Team Sprint – FINALS !

The Team Sprint gala is having a FINALS – the top two teams from each of the three leagues will compete for the overall champion position.

Date to be set, but the Gala is destined to be held in Bury.

The competition will be with the teams below.

Monday 19th September

As a mark of respect for the State Funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and to offer our colleagues, members and swimmers the opportunity to pay their respects, there will be no training on Monday 19th September.

Training will resume on Thursday as normal

August Bank Holiday

Royton Leisure Centre will be closed on Monday 29th August for the bank holiday

There will no ORCA training that night. We will restart on Thursday 1st September.

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.

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.

Butterfly

Backstroke


Breaststroke

Freestyle

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