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!