Happy New Year and welcome back to Swimming Club!

We hope you had a peaceful and restful Christmas and New Year break and that the time off provided lots of opportunities to sneak in some extra training.

For those of you who aren’t still away Swimming Club starts up again this Saturday (the 16th of Jan). And what better way to start back than with 100m Butterfly.

The butterfly is wedged in between a 50m Freestyle and a 200m Freestyle.

Hope to see you there!

Squads are back in full swing for 2021!

For those looking to work off the Christmas Cheer, squads are back.

Adult Squads are running Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Junior squads are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 am.

Squads start at 6:00 am on Monday and Wednesday and 5:30 am on Fridays for those early birds who want to get in some extra training before racing on Saturday.

Squads lanes are 1 and 2.

It would be good to see a few more swimmers on Mondays and Wednesdays in particular.

Date Change: Battle on the Bay – 20 Feb 21

Ashfield Amateur Swimming Club has announced a change of date for the 2021 Battle on the Bay swimming carnival.

It will now be held on Saturday 20th February 2021 between 2:30pm and 7:30pm at the brand new Ashfield Aquatic Centre.

The Battle on the Bay is a fun and competitive swimming carnival against neighbouring swimming clubs in the bay area, including Ashfield, Enfield and Leichhardt swimming clubs.

Further details will be provided in the new year. Make sure you save the new date in your calendars!

Swim Club break – back Saturday 16 January. Squads still running!

Short break for the holidays

Just in case you were thinking about racing again this Saturday… please note that swim club is taking a break for the Christmas / New Year period. We’ll be back on Saturday the 16th of January in 2021 for the second half of the season (2021… I can’t believe we’re about to hit 2021. Where has my life gone?)

Thanks Santa and Perfetti Van Melle for the Chupa Chups

A big thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to pop along to swim club last Saturday. All the kids appreciated your attendance.

The kids and a lot of adults also enjoyed the Chupa Chups. An even bigger thanks must go to the Hansen family and Perfetti Van Melle for donating the monster tin of 1000 Chupa Chups.

Squads are still running. Junior swimmers welcome at adult squads.

Junior and Adult squads are still running for those who want to keep training.

Junior squads will run until Thursday the 22nd and will resume on Tuesday the 5th of January.

Adult squads will run throughout the holiday period.

Junior swimmers who want to do some extra laps in preparation for school carnivals should feel free to join adult squads over the holidays.

Be sure to check pool opening times on public holidays.

2021 Battle on the Bay: Confirmed for 20 Feb! [Update]

Ashfield Amateur Swimming Club has confirmed they will host the 2021 Battle on the Bay Swimming Carnival on Saturday the 20th of February between 14:30 and 19:30 [Note: Date changed on 24 Dec 20].

The Battle on the Bay is a swimming carnival competing with neighbouring clubs in the bay area. It was started by Drummoyne Swimming Club back in 2010 and is fun way for everyone in our club to race against swimmers in other local clubs.

This will be a nice opportunity to check out the newly renovated Ashfield Pool and have another crack at becoming the best performing swim club in the area.

The Battle on the Bay is always a fun afternoon so be sure to save this date in your calendar.

More details to follow in the new year.

Week 11: Christmas Meet This Saturday!

Dress in your festive best and join us for some Christmas fun this Saturday!

The children have been good this year and Santa is set to come out of hotel quarantine on Friday. If we’re lucky Santa will pay us a visit and dish out some Christmas Cheer!

Our swimming program this Saturday is as follows:

  • 50m, 30m, 20m Breaststroke Championship
  • 50m, 30m, 20m Freestyle
  • 200m, 4x30m, 4x20m Freestyle

Don’t miss swim club this week. If you do… yule be sorry!

Thanks to John Coates AC

Elizabeth Allen (who needs another arm to carry all those trophies) and John Coates

A special note of thanks to John Coates AC for attending swim club last week to hand out trophies and give us an update on the Tokyo Olympics.

Keep training Olympic trials are in mid June!

Junior Squads set to continue over the Summer Holidays!

Just because too much swimming is never enough… junior squads will continue up until Tuesday the 22nd of December 2020 and recommence on Tuesday the 5th of January 2021, continuing all through January.

Adult squads will carry on as usual during the holiday season to help us all work off the effects of too much Christmas pudding.