All members should receive a printed copy of the Otter History 150th Anniversary Report in the post this week. Written by James Stewart and edited by Cat Hasnain, this is an excellent update to the Club History written by John Goodbody to celebrate the club’s 125th Anniversary in 1994.
The last weekend of October saw the annual "Masters Short Course Nationals" held at Ponds Forge National Sports Centre in Sheffield, where 29 Otters competed and returned with an impressive total of 68 medals (17 Gold, 27 Silver, 24 Bronze).
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.
19 swimmers competed for Otter over 6 days of pool and 2 days of open water swimming. We had members flying in from all over to be part of the European Masters Champs, with some of us returning 11 years after Kranj last hosted the championships.
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...