Thanks for a great season!

Sadly, we’ve come to the end of another summer of swim club – Drummoyne Swimming Club’s 118th!

The season was as wet out of the pool as it was in the pool. We barely had a dry sunny day. Nevertheless, it was a lot of fun and there were plenty of highlights in and out of the water.

Season highlights

Some of the highlights included:

Fantastic performances in the pool

It is hard and a little unfair to single out individuals and individual performances. So apologies to everyone else… but some performances stuck in the mind were:

  • Erica Bhatti taking home multiple trophies
  • Matt Svoboda dominating the open men’s competition
  • Yunos Yacub taking out the Fred Congdon 50m Butterfly Handicap Final
  • All the junior swimmers improving out of sight
A Bhatti Party
Yunos with the Fred Congdon Trophy

Reuniting the BBB trophy with Don Erickson winner from 1944/45

This season a long lost swimmer got back in touch with the club… Mr Don Erickson won the BBB in 1944/45. Don reached out to the club to pass on some great history. The BBB trophy took a trip to Canberra to visit Don and his lovely wife Margaret.

Don Erickson with the George Wheaton BBB trophy which eh won in 1944/45

Battle on the Bay

The afternoon of the Battle on the Bay was, thank all the god’s, a bright and sunny afternoon. The day went off without a hitch and our swimmers did themselves and our club proud. As always the relays were a highlight and our mixed 10 x 50 relay team were did an awesome job to bring home the chocolate trophy!

L-R – David Bolton, Adam Lewis, Will and Lukas Taylor, Lily Borozan, David Smith, Matthew Svoboda, Ziani and Club Captain Tadhg Donnellan. (Dough McFarlane missing from the photo – off eating a Mars Bar apparently)

Ian Thorpe’s visit

What a legend…

Raising more money for

After last year’s efforts to raise funds for with the Laps for Life Challenge, it was difficult to see that our swimmers and benefactors would dig as deep as last year. But, out community of swimmers and their supporters have done it again. We’ve raised over $13k and sit in 6th place in the Team’s Leaderboard. Duncan Lyon has almost $9k and sits proudly in the Individual fundraising stakes. Duncan has also swum 50km (well he is almost there at time writing) over the month.

Thank you

There are too many people to mention by name here but… Thank You to everyone that helped make swim club enjoyable and successful again this season by volunteering their time. From those that helped with timing, to the race officials, to the squad coaches to the committee members and everyone in between, your efforts are very much appreciated.

Upcoming Swim Club Activities

Keep an eye out for…

2 April 2022End of season cruise – contact Shellee Ossen if you want to come along.
14 April 2022Laps for Life fundraising continues…
14 May 2022Presentation night (tentative date)
June – SeptemberWinter Swim Club (subject to pool availability)

See you all again soon.

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