Otters News 3


Otters have been busy over the last couple of weekends competing individually and as a team in the pool, on development camps being inspired and in the local community :-


Winter Regionals took place in Portsmouth on 4th-5th November. Eight swimmers met the qualifying times and represented Otters - Ross McGarvie, Jack Eden, Hugo Lane, Max Tulloch, Sadie Lucas, Olivia Lee, Georgina Vane and Zebina George did 29 swims between them from 50's to 1500's. Max Tulloch came away with a silver medal for the 100 Fly - well done everyone.  For full results visit



Arena League R2 at Guildford took place on Saturday 11th November. The team swam really well finishing in 3rd place which means the final round in December will be against the other middle teams, so not fighting for promotion or relegation, and an improvement on last year! 

                    1st Leatherhead                          240 points

                    2nd Bracknell & Wokingham        210 points

                    3rd Chalfont Otters                  166 points

                    4th Guildford C                            152 points

                    5th Wycombe B                           151 points

                    6th Alton & District                      129 points


Libby Button, Zara and Zoe Holligan, Scarlett Russell, Izzy Bach and Izzy Nicholls attended the Berks & South Bucks Pre County (9-11years) Development Camp and were inspired by a talk from Adam Barrett (ex-Tilehurst swimmer) who won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.


Sadie Lucas and Olivia Lee attended the Swim England Development National Camp which took place on Sunday 12th November.


Windsor Sprint & Distance Meet - Sunday 12th November - Highlights from another successful meet. It's good to see all the hard work in training is delivering some fast times.

  • Otters gained 34PBs
  • Ethan Richard Knight 50BK, Matt Aldred 1500FC, Sam Clark 1500FC and Max McGarvie 1500FC all achieved new County times
  • Max McGarvie also achieved a Regional base qualifying time in the 1500
  • 14 medals were won overall

    Ethan Richard Knight - Gold and Bronze

Charlie Culver - Gold and Bronze

Victoria Daley - 2 Silver

Zoe Jackson - Silver and Bronze

Zara Holligan - Silver

Max McGarvie - Silver

Jess Blackman - Silver

Emilie Ratcliff - Bronze

Ben Jackson - Bronze

Luke Barker - Bronze


Thank you to Sammy Farnfield, Holly Milburn, Imogen Hewitt, Noah Wheeler, Tom and Jamie Shuttle for joining our coach Heidi Loveland and representing Otters at the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday.


Finally Good Luck to all the Otters, representing their school, swimming at the ESSA Secondary Relay Team Championships taking place this Saturday at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in London.

Go Otters!