Today's training

Tuesday 26th January
There is no training today.

Today's stay at home training

Tuesday 26th January
30-minute lower body strength workout
7-minute energiser
Backstroke

Free trial

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

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Tadpoles

Tadpoles are term time lessons for the next generation of young swimmers starting out.

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Notices

Swim England (ASA) Membership fees are now due for 2021. You may have seen emails from Swim England detailing the importance of Swim England registration fees for this year but if not please take a look at the link below. If you have any questions regarding Swim England registration during this COVID lockdown please email membership@orpingtonojays.com. This figure is fixed and there is no reduced rate for registering later, eg. April or May. ASA MEMBERSHIP FEES 2021 Category 1 (A basic requirement for all members of Orpington Ojays SC ) £16.20 Category 2 (required for open competitions, regional and national) £35.75 Category 3 (non swimming members - including all helpers, club office holders and officials) £6.20* * In most cases Category 3 membership is paid for by the club. All Orpington Ojays swimmers in Chrome, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Top squads must have Category 2 membership to compete in competitions including the Level X which Swim England have put together. Swimmers in Bronze (age 9 and above in 2021), and Masters squads should decide whether Category 1 or Category 2 is most appropriate for them. Please email membership@orpingtonojays.com if you have any questions regarding which category you should have. Simply pay by bank transfer (quoting the swimmers surname & ASA as the reference). Please check your email for bank details Please email membership@orpingtonojays.com if any of the following apply to you • have not previously been registered with SwimEngland/ASA • wish to change the category of your membership • You have dual membership and your fees are paid by a different club (fees are only payable to a single club) • previously held membership at another club during 2020 All fees must be received by 14/02/2021 otherwise swimmers will not be re-registered. Please note if Swim England registration is not renewed then swimmer cannot train with Orpington Ojays or swim in competitions – as they are not covered by our insurance policy. For any queries, please contact membership@orpingtonojays.com
Message from the Swim England Chief Executive

News

Unsung Hero Swim England London Volunteer Award

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Congratulations to Amanda Jackson, Andrea Richardson, Kerry Barrett and Mark Bond for being among the selected volunteers for the Swim England London award for December 2020. The Unsung Hero award recognizes volunteers who have positively worked behind the scenes with a positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary, and a commitment to excellence.

Unsung Hero Swim England London Volunteer Award (D

Strava

Tuesday 19th January 2021

We have created a club in the sports app Strava. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Strava, it is a sports service, created by athletes and dedicated to athletes around the world. It is by far the most popular in its class and integrates with everything, phones, sports watches of all makes and fitness trackers of all makes. You can also upload activities manually or share activities if someone you trained with did not record. Strava’s terms and conditions state “The Services are intended solely for persons who are 13 years old or such higher age required in your country to use the Services. If you are under the legal age to form a binding contract in your jurisdiction, you represent that your parent or legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these Terms on your behalf.” There are already several our athletes using the service and the club page is so they can easily compare how they are getting on against others. For a few years now a handful of our Masters squad have used the app to see who has swum the furthest, run the furthest and ridden the furthest in a calendar year. If you sign up to Strava and start tracking your workouts, whether runs, walks, trail runs, stand up paddle boarding, yogo, zwift virtual, whatever sport, please make sure you set your privacy settings up. The most important is your privacy zone. This blanks out GPS data around your home to keep your home address private. If you sign up, please also join the Orpington Ojays Swimming Club on Strava to help motivate you. There are also many challenges for different sports and virtual trophies. Most importantly though, if you are exercising outside, please follow the current virus rules, and please ask an adult to accompany you. If you are exercising in the dark, please wear reflective clothing and ideally a light. Hope to see your latest activities on our homepage widget.

Strava OOJSC
Only activities that are set to 'Everyone' will show

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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