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Drummoyne Swimming Club Inc.

Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne 2047 NSW Australia

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September 2017 New!

Drummoyne Swimming Club has moved to the Swimming Metro North West Area (SMNW) region of Swimming New South Wales.

Prior to the move, the Club was in the Swimming Metro South East Area (MetSEA) region.  The change in areas was made in order to distribute swimming clubs more evenly across Sydney,

March 2017

Microsoft's new marketing campaign showcases the advanced technology used by Drummoyne Swimming Club to manage its swim meets.

November 2016

Five Dock Library - Drummoyne Swimming Club Members Tell Their Stories

On Tuesday, 15 November 2016, Five Dock Library will be hosting an evening for past and present members of Drummoyne Swimming Club to share their memories and stories of the club.

The stories will be recorded and added to the library’s oral history collection.

All past and present members and friends of the Club are welcome to join us at Five Dock Library from 6pm to 8pm. 

Forbes Carlile at Drummoyne Pool

The photograph above shows coach Forbes Carlile (wearing a white t-shirt) in the early 1950s coaching young swimmers at Drummoyne Swimming Pool.

November 2015

Canada Bay Club logo

We are delighted to have received a $3,000 donation from the Canada Bay Club to fund the purchase of brand new computer equipment and ensure the smooth ongoing operation of the Club!  

October 2015

Some interesting facts and information on the history of Drummoyne Swimming Club have been published here

A big thanks to our Club Historian, John Towns (Hon Treasurer 1997-2002) who painstakingly researched and compiled this material.

September 2015

Ray White Drummoyne

We are delighted to announce that Ray White Drummoyne has renewed its sponsorship of Drummoyne Swimming Club for the 2015-16 season. 

Ray White Drummoyne provides for our end of season trophies and unique custom designed medals for the winners of our Championship and Pointscore series.

Ray White Drummoyne Medal 

January 2015

Congratulations to Christian Taylor on an outstanding performance in the 2015 NSW 10 Years & Under-12 Years State Age Championships, winning gold in the 100m Backstroke and bronze in the 200m Backstroke.

December 2014

The 2015 Battle on the Bay will be hosted by Leichhardt Swimming Club on Saturday 28th February 2015,

Click here for further details.

November 2014

Gold for Bronte Marshall at the Special Olympics!

Congratulations to Bronte Marshall, who was selected to represent NSW at the Special Olympics Nationals held in Melbourne on 20-25 October 2014.  The Nationals are held every 4 years between swimmers from every state.

Bronte had an extremely successful campaign, returning home with the following medals: 

Bronte's strong performance has put her in contention for selection to represent Australia in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles and we wish her all the best!

May 2014

We were delighted to have Geoff Roper as our special guest at the Drummoyne Swimming Club Trophy Presentation Day on Sunday 18th May 2014. 

Geoff was Club Treasurer in the 1970's and gave members a fascinating speech about his family's swimming achievments and the results of research that showed a positive link between children's active involvement in swimming and their academic success, before presenting the Geoff Roper 200m Freestyle Handicap Trophy, named after him.

March 2014

The results of the 2014 Battle on the Bay hosted by Drummoyne Swimming Club on Saturday 15th March 2014 are available here

January 2014

Christian Taylor wins 100m Backstroke in NSW State Age Championships

Congratulations to Christian Taylor on an outstanding performance in the NSW State Age Championships on 17-18 January 2014.

Christian achieved a gold medal in the 11 year old Boy’s 100m Backstroke and a bronze medal in the Boy's 11 years and under 200m Backstroke.  He rounded his medals off with these other impressive results:

  • 4th place in the 11 year old Boy’s 50m Freestyle
  • 6th place in the 11 year old Boy’s 100m Freestyle
  • 17th place in the 11 year old Boy’s 4 x 50m Medley
  • 20th place in the Boy's 11 years and under 200m Freestyle

December 2013

Christian Taylor wins 100m Backstroke in NSW Metropolitan Championships

Congratulations to 11 year old Christian Taylor on winning the Men’s’ 11 years 100m Backstroke event at the 2013 NSW Metropolitan Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday 7th December 2013. 

Christian also came:

  • 4th in the Men’s 11 years 100m Freestyle event,
  • 11th in the Men’s 11 years 100m Butterfly, and
  • an impressive 28th against older boys in the Men’s 13 years & under 200m Backstroke

The full meet results can be found here.

George Wheaton Tribute Day recognised in Federal Parliament

Following on from our memorable George Wheaton Family Tribute Day on 30th November 2013, our local Federal Member, Craig Laundy, recorded this important piece of our Club’s heritage in a speech to the Federation Chamber of the Australian Parliament on Thursday 5th December 2013.

You can read Craig’s full speech in the Parliamentary Hansard minutes here (PDF version) and watch a video of his speech here.

The Club would like to thank Craig for taking the time to attend our Tribute Day, along with our Club Patron Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and State MP John Sidoti, and for the special effort he made to record this event for posterity.

November 2013

George Wheaton Family Tribute Day - Saturday 30th November 2013

The following Obituary appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 9 January 1937:

Mr. G. Wheaton.

Mr. George Wheaton, a prominent swimming official, collapsed and died shortly after competing in a 220yds race at the Drummoyne baths on Thursday. 

Mr. Wheaton, who was 53 years of age, was for several years a delegate to the New South Wales Amateur Swimming Association. He was honorary secretary of the Western Districts Amateur Swimming Association, and treasurer of the Drummoyne club. His four sons, George, Neville, Noel, and Lindsay, are all members of the club. After a service at St, Bede's, Drummoyne, yesterday, the body was cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

George's last surviving son, Noel, recently passed away, at the age of 93, bringing this sad chapter in the Club's history to a peaceful close.

On Saturday 30th November 2013, Drummoyne Swimming Club will be paying a special tribute to George and his sons on the occasion of the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap Final (BBB stands for Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly). 

We are fortunate to have four generations of the Wheaton family attending the BBB final this Saturday, being George's daughter-in-law, two grandsons, a great grandson and great-great grandson. The Wheaton family will start the event and present the George Wheaton BBB trophy to the winner.  

The occasion will commemorated by Mayor Angelo Tsirekas, Club Patron, and Craig Laundy MP, Federal Member For Reid.

Members and friends of the Club are welcome to join us in honouring the Wheaton family this Saturday.  The Club meet will commence at 7.30am with the 100m Freestyle Sprint followed by the BBB event.

Farewell Noel Wheaton

Drummoyne Swimming Club is sad to learn of the recent passing of Noel Wheaton, the last surviving son of George Wheaton.  George was a former Treasurer of the Club and a prominent swimming official.  His four sons, George, Neville, Noel, and Lindsay, were all members of the Club.

George Wheaton tragically collapsed and died after racing in a "Father and Son" race at the Club in 1937 at the age of 53.  Noel swam in his father's final 220 yard handicap race and went on to be a successful swimmer in his own right, swimming into his 90's.

The George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap Trophy is one of the most hotly-contested events of the year, in which swimmers race against each other with different form strokes - Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly - in the same race. 

This year's "BBB" Final will be contested on 30 November 2013 with a poignant memory of George and his sons.

Bronte Marshall sets NSW State Record

Congratulations to Bronte Marshall for setting the NSW State Record in the 100m Individual Medley (Short Course) S14 event for 13 years & under.

Bronte won the event at the NSW Multi-Class Swimming Championships on 1 June 2013 and was presented with her record certificate by NSW Swimmers with Disability on 26 October 2013.

September 2013

Christian Taylor's Gold Rush at the 2013 Australian School Championships!

Congratulations to 11-year old Christian Taylor, who has returned from the 2013 School Sport Australia Swimming Championships in Adelaide with a swag of gold!

He competed in the following four events, winning three gold medals:

  • 50 metres Backstroke (1st place)
  • 100 metres Backstroke (1st place)
  • Member of 4 x 50 metre Freestyle relay team (1st place)
  • 50 metres Freestyle (6th place)

The full meet results are available here.

March 2013

The new Drummoyne Swimming Club Room will be officially opened by Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and the City of Canada Bay Council at 10.30am on Saturday 23rd March 2013. 

John Sidoti MP, Member for Drummoyne, will attend on behalf of the NSW Government, who contributed a $15,000 grant towards the new room.

February 2013

 The 2013 Battle on the Bay Swimming Carnival will be hosted by Enfield Amateur Swimming Club on Saturday 23rd February 2013. 

November 2012

Construction of Drummoyne Swim Club's new $120,000 Club Room commenced on 5th November 2012 and is expected to be completed by the end of January 2013.

Artist's impression of the new Drummoyne Swim Club Room

The new Club room will contain:

  • a locked storage room for our timing and computer equipment
  • glass display cabinets to exhibit Club trophies and memorabilia
  • panoramic view of the pool deck from a custom-made judging desk

December 2011

 The "2012 Battle on the Bay" Swimming Carnival will be held between Balmain, Cabarita, Drummoyne, Enfield and Leichhardt Swimming Clubs at 4pm on Satuday 25th February 2012 at Drummoyne Swimming Centre.

 We are delighted to announce that Ray White Drummoyne has become Principal Sponsor of Drummoyne Swimming Club for the 2011-12 season and will be sponsoring the end of year trophies and medals.

August 2011

 The 2011-12 Swim Club season will start at 7.30am on 8th October 2011!

February 2011

 Drummoyne Swim Club is pleased to announce that it has purchased a brand new 8 x 3 lane Colorado Dolphin Wireless Timing System and scoreboard.

 Drummoyne Swimming Club is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $1,200 grant from the Telstra Kids Funds, part of the Telstra Foundation, to pay for the Club's 2010-11 season Trophies and Medals.  We are extremely grateful to the Telstra Foundation for their generous sponsorship of our Club.

Telstra Kids Fund, Telstra Foundation

January 2011

The 2011 Battle on the Bay Swimming Carnival will be held at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 19th February 2011, starting at 3.30pm.

August 2010

 The 2010-11 season will start on Saturday 9th October 2010.

January 2010

 The annual Rodd Island Picnic Day has been arranged for Sunday 7th March 2010.

 The "Battle on the Bay" Swim Carnival between Drummoyne, Leichhardt, Enfield, Cabarita and Balmain Swim Clubs has been confirmed for 6pm Saturday 27th February 2010 at Drummoyne Pool.  Contact Robyn Johansson to enter your name for the Carnival.

 Swim Club Bowling Day is being held at 12pm on Sunday 31st January 2010 at Drummoyne Sports Club, 2 Hythe Street, Drummoyne.  Cost $5 per person for bowling and sausage sizzle.  Contact Phil Hayward if you would like to come along.

February 2009

Rodd Island Family Picnic

This year's Rodd Island Family Picnic will be held on Sunday 8th March 2009.  

See Social Events for further details on this year's fun day out.

Swimming Club Dinner

The Annual Swimming Club Dinner for parents and members and partners over 18 years will be held in the Water Polo room at Drummoyne Swimming Centre on Saturday 21st March 2009. 

See Social Events for further details on this great opportunity to spend a relaxing evening with other members and parents.

January 2009

Speedo Sprint Series Heats - Bexley Swim Centre

The Speedo Sprint Series is fast approaching, so get your entries in quick!

The Heats will be held on 7th February 2009 at Bexley Swim Centre in two age-based sessions:

  • 12.30pm - Session One 8-10 yrs
  • Not Before 4.00pm - Session Two 11-13yrs 

For a copy of the Speedo Sprint Series program, visit the MetSEA web site.

The closing date for entries is 30th January 2009, but earlier submission would be appreciated.

2009 Australia Day Annual Carnival - Bexley Swimming Centre

BSC Rockdale Swimming Club Inc will be holding its Australia Day Annual Carnival on Saturday 24th January 2009, in association with Rockdale City Council.

This swim meet offers 50m events in the 8-13 years age groups, which makes it an ideal lead-up to the Speedo Sprint Series.

For a copy of the race program, visit the BSC Rockdale Swimming Club web site.

Entries close at 5pm on 21st January 2009.

Cronulla Swim Club Open Carnival - Caringbah Leisure Centre

Cronulla Swim Club will be holding its 2009 Open Carnival on 31st January 2009 at Caringbah Leisure Centre.

This swim meet offers 50m events in the 8-13 years age groups, which makes it an ideal lead-up to the Speedo Sprint Series.

For further information, visit the Cronulla Swim Club web site.

Entries close on 23 January 2009.

MetSEA Development Meet - MLC Aquatic Centre Burwood

MetSEA will be holding a Development Meet at MLC Aquatic Centre in Burwood on 28th February 2009, starting at 2pm.

For further information, visit the MetSEA web site

December 2008

Congratulations to Jack Slater for smashing his own Club Record for 50m Breaststroke in the Championship event on 6 December 2008, setting a new time of 34.23s in his Heat and 34.70s in the Final.  Click here for some photos of the event.

2008 Pacific School Games - Canberra

Congratulations to Bernadette Flannery and Jack Slater for outstanding performances in the 2008 Pacific School Games in Canberra in the week ended 6 December 2008.

Bernadette won a gold medal in the Mixed 200m Medley Relay, a bronze medal in the Girls 50m Breaststroke and finished 4th in the Mixed 200m Freestyle Relay.

Jack shaved one second off his personal best time in the 100m Breaststroke, finishing up a credible 14th against extremely stiff competition.

MetSEA Area Championships

Congratulations to Nicholas Smyth, who has excelled in the MetSEA Area Championships on 30 November 2008, including a win in the 100m breaststroke and 2nd places in the 200m backstroke and 200m Individual Medley, continuing the strong tradition of our Club in regional events.  Full results are available here.

 Congratulations to Frances Christodoulou who was elected Girl Captain and Thomas O'Neill who was elected Boy Captain.  They follow many fine young Club members of the past, over our 104 year history.

November 2008

Do you want to ‘Swim Like the Stars’?

19-23 January 2009 The Southport School, Gold Coast, Qld   

'Swim Like the Stars' is a new, nationally recognised swim camp organised by swimming’s governing body, Swimming Australia.

'Swim Like the Stars'  is the ONLY camp of its kind open to the general public, which is endorsed by Swimming Australia. This pioneering swim camp will feature world class coaching, state of the art facilities, full accommodation, meals and special appearances by Australian Swim Team members.

The 4 day camps is for swimmers aged 12 years or older (as at 1 Jan 2009) and have achieved the minimum performance standards outlined below. This is to ensure the swimmer has the necessary ability to participate in the camp and to assist with training group allocations.

50 FS 100 FS 200 FS 400 FS 50 BK 100 BK 50 BRS 100 BRS 50 BF 100 BF 200 IM
36.00 1:19.00 2:45.00 5:45.00 45.00 1:32.00 50.00 1:46.00 41.00 1:35.00 3:07.00

For more information, visit Swim Like the Stars or visit www.swimming.org.au

October 2008

Swimming Metro South East Area (MetSEA) is holding the following Meets at the end of November:

MetSEA is a new Association, formed in March 2008 as an amalgamation of the City of Sydney District Swimming Association Inc and other swimming associations in the region, to promote swim meets in our area.  The City of Sydney District Swimming Association Inc previously held the City of Sydney Carnivals, in which our Club has enjoyed considerable success.  Club members are encouraged to represent our Club at MetSEA meets to continue our proud track record. 

See the MetSEA Calendar for further information about these events and other meets.

Note: Entries close this Thursday 20 November 2008!

September 2008

The Swimming Program for the 2008-09 season has been released, commencing on 11 October 2008.  See the Calendar for details.

April 2008

Congratulations to Jack Slater, who competed in the National Age Championships in Brisbane in April 2008.

Jack qualified and competed in the 100 metre breast stroke.

We are very proud that Jack continues to swim with our Club, inspiring other members to rise to his achievements.

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