Today's training

Sunday 13th June
* Land training
Top
The Walnuts 16:30 - 18:00
Platinum
Biggin Hill 17:00 - 18:00
Gold
Eric Liddell (Eltham College) 08:00 - 08:45 *
Eric Liddell (Eltham College) 08:50 - 10:20
Silver
Eric Liddell (Eltham College) 08:50 - 10:20
Chrome
The Walnuts 15:30 - 16:30
Masters
Biggin Hill 17:00 - 18:00
Tadpoles 1
The Walnuts 14:30 - 15:00
Tadpoles 2
The Walnuts 15:00 - 15:30
Tadpoles 3
The Walnuts 14:30 - 15:30
Tadpoles 4
The Walnuts 15:30 - 16:30

Today's stay at home training

Sunday 13th June
8 Min Full Body Beginner Workout

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

Orpington Ojays Swimming Club is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and motivational coach for our friendly, successful and SwimMark-accredited club. The successful candidate will hold the Swim England Level 2 coaching certificate (or be a strong Level 1 with relevant experience, and working towards Level 2) with a proven track record and a high level of technical understanding and progressive ideas. You will be directly responsible for coaching one of our squads including training, setting and reviewing goals, and working with the land-training coach to make sure the swimmers achieve their aims. We will expect you to attend competitions throughout the year and give clear, constructive feedback to the swimmers. Alongside the committee and as part of the coaching team, you will help develop the season’s training programme and help organise the club’s calendar of events, identifying competitions for our swimmers to take part in, and covering all levels of achievement – from open galas, to leagues, and on to counties, regionals and nationals. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive club and as such we want a coach who can nurture the talent of all our swimmers. Someone who wants to invest time and energy into the young swimmers and reap the rewards as they grow in confidence and as athletes, giving them a clear pathway of progression and keeping the club as successful as it can be as older swimmers move on. You will be a good communicator, equally at ease speaking to swimmers of all levels, parents, other coaches and the committee. Orpington Ojays is a large, family-orientated club with seven competitive squads in addition to our learn-to-swim classes, Tadpoles development squads, and competitive Masters squad. Salary: Competitive (On a self-employed basis) Based: Primarily in Orpington (33m pool) with use of other local facilities (both 25m and 50m) so use of a car and a valid full driving licence is essential. Closing date: 30th June 2021 To apply please send your current CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the role’s requirements to David Ryan – Chair at chair@orpingtonojays.com For a copy of the full job description please contact David Ryan.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice for 14th July 2021 and Committee Nominations for 2021/22 Thank you for your patience and support through the last year. As we begin to transition into further lockdown easing, being able to have our over 18’s back into the pool and welcoming new members, we can at last start to begin to look to the future and the exciting times ahead for our Club. While we are still experiencing some uncertainty about the next few months and what social distancing and a full return to swimming will look like, we still have some administrative matters to progress. We are hoping to book Crofton Hall to hold the Clubs AGM on 14th July at 7.30pm. If subsequent social distancing measures are not lifted (or the restrictions too difficult such that the meeting is not manageable), we will hold the meeting as a “virtual meeting” via the Zoom application. While not ideal, this is how we operated last year. Nearer the time (and with adequate notice) we will provide more details on the exact venue. In the meantime, we would like you to note the date of 14th July 2021 and also to advise in writing, that there a few positions on the committee that need to be filled and ask if you would like to be considered, for one of the roles. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Orpington Ojays. We are looking for people who are passionate about the sport, our club and want to make a positive difference on how the club is run. Attached is a nomination form (along with all the roles on the committee), which needs to be completed and returned back to Myra Brown via clubsecretary@orpingtonojays.com by midnight on 10th May 2021. Please also note that notice of any resolution proposed to be moved at the Annual General Meeting, shall be made in writing, again to reach Myra by midnight on 10th May 2021. We will send out a further communication at least fourteen days before the AGM re-confirming the date, time and venue of the meeting, together with an Agenda, the Annual Report, Statement of Accounts and a final list of nominees for positions on the Committee for 2021/22. All information will also be published/made available on the website. We thank you in advance for your continued support in these transitional times and for all the support that you have shown to date.

News

June Newsletter

Monday 7th June 2021

The months are rolling around; here is the link to the June newsletter.

Monday 12th of April

Thursday 8th April 2021

Yes, that’s right! We’re re-opening! The committee have reviewed the latest guidelines from Swim England and our pool providers and we now ready to return to swimming from Monday 12th April 2021. MyTime have confirmed the pool time we have at both the Walnuts and now also at Biggin Hill. As we cautiously move out of the current restrictions through this year, we hope some of the restrictions we had previously will be relaxed and we will make our members aware if changes can be made. In the meantime, we hope to see as many of you possible poolside. As part of the guidelines we have to ensure all swimmers and volunteers complete the Covid and Health Declarations. These forms are new and need to be complete again prior to swimming. Links to these forms can be found at the end of this article. Please complete these forms before your first swimming session. The updated training schedule is available on this website under the Information/Squads menu item. Please take a look to ensure you know when and where you are swimming; there have been a few changes to some squads. Please remember to adjust your adjust \ reinstate your monthly Standing Order to the Squad Fee as of the 1st working day of the month where possible. Any adjustments for partial months will be invoiced separately. Please note that you are still required to wear face coverings when moving around any of the venues – unless you are exempt. Please make our Welfare Officer aware of any exemptions via email to welfare@orpingtonojays.com Covid Liaison volunteers will still play a big part of our routine. Without enough volunteers, the swimming sessions can not take place. Please spare some time where possible to ensure the session run as smoothly as possible. All swimmers are required to wear a swim cap when in the water. One of these, along with the other vital kit is available from our club shop! Don’t forget to update your information in Team Unify or the OnDeck Mobile Application. It is vital we have telephone contact numbers in the system, as well as being able to see attendance, personal best records and more. Please let us know if you have any questions\issues with the system. If you have any questions on any subjects please do not hesitate to contact us. The committee email addresses are on the Information/Our Committee menu link

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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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