Falkirk Otter is a competitive swimming club run by a fantastic group of coaches and a committee formed from parent volunteers. It is based in Falkirk, Scotland and provides coaching for young swimmers from the age of 6 upwards from Falkirk and the surrounding area.
The club are always looking for new members. If you are considering joining please send us your details and we will get in touch.
The health of all swimmers, their families, coaches, volunteers and all those involved in running the Club is important to us. The Committee would like to update you as follows:
Training - At this moment in time we have received no recommendation to cancel training and sessions will continue as planned. However, please be assured that we are monitoring this situation closely and will continue to follow advice and guidance from all relevant agencies over the coming days. Any changes to this position will be posted on our Facebook page to get information quickly out to all Club members followed up as soon as possible by e-mail communication.
As always, should any Club member feel unwell, they should not take part in training sessions and should seek and follow appropriate medical advice. Should a Club member become unwell following attendance at a training session, please advise the Club as soon as possible.
Mini Meet - 21-22 March 2020 - The Committee have been taking advice from Scottish Swimming and have been in discussion with facility providers. In light of escalating matters surrounding COVID-19, the Committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel our meet for 21st and 22nd March 2020. We are all disappointed but trust you will understand the reasons. Arrangements will be made for refunds to be issued to those who have already made payment for the Mini Meet. We will look to position another meet later in the year, subject to overall diary availability.
Other Galas/Competitions/Events - As soon as we become aware of any changes to forthcoming galas/competitions/events including next weekend's FVJL, we will let you all know.
Since the start of the year the swimmers at Falkirk Otters Swim Club have been working hard and winning medals at local and regional competitions as they head towards the Scottish National Age Group Championships (SNAGS) in Aberdeen at the beginning of April. 3 weekends of long course (50m pool) at Tollcross in Glasgow netted an impressive 7 medals up against strong teams from across the West of Scotland. Medallists were Cameron Lynch, Lexine McCappin, Emma Silcock, Keziah McCappin, Zoe Crawford and Emily Fawkes.
Hard work in training and top performances in swim meets have yielded times that allow Cameron, Lexine, Zoe and Emily along with club team mates Evan Crawford, Alastair Finlay, Bradley Jack and Ben Montgomery to enter SNAGS. This doubles the number of individual entrants from the club based on 2019! At SNAGS they will compete as FIRST (Falkirk Integrated Swim Team - an amalgamation of Falkirk, Bo’ness and Grangemouth swim clubs). Many of them train regularly as part of the FIRST squad.
Meanwhile the club’s junior swimmers were competing in Stirling at the Alloa Meet. The team placed 4th at that meet mainly due to stand out performances by Zachary Dormer, Orla Campbell and Arjun Burrow. They then followed this up with a top performance at Cumbernauld this past weekend. They will be hoping for more of the same at The Falkirk Otters Meet at Grangemouth Sports Complex on the 21st and 22nd of March.
Falkirk Otter ASC 2018 Club Championships are being held this year on Saturday 1st December at Grangemouth Sports Complex.
Arrival from 4:15pm, warm-up starts at 4:30pm and races start at 5:15pm.
Information can be found on the meet information page.
There will be a raffle drawn on the day with some lovely prizes to be won.
Entry emails for the club champs will be sent out week beginning 12th November with all confirmation emails to be received by Friday 23rd November.
Thanks to all our volunteers. Without your help these events can't be run so it is really appreciated. A follow-up email will be sent out confirming the role you have been allocated.
Look forward to seeing everyone there and don't forget your santa hats!