Today's training

Saturday 24th October
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The Walnuts 08:00 - 09:30
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The Walnuts 08:00 - 09:30

Today's stay at home training

Saturday 24th October
7min Energiser

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

From the Kent Swimming Committee "2021 Championship Update. "It seems a long time since we were all at Crystal Palace and LAC enjoying the 2020 championships. "A lot has changed since then, and is continuing to change on a daily basis. "What about 2021 Championships? "What we can say for certain is that the 'Normal" County Championship window (weeks 2-9) will be removed from the Swimming calendar by Swim England for 2021. That means the Kent Championships for 2021, will NOT take place, at the normal time (Jan/Feb 2021). "That doesn't mean there wont be a County Championship in 2021.We are hoping that Swim England/British Swimming, will re-locate the county championships to later in the year, potentially after regionals. "As current circumstances are changing from day to day, we know 'normal competition' will not return until the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) sign off that it can go ahead. "Swim England will fully brief the counties by way of a Zoom meeting soon, and as soon as we know more we will let clubs in Kent know "Swim England/British Swimming are trying to put in place various racing initiatives and more news of that will follow in the next few weeks. "We appreciate that this is disappointing but we are entirely in the hands of not only Swim England/British Swimming, but also DCMS. "Thank you"

News

The Return to the Walnuts

Thursday 8th October 2020

On Monday 12th of October we will be returning to our home pool. Swimming hats are now compulsory at the Walnuts. Please don't forget your hat! You will not be able to swim without one. Please don't rely on being able to find or buy one once at the Walnuts. If you don't have your own, please borrow one so you know you have one to wear for your session. The new timetable for each squad is available from the Information menu, so please take a look to see when you are training. As with the summer training we had, the Walnuts training will not be the same as it was. Please watch the video from our captains who have again done a great job of explaining and show what you need to know. Please follow this instructions carefully so that we can continue to enjoy the use of the Walnuts pool. 🏊‍♂️Swimmers must swim ready arrive 10-15 minutes before the session. 👪Spectators are not permitted, unless the swimmer is under the age of 8. 🙅‍♀️Do not enter poolside by climbing over the wall. 👜No belongings can be kept on the seats. If you are having trouble with the video please try on a non iPhone device or click on the YouTube link.

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Last Open Water Event of 2020

Sunday 27th September 2020

For most, also the first. On a grey, windy and cold 27th September, TriSwim organised a 3.2k end of season event. It wasn't advertised as a race, but when the hat and goggles go on... The swimmers were released into the water in groups of three to swim the course 5 times. Masters swimmers Matt Steere and Steve Morris were joined by ex Orpington and Orpington Ojays swimmer Iain Jameson and new comers to the outdoors Sam Ryan, Ellie Brown and Blythe Jolley-Ellis from Top Squad. With wetsuits and the club silicone hat underneath the event hat for extra head warmth all the swimmers entered the water quickly and settled in for the 3.2k swim. Ex Top Squad swimmer Justin Strover was on a safety kayak and was a welcome sight on each lap. All our swimmers swam brilliantly, using the techniques they had been practicing through the summer and made their way through the field of swimmers, even lapping some of them. Results are not available, yet, but we believe that Matt Steere won the event, followed by Iain Jameson probably in third, then Sam Ryan closely followed by Steve Morris in fifth, then Blythe Jolley-Ellis and Ellie Brown also with top ten places. Congratulations to all the swimmers who entered and thank you to TriSwim who organised the little end of season event. Photos will be added to the gallery on Monday (28th)

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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