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The results are in for Round 1 of this years Tudor League ....and we are off the blocks with a second place finish! Well done to all those that took part and a pat on the back for the many new swimmers, some of whom were competing in their first ever gala. We had 5 first place, 8 second place and 10 third place finishes, including some fantastic PBs.There was a great team spirit as usual and we look forward to the next round on Saturday 18th February. Round 1...

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Billy Birchmore has just received his certificate for becoming S14 Kent county record holder in 200 IM which he achieved at the 2022 Kent Championships last year…better late than never! Well done Bill!

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Well done to everyone who swam at Dover for the last round of arena league! Ojays finished 4th in the end after running 3rd for most of the evening but we just got pipped at the end. There were so many great swims and pbs, including Bythe who won all 3 races and swam a 58s for 100m freestyle! It was also good to see Ben Langdown return from university to support the team once again! We finished 10th overall in our division. Well done to all swimmers and thank...

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Congratulations to all swimmers that competed at the weekend at the Maidstone Winter qualifier. We were on top form again with 79 swims (around 40%) resulting in a personal best. Given all the recent PB's, the fact that these keep coming is simply an incredible achievment for the club. This was our most successful gala this season with 15 of our swimmers gaining an extraordinary 40 new or improved Kent County consideration times, 7 of which were automatic qualification, so a huge congratulations to Aaron, Andrew, Ava, Blythe, Daisy, Finlola,...

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Congratulations Billy Birchmore on your success in the the first-ever British Down Syndrome Swimming Championships which took take place this weekend at K2 in Crawley. The competition is a first for athletes who are currently sadly not represented in the Paralympics. Billy was in world class form with a huge medal haul which included no less than 7 Gold medals! Gold 100 IM, Gold 200 Back, Silver 50 Fly Gold 200 IM, Gold 100 Back, Gold 50 free, Gold 50 Back, Gold 100 Free Well done Billy, we are all...

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Congratulations to our Top and Platinum squad swimmers, Amie, Blythe, Caitlin, Charlotte, Daisy, Ellie, Grace, Hannah, Lauren, Nicco, Samantha, Sophia, Tania,Tom, Vats and Zach who qualified for the SE London Winter Championships held at Glass Mill Leisure Centre on the 5th and 6th December. This gala is the first major event of the season with some tough qualifying times as it is split into only 2 age groups 16 & Under and 17+. A great weekend was had by all, with a total of 16 pb's across 50 events. We...

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Congratulations to all 45 swimmers who participated in the EDSC and DDSC Fireworks gala on the 5th and 6th of November at Crook Log. We continue to go from strength to strength with an incredible number of personal bests yet again and half of our swimmers taking home a top 3 medal. It is wonderful to see swimmers improve gala after gala which goes to show the coaches hard work paying off across the squads. Of the 211 events we participated in, 42% resulted in a PB and an incredible...

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Last weekend, on 22nd/23rd of October 2022 a number of our younger swimmers attended the Kent Development Meeting at Medway Park, Gillingham. This year it was a very relaxed gala, with less participating swimmers than usual and with Orpington Ojays taking 17 swimmers. It was a fantastic event as usual, with lots of good performances and hopefully some of our swimmers will have done well enough to get selected for the Kent Development camp next year. We had 27 medals in total and a huge congratulations to those swimmers who...

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Last weekend Ojays took 38 swimmers to Beckenham Spa for the Beckenham SC Rising Stars Gala. This was Beckenham’s first gala since before Covid and it was fantastic to be back in their super 8 lane 25m pool. With so many top-class clubs in attendance competition was fierce but Ojays certainly held their own with 59 (one third of all swims) recording a personal best. A big congratulations to all those who achieved new or improved county and regional level times. An amazing 40% of all our swimmers came home...

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Congratulations to Lucas Bond on his selection for the 11 year old County Development Pathway. As part of the swim England national programme, the top 18 boys and girls are selected by the Kent ASA having swum in the 2022 County Championships and maintain a ranking in the top few in Kent. Lucas, who represented Ojays in 6 events, and making the finals in 4 at this years championships, has been ranked 4th in Kent for 50m freestyle and in the top 10 for breaststroke and backstroke consistently throughout 2022....