Friday, October 6, 2017

Welcome to all new and existing members of Graceville Amateur Swimming Club (aka Graceville Lightning Swimming Club) for the 2017/18 swimming season! We have a very strong community that fosters terrific swimming, healthy competition and, most importantly great fun and we look forward to another successful season.

My name is Tina Ramsay. I am mum to Josh and Sarah and the Club President. We have a tremendous team this year that will continue to deliver great results and commitment to GLSC this season -

o   Secretary, Shona Luke (mum to Lucy Webling)
o   Vice President, Jaana Dielenberg (mum to Raphael)
o   Vice President, Cameron Watson (dad to Zoe, Milly and Jess)
o   Vice President, John McLeod (dad to Lily)
o   Treasurer, David Portas (dad to Kai and Louie)
o   Junior Dolphin Rep, Carleen Clowes (mum to William and Max)
o   Committee member, Shane Isbester (dad to Matthew)

No amateur sports club can operate without the generous support of its volunteers and we thank you in advance for your contribution.  We encourage all parents to participate in making Club nights a success, whether on the night or in the lead up in terms of meat or bread runs, providing salads, canteen serving or time keeping. Swim Club is a fabulous way to spend Friday evenings over summer, so please pitch in and have some fun.

We’re delighted that P and L Meats have, once again, agreed to sponsor us this season. Based at Oxley, P and L Meats provide us with the weekly meat raffle prize and significant discounts on our weekly orders for the BBQ. Their produce is of a consistently high standard and we encourage you to show them your support when choosing a butcher.

Our wonderful local bakery Miettes is also a long term sponsor for the club.  It goes without saying that Miettes quality and delicious range of breads and pastries is unmatched. Based right here in Graceville and now with a new store located at Corinda there are even more opportunities for us to support the local businesses that support our community.

We would also like to thank Graceville State School for providing us the use of their pool. Many of our members are from the school community and without this access we could not operate such a locally focused event each Friday night. We also warmly welcome those outside the Graceville School community and encourage you to make GLSC your own, too.

We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your decision to involve your kids in our Club. We encourage you to visit our website ( for regular club updates, news of upcoming events and external meets, recorded race times.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation at GLSC please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the Club’s committee members. We welcome your thoughts and feedback and trust that you will enjoy the 2017/18 season.

Looking forward to this season and seeing you all on pool deck.

Swim hard and fast but most importantly have fun doing it!
Tina Ramsay (President)