About Us

Cults Otters is the local amateur swimming club serving  Culter, Milltimber, Bieldside,  Cults and surrounding areas. We have been active for more than 40 years and have enjoyed a long association with the Cults Academy facilities.

Cults Otters is a non-profit making swimming club affiliated to the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association (SASA) and to the SASA North District. Cults Otters is also a constituent member of COAST (City of Aberdeen Swim Team), which was formed to bring together the most talented swimmers from its six constituent City clubs.

We work closely with Sport Aberdeen, which delivers the early stages swimming lessons through its Aquatics programme.  Children can enter the Cults Otters Development programme when they have reached level 6 with Aberdeen Aquatics or equivalent, and we will ensure a smooth progression to District level competitive swimming and beyond.  Children who have learned to swim elsewhere are also most welcome to come for a trial.

Cults Otters’ focuses on teaching swimmers who are developing their ability (Development classes), coaching swimmers who have mastered the basics in all 4 four strokes and wish to compete (Competitive squads) and swimmers who wish to train and compete at a reduced level (Youth squad).

Our top competitive swimmers can progress into the City of Aberdeen Swim Team (COAST) which is run by professional swimming coaches employed by Aberdeen Sports Village and training is in the 50m pool in the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre.

Swimmers who do not wish to train competitively can feed into other Sport Aberdeen and Aberdeen Sports Village initiatives such as rookie life-saving, water polo, diving and synchronised swimming.

Cults Otters has produced a number of swimmers who have achieved international success including Beverly Robertson (Commonwealth Games 1998) and Robbie Renwick (Commonwealth Games 2006, 2010, 2014 and Olympic Games 2008 & 2012).