May Bank Holiday

Royton Leisure Centre will be closed on Monday 2nd May for the bank holiday

There will no ORCA training that night. We will restart on Thursday 5th May.

Clip and Climb

ORCA members…
This is an opportunity not to be missed.

We have a limited number of tickets for ‘clip and climb’ 🧗‍♀️ in Oldham at £6, normally £12.95 🤩 but ORCA are paying a the rest towards the ticket so that our members can enjoy a night together away from the pool 🏊‍♀️

Come and enjoy a great night with your ORCA friends on Friday 20th May from 7pm until approx 8.30pm. ⏰

Tickets available online in the form of an E-ticket with a standing-order/bacs payment to Orca, also available at Royton pool on Saturdays from Natalie Schofield or contact social@orcaswimming.club

Ts&Cs

  • Summit Up require all attendees to complete a waiver form before they visit.
  • There will be a briefing delivered by qualified instructors prior to the session. Inteuctora and Summit Up staff will be present throughout the whole experience.
  • This is open to all members (ages 4 and up as per rules of Summit Up)
  • Tickets are only valid once payment is received. Limited to first 35 who apply.
  • Children must be dropped off and collected by a parent/carer.

Don’t delay!! 😀

BCM Junior League

For some of you – you may remember Central Lancs league club competitions that were interrupted in 2020 just as we started the galas.

A lot has changed, and Central Lancs SWPA no longer exists, but a new affiliation has been set up BCM SWPA and some of the old competitions survive – with some new competition formats.

For 2022 – ORCA have entered three competitions – details are starting to develop for one of these – BCM Junior League (Based on the previous Central Lancs Junior Jubilee)

Details are on the following web page. We have some interesting competitions coming up – this one is a set of 1:1 competitions with another club and we will be hosting three Home Galas – Chadderton, Oldham Seals, Radcliffe and going to three Away Galas – Ashton, Bury and Ramsbottom.

BCM Junior League – ORCA Swimming Club

ORCA will appoint a Team Manager to run this league, the Team Manager will select his team from club members and he will invite swimmers to join the league.

If you are not selected – there are two other leagues to be announced soon.

Competition Judge Level 1 Course

If any parent / guardian or swimmer 15 years or over would like to support the club by becoming a Judge (there are the officials at the end of the pool at Galas) – ORCA are happy to support and pay for the training course.

This may be helpful for Swimmers that are taking GCSE PE – or parents that are interested in supporting the club in being able to start running our own Level 4 Galas

The course is a 1 day on-line course and covers the FINA rules for judging swimmers strokes whilst in competition.

Details of the course can be assessed here – the course is £20 – ORCA is happy to pay the course fees for a small number of people.

Please contact me at chairman@orcaswimming.club if you are interested.

Timekeepers Course

If anybody is interested in helping the club in running galas – Swim England run a Timekeepers Course which is a 1.5 Hour online course.

If you would like to take up the training and help poolside, please contact me at chairman@orcaswimming.club and we will gladly fund the course and help you book the training.

Alternatively you can book the training driectly Here

ProSwimwear Affiliation

ORCA are pleased to announce we now have an affiliate link to ProSwimwear.

Shopping at ProSwimwear through the link / image on the ProSwimwear page of our website will help raise funds for ORCA Swimming Club.

5% of the value of any orders taken by using the link below will be returned to the club, where the club can then use those funds for training, coaching and activities for the swimmers and members of the club.

There are no additional costs passed to you by shopping through this link – ProSwimwear will fund ORCA quarterly with 5% of any sales taken through using this link – so please pass on to others to use !

ORCA Club Kit

ORCA are pleased to announce the new ORCA Club kit which is available from GR8 Sports in Rochdale.

The kit has been changed due to the previous Joma clothing being no longer available from the manufacturer. ORCA want to keep the kit as affordable as possible whilst giving options for the swimmers to chose more than just T shirts and also allow personalisation of the kit at a low cost.

Details of the kit are available on the website, a catalogue can be downloaded here :