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, Linda McDonald on 07786400718.
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.
North West Region Winter Championships, 2013 , Manchester
| Excellent performances from our three swimmers at this year’s Championships which was a long course meet for the first time in several years. A tough time in the winter training programme to be swimming back to back long course races, but William, Josh and Rachel worked very hard to produce some great results which included a PB from William in every event:
16 & Under:
William Ritchie (15)
50 Breast 32.69 PB 7TH IN FINAL
400 Free 4.24.75 PB 4TH IN FINAL
200... Read More
Inter Association 2013, Blackpool
| 8 young swimmers from Carnforth Otters were selected to represent their swimming association in this year’s Inter Association Competition held at Blackpool 30 Nov/1 Dec. As always, the standard of the swimming was very high and produced some great results:
100m free 1.05.58 6th
200m free 2.23.62 7th
100m back 1.13.19 4th
100m breast 1.27.30 10th
200m breast 2.47.02 ... Read More
Preston Xmas Countdown Gala 2013
|17 Carnforth Otters swimmers put their early season training to test over the weekend at the Level 3 Preston Xmas Countdown Gala at Darwen returning with 18 medals between them. Gold medals were awarded to ten year old Connor White for the 50m Breaststroke, 12 year old Alex Livingstone for the 100 backstroke, 15 year old Danny Davies for the 100m Breaststroke, 13 year old Emily Reay for 200m Butterfly and 13 year old Chris Stainton for 50m backstroke. Alex also picked up Bronze for 200... Read More|
Club Gala 3 Nov 23rd
| Some fantastic swims across all age groups in the last Club gala of the year, especially at the younger end of the Club where it is great to see such potential for the future.
There were 165 personal best times recorded during the evening, which included 6 new Club records:
Rhianna Sisson (7) 18m Freestyle 13.30
McKenzie Ronson-Horrocks (7) 18m Freestyle 13.46; 18m Backstroke 15.47
Ace Bower (8) 25m Freestyle ... Read More
|Sat 7th December||ASA North West Winter Championships|
|Sat 7th December||Saturday Training Cancelled|
|Sat 7th December||Preston Swimming Club Christmas Open Meet|
|Sun 8th December||ASA North West Winter Championships|
|Sun 8th December||Preston Swimming Club Christmas Open Meet|
|Sat 14th December||Arena League Round 3|
|Sat 21st December||Fun Session|
|Sun 22nd December||Christmas party and presentation evening|
|Mon 23rd December||Age Group Swim Training|
|Fri 27th December||Age Group Swim Training|
|Sun 29th December||Age Group Swim Training|
|Mon 30th December||Age Group Swim Training|
|Age Group Training Over Xmas. Heysham Pool, Mon 23rd Dec 18:30-20:30; Fri 27th Dec 11:00-13:00, Sun 29th Dec 12:00-14:00; Mon 30th Dec 11:00-13:00. These sessions are for Age Group Competitors only.
|Well done to all 14 swimmers who competed this weekend at the Preston Xmas Countdown. Results are now available on "Preston Results"
|New dates for 2014 - see "Calendar" for North Lancs, Microleague and Triathlon North West fixtures. Note different Age census dates for N. Lancs, Microleague and Age Group team selection
|North Lancs Age Groups 18th & 19th January and 1st & 2nd February now open for entries. See Entry Form that must be completed and returned to Tina by Dec. 22nd latest. For entry times see Qualifying Times
|Christmas Party/Presentation Evening
Sunday 22nd December
Globe Arena, 18:45 - Dress for a Red Carpet entrance!! Please email Michele Ritchie for tickets
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