Bill Gallie 50m Breaststroke Handicap

The finalists for the Bill Gallie 50m Breaststroke Handicap to be held on 15 February 2020 are as follows:

ID Name
1286 Shay DONNELLAN
1425 Laura TAMBASCO
1525 Davina KITE
1248 Renee CARROLL
1390 Alison HOWARD
1331 Isabelle BANNAN
1309 Ziani VIOLA
375 Matthew ELLIS

 

Australia Day weekend program

We have a big program this week for the Australia Day long weekend.

Wave your flags and cheer on your friends and family in the races below:

Christian Taylor – NSW State Age Championships

We’re very proud to report that club member Christian Taylor continues his climb to the top of Australian swimming! 

He smashed his PB’s in all of his races at the NSW State Age Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre in December 2019. 

His efforts saw him qualify for the National Championships in March with these impressive results:

  • 50m Freestyle – 4th – 23:94 secs
  • 100m Freestyle – 4th – 52:57 secs
  • 100m Backstroke – 2nd – 59:27 secs
  • 200m Backstroke – 3rd – 2:10:84

Members watched in awe as Christian swam so fast and smoothly on Saturday, especially when he nearly won his 100m Freestyle event swimming Backstroke!

Christian has ramped up his training to at least 5 days per week and we wish him every success in fulfilling his dreams as a reward for his hard work and dedication.

Adult Squads are back!

Adult squads are back in full stroke on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  They are a great way to train for Saturday racing and some popular ocean swims.

Everyone of all abilities is more than welcome to come along and train with us. The Monday and Wednesday squads go from 6am-7am and Friday training starts at 5.30am in lanes 1 and 2 at Drummoyne Pool.  

There’s a very active WhatsApp group to keep everyone informed of the squad’s activities, upcoming ocean swims and other banter!

Thanks for your bushfire donations!

After a devastating holiday break that was tarnished by bushfire destruction, we were thankful for some long-awaited rain that held off for our first meet back.

We had a great turnout and the pool was a perfect temperature. Some of our brave (crazy) swimmers even tackled the 100m Butterfly for more of a challenge!

Everyone dug deep to buy raffle tickets, with all proceeds being donated to BlazeAid. BlazeAid is assisting rural families impacted by the recent bushfires by providing volunteers and materials to rebuild fences on properties. Their base camps also help rebuild these affected communities.

The club raised a total of $234.30 that was donated to BlazeAid, and gratefully acknowledged by the organisation. Thank you to everyone for their generosity.

Find more at www.blazeaid.com.au.

Junior Squads start back Tuesday 21st January

Junior Squads will start back up again on Tuesday 21st January 2020.

Squads are held in Lanes 1 & 2 every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6am-7am coached by Phil, Lynette, Maddie and Sarah.

Junior squads are free for our junior members (6yrs upwards including parents) with your swim club membership. Junior squads are open to children who can swim at least 50 metres freestyle. It’s a great way for juniors to keep fit, train for our Saturday morning meets and improve for upcoming school carnivals.

Adults can improve their fitness too with Senior Squad on Monday and Wednesday from 6am-7am and on Friday at 5.30am.

Swim Club starts again Sat 18th Jan

Welcome to 2020 everyone.  We hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable Christmas / New Year break. Swim Club returns this Saturday morning starting at 7:30am sharp.

To support our fellow country men, women and children we will be donating all raffle proceeds to those impacted by the awful bushfires.  Please buy as many raffles tickets as you can on Saturday morning!

A big program this week:

  • 50m, 30m and 20m freestyle
  • 100m, 50m, 30m and 20m butterfly
  • 200m, 4x30m and 4x20m freestyle