History

Our History

The current Diss Leisure Centre, on Victoria Road, dates back to the old open air swimming lido which the district council took over in 1974, but though it could be chilly in spring and autumn the open air pool was much loved by generations of swimmers in the warm summer months - not least when it hosted swimming gala.

with a roof being added in the late 1980s. Diss Otters was formed in 1987, under the name of “Waveney Otters”. The club has grown from strength to strength.

In 2002 after a 5 month pool closure the clubs name was changed to “Diss Otters Swimming Club”  to reflect the new start and partly to avoid confusion with “Waveney Swimming Club”. The club has in excess of 150 members who enjoy being part of a really friendly club.

If joining a vibrant and active club, training in a 25 metre pool with nationally qualified coaches and progressive training plan, then please get in touch or drop in on one of the sessions to meet the team.

Our Mission

We are a local swimming club at the heart of the community; providing opportunities for swimmers of all ages and abilities from junior novices to masters who compete internationally.

The club trains 4 days per week providing ample opportunity for all swimmers to train and receive necessary coaching at the levels required, as well as opportunities to enter a variety of competitive events.

Diss Otters Swimming Club aims to be a club for the community working together at all levels and ages to inspire swimmers to reach their full potential.

We aim to achieve this by providing a secure and caring environment where every member is valued and encouraged to work together as a team to achieve their goals.

Junior Swimming Gala

Children having a great time during the Junior Swimming Gala in the outdoor pool in Diss, 12 July 1976. Picture: Archant Library

Junior Swimming Gala

Children having a great time during the Junior Swimming Gala in the outdoor pool in Diss, 12 July 1976. Picture: Archant Library

Junior Swimming Gala

Children having a great time during the Junior Swimming Gala in the outdoor pool in Diss, 12 July 1976. Picture: Archant Library