This weekend Coop Cup Final 2019 08/11/2019

This weekend its the Co-op cup final which will be held at Everton Park on Sunday 10th November. Everton Park’s postcode is L5 5PH.Congratulations to all performances so far and helping the team qualify. Otters are going into the final in 3rd place out of the 8 teams that have made it to this years final. Wishing you all every success for Sunday.


Update from Dave 03/11/2019

4 days ago As an aside to the prime goal of Everest Base Camp, our trek to Island Peak didn’t go quite as successful. Even before EBC, No1 daughter and I had been brewing sickness. It hit us properly the day of arrival at IP base camp. We went down hill fast overnight. We had 2 days to acclimatise and training for crossing the glacier and climbing the ice wall. However, by the next morning we knew we didn’t have the strength to do either. On the morning of the second day we made the decision to evacuate ourselves from IP BC. As an appreciation of conditions at IP BC it was -20, snow was half way up the side of the tent, the outside of our sleeping bags had frozen like a board.


Dave makes it to Everest base Camp 27/10/2019

On the 25th October 2019 at 1320 after a 6hr trek from Lobouche via Gorekshep Beth and I arrived at Everest Base Camp. It was quite an emotional experience - goal set goal achieved. Thank you to all who have donate so far. The just giving page will remain open till a week after our return, approx 26th Nov.


Dave Williamson trip to Everest Base Camp 09/10/2019

Dave is one of our coaches who like most coaches got involved with Club when their own children were members at Otters and we have been lucky enough that we have retained some of these coaches despite their children going off to university and having their own families! Dave like all our volunteers comes to Club sometimes straight from work and volunteers to our Club giving something back to his community even after the longest of days. Anyway you may or may not know that Dave has decided with one of his daughters, Beth who is daughter number 1 (Dave loves all his girls equally but with 4 daughters only Dave would get away with referring to them in numbers) so Dave and daughter number 1 are taking on one of the greatest challenges that I'm aware of and on the 16th October they are travelling to the Himalayas and completing the massive trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. I truly never appreciated the work and effort that anyone would have to do to be able to complete this massive task. Dave has been sleeping in a hypoxic tent for the last 9 weeks! Climbing up and down ladders across his garden and putting massive hours into his fitness at his local fitness centre. I have never seen him looking so fit and healthy and as well as this being a fantastic goal and experience for Dave and daughter number 1 (I bet those others like not being daughter number 1 !!! ) Dave is raising funds for a very worthy cause Prostrate cancer. This is a charity that gets very little press coverage and is one of the most common cancers for men. He has a Justgiving site where you can find out more about Dave's and Beth's journey. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DaveW-Everest We appreciate that there are so many charities out there and all are very worthy. This is fabulous cause and as a Club and a parent of swimmers who have groan ( grown) to love Dave rather than fear him I would be certain that you would like to support him and Beth in this challenge. Every penny counts so if you can make any donation it would be much appreciated. The Committee


Park Pool closed today- pool now open uodated at 16:30pm 12/09/2019

9:10am Due to a burst pipe unfortunately Park Pool will be closed AM today. As soon as we have an update about tonight's and the weekends sessions we will advise. 16:30pm pool is open- stairs slightly damp so please be careful and overshoes must be worn in the changing area. Café area closed tonight


Fiona Byrne Medals at English Nationals 08/08/2019

Fiona Byrne attended the English National Summer Championships last weekend in Sheffield and won medals in both her distance events.


Otters at British and English Nationals this summer. 25/07/2019

Two of our Otters ladies are competing at the highest standards this summer. Both Ella and Fiona swim at Otters and COLSC and will be swimming against their peers at the highest level.


British and English National Summer Championships 2019 22/07/2019

We have two swimmers that have qualified for this year’s National Summer Championships.


Summer Swimming and Splash afternoon 01/07/2019

We will be commencing summer swimming over the holidays. This will mean we reduce swimming to 2 sessions per week rather than 4. There is an additional cost to this. if you would like to attend please see the front desk.


The 2019 SENW Summer Championships are currently underway with swimmers taking p 27/04/2019

The 2019 SENW Summer Championships are currently underway with swimmers taking part over 3 weekends: 27th & 28th April 2019 – Manchester Aquatics Centre 11th & 12th May 2019 – Manchester Aquatics Centre 25th & 26th May 2019 – Manchester Aquatics Centre. Qualifying this year are the following swimmers, WELL DONE to you all and for qualifying for the event.