QMSC returns!

We're delighted to report that that works at the Queen Mother Sports Centre in Victoria have been completed, and we're back to training with all 6-lanes.

Session times on Thursdays and Sundays will return to the normal schedule with all swimmers welcome to attend;

Thursday: 19.30-21.00

Sunday: 17.30-19.00

See you there!

2017 Club Championships Review

The 2017 Club Championship events include the Mile open water in July and nine pool events which were held over three Thursdays in November at the QMSC pool. In total 33 men and 16 women competed in these events.

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The team return to La Santa

This was the 7th year we have been to Club La Santa as an Otter Team, and now as veterans of the training holiday we have come to appreciate all the facilities the complex has to offer and tailor our individual training accordingly. Alongside two training sessions a day the Otters enhanced their training regime with Spinning, TRX and the infamous "Ultimate Abs" classes (who said training was boring?) 

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Otter stun the champions

The Otter Ladies 1st team pulled off a brilliant 9-7 victory over reigning champions Liverpool Lizards in this season's opening match of the women's Division 1 campaign at Newport Saturday.

Liverpool had led 5-3 early in the third period and then 7-5 midway through the last. Lily Turner's penalty with just over two minutes remaining cut the gap; and within another 30 seconds Holly Campbell equalised.

There were just 20 second left when Otter grabbed an 8-7 lead thanks to another Turner penalty. Campbell scored again just as the final hooter sounded.

Otter eased to a second victory on Sunday, defeating Caledonia 18-2. Seven of the goals went to Lily Turner, with Katie Cutler adding four. Left-hander Hannah Edwards scored twice in the second quarter for Caledonia but the Scots rarely threatened in attack. Otter keeper Tracey Allen added to their frustrations by saving a penalty. 

The team now have a couple of weeks off before taking on Hucknall and Coventry in Sheffield Mid October. 

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Otters show off at GLLAM

This year, fellow London-based masters swim team Out To Swim hosted their annual GLLAM meet (Gay & Lesbian London Aquatics Meet) at the fabulous London Aquatics Centre on Saturday, 9th September 2017. Over 300 swimmers across 58 clubs from 15 countries entered, and whilst many Otters were heading out to Club La Santa, Lanzarote, to begin a week-long training camp, 10 swimmers competed at this feel-good meet!

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17th FINA World Masters Championships

FINA’s 2012 decision to decision to expand the existing programme of the FINA World Championships and to add the Masters tournament to it, began with Kazan in 2015. This was met with a hugely positive response; masters’ swimmers got to enjoy the wonderful benefit of top class facilities, a destination prepped and ready to welcome the older generation of athletes, and being a part of the legacy that the competition creates.

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