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We are extremely grateful for the support given to us by the Cyprus Tourist Organisation. The funding made available from the CTO helped towards the cost of the camp for the athletes and was very much appreciated by the Club.
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Christmas Splashtastic - 23rd December - corrected times
(Posted on Sunday, 08 December 2013 by Yvonne R)
Christmas fun, team games and splashing! Monday 23rd December 5.30pm –7pm The Walnuts
All squads and groups welcome: Tadpoles, Black, Purple B&P, Bronze M&T, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Top, Diamond & Masters.
Please turn up 5.15pm for team allocation and warm-up
ASA MEMBERSHIP FEES 2014
(Posted on Saturday, 07 December 2013 by Yvonne R)
ASA Membership fees are now due for 2014.
Category 1 (low level or internal club competitions) £11.20
Category 2 (open competition, regional and national) £28.70
Category 3 (non swimming members) £4.50
ALL Orpington Ojays swimmers in Silver, Gold, Platinum and Top squads must have Category 2 membership.
Swimmers in Bronze (age 9 and above in 2014), Diamond and Masters squads should decide whether Category 1 or Category 2 is most appropriate for them. Please discuss this with your coach if necessary.
If you have had ASA membership in 2013 you do not need to fill out further forms.
Simply pay by bank transfer (quoting the swimmers surname & ASA as the reference) or by cheque to Orpington Ojays Swimming Club.
Please see Membership Secretary, Liz Chick, at the club desk on Monday 6th, 13th or 20th January, for the relevant forms for swimmers who:
• have not previously been registered with the ASA
• wish to change upgrade from Category 1 to Category 2 membership
• requesting dual membership
• previously held membership at another club
All fees must be received by 31/01/2014 otherwise swimmers will not be re-registered. If you pay by bank transfer please also email email@example.com to confirm you have made payment.
Please note if ASA registration is not renewed the swimmer cannot swim in competitions, and is not covered by the ASA insurance policy.
For any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
London Winter Championships 2013 - 7th & 8th December
(Posted on Tuesday, 10 December 2013)
Good performance from our bravest swimmers who attended the Winter Regional Competitions last weekend in the Gurnell Sport Centre, Ealing. Our swimmers didn't disappoint in this high standard event and entered the pool with a positive attitude ready to take up the challenge and show the results of the last four weeks of training which show good improvements compared to some of the recent performances.
Well done to all the swimmers:
Alice Bennett, Elizabeth Bennett, Isabelle Minte_Paye, Molly Haynes, Kate Ridley, Holly Baronti. Fay Gibson, Rebecca Shipley, Daniela Shipley who competed setting a starting point to work on and improve in time for next Regional Youth competitions in May/June.
Thank you to all passionate parents who cheered loudly and supported our team.
Official results will be posted at: http://www.londonswimming-results1.org/asalondon/LWMeet13/webpages/index.htm
Well done Team OJays!
Billy receives a special Jack Petchey award and goes to the Nationals
(Posted on Thursday, 28 November 2013)
Congratulations to Billy Birchmore who received a Jack Petchey Special Award for his achievements in swimming last week. This award was presented to him at The Chuchill Theatre in Bromley.
Billy was also competing at the DSE Nationals Short Course at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Having been ill for the last month and missed most training sessions Billy still put in some very impressive performances. This year the DSE Nationals had the strongest possible field which included several Para Olympic Champions and medallists with over 150 qualifiers in most events.
Billy started sluggishly in the 100m free well off his best time, but he improved as the meet went on finishing with a PB in the 100m fly and equalling his PB in 50 Free.
In the end he finished with reasonable finishes. He was 22nd in the S14 100 FS; 10th in the 100IM; 11th in the 100m fly. 20th in the 200IM and 18th in the 50m Free.
Congratulations Billy for a great achievement in such a strong field of the very best in British disability swimming.
November Jack Petchey
(Posted on Wednesday, 27 November 2013)
Congratulations to Chloe Waller for being awarded the November award for maximum effort and her positive and friendly attitude both at training and at galas.