Thursday, October 24, 2013

Week 3 Newsletter

This week's newsletter is up for your reading pleasure and we've updated the "Club Nights" tab to better explain how each meet works.  Take a moment to check it out.  See you all tomorrow night and good luck to all the swimmers at Yeronga on Saturday.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Results are up for Week 2

Congratulations for all who braved the weather last night!  Results are posted on the Friday Results page.

Friday, October 18, 2013

SWIM CLUB IS ON TONIGHT

Knowing when Club Nights are Cancelled
From time to time inclement weather conditions may cause the cancellation of club nights (this does not happen often).  A decision on whether or not to cancel a Club night will be made by the Committee. When this happens, we will send an email to all members. Alternatively, you can contact one of the Committee or visit the website.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

See you tomorrow night!

This week's Newsletter (including events to be raced) has now been added to the right of screen and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Yeronga Meet Saturday 26 October

The flyer for the first Yeronga Swim Meet Competition is in the "Newsletters / Flyers" area on the right of screen.  Let's get a great team together!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Week 1 Results

Results are posted in the "Friday Results" page (click on top of screen).  Congratulations to all.  See you next week.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Events tonight

The list of events tonight is on this week's Newsletter on the right of screen.  See you tonight!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Welcome to the Season 2013 / 2014

Hi everyone, the welcome flyer is posted on the right of screen (down a little from the top of the page).
All results etc and other newsletters and flyers will be posted through-out the season in the "Newsletters / Flyers" area.  See you tomorrow night, and don't forget to volunteer early and often!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Don't forget we start the first week of Term 4

Information Session:

To find out more, come along to our information session at the front gates of Graceville State School (Acacia Ave) from 2.30-3.30pm on Wednesday, 9th October.

Registration:

All registrations will be completed online. You can do this by going directly through the Swimming Queensland website.  Once you have registered, GLSC will then keep you updated via email.  Each swimmer MUST be registered & paid with Swimming Queensland before they can race on Club nights.

Sorry, NO REGISTRATION / PAYMENT = NO SWIMMING


Past members

Use your email address from previous years to access member login details. If you have forgotten these
or your password, simply click on “Forgotten Password?” Please check your details & update if necessary.


New members

New members are those that have NEVER swum with any club previously. Go to 'JOIN New Members' & register as a “Competitor” swimmer.

Really join in and help the Club!

For the club nights to run smoothly, there are many small jobs that we need assistance with, some of
which can be done during the week. Please let us know if you can assist and we can provide further
details.

For more information please contact:
Troy Grice, President on: Mobile: 0425 633 137 Email: tsgrice@aol.com
or
Wendy Jerrard, Vice President Mobile: 0417 663 994 Email: wjerrard@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at our 1st Club night, Friday, 11 October, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hello for the 2013 / 2014 season!

Hello all swimmers,

Weeee'rreee back!  


Graceville Lightning Swim Club is an amateur swim club located at the Graceville State School Pool. We hold competition nights every Friday evening from 6 - 8 pm during the 4th & 1st terms of school. Our club is suitable for all swim levels & all ages. We have races for everyone!!

Registration is now open for the 2013/14 season through the Swimming Qld website.  We will have Information Days towards the end of Term 3 and the first week back in Term 4. Our first club night will be Friday 11th October. More details will be provided in next week's newsletter.

Cheers from GLSC Blog

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday's Results.

Last nights results are here.

That was the last Swim Club night until the next Swim Season. Keep an eye on this site for the starting date.

Thanks to everyone who made the past Swim Season a great success!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Welcome to this week's newsletter!

Swim club is ON for this week - normal club night is being held and this is the last opportunity to gain points to contribute to your final tally and be in the running for the Points Awards to be announced at Presentation Day on Sunday 24th March.

Races for this week include:
15m/25m/50m Freestyle
15m/25m/50m Backstroke
200m/400m Freestyle
15m/25m/50m Butterfly
100m IM

Club Championships
The results for the club championships are in and on our website here. Congratulations to everyone who swam in the two sessions on Friday and Sunday and great swimming for those who achieved personal best times. Looking down the list there are many swimmers with best times and this is a great achievement to end the season on.

Presentation Day - Sunday 24th March
The Committee would like to thank each and every member for making the season such a success by shouting everyone a free BBQ. There will be the usual refreshments available for purchase at the canteen.  The day will start at 2pm, and will include a free swim, AGM and presentation of all awards  including Points Awards, Club Championship Medals, and Encouragement and Participation Awards.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Volunteers needed!!

Volunteers needed:
We require some help with the BBQ this week - if you can arrive early on Friday to get this started and man the BBQ through the night - please contact the committee at glsc_secretary@hotmail.com
We will also require additional timekeepers this weekend as we will run two timekeepers per lane ie 12 each session. Please see Julian Lockwood at the beginning of the night if you can help out here.

If you have any questions, please contact the committee as soon as possible.

Friday's Swim Club Details

Club Championships - Friday and Sunday

The following races will be swum:

Friday 8th March: 6.30pm races start
100 Free for ages 8 - 13+boys and girls
25m Breaststroke for ages 6 - 9yrs boys and girls
50m Breaststroke for ages 10 - 13+yrs boys and girls
25m Butterfly for ages 6 - 9yrs boys and girls
50m Butterfly for ages 10 - 13+yrs boys and girls

Gates will open at 5.45pm
Warm up: 6.00-6.20pm
Races start 6.30pm

Sunday 8th March: 2.00pm races start
100IM for 7-13+yrs boys and girls
25m Backstroke for 6-9yrs boys and girls
50m Backstroke for 10 - 13+yrs boys and girls
25m Freestyle for 6-9yrs boys and girls
50m Freestyle for 10-13+ boys and girls

Gates will open at 1.15pm
Warm up: 1.30-1.50pm
Races start 2.00pm

Please note - the shortest distance is 25m, please see the championship rules on pages 9 and 10 of the handbook of the requirements to enter each race.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Graceville wins the Oxley Road Cup

Evening all
Just in case you haven't heard or weren't at Sherwood this afternoon, we won the Oxley Road Cup for the first time since 2009. Well done to all swimmers who took part, each & everyone of you all played a role in securing enough points to enable us to finish at the top of the table. Thank you to all those who swam in multiple age groups & relay teams, some swimmers swimming in 10+ races. Thank you also to all the parents who gave up a Sunday afternoon & were there to support their kids. A special thank you to those parents who helped out with time keeping, judging, marshaling, running results etc. A day like today couldn't happen with out you.
See you all on Friday night for the Part 1 of the Club Championships.
Good swimming,
Troy

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Results for Friday 1st of March 2013

Friday's results are now up here.
Thanks to everyone who helped in making another successful night!

Friday, March 1, 2013

SWIM CLUB IS STILL ON TONIGHT!!!!

For those that are wondering, SWIM CLUB IS STILL ON TONIGHT

Starts, Turns, & Finishes Training Session with Rob

As we emailed members yesterday, in preparation for club championships and prior to Oxley Rd Cup, Rob (lifeguard and timekeeper…) has offered his time to take our swimmers through a session focusing on starts, turns, and finishes.  All members are welcome and encouraged to come along and get some tips from Rob.

Rob is planning on hosting this session from 5 – 5.45pm this Friday 1st March, prior to the start of swim club (depending on the weather).  If you would like to attend just turn up, however, at 5.45pm when the registration desk opens, all attending swimmers will need to be marked off ready for swim club.

Week 5 Newsletter

The Week 5 Newsletter is now available here.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Results for Friday 22nd of February 2013

Friday's results are now up here.
Thanks to everyone who helped in making another successful night!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tonight's Swim Club Details

Nominations:
As you know we have a strict cut off time of 6.15pm for all nominations. Gates open at 5.45pm - parents please ensure your child/children's name/s get marked prior to going to the stand/pool/canteen.

Free swim/warm up:
For our new members who have signed up this term, and a reminder to all members, there is a short free swim at the beginning of club nights.  This starts at 6.00pm and runs until 6.15pm. We need to ensure our lifeguards are in the pool area before we let 150 members into the water.  Please ensure your swimmers do not enter the pool before 6.00pm. During free swim, swimmers are reminded to stay off the lane ropes and there is to be no running within the pool area at any time.

Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers are always welcome for the Canteen, BBQ and Time Keeping

Week 4 Newsletter


Welcome to this week’s newsletter!

Races this week:

15m/25m/50m Freestyle

15m/25m/50m Butterfly

15m/25m/50m Breaststroke

100m Backstroke

100m Individual Medley

Free swim/warm up:

For our new members who have signed up this term, and a reminder to all members, there is a short free swim at the beginning of club nights.  This starts at 6.00pm and runs until 6.15pm. We need to ensure our lifeguards are in the pool area before we let 150 members into the water.  Please ensure your swimmers do not enter the pool before 6.00pm. During free swim, swimmers are reminded to stay off the lane ropes and there is to be no running within the pool area at any time.

Capalaba Swimming Carnival:

Good luck to all our swimmers who will be competing on Saturday in the Capalaba Capers Swim Carnival at Capalaba State College School Pool. Warm up starts at 12.30pm, races start at 1.00pm sharp, age on blocks on the date of meet applies. 

Oxley Road Cup - Sunday 3rd March.

We are finalising our swim team to represent Graceville at this carnival and will announce the full team early next week.  Pool gates at Sherwood State School will open at 12noon for 12.30pm warm up and races to start at 1.00pm.  A full program will be provided to attending swimmers as soon as we get a copy.

Club Championships - Friday 8th & Sunday 10th March

The aim of the club championships is to recognise the participation of as many swimmers as possible. Awards will be given to first, second and third place getters. To allow all swimmers the best possible conditions to do well at our club championships, these are spread over two days - Friday 8th March and Sunday 10th March.  Friday night events will be held at normal club time, first race at 6.30pm. Sunday events will commence at 2.00pm with gates opening at 1.30pm.

Presentation Day: Sunday 24th March 2pm

This is a fun family day and a chance for the committee to thank all volunteers and to congratulate all swimmers.  The pool will be open for free swim, a free BBQ is provided, there will be a presentation of the Points Awards, Club Champions will be named, and every swimmer will be recognised for their contribution to the swim season.

AGM:

The committee AGM will be held on presentation day during the course of the afternoon.  If you would like to consider taking on a role for next season, have some feedback, or would like to participate in a more formal way next year, please come along to the meeting.

Sponsors:

A special shout out to our major sponsors - P & L Meats who provide a great meat raffle for the club.  P & L Meats have been great supporters of the club and we appreciate their generosity each year.

Yours in swimming

Troy Grice

Monday, February 18, 2013

Results for Friday 15th of February 2013

Apologies for the delay, Friday's results are now up here.
Thanks to everyone who helped!
See you again this coming Friday!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Week 3 Newsletter

Good afternoon all
Well done to all our swimmers who competed at the West Taylor Bridge District Carnival today. A lot of PB's were swum & we'll find out during the week who has qualified for the Met West Regional Carnival.
Tonight's races are
100m Breaststroke
15/25/50m Free
15/25/50m Fly
15/25/50m Back
100m Free
A huge congratulations to one of our Lifeguards, Oscar Breakwell, who won the National 17-18 years 5km Open Water title last weekend. 
Nominations for the Capalaba Capers meet on 23/2 close TONIGHT! See Troy or Sue-Ellen to nominate and pay for races. 
A team for the Oxley Cup on 3/3/13 will be selected in the coming week. Please check your inbox to see if you have been selected and please advise as soon as  possible if you will not be available. 
Yours in swimming
Troy Grice 

Tonight's Swim Club Details

Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers are always welcome for the Canteen, BBQ and Time Keeping

Nominations:
As you know we have a strict cut off time of 6.15pm for all nominations. Gates open at 5.45pm - parents please ensure your child/children's name/s get marked prior to going to the stand/pool/canteen. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Results for Friday 8th of February 2013

Fridays results are now up here.
Thanks to everyone who helped!
See you again this coming Friday!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tonight's Swim Club Details

We would like to welcome several new families who have signed up in the past few weeks!  As a club we continue to grow and now have over 110 swimmers with us at Graceville Lightning Swim Club.

A reminder regarding our liquor license and our responsible service of alcohol restrictions - there is to be no alcohol brought into the pool area and no glass bottles, including soft drinks in the pool area. This is for the safety of everyone and we trust our members will comply with this procedure.

Nominations:
As you know we have a strict cut off time of 6.15pm for all nominations. Gates open at 5.45pm - parents please ensure your child/children's name/s get marked prior to going to the stand/pool/canteen. It is also a parent’s responsibility to ensure your child/children are at the marshaling area when races are called.  We only waste time calling for missing swimmers - thanks for your assistance here.

Week 2 Newsletter

Hi all
the week 2 Newsletter is up. Please click on the right hand link 7th February 2013.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Results for Friday 1st of February 2013

Fridays results are now up here.
Thanks to everyone who helped and a special thanks to Troy and the Committee.
See you again this coming Friday!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Tonight's Swim Club Details

Hello Swimmers & Parents
Welcome to what promises to be a very busy second half of the swimming season. We trust that no one was badly affected by the recent poor weather & hope to see you all at the pool tomorrow night. We look forward to welcoming a few new members who have joined us in the new year. We trust that everyone has settled back into their routines with the resumption of school this week.

Remember, nominations open at the pool at 5:45pm & close at 6:15pm so racing can get underway from 6:30pm. The NEW BBQ will be fired up & Oscar & Rob will be there performing their lifeguard role. Parents please remember to also look out for your kids during the free swim.

Races tonight are:

100m Backstroke, 
15/25/50m Freestyle, 
15/25/50m Butterfly, 
15/25/50m Breaststroke 
100m Freestyle.

Boys Jammers have arrived in sizes 4 - 14. All other swimwear is in stock.

Some dates for your diary

Saturday 23 February - Capalaba Capers Meet -  This meet is open to anyone from the club who wishes to swim for medals & age champion trophies at Capalaba State College School pool. Age ranges are from 6 & under to 16 & over. 9 & ubder will swim 25m races, 10 & over will swim 50m races. Nominations close Friday 15 February. See Troy or Sue-Ellen if you wish to swim at this meet.

Sunday 3 March - Oxley Road Cup hosted by Sherwood Sharks. We will be selecting a team of two boys & two girls from each age group to swim at this competitive meet.

Friday 8 March & Sunday 10 March - Club Championships. All club members who have qualified (see handbook on blog or a committee member) will be able to swim at these.

Friday 15 March - Last Club Night.

Friday 22 March - School Party. Further details from Graceville State School. This is NOT a swimming club event.

Sunday 24 March - Presentation day at the pool.

West Taylor Bridge District Carnival - Well to club members who have been selected to swim at this carnival on 11 February at St. Peter's Lutheran College. Good luck & swim strong.

Good Swimming!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

GLSC Handbook

The GLSC Handbook for 2012/2013 has been updated. Click on the link above to view or see here