Welcome to the Dereham Otters Swimming Club Website

Dereham Otters Swimming Club caters for swimmers of all ages and ability, starting with Novices through to the Performance Squad. Weekly training sessions are provided both at the Dereham Leisure Centre Swimming Pool and the Necton School Pool, with progressive teaching leading through ultimately to squad training and competition. Various levels of competition are catered for and training tailored to suit, from in-house fun galas to county and regional competition.

Dereham & District Amateur Swimming Club (DDASC), is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to the improvement and progress of competitive swimming, in all ages and to all social backgrounds.

We aim to encourage and develop good sportsmanship, individual integrity, team spirit and provide an environment in which swimmers can realise their full potential at all levels.

Swimmers are able to achieve ASA competitive swimming awards by taking part in club organised competitions, please go the Swim England website for further information


As well as winning her 200m breaststroke heat, Otters very own Molly Monk swam in the junior Final in the British National Championships in Glasgow-an event which saw senior swimmers, such as Adam Peaty, compete. An amazing achievement and we’re all so proud of her! 





We hold trials on the first Monday and the third Wednesday of the month , at 8PM. Trials are held in the 25m pool at Dereham Leisure Centre

To take part, you will need to be able to swim at least one length of front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. If you are already a competitive swimmer then you may not need to attend a trial; please contact the Membership Secretary directly at miles.ogden@derehamotters.org.uk.



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all-day County Challenge
County Challenge
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day
County Challenge at Dereham
all-day Mid Summer Madness UEA L3 @ Sportspark Norwich
Mid Summer Madness UEA L3 @ Sportspark Norwich
Jul 6 all-day
Level 3 meet at the Sportspark  Entries close 7th May 
4:00 pm Long Distance events-1500m 14th (p.... @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Long Distance events-1500m 14th (p.... @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This event is the first part of the long distance events and takes place during weekend training sessions. Sunday 14th July 1500FR Warm up: 16:20 Start: 16:30 Finish: 19:30   This is a level 4[...]
7:00 pm Roger Virgoe – session 1 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Roger Virgoe – session 1 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Girls 200BA Boys 200BA Warm up 7pm – sessions take place during training hours at Dereham Leisure Centre pool.
7:00 pm Roger Virgoe – Session 2 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Roger Virgoe – Session 2 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Girls 200BR Boys 200BR Warm up 7pm – sessions take place during training hours at Dereham Leisure Centre pool.

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************WE NEED YOU PLEASE HELP**********

Volunteers – 163 Days until Dereham Otters AGM in November 2019 and election of new Committee Members. (Club Chair, Secretary, SwimMark Officer, Trophy Secretary & others) It is essential that the club has elected members in all the executive roles in order to meet the requirements for Swim England. The Club CANNOT operate without committee volunteers. Interested Volunteers are welcome to attend one of our monthly meetings. Our next meeting is July 9th at the leisure centre 7pm.
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5 days ago

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Iceni Gala Programme

We are in the process of putting together the programme for this year's Iceni Gala which is to be held on the 28th and 29th September 2019. This prestigious event has over 300 competitors and their families attending from all over Norfolk, and we would like to offer you or your business, the opportunity to advertise in the programme.

The programme will be A4 in size, and the cost for a colour full page advert is £100 or £50 for a half page advert. Full page black and white £70 and half page £35.

If you would like to take up this opportunity, all we require from you is a pdf file with your advert.

Iceni Race Sponsorship

For a cost of £10 you might like to sponsor a race on either the Saturday or Sunday of the Gala. Just let us know if you have a race preference and the details of who is sponsoring the race so that we can include this in the programme and announce it over the speaker system on the day.

If you need any more details. Please contact kerrymonk@mphgroup.co
The deadline for submitting details is 30 Aug 2019, to enable time for printing.

Many thanks in advance for supporting the club.

Gala Secretary.
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