A few of our squad members have been rigorously training for what can only be described as the most epic ocean swim of the season. Taking place on 19th May 2019, the Bondi Beach to Watsons Bay South Head Roughwater ocean swim is a 10km marathon of a swim.
Our dedicated members have been practicing in the ocean on Sunday mornings. Currently we have four teams preparing for the swim that is sure to test even the most confident swimmers.
For more details click here.
When the season is said and done, there’s nothing better than reflecting on the year’s races and maybe snag yourself some silverware.
This year’s trophy presentation night will be at Drummoyne Oval on the 1st June 2019 from 6pm.
Save the date!
We kindly ask that anyone still with perpetual trophies to return them this Saturday. We urgently need them back so they can be set aside to be engraved as the season ends. 🏆
This Saturday is the last week of point scoring races! Both the men’s and women’s point scores are coming down to the wire with every single point counting immensely.
With some favourite freestyle and backstroke events this Saturday, it’s sure to be a competitive morning. Make sure you make it down for your last chance to bump yourself up the leaderboard!
This week is the final week of Junior Squads. Get down to the pool for the last session this Thursday 20 March 2019 from 5:30am in Lanes 1 & 2.
Massive thank you to our coaches Will, Phil and Lynette for coaching the club’s youngsters this season!
Adult squads will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays until the pool closes for Winter on 30 April 2019.
There’s another big morning of swimming coming up this weekend, the program for Saturday 23rd March 2019 is as follows:
Trophy Sprint – Molly Wark & Les Henry U/10 100m Freestyle – Week 6
35 and Over 100m Freestyle – Week 6
Sprint – 100m Freestyle Handicap
50m, 30m and 20m Freestyle Handicap
Form Stroke – 100m Backstroke Championship
50m, 30m and 20m Backstroke
Long Distance– 200m Freestyle Handicap
4x30m and 4x20m Freestyle Handicap
Time Trials for each Handicap race event will be available and held after that event.
Drummoyne Swimming Club will be running its popular winter swim meets for the third year.
The racing is fast, furious and fun for the whole family in the 25m indoor pool at Saint Ignatius’ College in Riverview. We run a mix of 25m, 2x25m, 4x25m races and relays, to keep your heart rate up and finish your weekend on a high!
It’s also a great opportunity to introduce your friends to Swim Club in a casual atmosphere before the summer season commences, so bring them along!
The first swim will be on Sunday 19th May 2019 starting at 5pm and the cost is $20 per swimmer for the season.
Saint Ignatius’ College,
Tambourine Bay Road,
1. Sunday 19 May 2019
2. Sunday 16 June 2019
3. Sunday 28 July 2019
4. Sunday 18 August 2019
5pm – 7pm
$20 per swimmer for the Winter season.
To sign up for Winter Swim Club, please pay fees into our bank account via EFT and email Tim Doolan with names of swimmers via firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Bank account: Westpac
- Branch: Five Dock
- Account name: Drummoyne Amateur Swimming Club
- Account number: 070045
- Ref: WinterSC [Family Name]
To cover the cost of pool hire we need at least 30 swimmers to register, so please respond as soon as possible so that we can confirm our bookings. If preferred you can register at Swim Club this Saturday morning and pay in cash or via EFTPOS.
The results of the final for the Fred Congdon 50m Butterfly Handicap held on 16 March 2019 were as follows:
Winner: Shay DONNELLAN
The results for Saturday 16th March 2019, including the 4x50m Medley Championships, have been published here.
The final results for the 2019 Battle on the Bay have been published here.
Congratulations to the following Drummoyne swimmers for winning medals in their individual age group events:
| 6 & Under Women – Individual Scores|
| 6 & Under Men – Individual Scores|
|Tony Van Schaik||2|
| 7-8 Women – Individual Scores|
| 9-10 Women – Individual Scores|
| 9-10 Men – Individual Scores|
|11-12 Women – Individual Scores|
|13-14 Men – Individual Scores|
|15-16 Women – Individual Scores|
|15-16 Men – Individual Scores|
|17-49 Women – Individual Scores|
|17-49 Men – Individual Scores|
|50 & Over Women – Individual Scores|
A special mention to Christian Taylor for achieving the fastest time of the meet with a 25.55s in his 50m Freestyle!
The Carnival was topped off with a crushing win by our 10x50m relay team, beating Leichhardt by 20 seconds, with our ‘B’ team close behind.
Olympian James Magnussen was a great sport by racing with the “Little Battlers” 10x50m relay team. I’m sure it’s an experience that the 9-10 year old’s in his team will remember for the rest of their lives, including Marcus Svoboda and Henry Garvey from Drummoyne!
We’re very proud of the massive effort put in by all of our swimmers, with many swimming Personal Best (PB) times, which can be seen by comparing ‘final’ times to ‘seed’ times in the detailed results.
If you have any good photos of the Carnival, please post them to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #baybattle19.