Changes to Monthly Fees

As of 1st September

                National Plan will move to a 1 Hour session at a cost of £22.00 per month

As of 1st October 2021

ATS Fees will be increasing from £12.50 to £15.00 per month.

Bronze Fees will increase from £22.00 to £24.00 per month

Silver Fees will increase from £25.00 to £28.00 per month

Gold Fees will remain unchanged from 2019 prices at £33.00 per month

Please could members look to amend their Standing orders from 1st October 2021 in line with the amended monthly fees.

Details of Membership and fees are detailed on the Membership section of the website.

Bank Holiday

There will be no training on Monday 30th August – the Leisure Centre is closed for the Bank Holiday.

Relax and chill in the nice weather…

Change to National Plan Sessions

Following feedback from the Parents / Guardians of National Plan swimmers, we have made some changes to the Swim Training programme effective from 1 September 2021.

The National Plan sessions will now be a “up to” 1 hour session to allow the swimmers to develop their core strength and better transition into Group 1 training. National Plan sessions will now be running on Saturday’s at 3:15.

We hope this gives the swimmers a more beneficial route into Group 1 training, the coaching team will help transition swimmers into the full hour over the coming months. Where the younger swimmers are not able to swim effectively for the full hour, their swim training will be tailored to suit their needs.

We would appreciate it if the Parents/Guardians of the swimmers could stay at the club during these sessions so that we do not have children waiting to be picked up unattended.

As a result, we have also amended the monthly fees to reflect the 1 hour of pool time, the monthly fee for National will increase from £18.50 to £22.00 per month. Please could we request Parents/Guardians to amend their Standing Orders for September onwards.

The updated swimming session details are detailed on the following page : https://orcaswimming.club/session-times

ORCA Club Kit

ORCA are pleased to announce the new ORCA Club kit which is available from GR8 Sports in Rochdale.

The kit has been changed due to the previous Joma clothing being no longer available from the manufacturer. ORCA want to keep the kit as affordable as possible whilst giving options for the swimmers to chose more than just T shirts and also allow personalisation of the kit at a low cost.

Details of the kit are available on the website, a catalogue can be downloaded here :

Congratulations to team GB at the Olympics 2020.

It was the most successful Olympic swimming campaign ever for Team GB and it was kick started by Adam Peaty becoming the first British swimmer to successfully defend an Olympic title.

The British quartet set a new world record in the first-ever Mixed Medley Relay Olympic final and the success in the 4x200m Freestyle relay crowned Tom Dean as a double Olympic champion.

ORCA will be able once again to compete at the BMSS Level 3 Gala in September, the same pathway taken by the current Olympians started their journey. Who knows who our next Olympians will be.

Congratulations also to Oldham cyclist Matt Walls, winner of a silver medal in the men’s Madison at the Tokyo Olympics.