Competitive Swimming with Carnforth Otters
Salt Ayre Lancaster, Heysham and Carnforth Swimming Pools
We are a Swim 21 accredited competitive swimming club based at Salt Ayre, Lancaster. We compete in the top divisions of MicroLeague North West and the North Lancs League as well as Division 1 of the Arena League. Our aim is to help each one of our swimmers achieve their potential, whether competing as an individual or as a member of a team; we do not exist purely to help children to learn to swim. The coaching team consists of 25 qualified ASA coaches who support our Head Coach, Mark Smith, our Head of Teaching, Susan Goodfellow and our Team Manager, Andy Timpany.
We have currently 240 registered swimmers. We will accept new swimmers providing there is pool space for their particular age and ability group. Our lower age limit is 5 years old. Swimmers are grouped by ability, not age. For swimmers who are starting to learn the competitive strokes, the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) is followed that involves 2 sessions per week. Following entry into the Junior squad, swimmers follow a dedicated training program with pool time steadily increasing right up to elite level in our top squad. at the elite end we currently have swimmers who competed in the 2012 olympic trials, one swimmer who competed in the London Olympics and a swimmer who is now in the Triathlon High Performance Squad with the Brownlee's in Leeds. To find out more please contact our membership secretary, Susan Goodfellow on 01524 762039 or Sheila Brown on 01524 720884.
Details of the club and it's policies are on the About Us pages. Membership forms and Policy documents can be found in our Membership section and our child protection policies and contact details for our Child Protection officer, Andrew Turner can be found on our Child Protection pages
See latest fixtures for important dates.
North West Regional Age Group Championships - Final Round Up
| Aimee Banks 12 Years
100 Backstroke - 36th - 1.19.32 PB
200 Free – 30th - 2.27.11 PB
100 Free- 19th- 1.06.58 PB
Jess Shatford 13 years
200 Freestyle - 11th - 2.18.14 PB
200 Breaststroke - 2.53.17 - 4th in heats - Final 8th 2.54.60
100 Freestyle- 25th – 1.04.72 PB
100 Breast- 1.20.55 - 4th in heats- Final 5th 1.20.63
Amie Turner 13 Years
100 Fly - 34th - 1.18.19
100 Freestyle –... Read More
Superb performances across the board from our young swimmers who recently competed at the ‘Blackpool Rocks’ meet. A grand total of 93 personal best swims, 13 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze medals!
In her first competition, 9 year old Alice Sands swam brilliantly with 2 PBs in both of her events and won Silver in the 50 Breaststroke! 12 year old Aimee Banks and 13 year old Matthew Brown both had an outstanding... Read More
Microleague A News
| Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at Clitheroe this Sunday and a big thanks to Paul and Susan for leading the team and all the supporters (coaches and parents) for supporting our swimmers. A second place in this division is an excellent result with some fantastic swims, especially from some of our younger swimmers. And a win in the cannon to finish the day!
NATIONAL QUALIFYING TIMES FOR JESS AND WILLIAM!
13 year old Jessica Shatford and 14 year old William Ritchie achieved their first National Qualifying Times at the Manchester Open this weekend.
Showing great maturity, both swimmers delivered outstanding performances in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke races to smash the qualifying times in both events.
Well done to Jessica and William for this well deserved achievement! We look forward to seeing them both perform at... Read More
|Sun 9th June||Westhoughton Aquathlon|
|Sun 16th June||Microleague B|
|Sat 22nd June||North Lancs A|
|Sun 23rd June||Tri Lakeland Junior Triathlon|
|Tues 25th June||North Lancs B|
|Wed 26th June||British Gas Swimming Championships: Start|
|Sat 29th June||Club Gala 2|
|Sun 30th June||Microleague B|
|Sun 30th June||British Gas Swimming Championships: Last Day|
|CLUB GALA 2 WILL BE ON SATURDAY JUNE 29TH - 4PM. Please click Entry to download an entry form. Please note: DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES - Friday the 22nd June 2013. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. Entry forms must be accompanied by the correct entry fee and must include times if swimmers have swum at a gala before. Swimmers will be seeded according to their times and not age.
Please register your child’s attendance before entering the pool area.
Please could your child wear something representing their house colour.
All swimmers receiving medals must wear a T-shirt.
|A performance report for our swimmers who competed in Blackpool Rocks 213 is now available: "Otters Rocks report". Also for results see "Session 1", "Session 2", "Session 3", "Session 4"
|A photo of all our cubs from the club gala can now be found in our gallery by clicking club gallery
|Kit Purchase from Janet
If you want to enquire or order any of the items from the shop you can contact: Janet Timpany on
07753168689. Or see her at Salt Ayre