In 2019 Otter wanted to celebrate its 150th anniversary in style and so joined together with Swim England, which was also celebrating 150 years of the swimming governing body, and planned a unique swimming and water polo festival. We wanted to put on an event which was a bit different to the normal open meets. Something that brought together masters swimmers from across the country to celebrate all the best bits of masters swimming: the camaraderie, friendship, occasional athleticism, and perhaps a little competition. The programme paid homage to Otter and swimming’s history, resurrecting the plunge and some old English backstroke for the day, alongside more recognisable events.Read More
2019 marks the 150th anniversaries of both Otter Swimming Club and Swim England and on Sunday 14 July, Masters swimmers and water polo players from across the UK will join Otters at the London Aquatic Centre to celebrate.Read More
To mark the 150th anniversary of the club, we’re extremely excited to inform you that we've agreed to terms with TYR and Ness Swimwear to be our exclusive official team kit supplier!Read More
2019 is a year of celebration for both Otter Swimming Club and Swim England as they mark their 150th anniversaries. One of the highlights of the year will be a unique team gala event at the London Aquatic Centre on Sunday 14 July which provides an opportunity for Masters swimmers all over the country to participate in these celebrations.
Otter has secured sole use of the main Olympic competition pool in London for a fun, informal gala which will include relay and individual swimming races. The teams will comprise many different Masters clubs including some of our traditional rivals (and friends!) such as Spencer, Barnet and Teddington. It is a fantastic opportunity not only to race in the Olympic pool but to join in the fun and celebrate the camaraderie and longevity of masters swimming. Otter is putting together a programme to include a mixture of current and historic events which we hope will feature the plunge as well as some old English backstroke and novelty relays.
Swim England is coordinating an “All Stars Team North” and “ All Stars Team South” so that masters swimmers from across the country can join us. If you would like to be involved please contact:
Team South: Simon Veale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Team North: Verity Dobbie and Nicola Latty (email@example.com)
Any past and present Otter swimmers who would like to be involved should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please save the date now!
2019 represents a significant milestone for Otter and we would be delighted if you would celebrate with us by supporting this special event.
Where: London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, London E20 2ZQ
When: Sunday 14 July 2019. Warm-up at 10am with racing scheduled to finish at 2pm at the latest, with socialising to follow!
A gathering of “Mature” (i.e. older) Otters, and guests took place on February 1st for their annual post-Christmas dinner. For this sesquicentennial year it was upgraded to a black tie event at the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair.Read More
This weekend at Marlborough College the Otter Men's team beat Bridgefield and Rotherham to secure promotion to Divsion 3 of of the British Water Polo League..Read More
On Sunday 25th February the Otter under 14 water polo squad played the final tournament in this winter's LWPL Division 2 competition at the Hillingdon Leisure Centre. Wins against Bexley and Haringey, a very creditable draw with Penguin B and a loss by a last minute goal to Kingston ensured that Otter finished in top position.Read More
Next weekend there is a near-by opportunity to watch the Otter Men’s 1st team and the Otter Ladies 2nd team (Otter Lutra) play some of their British Water Polo League games.Read More
Otter Mens team have finished phase 1 BWPL in 6th place, narrowly missing a place in the Championship 2. Otter will now take on Championship 3 in the second half of the season, which kicks off in Liverpool on Saturday 28th of November.