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





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 Norwich Swan Open Meet @ UEA
Norwich Swan Open Meet @ UEA
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day
 Level 3 gala. Full weekend of swimming at UEA Sportspark, Norwich
all-day Newham Open Meet – London Aquati... @ London Aquatics Centre
Newham Open Meet – London Aquati... @ London Aquatics Centre
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
Long course level 1 meet please check swimadmin for qualification information The link to Newham Club’s Open Meet information can be found HERE Please especially note the following in the Ts and Cs: Flash photography[...]
all-day British Champs – Glasgow
British Champs – Glasgow
Apr 16 – Apr 21 all-day
British Championships Glasgow
5:00 pm Dereham Otters Easter Mini Meet @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Dereham Otters Easter Mini Meet @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Otters East Mini Meet, please check with your coaching team if you unsure about which events to enter.  
all-day Swim England East Region LC Champs
Swim England East Region LC Champs
May 4 – May 6 all-day
Long weekend of swimming for qualifiers at Inspire Luton