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, Linda McDonald on 07786400718.
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.
Club Gala 3 Nov 23rd
| Some fantastic swims across all age groups in the last Club gala of the year, especially at the younger end of the Club where it is great to see such potential for the future.
There were 165 personal best times recorded during the evening, which included 6 new Club records:
Rhianna Sisson (7) 18m Freestyle 13.30
McKenzie Ronson-Horrocks (7) 18m Freestyle 13.46; 18m Backstroke 15.47
Ace Bower (8) 25m Freestyle ... Read More
INTER ASSOCIATION 2013 SELECTIONS
| Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been selected to represent North Lancs and Cumbria in the Inter Association competition to be held in Blackpool 30 Nov/1 Dec.
NORTH LANCS TEAM:
CONNOR SISSON (10)
THOMAS DUGDALE (11)
AIMEE BANKS (12)
CHARLOTTE DENT (13)
JESS SHATFORD (14)
CONNOR WHITE (10)
MATTHEW BROWN (13)
HANNAH EDWARDS (12)
ELLA MOUNSEY (12)
EMILY REAY (13)
Blackpool Level 3 Meet Race Report
| Following a fantastic start to the season for Carnforth Otters with both a new world record from Sophie Casson in the 400m freestyle masters and a new World Champion in Sarah Hodgson for the U19 Biathle, 17 young Otters descended on Palatine pool in Blackpool to smash their personal bests and set new targets for their next round of competitions.
The competition at Blackpool is very popular and being a level... Read More
SALFORD POTENTIAL OLYMPIANS- 2/3 NOVEMBER
| A great weekend's racing at, where young swimmers Alice Sands and Connor White exceled themselves and Alice placed in the top 5 and achieved a PB in every event she entered.
Alex Livingstone put in a special appearance to swim the 400m Freestyle for the first time and cam within 2 seconds of a Regional QT, whilst Sam Timpany brushed off his racing shorts to give a good account of himself. Toa Smith swam close to... Read More
|Sat 7th December||ASA North West Winter Championships|
|Sat 7th December||Saturday Training Cancelled|
|Sat 7th December||Preston Swimming Club Christmas Open Meet|
|Sun 8th December||ASA North West Winter Championships|
|Sun 8th December||Preston Swimming Club Christmas Open Meet|
|Sat 14th December||Arena League Round 3|
|Sun 22nd December||Christmas party and presentation evening|
|New dates for 2014 - see "Calendar" for North Lancs, Microleague and Triathlon North West fixtures. Note different Age census dates for N. Lancs, Microleague and Age Group team selection
|North Lancs Age Groups 18th & 19th January and 1st & 2nd February now open for entries. See Entry Form that must be completed and returned to Tina by Dec. 22nd latest. For entry times see Qualifying Times
|Club Gala November 23rd Results now available on the Results page
|Preston Xmas Countdown, 7th & 8th December. Please see General Information. and "Accepted Entries" to review who is competing.
|Arena League Round 2 Win. Well done to all our swimmers who contributed to a well deserved 1st place at Arena League Round 2 at Leigh on Saturday 9th November.
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