Otter Head Coach (Swimming)

Would you like to coach some of the top masters swimmers in the country? Would you like to be part of one of the biggest and oldest masters swimming clubs in the UK, which in 2019 celebrates its 150th anniversary? If so, Otter Swimming Club would like to hear from you about its Head Coach (Swimming) role.

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Q2 Saturday Sessions

The following Saturday training sessions have been confirmed for this quarter:

  • 31st March: 12.30pm-2.00pm @ Crystal Palace
  • 7th April: 11.00am-12.30pm @ London Aquatics Centre, LC competition pool
  • 14th April: 11.00am-12.30pm @ Oasis Sports Centre
  • 21st April: 10.00am-11.30am London Aquatics Centre, LC competition pool
  • 28th April: 11.00am-12:30pm @ Oasis Sports Centre
  • 5th May: 11.00am-12.30pm @ Crystal Palace
  • 12th May: 11.00am-12:30pm Oasis Sports Centre
  • 19th May: 11.00am-12.30pm @ London Aquatics Centre, LC competition pool
  • 26th May: 11.00am-12.30pm @ Crystal Palace
  • 2nd June: 11.00am-12.30pm @ London Aquatics Centre, LC competition pool
  • 16th June: 11.00am-12:30pm @ Oasis Sports Centre
  • 23rd June: 11.00am-12.30pm @ Crystal Palace
  • 30th June: 11.00am-12.30pm @ London Aquatics Centre, LC competition pool

Annual Dinner 2018

The Otter Annual Dinner will be held at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT, on Friday 20 April from 7pm to 1am. Tickets are priced at £52 which includes formal three-course meal plus table wine followed by a disco with music from our own resident DJ Talbott!

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2017 Handicap Final Results

The final events of the 2017 Handicap competition were held at QMSC on 8 March 2018 resulting in the overall handicap championship being won by Etienne Cambier. Etienne was joint winner of the trophy for 2016 along with Pip Bennett so this year Etienne will get to keep the trophy alone.

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The Beast from the East can't stop these Otters

The crazy weather felt by the UK unfortunately interfered with many swimmers' plans to head to South Coast of Wales for the annual Welsh Masters Championships on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March, 2018. This meet is great long-course preparation ahead of the British National Championships in June, and always proves popular with swimmers from around the UK. However, just four Otters (David Adamson, Dontony Gill-Nasadi, Fraser Peh & Simon Williams) managed to catch their trains and make their way over to the 50m national pool in Swansea to shine.

 Dave, Dontony, Fraser.

Dave, Dontony, Fraser.

All in all, some very good swims with decent times seem by the team, with all four gentlemen achieving at least one gold or silver medal-winning position.

David Adamson & Fraser Peh's 200m individual medley was hotly contested, with Dave taking Fraser on the freestyle lap to finish in an Otter 1-2. Being of two different age groups, both Otters being able to take home 1st place and gold medals.

Both Dontony Gill-Nasadi & Simon Williams took home silver medals in their respective age categories for their performances in the men's 50m freestyle.


Here's to hoping for better travel conditions next year, and a full Otter team able to repeat these great performances!

South East Region Long Course Results

The Swim England South East Region Long Course Masters event was held at Crawley over the weekend of 20-21 January. This regular event gives swimmers an opportunity to race in a 50m pool in January and set records in a new age group.

Seven Otter swimmers raced and each brought home medals with a total of 12 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals being won between them. Additionally 5 new club records were set. 

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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!