AGM on Monday 27th August 2018

Drummoyne Swimming Club’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Monday 27th August starting at 7.00pm in the Water Polo Club Room at the Drummoyne Swimming Centre.

The Club has a wonderful group of volunteers and continues to be a vibrant community club. If you are interested in making a greater contribution, becoming more involved or have experience to assist the Club in the areas of marketing, administration, technology, fundraising or social media, please contact Club President Tim Doolan on president@drummoyneswimclub.com.au.

New Start Blocks Installed!

Diving block

Thanks to the support of the City of Canada Bay Council and the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Grants Program we are pleased to announce that brand new start blocks have been installed at Drummoyne Pool for our Club.

 

The Swimming Centre’s bathroom amenities have also been completely renovated.  They look amazing and are on track for completion by 1st September 2018, when Drummoyne Pool opens for the 2018/19 season!

Cancellation of Winter Swim Meet on Sunday 28 July 2018

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Winter Swim Club meet that was originally scheduled for Sunday 28th July 2018.

The final Winter Swim Club meet will go ahead on 12th August 2018 from 4pm-5.30pm in the 25m Heated Indoor Pool at St Ignatius College, Riverview, Longueville.

Swimming is for all ages and abilities. The 25m indoor pool is warm, clean and well set out – perfect for winter swimming. Friends and family who are not Club members are welcome to join in and try out.

The meet will have a short, sharp fun programme, including 25m, 50m and 100m Freestyle, Medley, 50m Butterfly and a Team Relay. All races will be handicapped and timed using the Club’s computers and wireless timing system.

We will have plenty of prizes on offer, including a raffle and an Epic Pizza voucher for the winner of the ‘Epic Medley’. Cost is $5.00 per swimmer, which includes raffle tickets.

Epic Pizza

To help cater with numbers, please reply to this email if you intend coming along or RSVP via the Team App.

Week 2 Winter Swim Club on this Sunday

Winter Swim Club

Our second Winter Swim meet is being held this Sunday 24th July 2018 from 4.00pm to 5.30pm in the 25m pool at St Ignatius College, Riverview.

Swimming is for all ages and abilities, with races managed by our computerised handicapping and timing system.

Our short, sharp fun program includes:

  • 25m, 50m and 100m Freestyle
  • 4 x 25m ‘Epic’ Medley
  • 50m backstroke and
  • Team relay

 

Click here for the meet programme.

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Epic Pizza

The Epic Medley winner will receive an Epic Pizza voucher!

We will also have some great raffle prizes on offer.

There is a $5 entry fee to cover the costs of pool hire and other meet expenses.

The 25m indoor pool is warm, clean and well set out – perfect for some winter swimming. All families, friends and non members are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

To help cater with numbers, please email Tim Doolan on president@drummoyneswimclub.com.au if you intend to come along.

The results from Week 1 of Winter Swim Club are available here.

Check out our new Home page!

Drummoyne Swimming Club has updated its website into a more mobile-friendly communication platform that provides quick and convenient access to race results, news and other information and is fully integrated with its Social Media presence.

The new site is designed to allow new visitors to learn about our family-oriented Club, its rich history and why it’s the best place to spend Saturday mornings in Sydney!

Our new home page preserves over 10 years’ worth of results and history from the previous site, which is now easily retrievable by keyword search.

If you have any suggestions for improving our new website and social media presence, or would like to contribute a testimonial for new visitors about your positive experience at the Club, please contact Duncan Lyon on racesecretary@drummoyneswimclub.com.au or mobile 0414 566154.

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Dawn Fraser awarded Companion of the Order of Australia

Dawn Fraser - June 2018

Congratulations to Australian Olympic swimming legend Dawn Fraser for being awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for her service to sport and the community.

In 1950, the talented 14 year old Dawn was spotted by Harry Gallagher and invited to train with his “Golden Dolphins” squad at Drummoyne Pool.

Her career achievements include eight Olympic and eight Commonwealth medals, and making history as the first woman to swim 100 metres in less than a minute.

She told ABC News:

“It’s the highest award that I’ve ever achieved, and I put it down to my first gold medal when my mum and dad saw me swim for the first time in Melbourne,”

“I was just so very excited to win that … and now I’ve achieved the highest award and I think it’s just absolutely fantastic. I’ve got it on a level plateau.”

Photo – ABC News: James Carmody