Summer Break part 2

As we head into our summer break, and 2 weeks closure of training, you are welcome to pick up additional sessions in the school holidays whenever you would like as sessions are likely to be quiet. If you want to do an additional day or swap days around then please feel free.

If the swimmers are at a loose end, below are a set of swimming technique video that may be useful.





Summer Break

Before lockdown impacted our lives, ORCA used to take a summer break at the start of school holidays. This actually helps swimmers recover from repeated swimming, and also gives our coaching staff a well earned break.

We will be bringing this back for 2022 and aligning it to ATS summer break.

We will be having our last training session on Thursday 28th July and restarting on Saturday 13th August.

There are no more competition for a while and starting back on the 13th August will give the swimmers time to get back to speed.

After the summer break we have these galas in our diary so plenty to keep us occupied (there may me a couple more to add)

Junior League away at Ashton 8th September

Team Sprint gala 11th September

BCM wigan Gala 1st and 2nd October

Blackpool Lights 19th and 20th November

Arena League starting October

Gala – BCM Autumn Meet – 1st and 2nd October

The BCM Autumn Meet gala in Wigan is open for entries – closing date is 1st September 2022 – Information and entry pack is on this page of the website.

GALA – BCM Autumn Meet – ORCA Swimming Club

This is an ideal opportunity for any swimmers that are 9 years old on the 2nd October, especially those that have not entered into a gala before to start competitive swimming.

There is no lower entry time – if you do not have an entry time already you can use a club timing session or ask the coaching team to give you a time to use.

We would love to see as many swimmers enter this gala as its an ideal starter gala for new competitirs.

Rotherham Gala

The Rotherham gala will be running weekend of 2nd and 3rd July. All swimmers entered will need to be poolside for warm up starting 8am. We advise swimmers to arrive about 7:30.

Training will be running as normal on Saturday.

ORCA Summer Party 2022

Come and celebrate at the Orca Summer Party nd Club Champs Presentation evening

The Shawside, 100 Grains Road, Shaw, OL2 8HZ

10th June, 7.30pm

£5 a ticket Available poolside thoruh the committee or contact for details.

Food available on the night, and of course a bar and entertainment.

Portatili Pizza
Mr Whippy

Clip and Climb – Raffle

On Friday 20th May some of the Orca swimmers are off to Clip And Climb for a fun, few hours away from the pool.

On the evening we will raffle this fantastic chocolate hamper, very kindly donated by one of our swimmers parents.

If you would like the chance to win, tickets can be bought for £1 per strip.

You can purchase them on the evening and will be drawn whilst there.

If you are not able to come along to Clip And Climb and would like to purchase a raffle ticket please email myself at:

To all those are going, enjoy the climbing experience !