Thursday, October 11, 2018

First Week’s Swimming

Welcome to 2018/2019 season of Graceville Lightning Swim Club.  Thank you for joining us.  We are looking forward to the season being social and watching our children improve their swimming over the term.  Our first night of swimming will commence at 6.00pm on Friday 12th of October. If you are new to our club, then please note that our canteen and bar is cash only.

If you registered as a swim club member by Monday 8th of October, you would have already received an email from our race secretary with details of the races your children have been entered in.  Please read this carefully and respond if there are any changes including:
·         The races your child/children will be participating in
·         If you are unable to attend
If were not a financial member by Monday 8th of October, then your child is not eligible to swim this week, however, you are welcome to join us for a BBQ and drinks at our wonderful canteen. After our first week, your child will be eligible to swim at any Friday evening, so long as your membership is up to date. 

Given our unpredictable weather this week, I just wanted to let you know what we do in the event of unfavourable weather.  If just rain is forecast, we will continue with swim club, unless the safety of our swimmer and volunteers is at risk.  With regards to storm activity, we will monitor the weather closely on the day and make a call regarding swimmer safety and volunteer safety closer to commencement of swimming. At any time during a swim meet, if swimmer safety is at risk, we will cancel the event. Please note, any announcements with regards to cancellation of a night will be put on our website.

If you are new to the club, make sure you find our Junior Dolphin representative Carleen who will be able to point you in the right direction at your first club night. Or alternatively if you have any questions, you can email Carleen on

This year we are also offering exclusive Graceville Lightning Swim wear to our members. The range has been updated, the quality is good and the price is great.  Girls one piece swimmers are available in all sizes for $24.00 and the boys swimmers are available in all sizes for $20.00. Please check out our merchandise stall near the canteen.

Finally, please note our swim club is licensed and we support the responsible service of alcohol. We have certain conditions that we must adhere to retain our liquor licence each year. Failure to do this will results in cancellation of our licence.  Please be respectful of our volunteers and support the responsible service of alcohol.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday night.