Membership and Email Subscriptions

This is the final week for completing your Membership Renewals for 2023 – ORCA will soon be submitting the membership list to Swim England and any 2022 members that have not reviewed their membership will be “LAPSED” as members of ORCA in this process.

This means that swimmers who have not renewed membership will not be allowed to train or compete at ORCA and will be asked to leave poolside for insurance purposes until their membership has been processed.

During the membership application process, we have added any email addresses that you have provided to the email subscription list. In accordance with GDPR, if you wish no not recieve these emails there is an “unsubscribe” link at the foot of each news post. Selecting this will then remove you from the email list and you will no longer recieve email posts from ORCA.

Wigan Gala Update

All of the entries for the Wigan Gala have been accepted. More details later when they are published by BCM.

Remember, there is an entry fee for spectators, and only ONE spectator per swimmer as there is limited space in the viewing area.

No camping chairs allowed to be used at the venue.

Presentation Evening

Tickets available now for the Presentation Evening.

Friday 24th February, 7pm

Shawside, Grains Road, Shaw. OL2 8JB

Tickets £6.00 each including food.

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Training swim kit

Reminder that if you need swim training kit (kick boards, pull buoys, fins, goggles. You can use our ProSwimwear link on our website to track your orders, and 5% of your purchase is donated to ORCA.

Calendar 2023

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.