Olympic aspirations at Otters!

Congratulations to Molly Monk who has qualified to compete at next years Olympic trials – Well done Molly!

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. No trial will take place during our summer break

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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6:00 am Long Distance events 400IM 23rd (a.... @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Long Distance events 400IM 23rd (a.... @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Nov 23 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
These events form part of the long distance events and take place during weekend training sessions.   Saturday 23rd November 400IM Warm up: 06:00 Start: 06:20 Finish: 08:00 This is a level 4 meet and[...]
4:15 pm Annual Sprints – session 3 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Annual Sprints – session 3 @ Dereham Leisure Centre
Nov 24 @ 4:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Session 3 of Annual Sprints 17. F100FR 18. M100FR 19. F25BA 21. F50BR 22. M50BR 25. F50FR 26. M50FR 27. F25FL 29. F100BR 30. M100BR      
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Winter Wipeout @ Sportspark Norwich
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