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.
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
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.
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!
Ian Thorpe’s visit
What a legend…
Raising more money for Reachout.com
After last year’s efforts to raise funds for Reachout.com 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.
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 2022||End of season cruise – contact Shellee Ossen if you want to come along.|
|14 April 2022||Laps for Life fundraising continues…|
|14 May 2022||Presentation night (tentative date)|
|June – September||Winter Swim Club (subject to pool availability)|
See you all again soon.