Swimmers Needed For New TV Commercial

Chicken and Chips Casting Agents (C&C) are looking for confident swimmers to be a part of a beautiful new TV commercial and have contacted us…

Please find below the casting call for any swimmers that may be interested in applying.

C&C are looking for a male swimmer in his 20s-30s and a female swimmer in her 20s-30s. No acting experience required but you must be a confident swimmer and be comfortable filming underwater.

This is a paid campaign for the successful applicants.

Click HERE to apply, or go to www.chickenandchips.com.au and follow the Casting Calls link, and for more information.

You can submit a video as part of your application. C&C will be in touch if any additional footage is needed, and if you are successful in progressing to the next round.

Applications close Friday 28th January, 2022.

Week 12: Backstroke Championship and 400M Medley

Racing this week

This week’s races are:

  • 50M Freestyle
  • The 50M Backstroke Championship
  • 400M Individual Medley

As usual there will be shorter races as well. So, if the 400M Medley sounds daunting there will be an option to do a 200M Medley or a 4 x 30M or 4 x 20M Medley instead.

Great performances last week

There were some great performances last week, including from Brody Manners. Brody stepped up from 20M Freestyle to do his first 30M Freestyle event. Brody completed his 30M Freestyle time trial in style. Well done Brody!

Laps for Life 2022

Join the DSC Laps for Life fundraising effort again this year

Last summer the Drummoyne Swimming community got right behind Laps for Life. We raised an extraordinary amount of money for a relatively small social swimming club.

We’re going around again this summer. So, please dig deep and help if you can. 

Why are we supporting Laps for Life? Because suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia? That means that each year, more young people die by suicide than in car accidents or from cancer.

Every dollar you donate to our fundraising page will help ReachOut provide all young people in Australia with the support they need to be happy and well.

To join up simply go to the Laps for Life website and connect to our team –

https://www.lapsforlife.com.au/fundraisers/drummoyneswimmingclub

Battle on the Bay – Major Fundraiser

Raffle Prizes Wanted

As you know Drummoyne will be hosting the 2022 Battle on the Bay Swimming Carnival on Saturday the 5th of March.

The Battle on the Bay is a fun and competitive swimming carnival between local swimming clubs in the bay area. It’s also a good opportunity for the Club to raise finds to pay for things like upgrades to our timing equipment.

If you know of any local businesses that might be able to donate goods or services for us to raffle off could out please reach out to them and ask the question.

Battle on the Bay provides exposure to over 400 swimmers and their families so it’s a good chance for local businesses to make themselves known to people in the broader area.

Please contact Adrian on 0424 561 831 if you want more information about this.

George Russell 400m Freestyle (Handicap) Final

The results of the final for the George Russell 400m Freestyle (Handicap) held on 22 January 2022 were as follows:

IDNamePosition
1593Erica BHATTI1
1191Matthew SVOBODA2
1457Toby HANSEN3
1389Hayden HOWARD4
1113Jaxon LEWIS5
1598Liz MANISCALCO6
1395Michael KERR7

Winner: Erica BHATTI

George Russell 400m Freestyle Final, Bill Gallie 50m Breaststroke Heats and 100m Freestyle

2nd week back after the break

Things looked a little dicey last Saturday after lightning struck close by the pool at 6:45. But, it was all plain sailing from there and it turned out to be a nice, but understandably quiet, morning. This Saturday the weather is looking fine. So, if you indulged too much over the festive season, head down to the pool to race off some of that Christmas cheer…

This week we have:

George Russell 400m Freestyle Handicap Final

The finalists for this week’s George Russell 400m Freestyle (Handicap) race are:

IDName
1113Jaxon LEWIS
1598Liz MANISCALCO
1457Toby HANSEN

To increase the field, we’ll likely include second and/or third place finishers from the heats as additional swimmers in the final.

Junior Coaching Changes!

Thanks Maddie

After three and a half years coaching our Junior Squads with Lynette and Phil, Maddie Tilyard is leaving us.

Thanks very much Maddie for all your efforts to help our squids improve. You have been a great support to the Club and will be sorely missed.

Maddie is commencing her professional career as a nurse at Royal North Shore Private. I’m sure she’ll be kept busy!

Welcome Lauren

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Lauren Lyon to the coaching ranks. Lauren was a swim club regular as a kid. She went on to take up rowing competitively and has been coaching with Carlile Swimming Centres for the last few years. Lauren is a ready made replacement for Maddie. Please make her feel welcome.

Reminder about Junior Squads

Junior squads run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 in Lanes 1 and 2 under the watchful eye of Lynette Brown and Phil Hayward. Lynette and Phil are professionally supported by Cara Parker and now Lauren Lyon.

Junior squads are free to members and open to all. Parents are very welcome to come along and participate too.

Interested in coaching?

We are always looking to train up and coming coaches. So, if any older juniors are interested please reach out to Phil Hayward to learn more about coach training and coaching opportunities.