DOSC Open Meet – 17th October 2021

It truly was a wonderful “away day” at our DISS Open Meet on Sunday 17th at the UEA Sportspark where we welcomed teams from City of Norwich, Deben, Great Yarmouth, Leiston, Newmarket, Norfolk Vikings, Norwich swans, Rochford and St Felix with swimmers competing across 18 events.

All of our Junior and Performance squads were in action achieving a staggering 107 top 8 places. A total of 92 PBs were achieved across 188 swims.

Medals going to: Donald Perrin (3xS), (2xB), (1xG). Forbes Irvine (1xG), (2xB), (1xS). Damian Lemke (2xB). Finley Neve (1xS), (5xG). Jessica Freeman (1xG), (2xS). Amber Daly (1xB). Noah Blair (1xB). Callum Blair (1XS), (1xB). Nathan Hunt (1xS). Freya Reed (2xS), (1xB). Elliot Barkway (1xS). Faye Wilson (1xS). Thea Irvine (1xS).

Finley Neve and Forbes Irvine dominated the boys aged 13 100M Fly coming in First and Second respectively.

Whilst the 15/16 year old boys achieved a 1, 2, 3 finish in the 100M Freestyle. Callum Blair (G), Nathan Hunt (S) and Damian Lemke (B).

Thea Irvine also broke the girls aged 16 100M Breaststroke club record.


Swim England East Region MASTERS Championships at Newmarket 10.10.21

3 of our Master’s were in action at the Swim England East Region MASTERS Championships at Newmarket on Sunday 10th October.

This was their first away Master’s Gala since lockdown and they put in a sterling effort.

Competing in 15 events they came home with a staggering 15 medals!


Adam Lelan – 200IM (Silver), 200M Brst (Silver), 200M Back (Silver), 200M Fly (Gold), 200M Free (Silver), 400M Free (Silver).

Sally Lelan – 50M Back (Gold), 200M Brst (Gold), 50M Brst (Silver), 200M Back (Silver), 100M Brst (Gold), 100M Back (Silver).

Nora For-Szabo – 50M Free (Bronze), 100M IM (Bronze), 50M Fly (Silver)


If you are interested in joining our Master’s squad please do get in touch.


Club Champs 2021

It was wonderful to see so many swimmers taking part in our annual Club Champs this year. Some were competing for the very first time and it was lovely to see how they embraced the experience. Many of our masters were in on the action too proving age is no barrier.

We had a total of 60 Swimmers across all squads, completing over 480 individual swims which resulted in 270 PBs which is rather impressive.


17 Club records were broken over the championships:

Fin Neve (13): 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free

Thea Irvine (16): 800 Free, 100 Breaststroke

Matthew Tatum (19-24): 400 Free, 800 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100IM, 200 IM,

Emily Rose (19-24): 50 Free, 200 Fly, 400IM

Fi Hawkins (25+) 400 Free.


We have a very full calendar now until the end of the year.

We have a team of 40 swimmers attending our Diss Open @ UEA Sports Park October 17th to represent our club.

We will be sending a team to the Winter regional Championships @ Luton Inspire 5th-7th November (to be announced).

We have a team of 23 swimmers attending the City of Norwich (CON)  Open @ UEA Sports Park November 27th – 28th

Followed by DOSC Santa's Splash & Dash @UEA Sports Park December 12th – entries to be released.

Norfolk  County Championships starting Jan 22nd 2022 @ UEA Sports Park 2022




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

British Swimming Festival of Swimming 2021

Encouraging the swimming Olympians of the future! 

Whilst Britain’s top swimmers were preparing to bring home their Olympic medals From Tokyo 2020, the next generation were taking part in the British Swimming Festival of Swimming at the London Aquatics Centre this weekend.

This prestigious event was hosted partly at the UEA Sportspark the weekend before. Helping to nurture the medal winners of the future, due to Covid 19 restrictions this event was live streamed.   

Diss Otters entered a team of four; Forbes Irvine, Finlay Neve, Elliot Barkway and Matthew Tatum. The team produced six Personal Bests, no less than five of them going to Finlay Neve in the 12 years group. They had 3 tops 10 swims out of 11 events.  

Diss Otters continue to strive for excellence but like many other clubs, are always ready to welcome new swimmers so if you are interested in joining this friendly swimming club please contact 

Future Champions Meet – Basildon

Watch the Olympics but keep your eye on Diss Otters!

A great start after a long delay because of COVID restrictions, Diss Otters finally rediscovered their talents. Limited access to practice and training sessions meant the team were encouraged to do their best after making the journey to Basildon for the regional level event Swim England - Future Champions Meet 24th and 25th July.

It resulted in several Personal Bests showing great promise for the future.

Outstanding were 11yo Ella Goodswen with no less than 4 PBs while 10yo Freya Reed excelled at the 100 backstroke and 11yo Donald Perrin achieved a PB in the 50 breaststroke. Also making good times was 10yo Benjamin Eastwood in the 50 Freestyle.

Like many clubs up and down the country the last 18 months have proved challenging but Diss Otters are proving that the way forward is looking brighter. 

Mid-Summer Madness Report

A squad of 17 swimmers took part in the Midsummer Madness Gala at the UEA Long Course pool 10th & 11th July. Grace Cook, Eleanor Godbold, Amber Daly, Olly Shadbolt, Ella Goodswen, Ella Townsend, Thea Irvine, Portia Bloomfield, Elliot Barkway, Laurie Shearer, Noah Blair, Fin Neve, Gus Betts, Forbes Irvine, Callum Blair, Damian Lemke and Jon Barber. 

This was the first away competition since February 2020 and whilst there were no spectators inside the venue the event was live streamed by the promotors.  

A total of 85 individual swims by the team. 46 tops 8 swims were achieved and from that the swimmers brought home 13 medals Noah Blair 1G, 1S & 4B, Fin Neve 2G & 3S, Forbes Irvine 2B and Jon Barber 1B. Not to mention 43 PBs.  

The Otters are next in action when our team of under 11s head off to the Swim England East Region’s Future Champions Meet 24th & 25th July.