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Dereham Otters Swimming Club 


Talent can win you races, but character and attitude win championships. Coaches will invest their time in athletes who are motivated, coach-able, hard-working, and disciplined. 


Incorporating teamwork as a core principle is a factor of success. Indeed, without teamwork, there is not a single individual-no matter how gifted he/she may be- who can reach the optimal point of success


Without goals, training has no direction. The path that you choose should be exclusively yours, and is aimed at achieving exactly your goals! You are not living the life of a coach, parents, or your friend, but YOUR OWN!

About Us

The only difference between try & triumph
is a little umph

Dereham Otters Swimming Club caters for swimmers of all ages and ability, starting with swimmers who have passed Stage 6 through to the Performance Squad. Weekly training sessions are provided at the Dereham Leisure Centre, with progressive teaching and coaching 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 representations at County, Regional and National level 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 Swim England competitive swimming awards by taking part in club organised competitions, please see our events tab for all upcoming competitions. 

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Don’t take our word for it – here’s what other have to say:

We all had such an amazing weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. 

The racing was just superb!

Please thank everyone involved for a brilliant meet at the weekend! It ran to perfection and our swimmers had some good swims and a great time! The food and the cake stall was a big hit! 

Great meet at the weekend, swimmers had an excellent opportunity to compete and it was so well organised! 

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