming Judge 1 is to time swimmers during competitions and observe swimmers at the turn or finish of a race to ensure adherence to the rules of the sport. Our sport cannot operate without officials so thank you from all the swimmers to all our officials who enable us to compete.