Week 10: Butterfly Championship Races and more trophy presentations!

Championship Series – Week 2 Butterfly

This week we continue the Championship season, with the 50m Butterfly event. As with Freestyle last week for Championship races there are no handicap starts – everyone starts off “Go”. The fastest person in each age group will win the event.

To read more about the Championship events and racing format, click here.

Following the Butterfly Championship races we’ll get back to the handicap racing. This week the youngsters (under 10s) will be competing in the Molly Wark & Les Henry U/10 100m Freestyle handicap races (Week 2) and the not so young will be competing for the Over 35 Handicap points and bragging rights.

Following the 100m Freestyle races we’ll have the heats for the George Russell 400m Freestyle (Handicap). Note that everyone who currently has a 200m freestyle time is eligible to compete in the George Russell heats – no need for your 200m time to be less than 200 seconds, which is the normal entry criteria. If you haven’t swum a 400m race before, we will calculate your handicap time for the 400m heats based on your current 200m time. The final for this trophy event is the 23rd January 2021 leaving plenty of time to improve and give yourself a chance at the trophy.

Final 2019-20 Trophy and Medal Presentations

In between races we’ll continue our trophy and medal presentations to recognise the achievements of our swimmers in the 2019-20 season. This week we’ll be presenting to our older swimmers – U14 to Opens. We’ll also hand out trophies and medals to those younger swimmers that weren’t around last Saturday. Please refer to the post about trophies and medals for more information and note that we’ll be joined by a VIP presenter Mr John Coates AC President of the Australian Olympic Committee and Vice President of the International Olympic Committee.

Pool safety – kids pool is closed during swim club presently

Please note that the small children’s pool is closed off on Saturday mornings. Please ask your kids not to use the pool. The life guards have been asked by pool management to enforce this rule so please keep an eye on it.

On another note, the centre has been experiencing a large number of lane rope breakages this season. This is not due to anything we’ve done but in the interests of minimising damage to the facilities can you please encourage your kids not to play on the lane ropes when they have some free time between and after events.

Final 2019-2020 Trophy Presentations this week! Special Guest John Coates AC

This coming Saturday we’ll be handing out Championship and Point Score Trophies and medals for the U14 to open age groups. The swimmers listed below are up for awards so please make sure you’re at swim club to pick up your prize.

We are very lucky to have John Coates AC as a special guest at swim club this weekend. John Coates has been a fixture in the Australian sporting landscape for decades and is the current President of the Australian Olympic Committee and the Vice President of the International Olympic Committee.

John has recently returned from Tokyo where he has been overseeing preparations for next year’s summer Olympic games. Assuming he comes through hotel quarantine unscathed John will join us this Saturday to help hand out trophies and medals and if we’re lucky provide some insights into how things are looking for Tokyo.

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019-2020 – WINNERS AND PLACEGETTERS

TrophyDivisionFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird Place
Dennis & Nola GlackinU/14 GirlsZiani ViolaEve Doolan/
Lily Borozan
 
Dennis & Nola GlackinU/14 BoysTadhg DonnellanCooper HansenLukas Taylor
Bert & Ruth JohnsonU/16 GirlsHannah SvobodaCaitlin La 
Bert & Ruth JohnsonU/16 BoysMatthew SvobodaKellen Parker 
Jean & Ian PennycookSeniors WomenJessica TindigliaMelissa KerrNatalie Borozan
Jean & Ian PennycookSeniors MenAndrew SharpeMatthew EllisDavid Bolton
Dr HiattOpen WomenZiani ViolaKristen MaguireJessica Tindiglia
Dr HiattOpen MenAndrew SharpeMatthew EllisDaire Henderson

POINT SCORE 2019-2020

TrophyDivisionFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird Place
Malcolm 
Farrell
U/14 GirlsZiani ViolaEve DoolanLily Borozan
Jack CloseU/14 BoysTadhg DonnellanCooper HansenLukas Taylor
George PayneU/16 GirlsHannah SvobodaCaitlin La 
Roy PooleU/16 BoysMatthew SvobodaKellen ParkerJacob Johnstone
Jan MurphySeniors FemaleJessica TindigliaCara ParkerRenee Carroll
W LordSeniors MaleIan AllanDaire HendersonMichael Kerr

Name the Inspirations Paint Dog Competition. Win a pair of goggles and a new car!!!

The t-shirts funded by our new sponsor Inspirations Paint arrived last week and most have been handed out to the first 50 junior swimmers who registered (if you received an email about this but your child hasn’t received theirs yet please come to the table at on the upper grand stand area this Saturday).

Thanks again to Alfio and Katia Arlotta at Inspirations Paint for their generous support.

If you have a painting project please head up to the store on the corner of Lyons Road and Russell Street, opposite Brent Street. Alfio or Katia will look after you with the right advice and competitive prices.

Alfio and Katia Arlotta own a marvelous brown spotted dalmatian called… The first junior swimmer who can name the dog and tell me the story behind the name will win a new pair of Zoggs goggles AND A NEW CAR! So you can guess and try your luck… or head up to the store to make a purchase and ask Alfio or Katia. They’ll be happy to help you out with the answer.

Don’t miss out on a trophy because you forgot to register! Register now.

This is a general reminder to all swimmers that member registration is open for Season 2020/21.

We’ve had good numbers register so far but need to close the gap between swimmers and members and we need all active swimmers to register. Registration fees go a good way to funding the Club’s activities, so please help us continue to provide a fun and positive environment for everyone by joining up as soon as you can.

Swimmers can join the Club for the first time or renew their membership at the Swimming NSW Swim Central portal: https://swimcentral.swimming.org.au.

NSW Active Kids vouchers can now be redeemed online in the registration process.

More information and instructions can be found on the Club’s Fees and Registration page.

We appreciate that Swim Central has been difficult to use in the past (that’s probably the most diplomatic thing to say about it…) and that it often takes more than one or two attempts to successfully register. If you have any issues or questions, please contact our Club Registrar, Michael Donnellan on registrar@drummoyneswimclub.com.au or mobile 0422 453 322.

Please note that swimmers must be registered in order to be eligible for awards and trophies at the end of the season. So, don’t cost yourself or your squid points. Register now!

Week 9: Championship Series start and more trophies

This week we have another packed schedule of swimming.

Championship Series – Week 1

First up we have the first week of the Championship season, starting with the 50m Freestyle event. For Championship races there are no handicap starts – everyone starts off “Go”, so the fastest person in each age group will win the event. To read more about the Championship events and racing format, click here.

Point Score Handicap Events

Following the Championship event (which is always held first each Saturday), we will resume our point score handicapped races with 100m Backstroke Handicap.

The distance event this week is the 200m Individual Medley Handicap featuring the Finals of the Five Dock Rotary Perpetual Trophy event.

The finalists for the big race are as follows:

IDName
111Phil HAYWARD
1470Will BOLTON
1124Xiomara VAN SCHAIK
1600Tarek BHATTI
689Joseph COLLEY
112Joshua HAYWARD

Continuation of our 2019-20 Trophy and Medal Presentations

In between races we’ll continue our trophy and medal presentations to recognise the achievements of our swimmers in the 2019-20 season. This week we’ll be presenting to our younger swimmers – those aged U6 to U12 last season. Please refer to the post about trophies and medals for more information.

Junior Swimmer Pizza in the Park – postponed!

As many of you are aware EPIC Pizza have closed their Drummoyne Store. This is unfortunate on many levels – unfortunate for those working there who have lost their jobs, unfortunate for those of us who loved their Pizzas (the Leonardo Di Capricciosa was my favourite) and unfortunate for Swim Club because they have been a supportive sponsor for a few years now.

In light of this and due to scheduling conflicts for some swimmers we’ve decided to postpone the junior swimmer Pizza in the Park event that was to be held this Saturday evening.

We’ll reschedule another social event for later in the season.

Apologies to anyone who has to now change their plans.

Inspirations Paint T-Shirts and Dog Name Guessing Competition

Inspirations Paint Club T-Shirts have arrived…

The t-shirts funded by our new sponsor Inspirations Paint arrived last week and most have been handed out to the first 50 junior swimmers who registered (if you received an email about this but your child hasn’t received theirs yet please come to the table at on the upper grand stand area this Saturday).

Thanks again to Alfio and Katia Arlotta at Inspirations Paint for their generous support.

If you have a painting project please head up to the store on the corner of Lyons Road and Russell Street, opposite Brent Street. Alfio or Katia will look after you with the right advice and competitive prices.

To encourage swimmers to support Inspirations Paint we’re running a competition. The first junior swimmer that can name Alfio and Katia’s dog and spell out the story behind the name will win a new pair of goggles.

Inspirations Paint Dog Name Guessing Competition – visit the store to learn Alfio and Katia’s marvelous dog’s name and win a pair of goggles!

Alfio and Katia’s brown spotted dalmatian

Alfio and Katia Arlotta own a marvelous brown spotted dalmatian called… The first junior swimmer who can name the dog and tell me the story behind the name will win a new pair of Zoggs goggles. So you can guess and try your luck or head up to the store to make a purchase and ask Alfio or Katia.

28 November: Trophy and Awards for 2019-2020

This coming Saturday we’ll be handing out Championship and Point Score Trophies and medals for U6 to U12 age groups. The swimmers listed below are up for awards so please make sure you’re at swim club to pick up your prize.

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019-2020 – WINNERS AND PLACE GETTERS

Trophy Division First Place Second Place Third Place
Norma Geribo U/6 Girls Isabelle Kerr    
Norma Geribo U/6 Boys Not Awarded
Hammond Family U/8 Girls Abigail Kerr Mary-Lou Doolan Georgia Romaniuk
Davoren Family U/8 Boys Oscar Hale Tony Van Schaik Triet Nguyen
Bill Gallie Memorial U/9 Girls Audrey Allan Hannah Jamieson Marie-Lou Becherand
Bill Gallie Memorial U/9 Boys Hayden Howard Isaac McManus Brighton Jamieson
Rhonda Beasley U/10 Girls Elizabeth Allan Charlotte Allan Laura Tambasco
Ken Lord U/10 Boys Cohen Van Loo Noah Hale  
Dennis & Nola Glackin U/12 Girls Kristen Maguire Isabelle Bannan Sienna Howard/
Zoe Romaniuk
Dennis & Nola Glackin U/12 Boys Marcus Svoboda/
Xavier Foster
  Jaxon Lewis/
Toby Hansen

POINT SCORE 2019-2020

Trophy Division First Place Second Place Third Place
Laurel Ivory U/6 Girls Isabelle Kerr    
Doreen Ivory U/6 Boys Not Awarded
Jack Close U/8 Girls Abigail Kerr Skye Lewis Mary-Lou Doolan
Participants: Alice Bannan, Angeline Becherand, Azariah Spiteri, Camille Borozan, Georgia Romaniuk, Mia Sendelbeck, Olivia Nichols
George 
Chambers
U/8 Boys Tony Van Schaik Oscar Hale Lincoln Van Loo
Participants: Liam Walsh, Triet Nguyen, Will Howard
Lady Henley U/10 Girls Ruby Nichols Laura Tambasco Annalise Tambasco
Participants: Audrey Allan, Charlotte Allan, Elizabeth Allan, Esther Romaniuk, Francesca Kong, Hannah Jamieson, Marie-Lou Becherand, Mckenzie Ross
Mick Lord U/10 Boys Hayden Howard Noah Hale Cohen Van Loo
Participants: Brighton Jamieson, Fletcher Williams, Harry Walsh, Ignatius Kong, Isaac McManus, Zaquin Viola
Sydney 
Rowing Club
U/12 Girls Kristen Maguire Sienna Howard Zoe Romaniuk
Participants: Elise Borozan, Evelyn Kerr, Isabelle Bannan, Ivy Eastwood, Jessica Bell, Madison Williams, Paris Bartolo, Sarah Doolan
Arthur Priest U/12 Boys Toby Hansen Jaxon Lewis Marcus Svoboda
Participants: Charlie Playford, Ethan Ross, Henry Garvey, Shay Donnellan, Will Bolton, Xavier Foster