Finlay selected for Swim England National Development Programme 2021/2022

Finlay Neve of Diss Otters Swimming Club has been selected for the Swim England National Development Programme 2021/2022.

There were only 100 male and 100 female 13- and 14-year-olds selected in England, this is an amazing achievement for Finlay and a great reflection of his hard work and dedication.

Swim England’s talent pathway will identify, support and enhance the development of athletes for the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games of the future.

If you are interested in learning more about Diss Otters please get in touch with headcoach@dissotters.co.uk

Club Captains 2020

Your club captains for 2020 are Amber Daly and Noah Blair for the Juniors, and Thea Irvine and Brandon Crisp for the seniors.

All of our new captains are at most competitions and training sessions so if you have any questions, queries or just not sure about something these guys are the ones to ask!

Regional Qualifiers

Diss Otters sponsors Hughes Electrical  presented commemorative shirts to the three swimmers who have qualified for this years Swim England Eastern Regional Championships.Matthew Munnings (50m & 100m butterfly) and Daniel Bachu (50m butterfly) swim at Luton in the older age groups weekend whilst Rosie Munnings (50m & 100m freestyle plus 50m breaststroke) swims at Norwich in the younger age groups weekend.

The three swimmers are pictured with Chris Strike of Hughes and Diss Otters Head Coach Liam Harvey 

May Bank Holiday Swimming

Due to Leisure Centre reduced opening times, there is no training on Monday 6th or 27th May.  Training will go ahead as usual for the remainder of the weekends for both Masters and Squads

Diss Otters Latest News

A busy few weeks have seen Diss Otters swimmers compete in two events with more to come over the next couple of months. First up was the Norfolk Junior Inter Club Gala with the Otters finishing a creditable sixth place with a largely inexperienced squad, many swimmers competing in the event for the first time.

Over the Easter holiday weekend four of the clubs performance squad swimmers took part in the level one City of Norwich Easter Meet, which saw clubs travel from all over the country to the UEA Sportspark pool. Highlights of the gala for the Otters saw Matthew Munnings take gold in the boys 15/16 years 100m butterfly event and Matthew Tatum collected a bronze in the boys 17 and over 200m backstroke. Harry Button swam in the boys 15/16 years 50m backstroke and picked up a new personal best time while Rosie Munnings reached the final of the girls 13/14 years 100m breaststroke.

Looking ahead to the next few weeks sees the ASA East of England Regional Championships held over two weekends in May. Matthew Munnings (50m and 100m butterfly) and Daniel Bachu (50m butterfly) make the trip to Luton for swimmers aged 14 and over, while Rosie Munnings (50m and 100m freestyle plus 50m breaststroke) pops up the A140 to Norwich for the 13 and under swimmers.

Finally looking further ahead to June and July sees Otters swimmers targetting the Norfolk County Challenge Gala held at Dereham and also the second in the series of new development galas - aptly titled "Summer Splash" - held at Diss Leisure Centre.

Easter Training

Training over Easter will be as follows: -

  • Monday 15th - Training as normal
  • Wednesday 17th - Training as normal
  • Friday 19th - No training
  • Sunday 21st - Training as normal (Masters & Squads)
  • Monday 22nd - No training
  • Wednesday 24th - Training as normal