Week 22: The 800m Championships, Family Fun Day and Past Members’ Morning Tea!

Well, we’ve reached the end of another season of swim club and to finish off we have the 800m Freestyle Open Championship and our Family Fun Day.

800m Open Championship

The 800m Championship is open to all ages, for anyone who can complete the 16 lap distance.

The 800m races start at 7am sharp, so please sign-in and arrive by 6.45am if you wish to enter.

Family Fun Day

The Family Fun Day will commence after the 800m Championships, which we expect to be around 8am. You can plan to arrive at this time if you’re not swimming in the 800m event.

Note: If you’re only planning to swim in the Fun Day events, but not the 800m Championship event, please only sign-in for the Fun Day on Team App for COVID tracking purposes when you arrive at the pool (eg. around 8am) so that we can separately identify swimmers entering the 800m event.

The Fun Day races include:

  • Family Relay – 4 x 50m freestyle relay for family groups (or combinations thereof)
  • Geribo Cup Relay – 4 x 50m freestyle relay for the tastiest trophy of the season, made from pure chocolate!
  • Over and under race
  • Boogie board race (BYO boogie board, lilo or other fab floaty)
  • Thong race (BYO thongs)

The Peacock – a perfect vehicle for the Boogie Board race: not sure what happened to the jockey…

The Geribo Cup

The highlight of the morning will be the Geribo Cup. Named after legendary squad coach Norma Geribo, the Geribo Cup is ever changing but one thing is always a given, the trophy is made of chocolate. This season Jodie van Loo is planning a chocolate extravaganza so make sure you’ve got your entry sorted.

Email president@drummoyneswimclub.com.au with your team or by yourself and we’ll slot you into a team.

2019 Geribo Cup winners with the big prize: Simon Howard, Mark Colley, Matthew Ellis and Matt O’Connor

Past members’ morning tea

Don’t forget that this Saturday we’ve got our past members morning tea. All former swimmers are welcome to come along for morning tea and to swim. The morning tea will commence at the completion of the 800m races – so approximately 8am and will run for the rest of the morning.