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

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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.

Derventio eXcel Sprint Meet

Performance Squads (P1 & P2) please check your emails as entries are now open for the Derventio eXcel Sprint Meet to be held in Ponds Forge, Sheffield, shortly followed by the Tree Top Challenge at GoApe Sherwood Pines!

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

Otters Strike Gold at Swan Gala

Sixteen swimmers from Diss Otters Swimming Club took to the pool at the UEA Sportspark last weekend to take part in the Norwich Swan Open Gala.Held over two days, with morning and afternoon sessions it gave competitors the chance to compete in various races over distances from 50m to 400m.

Out of a total of 65 individual swims the Otters came back down the A140 with a haul of 9 gold,13 silver and 11 bronze medals which was a terrific return for the weekends efforts.

The squad members were Ciaran Strike, Harry Daly, Matthew Tatum, Kathryn Wood, Imogen Grimes, Noah Blair, Callum Blair, Matthew Munnings, Amber Daly, Cassia Miller, Ottilie Miller, Daniel Bachu, Millie Bachu, Ellen Davidson, Nathan Hunt and Finlay Neve.

Next up on the Otters competition calender is the Norfolk Junior Inter Club Gala on Saturday 6th April, followed by the City of Norwich Easter meet over the holiday weekend.