Drummoyne Wins 5 Gold Medals in Battle!

Some tremendous individual performances saw Drummoyne Swimming Club swimmers win 5 Age Group Championships at the 2020 Battle on the Bay, together with another seven top 3 positions.

Congratulations to our individual medal winners Andrew Sharpe, Audrey Allan, Christian Taylor, Gabrielle Perkins, Hayden Howard, Isabelle Kerr, Jacob Johnstone, Kellen Parker, Lily Borozan, Mary-Lou Doolan, Skye Lewis, Will Howard and Ziani Viola for their impressive all-round swimming results.

All of our Drummoyne swimmers clubbed together to achieve the second highest point score across the four competing clubs, with the highest average point score going to Leichhardt Swimming Club, crowning them as winners of the 2020 Battle on the Bay Club trophy.

The highlights of the evening were the relay events at the end of the carnival, with Drummoyne dominating in the 11-12 and 13-14 year old mixed 4x50m relays and narrowly missing out by a split second in an exhilarating 10x50m that chopped and changed with every lap!

The full results of the 2020 Battle on the Bay are available here.

A big thank you to Leichhardt Swimming Club for successfully hosting this year’s event with entries for 289 swimmers. It’s gratifying to see the on-going success of the carnival in its 11th year, after it was initiated and first hosted by Drummoyne Swimming Club in 2010.

We look forward to taking up the battle again next year, which Ashfield has tentatively offered to host in their brand new swimming facility, which is currently under construction and due to open in August 2020.

Battle on the Bay Carnival – Sat 22 Feb 20

Only three more weeks to train up for the 2020 Battle on the Bay – a fun swimming carnival between Drummoyne and our neighbouring swim clubs – to be held at 3pm on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at Leichhardt Pool!

Drummoyne will be competing against Ashfield, Enfield and Leichhardt Swimming Clubs to determine the fastest Club on the Bay! Every swimmer will earn valuable points for their Club in the fight for the Battle on the Bay Trophy. The fastest individual swimmers will be awarded Age Group medals.

The relay events are always a highlight, particularly the thrilling 10x50m Freestyle relay between the fastest swimmers in each club!

Swim Club will be on as usual at 7.30am that morning and the Carnival will start promptly at 3pm on Saturday 22nd February 2020, finishing at 7.30pm.

Entries are $6 per person. We will be collecting entries and fees on Saturday mornings at the pool, so please bring along cash to pay.

You can choose to race Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly.:

  • Under 6’s will race a 20m distance.
  • 7-8 year olds will race 30m in all strokes but, for Freestyle, can choose to race 50m instead of 30m.
  • All other age groups will race a 50m distance in each stroke.


Drummoyne Swimming Club initiated the Battle on the Bay back in 2010 as a competition between neighbouring swimming clubs located around and nearby the Iron Cove Bay area. The Carnival has been a huge success and is now into its 11th year!

Further information about this year’s Carnival can be found here. We look forward to our Club members joining in to help us win the ultimate prize – the Battle on the Bay Trophy!

2010 Battle on the Bay at Drummoyne Pool
2010 Battle on the Bay, Drummoyne Pool
2019 Battle on the Bay, Drummoyne Pool
2019 Battle on the Bay, Drummoyne Pool

2019 Battle on the Bay – Final Results

The final results for the 2019 Battle on the Bay have been published here.

Congratulations to the following Drummoyne swimmers for winning medals in their individual age group events:

NamePlace
6 & Under Women – Individual Scores
Georgia Romaniuk1
Skye Lewis2
Alice Bannan3
6 & Under Men – Individual Scores
Tony Van Schaik2
7-8 Women – Individual Scores
Hannah Jamieson3
9-10 Women – Individual Scores
Kristen Maguire1
9-10 Men – Individual Scores
Marcus Svoboda2
Luke Jamieson3
11-12 Women – Individual Scores
Gabrielle Perkins1
13-14 Men – Individual Scores
Jack Corbett1
Kellen Parker3
15-16 Women – Individual Scores
Hannah Svoboda3
15-16 Men – Individual Scores
Christian Taylor1
17-49 Women – Individual Scores
Annette Jamieson2
17-49 Men – Individual Scores
William Taylor2
Ethan Parker3
50 & Over Women – Individual Scores
Michelle Mathers1
Sherri Ollerenshaw2

A special mention to Christian Taylor for achieving the fastest time of the meet with a 25.55s in his 50m Freestyle!

The Carnival was topped off with a crushing win by our 10x50m relay team, beating Leichhardt by 20 seconds, with our ‘B’ team close behind.

Olympian James Magnussen was a great sport by racing with the “Little Battlers” 10x50m relay team. I’m sure it’s an experience that the 9-10 year old’s in his team will remember for the rest of their lives, including Marcus Svoboda and Henry Garvey from Drummoyne!

We’re very proud of the massive effort put in by all of our swimmers, with many swimming Personal Best (PB) times, which can be seen by comparing ‘final’ times to ‘seed’ times in the detailed results.

If you have any good photos of the Carnival, please post them to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #baybattle19.

Share Hashtag #baybattle19 and Win!

Battle On The Bay has an official hashtag #baybattle19 this year!

For the 10th anniversary of the carnival we encourage all swimmers and attendees to post photos to Facebook or Instagram and tag @drummoyneswimclub with #baybattle19.

We will be giving out great prizes at random during the Battle on the Bay Carnival to people who share photos and stories using the #baybattle19 hashtag, so share more to win!

We would love to see everyone’s pictures from the day! #baybattle19

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Battle On The Bay This Saturday!

This Saturday is the 10th Annual Battle On The Bay Swimming Carnival! Being held on home turf this year, it all kicks off from 3pm, this Saturday afternoon!

As well as all the usual races and relays, we have a few surprises up our sleeves. A very special Drummoyne local / Olympic medallist will join us on pool deck and maybe in the water for a relay if we’re lucky!

The raffle this Saturday will be one of the biggest in Battle on The Bay history with over $2,500 worth of prizes to be won thanks to our sponsors below:

This raffle is not to be missed. Grab your tickets on the day!

As the Carnival is on a Saturday afternoon, we do advise swimmers to get there early to get a park. It will be busy, so please allow ample time.

We are also still looking for volunteers on the day to help with timekeeping and other jobs. If you would like to help contact Tim: president@drummoyneswimclub.com.au or volunteer on the day.

It should be another riveting Battle on the Bay with plenty of medals and prizes on offer! Every swimmer will win points towards the trophy for the fastest Club on the Bay and the fastest swimmers in each age group will fight it out for the prized 10th Anniversary Carnival Medals.

The highlight of the Carnival is always the 4x50m Freestyle relays followed by the exciting 10x50m relay show-down between the fastest swimmers from each Club.

This year we have the home town advantage. Go Drummoyne!

10th Battle on the Bay Swimming Carnival

We’re less than four weeks away from the 2019 Battle on the Bay Swimming Carnival on Saturday 9th March 2019!

It’s Drummoyne Swimming Club’s turn to host the Carnival again this year, which we initiated back in 2010 as a competition between neighbouring swimming clubs located around and nearby the Iron Cove Bay area. The Carnival has been a huge success and is now into its 10th year!

This year Drummoyne will be competing against Ashfield, Enfield and Leichhardt Swimming Clubs to determine the fastest Club on the Bay! Every swimmer will earn valuable points for their Club in the fight for the Battle on the Bay Trophy and the fastest individual swimmers will be awarded Age Group medals. The highlight of the Carnival is always the relay events, culminating in the thrilling 10x50m Freestyle relay between the fastest swimmers in each club.

The Carnival will start promptly at 3pm and finish at 7.30pm on Saturday 9th March 2019. Swim Club will be on as usual in the morning. We will have a BBQ and grand raffle prizes on offer at the Carnival.

Entries are $6 per person. We will be collecting entries and fees on Saturday mornings at the pool, so please bring along cash to pay.

You can choose to race Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly. Under 6’s will race a 20m distance. 7-8 year olds will race 30m in all strokes but, for Freestyle, can choose to race 50m instead of 30m. Everyone else will race a 50m distance in each stroke.

Further information about this year’s Carnival can be found here. We look forward to all of our Club members joining in to help us win the ultimate prize – the Battle on the Bay Trophy!

2010 Battle on the Bay at Drummoyne Pool
2010 Battle on the Bay, Drummoyne Pool

2019 Battle On The Bay – Save The Date

Every year our club competes in the Battle on the Bay Swimming Carnival against other swimming clubs in the Inner West.

The Battle on the Bay Swimming Carnival is a competition between neighbouring swimming clubs located around and nearby the Iron Cove Bay area. The carnival allows swimmers of all ages and abilities to come together and participate in an afternoon of competitive swimming, mixed with plenty of fun and good sportsmanship. The fastest swimmers in our club will be competing for the Age Group medals, while every swimmer can earn valuable points for their Club by swimming to the best of their ability to win the ultimate prize – the Battle on the Bay trophy!

This year our club will be hosting the carnival down at Drummoyne Pool on Saturday 9 March 2019 between 3pm-7:30pm, after Swim Club in the morning.

We would love to have as many of our members there to help us reclaim the trophy on home turf!

More details to come.