Winners of the Canada Bay Club All Schools Relay Crowned

Well, the Canada Bay Club All Schools Relay was swum and won.

Thanks to the timing equipment for causing a little bit of controversy with the handicapping and results.

Russell Lea Public School Team 6 comprising Cohen van Loo, Noah Hale Jody Fowley and Grace Fowler were worthy winners.

Jody’s victory comes hot on the heels of her gold medal performance at the Battle on the Bay. After the relay Jody said her sights were now set on Tokyo 2021,

A huge Thank You to Andrew Wooley from the Canada Bay Club who came along to watch the race and hand out the trophy at the end of the proceedings.

We look forward to having our end of season celebration and trophy night at the Canada Bay Club’s sister club the Concord Bowling Club in late May.

Reminder: Please sign up for the All Schools Relay!

Our second relay for the year is the Canada Bay Club sponsored All Schools Relay.

The “All Schools Relay” is a relay race for everyone associated with a local school. It’s open to kids, parents, grandparents and others – just nominate the school you have an association with.

This relay race will be held on Saturday the 27th of February 2021 at Swim Club.

Please follow this link to enter. Please remember to enter for each person who is planning to swim – Enter here.

Encourage new swimmers to come along

We want to use the event to encourage new swimmers to come along and give swim club a go. So, please spread the word amongst your school friends and ask them to come down for a free trial. It would be optimal if they could come down for a race before the 27th to get a time.

Format

The format will be a mixed handicap relay. The number of participants will be determined from the entries received. There may be more than one team from some schools.

Planned activities in the 2nd half of the season…

This information was buried deep in our newsletter last week so just to make sure you know about what is coming up here it is again…

Canada Bay Club All Schools Relay

As you know we’ve got the 2021 Battle on the Bay coming up on the 20th of February. That’s our chance to come together as a club and show our neighbouring clubs just what we’re about by knocking Leichhardt off the top of the leader board and having “Drummoyne” inscribed on the trophy.

Following on from the Battle on the Bay we’ve got a few other initiatives planned, including:

The Canada Bay Club All Schools Relay – This new relay will be held on the 27th of February 21 and we’ll put out some information about, this starting next week. The trophy for this race is dedicated to the Canada Bay Club – one of our great supporters over the years.

See this week’s separate post about how to register for this event.

The Food Bank Raffle

The Food Bank Raffle – As some of you may remember last season we donated the proceeds of one of our raffles to support Bush Fire relief. We’re looking to continue that concept again this season. As a club we’re going to support Food Bank.

The proceeds from our raffle on the 27th of February will be donated to Food Bank to support the work they are doing fighting hunger.

Did you know that: three in ten Australians now experiencing food insecurity had not gone hungry before the pandemic and that young people – Gen Z are being hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19?

Foodbank is addressing this crisis by supplying more food and groceries than ever before to charities for distribution to vulnerable people. 

Laps for Life Challenge

As a second charitable initiative, we’re proposing to get involved with Laps for Life in support of youth mental health – Laps for Life is a swimming challenge that raises money to support youth mental health initiatives by Reachout.com.

We’ll set a club challenge and, over the course of March, use Adult and Junior Squads to meet our collective goal. Swimmers will be asked to seek donations from friends and family along the way.

More information about both these charitable initiatives will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Which local school has the fastest swimmers at Swim Club? All Schools Relay coming up on 27 February!

Our second relay for the year is the Canada Bay Club sponsored All Schools Relay.

The “All Schools Relay” is a relay race for everyone associated with a local school. It’s open to kids, parents, grandparents and others – just nominate the school you have an association with.

This relay race will be held on Saturday the 27th of February 2021 at Swim Club.

Please follow this link to enter. Please remember to enter for each person who is planning to swim – Enter here.

Encourage new swimmers to come along

We want to use the event to encourage new swimmers to come along and give swim club a go. So, please spread the word amongst your school friends and ask them to come down for a free trial. It would be optimal if they could come down for a race before the 27th to get a time.

Format

The format will be a mixed handicap relay. The number of participants will be determined from the entries received. There may be more than one team from some schools.