Winter Swims Start May 5

Winter swims are back!!!

The racing is fast, furious and fun for the whole family in the 25m indoor pool at Saint Ignatius’ College in Riverview. We run a mix of 25m, 2x25m, 4x25m races and relays, to keep your heart rate up and finish your weekend on a high!

It’s also a great opportunity to introduce your friends to Swim Club in a casual atmosphere before the summer season commences, so bring them along!

The first swim will be on Sunday 5th May 2019 starting at 5pm and the cost is $20 per swimmer for the season.

Where: 
Sports Centre, 
Saint Ignatius’ College, 
Riverview, 
Tambourine Bay Road, 
Lane Cove

When:
1. Sunday 5 May 2019
2. Sunday 16 June 2019
3. Sunday 28 July 2019
4. Sunday 18 August 2019

Time:
5pm – 7pm

Cost:
$20 per swimmer for the Winter season.

To sign up for Winter Swim Club, please pay fees into our bank account via EFT and email Tim Doolan with names of swimmers via president@drummoyneswimclub.com.au:

  • Bank account: Westpac
  • Branch: Five Dock
  • Account name: Drummoyne Amateur Swimming Club
  • BSB:732182
  • Account number: 070045
  • Ref: WinterSC [Family Name]


To cover the cost of pool hire we need at least 30 swimmers to register, so please respond as soon as possible so that we can confirm our bookings.

Presentation Night & Annual Dinner

All swim club members and friends are invited to celebrate the Drummoyne Swimming Club’s end of season Annual Dinner and Presentation night. This special night is to be held on Saturday 1st June starting at 6:30pm at Drummoyne Oval Pavillion.

This is a night on the calendar not to be missed including:
– Trophy and medal presentations
– Best time certificates for all swimmers
– Special guest speaker
– Giant raffle
– Delicious meal and dessert ‘bake off’
– Music and entertainment for the kids

Click here to book.

Please contact Tim if you have any dietary requirements.

Details:
Date: Saturday 1st June 6:30pm (arrive at 6:15pm)
Location: Drummoyne Oval Pavillion
Cost: Adults $30.00 and Children under 18 $10.00 (3+ children free) 
BYO drinks

Look forward to seeing you there!

Rain Holds Off For The Annual Geribo Cup

While last Saturday morning started with a bit for a drizzle, keen 800m Freestyle swimmers braved the cold. We had three races of the 800m which was an absolutely fantastic turn out and an amazing effort from all the swimmers.

The rain soon cleared and it was time for our Funday races, starting with the Boogie Board race. Boards and lilos aplenty, followed by the lifeguards favourite, Over Under, Thong races and even the historic Mickey Mouse race. There were a few DQs, those that lost their Havaianas were among them but it was all in good fun!

Next we had the Funday classic, Family Relays. Double barrelled surnames became triple barrelled surnames and ‘siblings’ looked nothing like each other. Families came together with maximum effort and congratulations to the winners!

Next it was the race everyone wanted to win, The Geribo Cup. Named after legendary squad coach Norma Geribo, the Geribo Cup is ever changing but one thing is always a given, the trophy is made of chocolate. All teams had their eyes on the prize and surprisingly, famed team “Kellen Stinks”, was not there to stink up the pool. It was a tough couple of heats but in the end the prize was claimed by Matthew Ellis, Matt O’Connor, Mark Colley and Simon Howard.

2019 Geribo Cup winners!

Congratulations to all that swam! If you didn’t get to taste the smooth caramel of the Mars bar, there’s always next year!

Adult Squads

Just a reminder that adult squads will be running right up until the pool closes for winter on 30 April 2019.

Squads are in lanes 1 and 2 on Monday and Wednesday, at 6am, and on Friday mornings from 5:30am. Feel free to come on down and keep that fitness up!

Bondi To Watsons Bay Ocean Swim

A few of our squad members have been rigorously training for what can only be described as the most epic ocean swim of the season. Taking place on 19th May 2019, the Bondi Beach to Watsons Bay South Head Roughwater ocean swim is a 10km marathon of a swim.

Our dedicated members have been practicing in the ocean on Sunday mornings. Currently we have four teams preparing for the swim that is sure to test even the most confident swimmers.

For more details click here.

Presentation Dinner Save The Date

When the season is said and done, there’s nothing better than reflecting on the year’s races and maybe snag yourself some silverware.

This year’s trophy presentation night will be at Drummoyne Oval on the 1st June 2019 from 6pm.

Save the date!

Return Trophies URGENTLY

We kindly ask that anyone still with perpetual trophies to return them this Saturday. We urgently need them back so they can be set aside to be engraved as the season ends. 🏆

Last Week For Points

This Saturday is the last week of point scoring races! Both the men’s and women’s point scores are coming down to the wire with every single point counting immensely.

With some favourite freestyle and backstroke events this Saturday, it’s sure to be a competitive morning. Make sure you make it down for your last chance to bump yourself up the leaderboard!

Last Week of Junior Squads

This week is the final week of Junior Squads. Get down to the pool for the last session this Thursday 20 March 2019 from 5:30am in Lanes 1 & 2.

Massive thank you to our coaches Will, Phil and Lynette for coaching the club’s youngsters this season!

Adult squads will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays until the pool closes for Winter on 30 April 2019.

This Saturday’s Events

There’s another big morning of swimming coming up this weekend, the program for Saturday 23rd March 2019 is as follows:

Trophy Sprint – Molly Wark & Les Henry U/10 100m Freestyle – Week 6
35 and Over 100m Freestyle – Week 6

Sprint – 100m Freestyle Handicap
50m, 30m and 20m Freestyle Handicap

Form Stroke – 100m Backstroke Championship
50m, 30m and 20m Backstroke

Long Distance– 200m Freestyle Handicap
4x30m and 4x20m Freestyle Handicap

Time Trials for each Handicap race event will be available and held after that event.