News Archive 2021

Recent News

A Message to all swimmers from our GB elite athletes

Some of the country's best swimmers have put together this short video message - stay strong...

— 10 Jan 2021, 20:00

Good news for the senior boys

Who is classed as over 18?

The Government have confirmed that people who were 17 on 31 August 2020 but have subsequently turned 18/will turn 18, are able to resume organised activities such as club sessions from Step 2 (currently scheduled for April) and will not have to wait until Step 3 (currently scheduled for May).

— 01 Mar 2021, 17:50

Radley & Oratory pools to reopen in April

We're getting excited about the prospect of being back in the water in April - that's next month!!!  

The Committee is working hard with our friends at Radley College and The Oratory Prep School to get everything in place for training to start for U18s in mid April.  

Watch out for further info as we work out the details.

— 01 Mar 2021, 18:15

My Role in Didcot Barramundi Swim Club - Archie Cockett

Archie has put together a terrific short video describing how he sees his role and responsibilities being part of our Swim Club.

Well done Archie - this is exactly what it's all about!

— 04 Mar 2021, 19:45

Life in Lockdown Part 2 - Work, Rest and Play

We're nearly out of lockdown - hopefully for the last time!  

Tracey Pike and our Social Squad have put together this brilliant montage of what you've been up to while we've been waiting to get back in the water.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.  Enjoy...

— 07 Mar 2021, 13:25

Level X Gala - Great to get back into competition mode!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in our first Level X gala on Sunday.

Brilliantly put together by Mark Pike and Steve Gilbert and thanks to all our wonderful volunteers for helping make it run so smoothly under COVID compliant conditions.

The results can be found here.

— 27 Jun 2021, 20:15

The Lockdown Lifting Splash Gala!

We had another great Splash Gala on Sunday 18 Jul 2021 - the gala to end all lockdowns!!!  Thank you to everyone who helped out.

The results are published here.  Congratulations to everyone who got a new Personal Best (PB) time.

— 19 Jul 2021, 16:55

Katie gets her first club record

Congratulations Katie for securing a first club record - breaking one that stood for 8 years!  30.49 in the Long Course 50m Free for 12 year olds.  All our Club Records can be found on the website here - let's see how many we can break next season!

— 10 Aug 2021, 18:45

Vicky & Eda also set new records

Congratulations Vicky and Eda for new Long Course records in 100m Fly and 200m Free in their age groups too!

— 13 Aug 2021, 17:34

7 Club records at BBAT

Congratulations to Katie, Poppy, Rebecca and Eda for breaking or setting new Club Records at BBAT this year.  A couple of these have stood for over 10 years, so great to get some new names on the Record Holders list!

— 07 Oct 2021, 13:04

Shout Out for Lindsay - Swim Well at Masters Nationals!

We'll all be cheering one of our volunteer coaches and masters swimmer, Lindsay Kelly-Onay, as she competes at the Swim England Masters National Championships this weekend in Sheffield.  We all wish you well and hope you have a great competition!

Follow the live results from the competition here.

— 29 Oct 2021, 11:00

Lindsay breaks 800m County Record at Masters Nationals!

Congratulations Lindsay!  A whopping 51 seconds were taken off the old County Record by Lindsay in the 800m Freestyle when she set a new best time of 11:32.45

Lindsay had a fantastic champs setting new PBs in all of her 8 events, posting 5x 6th place, 2x 8th and a 9th.


All results from the competition can be found here.

— 01 Nov 2021, 08:30

Another Cracking Splash Gala!

We had another brilliant Splash Gala on Sunday 28 Nov 2021!  Thank you to everyone who took part and everyone helped out.

The results are published here and are available under the Results & Records menu.  Congratulations to everyone who got a new Personal Best (PB) time or achieved one of the Swim England Speed award times.

— 28 Nov 2021, 18:05