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
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,

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


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.