New squad!

We have created a new Junior squad. We still have a few places left. Please contact Miles if you would like a trial; see here for contact details.

Welcome to the Dereham Otters Swimming Club Website

The 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 Swanton Morley 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.


We hold trials on the first Monday of every month, at 7PM, and the third Wednesday, at 8PM.

Please see here for details.

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Otters Online

Online gala entries, PBs, records, all your times ever, gala results, qualifying checks, conversions - you name it. It's all here.
Otters online


all-day Regionals #1 @ UEA Sportspark
Regionals #1 @ UEA Sportspark
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day
Regionals events, 15/O. See here for the schedule (version 2), and here for the qualifying times (version 1.0).
all-day Rotherham Metro Open @ Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Rotherham Metro Open @ Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
May 7 – May 8 all-day
This is a Level 1 Long Course Open Meet, at Ponds Forge. See here for further details. 23/04/2016: A draft programme and revised session times have just been published here. The session times are: Saturday:[...]
6:00 pm Mendis Trophy Gala @ Hudson Leisure Centre, Wisbech
Mendis Trophy Gala @ Hudson Leisure Centre, Wisbech
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is a team gala.  A team will be announced closer to the date. 21/04/2016: there seems to be some confusion about whether we’re going to this – yes, we are!
5:30 pm Breckland Cup @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Breckland Cup @ Dereham Leisure Centre
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This is a Team Gala. Warm up has been confirmed at 5:30PM.
all-day Regionals #2 @ Luton
Regionals #2 @ Luton
May 28 – May 30 all-day
Regional events, 14/U. See here for the schedule (version 2), and here for the qualifying times (version 1.0).

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