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OOJSC invites you to our 2014 Season Starter Level 3 Licensed Open Meet (27th & 28th September)

Our meet provides an early opportunity to gain County Championship times in 50's, 100's, 200's and 400m events.

There are awards for top three 9yrs to 16yrs+ and open events top three for 13yrs and under and 14yrs and over. Also there is top club, top girl and top boy trophies to be won.

The closing date is Midnight Sunday 31st August. Entries are on first come first served with priority to clubs that provide two officials for each session. The entry forms are available below. Good luck to all.

Entry Forms
DateCompetitionClosing
Sunday, 16 November 2014 Bexley Open Monday, 29 September 2014
Sunday, 09 November 2014 Kent Development Meet Monday, 06 October 2014
Latest Results
DateTitle
Sunday, 13 July 2014 Race Night
Sunday, 06 July 2014 Beckenham Summer Development Meet
Sunday, 01 June 2014 Erith Masters Meet
Saturday, 17 May 2014 Kent Junior League
Click on the pool for directions
DateTitlePoolWarm up
Sat, 20 Sep WHL ROUND (Archery Road) Eltham Pool () 17:30
Sun, 21 Sep Erith & District Super Sunday Sprint Meet (S1) Crook Log Leisure Centre (Bexley) 08:00
Sun, 21 Sep Erith & District Super Sunday Sprint Meet (S2) Crook Log Leisure Centre (Bexley) 13:00
Sat, 27 Sep - Sunday, 28 Sep Orpington Ojays Open 2014 Medway Park (Black Lion)
Orpington Ojays Open is taking place the evening of Saturday 27th and all day Sunday 28th September. There will be no swimming Sunday morning or evening as coaches and swimmers will be supporting the Open.

If you have not signed up to help please do so. Thank you
It is with great sadness that the committee advises swimmers and parents that Richard Smith has decided to resign from his position as Head Coach. Richard has been with us for 5 years and has successfully coached swimmers throughout all levels and during his time with us he had 3 National Swimmers. In November last year Richard became Head Coach along with Sergio and together they have moved the club forward. Whilst Richard will not be taking a squad of his own from November he has offered to cover where necessary. We would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication to the club during this time and wish him every success in the future.

Recruitment is underway to find a replacement L2/3 coach. If you have any questions please speak to Karen or another member of the committee.

Richard has written the following:

This is to advise members that I have recently made the difficult decision
to resign from my position at Orpington Ojays. I will continue with my role
up until the 31st October.

I have been part of Orpington Ojays for the past five years. During this
time the club has had success with swimmers representing the club at
National, Regional and County level as well as many other open and team
galas. In addition it has been a great pleasure to have worked with many of
the younger swimmers at the club as they progress through the competitive
squads and on to success at a junior level.

This would not have been possible without the dedication of all the coaches
that I have worked with at the club, so a big thank you to you all.

Finally I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and assisted the
club over the last 5 years and wish you and the club success for the future.

Best regards

Richard
Captains' Gala 2014 (Posted on Saturday, 13 September 2014)
Well done to all the team's that took part in last week's Captain's Gala: Isabelle's 'Minter-Paye's Manta-Rays' Louis' 'Lightening Bolts', Captain Chlo's Crew and to the winning team Ridley's Rockets. Amazing corkscrews, dragon boat and tandems. Great fun was had by everyone - well done captains on great posters and teamwork.
New Captains (Posted on Tuesday, 02 September 2014)
Congratulations to Chloe Ashley on becoming Captain for 2014/15 and to Issie Minter-Paye, Kate Ridley and Louis Goff on becoming Vice Captains.
Matt Steere wins again at Marlow (Posted on Tuesday, 26 August 2014)
On Sunday morning four Masters squad swimmers Matt Steere, Steve Morris, Ben Cockburn and Jay Walker headed to Marlow for the Human Race 3k open water swim. Matt had already won two earlier events in the series, Hampton Court and Windsor so pressure was on for a third. Matt's hard training each week paid off and he again claimed victory, this time by two seconds, finishing in an impressive 39 minutes and 4 seconds. Steve Morris was next home for the club in 48 minutes 25 seonds, finishing in 15th place overall, 10th male and 2nd in the 40-44 male age group. Ben Cockburn finished in 50 minutes 26 seconds placing him 20th overall, 14th male and 2nd in the 20-24 male age group. Jay Walker finished in 59 minutes 28 seconds which placed her 51st overall, 14th female and 3rd in the 35-39 female age group.

Very impressive that all four of our swimmers finished in the top 3rd of the tough River Thames race.