Professionally coached, competitive swimming opportunities for adults living across Oxfordshire.
Our friendly squad caters for people aged 18 years and above who have a wide variety of ‘lane’ swimming abilities.
Some members compete in pool-based swimming events on a local to international level, while others train for triathlons, open-water swimming or general fitness.
Masters squad training sessions usually last for an hour and a half each, with lanes organised by speed and catering for a range of abilities and experience levels. The coach guides the group through a "set", with variations to suit each lane. Sessions focus on all four of the main swimming strokes, with flexibility for swimmers to choose their preferred stroke and adapt the set to suit them.
It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that I step into the role of your head coach. Together, we embark on a journey of excellence, determination, and camaraderie, as we strive to push the boundaries of our abilities and make a lasting impact on the swimming community.
I've been an ONB member since 2001. I have fond memories of spending weekends with other swimmers from the county, including COSC swimmers. We would participate together in events like intercounties, open meets, and Championships. As my coaching career progressed, I had the opportunity to lead the ONB team as the Head Coach during camps and competitions, guiding swimmers from all the teams within.
It is my belief that a club is not simply a team, but a family united by our love for the water and the pursuit of athletic greatness. I am committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity, support, and growth, where each and every member can flourish both as athletes and as individuals. Together, we will create a culture that encourages teamwork, sportsmanship, and unwavering dedication to our craft.
As your head coach, my vision is to propel this club to new heights of achievement. We will set ambitious goals, both individually and as a team, and work relentlessly to surpass them.
Swimming is not solely about competition; it is also a lifelong journey that instills discipline, resilience, and character.