Its getting closer now…….

Please check your emails and respond to us – the email includes some important information about your swimming slots and changes to OCL COVID-19 procedures.

Ocl will require everyone 16+, swimming or spectating, to use the NHS app to check in.

If you are unable to use the app a register must be completed at reception. (bring a pen)

NHS app available here https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/

Please set up your Standing Orders for monthly fees

50% payment for 12th April.

Full payment from 1st May

Nat West  SORT CODE 01-00-39 ACCOUNT NUMBER 12102385

Unfortunately 18+ will need to wait until the next phase.

Membership Renewals and Benefits of Membership.

Polite Reminder

The last date for you to renew your membership for ORCA 2021 – February 14th.

SwimEngland have a deadline for ORCA to renew your membership at the end of February, if you don’t make your renewal by 14th February we will have to cancel your Swim England membership and you will not be eligible to train until this is reinstated. This could take a few weeks to process.

If you are an ATS swimmer and pay your Swim England membership through ORCA, you will also not be able to train with ATS until this is renewed.

If you wish to remain a member, please could you ensure you have renewed by 14 Feb. Please use link below for details.

Benefits of Swim England membership.

ORCA at the Olympics

ORCA at the OLYMPICS event starts tomorrow.

If you have not confirmed that you are taking part, please send us an email at olympics@orcaswimming.club to let us know..

Its just for a bit of fun, a bit of motivation to do some exercise.

Do it as an individual or family – all the miles count.

If you get some sponsorship then that will help the club funds and we can use that for the swimmers and keep the club in a good place through these difficult times.

Send us the number of miles weekly, either walked, run, cycled or swam, and we will count them off against the distance from Royton Leisure Centre to Tokyo Olympic Park.

Swim England : The top 8 benefits of swimming

  1. Full body workout. Swimming uses all the muscles in the body so whether you swim a gentle breaststroke or hammer butterfly, you will get a full body workout. Plus, exercising in water makes your body work harder so 30 minutes in a pool is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land.
  2. Great for general wellbeing. Just 30 minutes of swimming three times a week alongside a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy and maintain a positive mental outlook. Do it with friends, and it’s even more fun!
  3. De-stresses and relaxes. Whether it’s work stressing you out, the kids being a nightmare, or just life in general, we all get times we just want to SCREAM. Well, help is at hand. Swimming regularly can lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve your sleep patterns. Feeling the mental benefits of swimming takes just a light swim. No lane pounding needed.
  4. Burns those calories. Swimming is one of the most effective ways to burn calories. A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in just half an hour, more than double that of walking. And a faster swim would see that chocolate bar gone quicker than if you went running or cycling.
  5. Lowers the risk of diseases. As well as being a great form of cardiovascular exercise, swimming just 30 minutes a week can help to guard against heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
  6. Supports the body. Water supports up to 90 per cent of the body’s weight. So if you sprained an ankle at Monday night football or have a long term injury or illness, swimming is a brilliant way to stay active.
  7. Increases your energy levels. Inactivity and not ageing is often responsible for people’s lack of energy. Just 30 minutes of swimming three times per week can boost your energy levels through increased metabolic rate.
  8. Exercising without the sweat. If sweating puts you off other forms of exercise, fear not! As a swimmer, you’ll never feel sweaty no matter how hard you work because the water around you is constantly cooling you down.

Membership Renewals

Please could you complete your membership renewals as soon as possible.

The deadline is mid February for applications to reach ORCA for us to then register with Swim England.

Please could we request your membership payments and completion the form on this link below as soon as possible.

Lockdown 3

Following the government announcement, OCL has advised that the Leisure Centres will again be closing.

With regret, we will not be able to reopen on 2 January as planned.

Please could you skip your January monthly fees.

We will let you know when we can restart as soon as we know.

Stay safe and well and we will see you all soon.

Welcome Back

Thanks to the Coaches, Committee and especially the Swimmers in getting ORCA back up and running.

Saturday and Monday squads next, we look forward to seeing you all back.

Restart of Training 2

🏊‍♀️RE-OPENING!🏊‍♂️
‼THURSDAY 3RD DEC‼

We hope you have all stayed well over lockdown 2!

We are delighted to announce we are set to re-open for training from Thursday 3rd December!

Please can we ask that you all Restart your Standing Orders asap – as this will help pay our pool fees for this month!

YOUR CHILD’S SESSION will stay the SAME AS BEFORE LOCKDOWN 2!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE only turn up to your designated training slot as we still have guidelines to adhere to!

Thank You All for Your Ongoing Support!

We hope to see you back at the pool this week! 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️😁

Kind Regards,
Your Orca Coaches and Committee