Bondi to Watsons Bay 10km team swim

On Sunday 19th May some of our Drummoyne swim members took on the epic challenge to swim 10km from Bondi Beach around South Head and into the Harbour to finish at Watsons Bay. Amazing what some people will do for a Sunday beer! 😊

The team trained for months before building up confidence and capability in the ocean. The team would like to say a big thank you to the support crew of boat drivers, boat suppliers, kayakers and the family and friends who came to support. It was a huge achievement.

Well done to all involved!

Last chance to register for Annual Awards Dinner Presentation Night – Sat 1 June

Over 100 members and friends have already registered for Drummoyne Swimming Club’s end of season Annual Dinner and Presentation night. This special night is being held on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 6:30pm at Drummoyne Oval Pavilion.

We’re excited to announce more special guests attending our presentation night, including; City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and his partner Heather as well as John Towns – our very own club historian to talk about a book he is creating.

This is a night on the calendar not to be missed including:

  • Delicious meal
  • Dessert ‘Bake-Off’ – Please email Sophie O’Brien on secretary@drummoyneswimclub.com.au if you’re interested in bringing a dessert, with details of what you’ll bring
  • Trophy and medal presentations
  • Best time certificates for all swimmers
  • Special guest speakers (National Under 16’s Champion Christian Taylor and his coach Brett Winkworth talking about reaching National level and the future)
  • Giant raffle including a nights accommodation at Novotel Manly Pacific
  • Show bags for kids
  • Music and entertainment – “Bop Till You Drop” Disco


Details:

  • Date: Saturday 1st June 6:30pm (arrive at 6:15pm)
  • Location: Drummoyne Oval Pavilion
  • Cost: Adults $30.00 and Children under 18 $10.00 (3+ children free)
  • BYO drinks


If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, please click this link to book and pay: https://www.trybooking.com/BBXFM

Please contact Tim Doolan, 0418 969 591, if you have any dietary requirements.

We look forward to seeing you there!

MS 24 Hour Mega Swim

The next big swim that a couple of swim club members are participating in is the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim being held at Sydney Olympic Park Pool this weekend (25-26th May 2019).

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event where teams have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours and compete for laps swum and money raised, in support for people living with multiple sclerosis.

Good luck and well done to those who are participating in this charity event.

If you’d like further information or you’d like to donate please follow their team ‘Ruralco Reefers 2’ via link: www.msmegaswim.org.au

Only 4 More Sleeps – Bondi to Watsons Bay! #dscoceanswims

There are only four more sleeps before our intrepid ocean swimmers set off on their 10km marathon from Bondi to Watson’s Bay, this Sunday 19th May 2019.

You can share photos and follow their progress on social media with our official Club hashtag #dscoceanswims.

If you take any photos, just type #dscoceanswims in your comments when you post them to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, so that others can see them.

Click on a #dscoceanswims link to see photos and posts on the social media sites below:

#dscoceanswims
#dscoceanswims
#dscoceanswims
#dscoceanswims

Good luck to everyone involved. We look forward to tracking your journey and hearing all about your incredible achievements!

Annual Dinner and Presentation Night with Dessert Bake-Off competition – Sat 1 June

All swim club members and friends are invited to celebrate Drummoyne Swimming Club’s end of season Annual Dinner and Presentation night. This special night is being held on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 6:30pm at Drummoyne Oval Pavilion.

This is a night on the calendar not to be missed including:

  • Trophy and medal presentations
  • Best time certificates for all swimmers
  • Special guest speakers (National Under 16’s Champion Christian Taylor and his coach Brett Winkworth talking about reaching National level and the future)
  • Giant raffle including accommodation at the beautiful Novotel Manly Pacific
  • Delicious meal and dessert ‘bake-off’ – Please email Sophie O’Brien on secretary@drummoyneswimclub.com.au if you’re interested in bringing a dessert along, with details of what you’ll bring
  • Show bags for kids
  • Music and entertainment for the kids – “Bop Till You Drop” Disco

Details:

  • Date: Saturday 1st June 2019 6:30pm (arrive at 6:15pm)
  • Location: Drummoyne Oval Pavilion
  • Cost: Adults $30.00 and Children under 18 $10.00 (3+ children free)
  • BYO drinks


Please click this link to book and pay: https://www.trybooking.com/BBXFM

Please contact Tim Doolan, 0418 969 591, if you have any dietary requirements.

We look forward to seeing you there with your dancing shoes on!

Bondi to Watsons Bay 10km team swim – 19th May 2019

Some very brave DSC members have been training hard for their upcoming Bondi to Watsons Bay 10km ocean swim. The team have been training in the pool and in the ocean, led by Annette Jamieson, to prepare themselves for this big race.

Good luck to everyone involved. Can’t wait to see the finishing photos! 😉

First Winter Swim Meet for 2019

Many DSC members attended the first Winter Swim Meet on Sunday 5th May swimming six races to stay fit over the Winter season. Swimming is for all ages and abilities, with races managed by our computerised handicapping and timing system.

Esther Romaniuk was the Epic Medley winner and won an Epic Pizza voucher. Well done Esther! 😊

Our second Winter Swim Meet is on Sunday 16th June 2019 from 5.00-7.00pm at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview.

Our short, sharp fun program includes:

5:00 – 5:30 pm25m Freestyle
5:30 – 5:55 pm100m Medley (4x25m)
5:55 – 6:15 pm50m Backstroke
6:15 – 6:40 pm100m Freestyle
6.40 – 6.55 pm50m Freestyle
6:55 – 7:00 pmRelays

RSVP – Annual Dinner and Presentation Night – Sat 1 June 19

All swim club members and friends are invited to celebrate Drummoyne Swimming Club’s end of season Annual Dinner and Presentation night. This special night is to be held on Saturday 1st June from 6:30pm at Drummoyne Oval Pavilion.

This is a night on the calendar not to be missed including:

  • Trophy and medal presentations
  • Best time certificates for all swimmers
  • Special guest speakers (our very own National Under 16’s Champion Christian Taylor and his coach Brett Winkworth talking about reaching National level and into the future)
  • Giant raffle including a nights accommodation at the beautiful Novotel Manly Pacific
  • Delicious meal and dessert ‘bake off’
  • Show bags for all kids
  • Music and entertainment for the kids – “Bop Till You Drop” Disco


Details:

  • Date: Saturday 1st June 6:30pm (arrive at 6:15pm)
  • Location: Drummoyne Oval Pavilion
  • Cost: Adults $30.00 and Children under 18 $10.00 (3+ children free)
  • BYO drinks


Click on this link to book and pay: https://www.trybooking.com/BBXFM

Please contact Tim Doolan, on 0418 969 591, if you have any dietary requirements. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunset on Summer, Sunrise on Winter

As the sun finally sets on Drummoyne Pool for summer, Winter Swim Club starts this Sunday 5th May 2019 at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview.

Dates:

Meet 1Sunday 5 May 20195pm–7pm
Meet 2Sunday 16 June 20195pm–7pm
Meet 3Sunday 28 July 20195pm–7pm
Meet 4Sunday 18 Aug 20195pm–7pm

Venue:

Gartlan Centre Indoor Pool
St Ignatius’ College
Riverview
Tambourine Bay Road
Lane Cove

Cost:

$20 per swimmer for the winter season, to cover the cost of pool hire. Pool entry is included.

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 president@drummoyneswimclub.com.au:

  • Bank account: Westpac
  • Branch: Five Dock
  • Account name: Drummoyne Amateur Swimming Club
  • BSB:732182
  • Account number: 070045
  • Ref: WinterSC [Family Name]

Programme:

All races will have handicap starts. If you are new to the Club you will need to swim a Time Trial before racing. We’ll explain the rules and you’ll soon pick it up!

These are Sunday’s events approximate running sheet details:

5:00 – 5:30pm25m Freestyle
5:30 – 5:55pm4 x 25m Medley
5:55 – 6:15pmForm stroke:
Week 1 – 2 x 25m Breaststroke
Week 2 – 2 x 25m Backstroke
Week 3 – 2 x 25m Butterfly
Week 4 – 2 x 25m Breaststroke
6:15 – 6:40pm4 x 25m Freestyle
6.40 – 6.55pm2 x 25m Freestyle
6:55 – 7:00pmRelays (teams organised with your input)

There are prizes up for grabs for some of the events.

People:

Club President:Tim Doolan
Referee:Phil Hayward
Starter:Gerry Tibbertsma
Marshall:Matt O’Connor
Race Secretary:Duncan Lyon
Head Time-Keeper: Kathryn Hayward
Time-Keepers/Volunteers:Could be you?
Registration:Nice people

We have use of the pool from 5pm to 7pm and we need your help to ensure that the meets run efficiently during those two hours, so please volunteer your services.

We are always open to new ideas for improving the Winter Series, so please provide your feedback.

Other Things:

  • The Referee is judge of fact and law.
  • Remember there is always next week!
  • Please clean up the area when leaving, otherwise we are “out”.
  • Thank you to Riverview for permitting us to use these beautiful facilities!


We look forward to seeing you there to keep fit over winter!