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Last Updated on Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:19
Swim Camp 2013 - Cobham Hall Print

P1020154So once again a group of OTS'ers descended on Cobham hall for the 4th swim camp.  This year we trialed the incorporation of lessons, so we had swim school along side swim camp. According to all who attending it was a great hit and something we hope to repeat.

Friday night session was a hard two hour session and was harder on the lungs than we had imagined due to extra strong chlorine.  However, we all survived and after the session we all sat around the big dinner table in the common room eating cake and drinking a beer or two!  An hour later we were joined by the ducklings who were just buzzing from their first session.

Saturday morning brought another challenge - swimming through a sea of mist!  But in true OTS style the session was adapted 4 lanes went into 2 and a great set of singles was completed!

Land training brought swim camp and swim school together working in the gym on a circuit session with only two swimmers missing and James working harder on taking his photos rather than the exercises at each station. While this was happening we finally got the chlorine/mist/fog problem sorted (half the problem was we ran out of gas!) What was so lovely is that these problems did not put a cloud over the camp and in fact brought us all closer together.

Saturday evening saw us complete another 2 hour set, another hour for the swim school and then a fabulous meal from the school kitchen; if only all school dinners could taste this good.

Sunday morning was a mixture of technique and then relays with the swim school joining in too. Once again we were blessed with great weather and many took advantage of this to explore the grounds of Cobham - They truely are amazing. So once again another successful swim camp and a successful first swim school camp.

Some more photos are available here.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 April 2013 15:43
GLLAM 2013 comes to a close Print

Another year .. another GLLAM .. 

GLLAM2013 group

On Saturday, 16 March 2013, Out to Swim hosted its annual competition at the Queen Mother Sports Centre in Victoria.  Lots of great swimming, with demonstrations from the synchro and diving teams.

A huge thanks must go to the organising team (Gareth, Mike, Iarla, Chris, James, Oonagh, Philip, Sion and Oliver) and of course all the volunteers who gave up their afternoon to help make it a great success.

For your enjoyment, some photos.

The official results can be found here:

Last Updated on Friday, 22 March 2013 09:09
Spring Invitational Gala on Sun 17 March Print
South London Swimming Club have once again invited OTS (and other SE swimming clubs) to compete in their Spring Invitational Gala on Sunday 17 March (the day after GLLAM) at Tooting Bec Lido.  Registration will be at 9am and races will start at 10am sharp, with a scheduled finish at 12noon.
The event will be run as a team challenge with each club having a dedicated lane and submitting mixed teams of at least eleven team members.  There is no maximum to the number of members who can be on a team as long as there are members under and over the age of 45 plus one member over 60.

There will be a total of eleven individual and five relay events on the day. The individual events are 30m in length (one width of the lido) and only one member of the team from the appropriate age group will compete.  The Gala will culminate in the squadron relay consisting of ten members from each club.

Entry into the Gala is FREE and participants are asked just to contribute by bringing a cake or other baked goods for after.

For OTS members who have any questions, or who are interested in competing, please contact us, letting us know your age and which races you would be interested in so that we can put together the OTS start list. We should also mention that the water temperature of the Lido will likely be a refreshing 7° to 10°C.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:16
New session in 2013 Print

Happy New Year to all OTS members!

After a short glitch in the smooth functioning of our website at the end of 2012, we're back in 2013 with news of some extra pool time at a new location.

From Weds 9th of January the Development Lane will shift from Orchard Lisle pool at London Bridge to Ironmonger Row pool near Old Street, from 8 to 9pm.

We will have two lanes, instead of one, and we will be able to accommodate more new swimmers coming up from the lessons.

Here is a link to the new location: http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/ironmonger-row-baths.

Also check out the updated venues and times page for details of all our sessions and of reopenings after the Christmas holidays.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 January 2013 09:12
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