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.


Our next trials will be after the summer break.

Please see here for details.

Club emails

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Training, pool closures, holidays

see here.

Sponsored swim

Some of our members are taking part in a sponsored 1.5km swim, at Dereham Leisure Centre, in aid of Marie Curie cancer care. Please consider sponsoring:Marie Curie



Join the Dereham Otters or view our sponsors


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Iceni Level 3 open meet: 3/4 Oct 2015

Iceni Level 3 open meet: 3/4 Oct 2015

Otters Online

Online gala entries, PBs, records, all your times ever, gala results, qualifying checks, conversions - you name it. It's all here.
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7:00 pm Roger Virgo 2015 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Roger Virgo 2015 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 8:30 pm
The Roger Virgo events are the 200m and 400m distance events in our Annual Gala. The rest of the Annual runs on two Sunday evenings in November (the 22nd and 29th). The Annual is therefore[...]
8:00 am East Region Open Water Champions... @ Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre
East Region Open Water Champions... @ Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre
Jul 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
You can find the provisional timetable here, and the entry conditions here. We are not doing an online entry this year: please contact me directly if you want to enter. The closing date for entries[...]
8:45 am Thetford Nifty 50’s @ Thetford Waterworld
Thetford Nifty 50’s @ Thetford Waterworld
Sep 6 @ 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Entries have now closed; you can find our entries here. However, please note that Thetford has historically been over-subscribed, and we may lose some swims. The meet was intended to be unlicensed, but a licence[...]
12:30 pm Iceni 2015 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Iceni 2015 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Oct 3 @ 12:30 pm – Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
This is a Level 3 Open Meet, to be held at the Dereham Leisure Centre, on October 3rd and 4th 2015. See here for details.

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