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Trials for the club take place at The Walnuts. Please email membership@orpingtonojays.com for details.

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Todays training

Wednesday 22 Nov
* Land training
Chrome
The Walnuts 18:00 - 19:00
Top
The Walnuts 18:00 - 18:45 *
The Walnuts 19:00 - 21:00

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    Black Lion Open
  • Sun 03/Dec/2017
    Club Championships 6

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200m Club Champs

Thu 16/Nov/2017

Well done to all our swimmers competing at Club Championships on Sunday. We saw many more swimmers challenging the 200 meters events which is a good indication of improvements as a club and as individuals, achieving pbs as well as Kent consideration and qualifying times. The next one includes the boys 1500m Freestyle and the girls 400 Individual Medley. Good luck everyone.

Arena League Round Two

Mon 13/Nov/2017

On Saturday 11th November we travelled to Crawley K2 for the second round of the Arena League. All our swimmers were all in high spirits, racing friends from local clubs and the winter training campers meeting their new friends again from Hastings Seagull. We had some great results and PBs and a special mention to Michael who smashed the minute for the first time on 100m free. Great to see the winter training camp paying dividends again for the second weekend in a row. Final results placed us 4th which is a two place improvement on last year. Crawley 245 Hastings 213 South Croydon 163 Orpington Ojays 148 Bromley B 145 Ashford 133 We swam hard, cheered loud and thanks as always to officials, team managers, Sergio, parents and friends.

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The Club Championships Presentation Evening is on Friday 23rd February at Crofton Halls.
On Saturday 16th December 2017 we will be holding our Club Championships Sprints Gala. The deadline for entries is Monday 27th November. Entry form and payment should be placed in an envelope marked FAO Gina Fazzani - Sprints Gala and handed to the committee desk. Please note that no late entries will be accepted after the closing date, and strictly no entries on the day will be accepted. As a guide swimmers are expected to enter the following events. Please note 25m events are for Tadpoles only. • Top, Platinum, Gold & Silver Squads - 4 x 50m events. • Bronze/Chrome Squads - 3 x 50m events • Tadpoles 1 & 2 - 2 x 25m • Tadpoles 3 - 3 x 25m • Tadpoles 4 - 4 x 25m The entry form is on our homepage or under the Competitions menu.
On Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March we will be co-hosting the Spring Charity Meet with Erith and District SC again at Crook Log. Please keep the date clear and more details will follow.Q
It's that time of year when we need to ask all trophy holders to hand back their trophies so we can get them ready for this year's winners. Please return them to Julie Strover, who is usually in the spectator gallery when either Top or Platinum squads are training. Otherwise please pass to your coach or leave them at the desk or shop on Monday evenings. Julie will also take them at the club champs sprint gala on December 16th. Please ensure you have returned them by December 16th.
Please see the Fixtures list under the Competition menu for session details. Car Parking at Medway Park - Medway Park has a pay and display car park. Please note that the Leisure Centre does not open until 7:30am. Upon arrival swimmers will need to sign in for EACH of the events they are competing in; the signing in desk will close 45 minutes before the start of each session. Failure to sign in may result in exclusion of the competitor. Officials: Black Lion would appreciate help from licensed officials to assist with the running of the event. All officials will be provided with refreshments and a buffet style lunch. If you are available please let Lorraine Harden know as soon as possible please.
On Wednesday 22nd November at 18.30 until 21:00 at K Sports in Aylesford there is the Club & Coach Forum. There is a choice of two workshops: Warm Up – Led by Victoria Annis, Senior Physiotherapist from the University of Kent. Victoria will take you through the principles of an effective warm up and demonstrate how they can be used in many different sports. Club Structures – Delivered by the Sport England Club Matters team, this workshop looks at why getting your club structure impacts on members’ liability and financial implications, whether you are a separate legal entity and what rules and requirements you need. This also covers unincorporated or incorporated structures and whether you can adopt charity status or CASC. There are also individual 15 minute funding appointments with staff at Kent Sport available throughout the evening. More information and registration which is required can be accessed via www.kentsport.org/clubforum2017 For anyone in need of a UK Coaching safeguarding workshop there are workshops running on Tuesday 7 November in Tunbridge Wells and in Canterbury on Wednesday 6 December. First Aid is also running in Medway on Tuesday 28 November. All of these are 18.30-21.30 and can be booked via www.kentsport.org/workshops

Tadpoles

Tadpoles are term time lessons for young swimmers starting out. The new Summer term starts on Sunday 10th September and finishes on Saturday 21st October. There is no swimming during half term, Sunday 22nd October to Saturday 28th October. If you are a new Tadpole could you also please fill in the ASA 1 form. Payment for ASA membership is not due until next year.
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