About Bloem Otters
Otters Amateur Swimming Club has been in existence since 1927 in Bloemfontein.
The club has always been run by effective club committee members, who offer their services voluntarily. A club that has existed for many years proves sustainability, even through bad times. The Otters Club has always had an "open door" approach, never making any distinction towards club members. All swimmers from whatever race, gender and creed have always been welcome.
Always run as an amateur club to promote swimming as a sport. Club coaches in more recent past were Santa van Jaarsveld, Syd Gibbons, Douggie Eagar and now Lynette Wessels. The Otters Club host two annual galas each year. In October the Otters Prestige Gala and in January our Champs of the Future gala (only for junior swimmers up to 13 years of age). Otters latest gala that was held was our Otters Charity gala were we raised 1900 tins of food that was donated to Sunflower House and Choc House for children that has cancer.