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.

800m and Family Fun Day

Geribo Cup 2019

For our final meet of the season this Saturday we will be holding the 800m Open Freestyle Championships followed by our Family Fun Day.

The early start and hotly-contested relay race for our chocolate trophy will be the perfect lead in to St Mark’s Drummoyne School Fete that day.

800m Championships – 7am

The 800m Championships will start at the earlier time of 7am. Everyone who is able to swim the 16 laps is welcome to participate. Please arrive at the pool before 7am to sign in for the race.

Family Fun Day – 8am

The Family Fun Day will start after the 800m Championships, at around 8am, so you can arrive at this time if you are not swimming in the 800m.

We will be holding lots of fun races and relays, including boogie board races and a relay race for the tastiest prize of the season – the Geribo Cup chocolate trophy!

Remember to bring along your boogie board, li-lo and thongs for some fun races in the pool!

Relay Teams

There will be two 4x50m relay events on Saturday:

  • Family relay
  • Geribo Cup relay – for the chocolate trophy!

The provisional relay team entries are set out below. If you would like to enter another team or make any changes, please email details to Duncan Lyon at racesecretary@drummoyneswimclub.com.au.

Family Relay Teams

If you don’t have a family of four, feel free to form a combined team with other families.


  • Kate SVOBODA
  • Andrew SVOBODA
  • Hannah SVOBODA
  • Marcus SVOBODA


  • Jessica TINDIGLIA


  • Cara PARKER
  • David PARKER


  • Renee CARROLL
  • Lily BOROZAN
  • Elise BOROZAN


  • Adrian BELL
  • Jessica BELL
  • Rosie GARVEY
  • Henry GARVEY

Geribo Cup Relay Teams

Racing for the chocolate trophy!


  • Toby HANSEN
  • Cooper HANSEN
  • Henry GARVEY


  • Jessica TINDIGLIA

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