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Congratulations to Australian Olympic swimming legend Dawn Fraser for being awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for her service to sport and the community.
In 1950, the talented 14 year old Dawn was spotted by Harry Gallagher and invited to train with his “Golden Dolphins” squad at Drummoyne Pool.
Her career achievements include eight Olympic and eight Commonwealth medals, and making history as the first woman to swim 100 metres in less than a minute.
She told ABC News:
“It’s the highest award that I’ve ever achieved, and I put it down to my first gold medal when my mum and dad saw me swim for the first time in Melbourne,”
“I was just so very excited to win that … and now I’ve achieved the highest award and I think it’s just absolutely fantastic. I’ve got it on a level plateau.”
Photo – ABC News: James Carmody
For the first time, we will be combining the Trophy Presentation Day and Annual Dinner into a single event on Saturday 5th May 2018 starting at 6.30pm at Drummoyne Sailing Club.
It’s shaping up to be a great night with over 90 of our members attending!
We will have Olympian James Magnussen, coming straight off his Commonwealth Games campaign, as our special guest for the trophy presentation.
We will also have Craig Laundy MP our club patron and federal member for Reid in attendance.
Keith Jameson, president of Sydney Rowing Club will also be joining us on the night.
There will be music and entertainment for the kids and a great selection of canapés from Sailor’s Grill. Please advise Tim Doolan of any special dietary requirements.
There will also be a massive raffle with top prizes being an overnight hotel stay in Manly and a brand new HP Envy Printer.
There is also a brilliant painting by local Drummoyne artist Julie Peadon up for grabs, in what is truly an unmissable raffle!
The evening will be free for Children under 18 and $30 for Adults. Drinks will be available for purchase at extra cost.
We are excited to report that new diving blocks will be installed at Drummoyne Pool over the 2018 winter break, following the successful approval of a $10,000 grant to Drummoyne Swimming Club under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
The City of Canada Bay Council has agreed to fund the balance of the cost to purchase and install the diving blocks as part of its $250,000 Capital Works program at Drummoyne Swimming Centre over the winter period, which also includes a major refurbishment of the bathrooms.
The major investment in new diving blocks and changing rooms will be huge benefit to community users of the pool, including school swimming carnivals and Drummoyne Swimming Club.
We would like to thank Craig Laundy MP and Mayor Angelo Tsirekas for their generous support of this important community facility.
The results of the final for the Fred Congdon 50m Butterfly Handicap held on 10 March 2018 were as follows:
Winner: Ziani VIOLA
The results of the finals for the Men’s and Women’s Tom Williams 50m Freestyle Handicap held on 24 February 2018 were as follows:
Winner: Luke JAMIESON
Winner: Taylor WATSON
The results of the final for the Tom Brown 50m Backstroke Handicap held on 17 February 2018 were as follows:
Winner: Luke JAMIESON