Week 2 Winter Swim Club on this Sunday

Winter Swim Club

Our second Winter Swim meet is being held this Sunday 24th July 2018 from 4.00pm to 5.30pm in the 25m pool at St Ignatius College, Riverview.

Swimming is for all ages and abilities, with races managed by our computerised handicapping and timing system.

Our short, sharp fun program includes:

  • 25m, 50m and 100m Freestyle
  • 4 x 25m ‘Epic’ Medley
  • 50m backstroke and
  • Team relay

 

Epic Pizza

The Epic Medley winner will receive an Epic Pizza voucher!

We will also have some great raffle prizes on offer.

The 25m indoor pool is warm, clean and well set out – perfect for some winter swimming. All families, friends and non members are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

To help cater with numbers, please email Tim Doolan on president@drummoyneswimclub.com.au if you intend to come along.

The results from Week 1 of Winter Swim Club are available here.

 

Check out our new Home page!

Drummoyne Swimming Club has updated its website into a more mobile-friendly communication platform that provides quick and convenient access to race results, news and other information and is fully integrated with its Social Media presence.

The new site is designed to allow new visitors to learn about our family-oriented Club, its rich history and why it’s the best place to spend Saturday mornings in Sydney!

Our new home page preserves over 10 years’ worth of results and history from the previous site, which is now easily retrievable by keyword search.

If you have any suggestions for improving our new website and social media presence, or would like to contribute a testimonial for new visitors about your positive experience at the Club, please contact Duncan Lyon on racesecretary@drummoyneswimclub.com.au or mobile 0414 566154.

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Dawn Fraser awarded Companion of the Order of Australia

Dawn Fraser - June 2018

Congratulations to Australian Olympic swimming legend Dawn Fraser for being awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for her service to sport and the community.

In 1950, the talented 14 year old Dawn was spotted by Harry Gallagher and invited to train with his “Golden Dolphins” squad at Drummoyne Pool.

Her career achievements include eight Olympic and eight Commonwealth medals, and making history as the first woman to swim 100 metres in less than a minute.

She told ABC News:

“It’s the highest award that I’ve ever achieved, and I put it down to my first gold medal when my mum and dad saw me swim for the first time in Melbourne,”

“I was just so very excited to win that … and now I’ve achieved the highest award and I think it’s just absolutely fantastic. I’ve got it on a level plateau.”

Photo – ABC News: James Carmody

Annual Dinner & Trophy Presentation

For the first time, we will be combining the Trophy Presentation Day and Annual Dinner into a single event on Saturday 5th May 2018 starting at 6.30pm at Drummoyne Sailing Club.

It’s shaping up to be a great night with over 90 of our members attending!

We will have Olympian James Magnussen, coming straight off his Commonwealth Games campaign, as our special guest for the trophy presentation.

We will also have Craig Laundy MP our club patron and federal member for Reid in attendance.

Keith Jameson, president of Sydney Rowing Club will also be joining us on the night.

There will be music and entertainment for the kids and a great selection of canapés from Sailor’s Grill.  Please advise Tim Doolan of any special dietary requirements.

There will also be a massive raffle with top prizes being an overnight hotel stay in Manly and a brand new HP Envy Printer.

HP Envy Printer

There is also a brilliant painting by local Drummoyne artist Julie Peadon up for grabs, in what is truly an unmissable raffle!

Julie Peadon Painting

The evening will be free for Children under 18 and $30 for Adults.  Drinks will be available for purchase at extra cost.

New Diving Blocks

Diving block

We are excited to report that new diving blocks will be installed at Drummoyne Pool over the 2018 winter break, following the successful approval of a $10,000 grant to Drummoyne Swimming Club under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

The City of Canada Bay Council has agreed to fund the balance of the cost to purchase and install the diving blocks as part of its $250,000 Capital Works program at Drummoyne Swimming Centre over the winter period, which also includes a major refurbishment of the bathrooms.

The major investment in new diving blocks and changing rooms will be huge benefit to community users of the pool, including school swimming carnivals and Drummoyne Swimming Club.

We would like to thank Craig Laundy MP and Mayor Angelo Tsirekas for their generous support of this important community facility.

Council Invests $350,000 in Drummoyne Pool

Message from Angelo Tsirekas, Mayor City of Canada Bay Council

The City of Canada Bay is investing a total of $350,000 during 2017/18 at the Drummoyne Swimming Centre to ensure the facility continues to meet the needs of all of our customers.

A number of upgrades are already complete, including:

  • New glass fence opening up views to the harbour;
  • New grassed area;
  • Installation of shade sails;
  • Painting throughout the facility, including the bottom of the pool; and
  • New stairwell balustrades.

In addition, new lockers and an accessible pool hoist will be installed in the coming weeks.

At the completion of the current season (1 May 2018), $250,000 will be spent on refurbishing the male, female, accessible and family changing rooms on level one.

To ensure the new changing rooms meet the needs of all of our users, I invite you to have your say by completing this survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Drummoynepoolchangingrooms

Thank you for your support in assisting us to improve this important community facility.

Mayor Angelo Tsirekas