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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 5-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 4:30 - 8:00 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 in May 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 40 years records continue to be beaten.

Most of the club’s coaches and all of the club's 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 obanotters@gmail.com



MEMBERSHIP

Please click here   

Application Form
  to download the Application form.

As we now accept swimmers from the age of 5, application forms can be completed and returned once you child reaches their 4th birthday. Forms can also be found on our notice board at Atlantis Leisure.

SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDING

Oban Otters ASC would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Club during 2015:           

ABCD and The People Postcode Lottery.

We are also supported throughout the year by Simmers & Co and The Sports Shop (Oban) Ltd.

If you are interested in supporting the Oban Otters financially then please contact us at  obanotters@gmail.com

MERCHANDISE

Oban Otters has a range of branded swimwear and accessories for sale on Thursday evenings at the sign in desk.

Also available are t-shirts and hoodies.

Oban Otters swim caps in a fantastic range of colours.



OBAN OTTERS ASC- 2013 COMMITTEE

PRESIDENTKat Dowd
VICE PRESIDENTDebbie MacIntyre
TREASURERJennifer Turner
SECRETARYKaty Docherty
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARYBel Cameron
CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER            Yvonne  MacKechnie
SWIMWEAR OFFICEREmma Boyle
SWIMWEAR OFFICERKat Dowd
MEET SECRETARYIsla Smith
PRESS OFFICERJulie Fairbrass
WEBSITEDebbie MacIntyre
COMMITEE MEMBERAlison Carre
COMMITEE MEMBERDavid Robinson
COMMITEE MEMBER
COMMITEE MEMBER

The club is looking for more committee members. Please ask a current member about these positions or come along to the AGM.

SQUAD COACHES

  • Julie Fairbrass
  • Amanda Coates
  • Stephen Teape

We are looking for more coaches for our squad. If you would like to volunteer please email obanotters@gmail.com

LEAD TEACHERS

  • Kathryn MacIntyre
  • Claire Hoey
  • Irene Livingstone
  • Jade MacEwan
  • Julie Fairbrass

LEARN TO SWIM MANAGER

  • Rebecca MacKinnon

TUTOR & TEACHER TRAINER

  • Jillian Gibson

Please speak to a committee member if you have a query, complaint or compliment about Oban Otters ASC or e-mail us at : obanotters@gmail.com