Tying up the Open Water Season

On Saturday 29 September four Otter swimmers took part in the Outdoor Swimming Society’s Hurly Burly event. Despite the cold temperatures, both in and out of the water, the sun was out and the quick current made sure that it was a thoroughly enjoyable swim.

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A Summer of Open Water Swimming

I think it's safe to say that this year's exceptionally warm summer is winding down, and autumn is starting to creep around the corner. The wonderful climate over the last few months allowed for some fabulous open air competing, which various Otters took the opportunity to enjoy...

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Otters kick-off Open Water Season...

Forgoing the Royal WEdding, and intrepid group of Otters travelled to Box End Water Park near Bedford for an open water season opener.

Under glorious sunshine the Otters were victorious and are looking forward to the varied challenges to come until European Champs in September.

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Otter 1/4 Mile

Congratulations to all of our swimmers and spectators that participated in our open water series for 2017! This years season culminated in the 1/4 Mile race and water polo match on 12 August.

Results:
1st Alex Fraser
2nd Joana Sandrin Gauer
3rd Dan Shunn

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Otter Mile Report

It was a decidedly grey and drizzly evening for the 2017 edition of the Otter mile, run on Friday 28 July and taking in a pleasant and winding portion of the Thames at Windsor. 13 swimmers braved the conditions, along with an array of supporters. Having taken a boat ride a mile upstream the swimmers made their way back to Windsor leisure centre with various degrees of urgency.

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Half-Mile Handicap Report

On Friday 14 July, 34 swimmers and supporters made their way to Henley on Thames for Otter's annual half mile handicap. In perfect conditions, 21 swimmers took to the Thames and glided effortlessly down to the Henley Sailing Club. We were treated to a flying visit from Barbara Woodward, in town for the ambassadors’ conference and, adding weight to the argument that the best way to secure a good handicap is to leave the country for a prolonged period (ambassadorial posting optional), she reigned supreme, winning the JW Rope trophy. 

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Otter open water success

Congrats to Pip Bennett & Jess Thorpe on becoming British Champions in the M35-39 & W30-34 in Hyde Park on September 25th.  Otter had further success with Silver and Bronze for John Talbott & Nico Barber in the M30-34, and impressive swimming from Maddie Parra in the elite race.

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