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


As well as winning her 200m breaststroke heat, Otters very own Molly Monk swam in the junior Final in the British National Championships in Glasgow-an event which saw senior swimmers, such as Adam Peaty, compete. An amazing achievement and we’re all so proud of her! 


We’re all so proud and what an amazing achievement! Good luck Molly!



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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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
all-day Norfolk Masters Open
Norfolk Masters Open
May 11 all-day
Open Masters meet at UEA Sportspark Norwich
all-day Reverse Distance – LC
Reverse Distance – LC
May 18 all-day
Long course reverse distance at Basildon
all-day Swim England East Region Long Co...
Swim England East Region Long Co...
May 25 – May 26 all-day
East region champs at UEA Sportspark Norwich
all-day County Challenge
County Challenge
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day
County Challenge at Dereham

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14 hours ago

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Congratulations to our Gifted and Talented Athlete Molly Monk who recently competed at The British Swimming Championships....

Molly competed in the 200m breaststroke at the event in Glasgow on 17th April. The competition brings together the best swimmers in Great Britain whilst also being the world championship qualifier for this coming year. Molly won her heat gaining a new personal best and this placed her 8th in the junior final. Swimming in the final, Molly gained herself another personal best and finished 6th in the junior age group and 3rd fastest in the 15 year age group in Great Britain.

Keep up the great work Molly!
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6 days ago

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Great support Team!
‘Teamwork makes the dreams work’!
Who’s next?!?!
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6 days ago

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Well done Molly on another PB in the 200 Breaststroke Junior Final at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow and a very respectable 6th place.
All of you Otters: you could be here one day! 🏊‍♂️ 🏊‍♀️ 💛🖤💛🖤
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7 days ago

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Otters on tour!
Molly has qualified for the junior final of the 200 Breaststroke this evening.
She will be racing around 8pm (there is no official start time). Be sure to get on the stream earlier than that!
Adam Peaty will also be racing at the start of the session for all you mums!
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