Competitive Swimming with Carnforth Otters
Salt Ayre Lancaster, Heysham and Carnforth Swimming Pools
We are a Swim 21 accredited competitive swimming club based at Salt Ayre, Lancaster. We compete in the top divisions of MicroLeague North West and the North Lancs League as well as Division 1 of the Arena League. Our aim is to help each one of our swimmers achieve their potential, whether competing as an individual or as a member of a team; we do not exist purely to help children to learn to swim. The coaching team consists of 25 qualified ASA coaches who support our Head Coach, Mark Smith, our Head of Teaching, Susan Goodfellow and our Team Manager, Andy Timpany.
We have currently 240 registered swimmers. We will accept new swimmers providing there is pool space for their particular age and ability group. Our lower age limit is 5 years old. Swimmers are grouped by ability, not age. For swimmers who are starting to learn the competitive strokes, the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) is followed that involves 2 sessions per week. Following entry into the Junior squad, swimmers follow a dedicated training program with pool time steadily increasing right up to elite level in our top squad. at the elite end we currently have swimmers who competed in the 2012 olympic trials, one swimmer who competed in the London Olympics and a swimmer who is now in the Triathlon High Performance Squad with the Brownlee's in Leeds. To find out more please contact our membership secretary, Susan Goodfellow on 01524 762039 or Sheila Brown on 01524 720884.
Details of the club and it's policies are on the About Us pages. Membership forms and Policy documents can be found in our Membership section and our child protection policies and contact details for our Child Protection officer, Andrew Turner can be found on our Child Protection pages
See latest fixtures for important dates.
NATIONAL QUALIFYING TIMES FOR JESS AND WILLIAM!
13 year old Jessica Shatford and 14 year old William Ritchie achieved their first National Qualifying Times at the Manchester Open this weekend.
Showing great maturity, both swimmers delivered outstanding performances in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke races to smash the qualifying times in both events.
Well done to Jessica and William for this well deserved achievement! We look forward to seeing them both perform at... Read More
NORTH WEST REGIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
| A very successful event for Otters, achieving a high number of finals places whilst competing against the region’s top swimmers.
15/16 YR AGE GROUP, Toa Smith (15) 200 Fly 11th 2.30.89 PB
Josh Thompson (15) 50 Breast Gold 31.53
100 Breast 4th 1.10.22
200 Breast 5th 2.34.57
50 Fly 12th 28.71
200 IM 6th 2.17.51
50 Free 6th 25.51 PB
100... Read More
English Schools Swimming Association Gala
|A number of Otters swimmers represented their schools in this year's North West division event held at Salt Ayre on April 27th. This event, alongside the British rankings, is used to select the team which represents the North West Division in the National finals in June. In 2012, three swimmers from Otters were selected: Rachel Ritchie, Alasdair Fairhurst and Josh Thompson, with Rachel going on to be selected for the... Read More|
14 year olds William Ritchie and Josh Thompson ventured up to the Scottish National Championships at the beginning of April. In a breakthrough year, it was the first time William had qualified for these Championships which were held this year at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.
The session was introduced and commentated by Olympic and Commonwealth Gold medalist David Wilkie and saw the likes of... Read More
|Sat 11th May||Club Gala|
|Sun 19th May||Microleague A|
|Fri 24th May||Blackpool Rocks|
|Sat 25th May||Blackpool Rocks|
|Sun 26th May||Blackpool Rocks|
|A photo of all our cubs from the club gala can now be found in our gallery by clicking club gallery
|Kit Purchase from Janet
If you want to enquire or order any of the items from the shop you can contact: Janet Timpany on
07753168689. Or see her at Salt Ayre