Christmas Club Champs

If you forgot to put your entries in for the Christmas Club Champs, I will accept entries up to Monday 5th December at the latest.

We would like all swimmers to enter, parents swimming and christmas jumper activities are optional.

This is a good chance to come and have some fun.

The Club Champs will start at 2:15 on Saturday 17th December – there will be no training that day – and its the last Saturday session of the year.

Limited Edition Christmas Hats

It’s nearly that time of year again! 🎄🎅🏼

ORCA special edition Christmas swim caps are now in! Once they are gone they are gone! 🎅🏼

Available from Saturday between 3pm and 4pm payment by card or cash. After that cash only.

Christmas caps – £6

We also have fresh stock of Regular ORCA caps – £5

Rotherham A&B Long Course Gala – January 2023

Never mind planning for Christmas – how about planning for January 2023

There are a lot of galas in the North West that are being cancelled, and then a number being over subscribed at the moment.

Frustrating that the Blackpool Gala was completely overwhelmed in 1 day of opening and ORCA Missed out this year.

But we have an opportunity to do the Rotherham Long Course again for Jan 2023 – we did this gala last year and it was great.

Entries in a quick as we can please, in the box by 31st October and we can try to secure the places.

Blackpool Lights 2022

Apologies – the Gala was completely taken up within a day of opening and we did not get our entries submitted in time this year.

If you could please send an email to with details of your bank sort code, bank account number and the swimmers names we can arrange a refund,

Dont worry, more to come…..

Oonagh McManus
Individual Bronze Medal and Team Gold at the European Biathle Championships in Athens, home of the Olympic Games

In an incredibly exciting race Oonagh managed to finish third, collecting individual bronze and team gold medals for Great Britain.

Oonagh took the race out fast, separating the field with a solid first run, entering the water in 2nd place. A fantastic swim saw her coming out of the sea still holding 2nd place going into the final run.

The last 800 meters was a tense affair with the lead changing hands and Oonagh slipping into 4th place. One final push in the last 10 meters saw her draw level, with four GB girls crossing the line together. It was a nervous wait for the results but thankfully Oonagh was confirmed 3rd with just over one second separating 1st and 4th place.

Oonagh was dreaming of a top 10 finish, so to come away with a place on the podium and two medals is incredible. She’s obviously over the moon and we’re all incredibly proud of her achievement.