Oban Otters was established in 1975 to teach, promote and improve swimming skills in the local area. Since then hundreds of children have progressed through the Club. At present the Club has approximately 200 members of mixed ability (and many more on the waiting list) ranging from 6-year-old non-swimmers, to the more confident width and length swimmers, culminating in the senior squad swimmers in the competitive swim club who train five times a week.
Due to a change in the rules of the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association (SASA) from April 2011 the club now has a learn to swim school and a competitive swim club run separately but still within the single club and committee.
Oban Otters Learn to Swim School runs swimming classes on Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 9:30 pm, taking non swimmers through all the various stages to make them confident swimmers and hone their skills in the lengths class.
Oban Otters Competitive Swim Club take competent swimmers who wish to improve their skills and enter the world of competitive swim meets throughout Scotland. This takes a lot more training and dedication with sessions before and after school times. Several Otters swimmers over the years have been selected to swim in the SASA West District Championships, Scottish Schools Championships and the Scottish Nationals.
Otters reaches its annual highlight at the end of November when all the swimmers (from the teaching pool to the squad) have the opportunity to take part in the Club Championships. Despite the club running for over 35 years records continue to be beaten.
All of the club’s coaches, teachers, committee members and helpers are volunteers and the club is financed through swimmer membership, grants and local sponsorship. If you feel you could support the club in any way please contact one of the committee or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a child who wishes to join please contact us at email@example.com with all the relevant details.
SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDING
Oban Otters ASC would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Club during 2011: For the businesses please click on the names for their websites or contact details
If you are interested in supporting the Oban Otters financially then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oban Otters has a range of branded swimwear and accessories for sale on Thursday evenings at the sign in desk.
The 100 Club is a fundraising activity for the Oban Otters swimming club. Each number, between 1 and 100 is entered into a random draw each month with the possibility of winning three cash prizes of up to £21, £14 and £7.
Each number can be purchased at £1 per month and any one person can hold more than one number at a time. Contributions can be made either at £1 per month or £12 per year.
To join the 100 Club please supply: Name Address Name of bank account State whether your standing order will be monthly or annually
A standing order mandate form is available on request
OBAN OTTERS ASC- 2013 COMMITTEE
CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER
Jillian Gibson Rebecca MacKinnon
The club is looking for more committee members. Please ask a current member about these positions or come along to the AGM
Please speak to a committee member if you have a query, complaint or compliment about Oban Otters ASC! or e-mail us at :email@example.com