Welcome to the Okehampton Otters Swimming Club

We are a small, friendly club committed to providing opportunities to develop swimming and/or lifesaving technique, skill, stamina and fitness. Club sessions are held in the 25m pool at Parklands Leisure Centre, Simmons Park, Okehampton


Mission Statement & Club Philosophy

We aim to introduce young (and Masters) swimmers to competitive swimming in a way that protects their well-being.

This will be done by making the experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible so that swimmers are motivated to continue training and progress with us whilst, at the same time, being supportive to any swimmer needing development opportunities of other larger clubs.

Committee and coaches

The club is run by a committee of volunteers and we employ a qualified Head Coach. We are a SwimMark accredited club which ensures that we adhere to the standards and best practice as determined by swimming’s governing body (Swim England).

Our committee members are:

  • Karen Adams (Chair)

  • Avril Fouache(Welfare. Contact okeotterswelfare@gmail.com)

  • Claire Graves (Secretary)

  • Lucy Marrison (Treasurer)

  • David Dennis / Jessica James (SwimMark)

  • David Bowles (Lifesaving)

  • Jo Dymond (competition secretary)

Our coaches are: 

  • Head Coach:

    • Jon Randell

  • JoCoaching Team:

    • Nick Bowles,

    • David Dennis

    • David Bowles,  

    • Jessica James,

    • Claire Graves

  • Masters Coach:

    • Nick Bowles


General Data Protection Policy

Okehampton Otters want to be sure we are communicating with you in the way that you wish. We may currently hold your email address and personal details to contact you and to update you with any news and events which are happening within the club.

Your data is used to correspond with you in the form of post or email and/or telephone using the details you provided when joining the club. This information will only be used by ourselves and Swim England and will not be forwarded on without consent from yourselves.

Should any of your details change, please inform us at your earliest convenience as one of the principles of GDPR is the accuracy of the information we hold.

To comply with the new GDPR regulations we require you to consent to us holding your data. Please tell us if you DO NOT CONSENT and we will update our records. If we do not hear from you we will assume you consent to us holding your data. 


If you have any questions or concern regarding your data, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below.



if you have any concerns regarding the welfare of any swimmer please contact our welfare officer via email okeotterswelfare@gmail.com