No Training on Thursday

A reminder that due to the BCM Open League gala tomorrow night there will be no training.

For those attending the gala, there is a £3 fee for spectators that includes a raffle ticket.

ORCA Presentation Evening tickets will also be available to collect or purchase from the spectators entrance desk tomorrow evening.

ORCA Calendar

Draft Calendar is now available on the website :

Some gala dates are not set and the decisions which open galas we will attend is to be confirmed

Confirmed galas are as follows

Wigan Open Gala : 23 and 24 March – Application form online

BCM Competitions

Where there is a HOME gala above – there will be no training on that day.

GALA – BCM Wigan 23/24 March 2024

As we enter into the 2024 gala season – we already have the entry details for the BCM Open meeting for March 2024.

This is a starter open meeting – any swimmer that is 9 years old on the 24th March 2024 can enter – as long as they are not faster than the times shown.

As a competitive seimming club, we would like to encourage as many swimmers to take part in Open galas this year, and as more as the restrictions on galas have now eased we are hoping for more local galas to run this year with less travel involved.

If this is your first gala and dont have any official times yet, if you competed in the ORCA Christmas Club Champsionships, we can use those times – otherwise please ask one of the coaches to do a timing set during training and you can use those times. If you only have a 50M time and want to enter a 100M race – we can convert them for you.

To enter the gala, you will have needed to complete your 2024 ORCA membership and requested a CAT 2 / Swim to Complete membership. If you have renewed your membership with a CAT 1 / Swim to Train and wish to compete, please let us know and we cam upgrade the membership before the gala.

Friday Training Sessions

ORCA have been looking into options to increase training / pool time for the swimmers.

Please could I ask you if you could complete the survey below to let us know if you would be interested in doing a Friday session 8:00 to 9:00 PM in the Oldham area.