Arena League – we retain our Leage 1 status for 2023
Closing time for entries into the Wigan Spring Meet is Monday 30th January.
And a New Gala on the schedule for the Ramsbottom Summer Splash
Closing Date for entries is Monday 27th February 2023
Rotgherham have processed the Program and posted on their website – www.rotherhammetro.org – can be printed if you wish together with information on seating and car parking.
The ORCA Calendar has been updated with the events we know of as today – now including the BCM Galas (Open League and Team Sprint)
Where the Gala is at home it will replace the Training session on that day – if the Gala is away and falling on a training day, the plan would be to continue with the training session in parallel.
The Calendar also includes what we know about ATS Galas where we know of them, but these will not be run by ORCA.
This will be updated when dates are confirmed for galas as they are announced.
New Gala out – a bit experimental but trying to use an online entry form
Closing date for entries – 30 Jan 2023
Starter Gala for all new to Open Meets – age 9 on day – we would like to encourage as many to join in as possible – if you are not sure then please discuss with the coaches.
GALA UPDATES :
Rotherham Metro Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2023
BCM Open League update : https://orcaswimming.club/bcm-open-league
BCM Team Sprint update : https://orcaswimming.club/bcm-team-sprint
Wigan Open Meet : https://orcaswimming.club/gala-bcm-swpa-spring-meet-2023
Saturday 17th December is our Christmas club champs starting at 2:15. There will be no training that day so please come only if you entered the event.
First event is the Christmas jumper parade, please be pool ready but wearing your best Christmas outfit (jumper, hat or something else). Warm up will start just after that.
That will be our last training session of the year, and with the bank holiday on Monday 2nd January we will be reopening on Thursday 5th January 2023.
If any of our members would like to discuss membership renewals, the changes to National plan, how the Swim England membership works or general discussions on training and galas – we will be running for a couple of membership workshops at club sessions through the remaining training sessions this year.
Please come along to the cafe area at 3:45 to 4:15 Saturday 10 December if you have any questions.
The accepted entries for the Jan 2023 Rotherham gala has been published here.
All entries for the BOBSC Gala have been accepted for Saturday 10th December at Ponds Forge.
Spectators will be seated on the right hand side of the balcony (Omega Suite side) and will not be permitted into the swimmer seating area.
Spectator tickets are being sold online rather than on the door, and can be purchased via the link below.