Club Captain Nominations

This Saturday we’ll be calling for nominations for Club Captains for the 2020/21 season. Club Captains are a fundamental part of the Club and valued by all members.

The key responsibilities of the Club Captains include:

Attendance – Regular attendance every Saturday.
Assistance – Regularly assists to help run races very Saturday morning. Arrives on time to help set up and stays to help pack up.
Role model – Acts responsibly and is a role model for all DSC Juniors.
Battle on the Bay (BOB) – Assists in all facets of BOB including organising juniors in their heats and relays. Masters of the cheerleading.

Thanks very much to Cara Parker and Joseph Colley who were our Club Captains for last season.

Canada Bay Cup and School Battle Relays

Relays are always a highlight of school swimming carnivals, the annual Battle on the Bay and those other lesser swim meets like the Olympics. So, this season we are looking to introduce two new relay races into the swimming calendar:

  • The “Canada Bay Cup” – a race in which residents of the various suburbs in the Canada Bay LGA will square off against each other to see which is the fastest suburb. This relay race will be held in the first half of the season and we currently seeking confirmation that Mayor Angelo Tsirekas will attend and present the trophy (and hopefully swim!)

  • The “Battle of the Schools” – kids and adults will race against each other to see which is the fastest school in the club.


More information about these events will be forthcoming in coming weeks.

The season has officially launched

Last Saturday we had another beautiful morning at Swim Club for our official season launch. Thanks very much to Fiona Martin MP for attending and marking the start of the season with us.

We’ve had very solid attendance for the first two swims and with school holidays over we hope to see a few more returning families this week. Please don’t forget to tell your friends about swim club and invite them to come down for a free trial.

This week’s races are:

  • 50m Freestyle
  • 50m Butterfly
  • 200m Medley

New Swim Caps and Delfina Swimming Costume Order

New Swim Caps

New Drummoyne Swimming Club swim caps are available for purchase at swim club races from the information and merchandise table on the upper grandstand area.

Caps are $8.00 payable by card or cash.

Costume order from Delfina

We’re placing an order with our costume supplier Delfina and need to confirm order numbers for costumes. So, if you are in the market for a new costume please read on…

The options are:
– Boys / Mens swim brief ($45)
– Boy’s / Mens jammer ($50)
– Girls / Ladies Open Back costume ($65)

A few things to note:
We need to order a minimum of 5 x pieces per costume. If we don’t make the minimum quota for any particular style we’ll be in touch to discuss an alternative.

Be sure to check out the size guide before making your selection as we are placing a special order and returns to Delfina will not be possible. We’ll try and arrange to on sell the garment to another club member if possible.

Note that experience from our first order suggests that sizing is on the small side (ladies costumes in particular). So go for a bigger size if you’re not sure. For certainty, talk to a club member who has a costume about sizing or check out the stock that we hold at a Saturday race.

To place your order click here.

Payments must be made via EFT or by Credit Card or cash at Swimming Club.

EFT details are:
Account Name: Drummoyne Amateur Swimming Club
BSB: 732-182
Acc No: 070 045

Please add a reference: “[Surname] Costume Order”.

The deadline for orders and payment is 23 October 2020.

Junior Squad Coaches Wanted – Free Training Provided!

Think you can become a supercoach like Brant Best who coached James Magnussen to two World Championships?

The club is looking to develop coaches from within our ranks to help with our junior squads. To this end, the Club was successful in obtaining a Commonwealth Government Community Volunteer Grant earlier this year.

The grant will fund an introductory coaching course for 2 club members.

The expectation is that on completion of the training the newly qualified coaches will help run the junior squads on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Squad coaches are paid for their time.

This opportunity is open to all club members over 16 years of age and would ideally be suited to someone who wants to give something back to the Club and pick up a new qualification that they can also use to obtain other employment.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Adrian Bell or Phil Haywood for more information.

For more details about the swimming coaching pathways click on the following links:

Official Season Launch this Saturday

Last week was a wonderful start to the racing for season. After finishing early last season it was good to be back in the water. We got to test out the new COVID-compliant marshalling arrangements and some new timers (purchased with the assistance of a Canada Bay Club grant). Thanks to everyone who came along and for complying with the new rules.

Come down for a Free Trial!

We’re still warming up and it’s not too late to join, so please spread the word to family and friends about the best place to spend Saturday mornings in Sydney!

New members are invited to a FREE TRIAL on Saturday mornings (just need to pay pool entry fees), so encourage them along.

Official Season launch

This week is the official season launch. We will be joined by Dr Fiona Martin MP the member for Reid.

Monster Raffle

To mark the occasion we will run a monster raffle:

  • 1st prize is a 3 month membership to Five Dock Leisure Centre
  • 2nd Prize is a $75 voucher for Salt Meats Cheese at Drummoyne
  • 3rd prize is a $60 voucher at Ribs & Burgers
  • 4th prize is an EPIC PIZZA voucher

Races Week 2

Races this week are:

  • 100m freestyle
  • 50m backstroke
  • 400 / 200m freestyle
  • Time trials for new and upgraded swimmers

Please see our 2020-21 Calendar for a full list of races and other events over the season.

COVID Safety

A friendly reminder that as a community sporting club, we must comply with NSW Government rules on COVID-19. All swimmers and spectators are required to comply with the Club’s COVID Safety Plan and Drummoyne Swimming Centre rules. In a nutshell our COVID-Safety Plan is:

Have fun, but… be safe and protect others! Arrive ready to swim; Register your attendance using Team App (swimmers and spectators); Get in, Swim, Get out; Follow social distancing rules; Sanitise and wash your hands; Minimise use of the amenities; Don’t share equipment, food or drinks and Go home when you’re done.

Find us on Team App

The new marshalling arrangements seemed to work efficiently and the hand sanitiser stations were well used. Feedback from pool management was that they were generally happy with the way we operated but that social distancing in the stands was a little lax at times and could be improved.

Could all members please be mindful of complying with the 1.5m social distancing requirements between family groups this weekend and moving forward.

Welcome back VEEVA PROPERTY GROUP as a Gold Sponsor for Season 2020/2021!

Veeva Property Group has been a very generous sponsor of the Club for many seasons and they’ve graciously agreed to support the Club again this summer as a Gold Sponsor.

Veeva Property Group is unlike any other Drummoyne and Canada Bay real estate agency that has come before. Merging experienced and honed negotiation skills, marketing acumen, in-depth local market knowledge and value-added project management, Veeva Property Group will help you achieve the very best result possible when selling or buying your home or investment property.

Veeva Property Group offers a full suite of real estate services including:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Property Management
  • Executive Rentals
  • Styling and Design
  • Buyers Advocacy
  • Commercial Leasing

Veeva’s Director, Gladys Mallqui represents her client’s with complete transparency, matching educated and engaged buyers and renters with properties aligned to their exact needs and requirements.

“We listen, offer genuine help and professional advice to maximise your return. We are more than your local realtor!”

Gladys Mallqui

If you are thinking of selling, buying, renting or leasing a property contact Gladys on 0488 883 382 or via gladys@veevaproperty.com.au.

Join Up Quick! FREE Club T-Shirt for first 50 Junior Members thanks to Inspirations Paint Five Dock!

Registrations are now officially open for season 2020/2021.

Thanks to our new sponsor Inspirations Paint Five Dock, a free club tee shirt will be provided to the first 50 junior (U16 and below) members who join up!

Members can join the Club or renew their membership at the Swimming NSW Swim Central portal: https://swimcentral.swimming.org.au.

NSW Active Kids vouchers can now be redeemed online in the registration process.

More information and instructions can be found on the Club’s Fees and Registration page.

If you have any issues or questions, please contact our Club Registrar, Michael Donnellan on registrar@drummoyneswimclub.com.au or mobile 0422 453 322.