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.

kit4Dereham & 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 on Sunday 29th March, at 8am.

Please see here for details.

This week’s training:

see here.

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



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Otters Online

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all-day CoNSC Easter Meet @ UEA Sportspark
CoNSC Easter Meet @ UEA Sportspark
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
The Easter Meet is a Level 1 Long Course event, held over the evening of Friday April 3rd, and the following weekend. The qualifying times are generally identical to the Groundhog qualifying times, but you[...]
8:30 am Newmarket Open @ Newmarket Leisure Centre
Newmarket Open @ Newmarket Leisure Centre
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm
This is a Level 3 meet, held at the Newmarket Leisure Centre, on the weekend of April 18th and 19th. This is a cut-off gala, in a 25m pool, which means that all our swimmers[...]
10:15 am CH Beckett Trophy Gala @ Great Yarmouth High School
CH Beckett Trophy Gala @ Great Yarmouth High School
Apr 26 @ 10:15 am – 1:00 pm
Round 1 of the C.H. Beckett trophy gala, organised by Great Yarmouth Swimming Club. This is a team gala; you can find the event list here. The team will be picked by the coaches closer[...]
5:00 pm Otters Mini Meet @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Otters Mini Meet @ Dereham Leisure Centre
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This is an In House Gala, aimed at all swimmers from D3 upwards who have not qualified for Counties this year. The races are: 50m Freestyle 50m Breast stroke 50m Butterfly 50m Backstroke 100m Individual[...]

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