Thursday, October 11, 2018

Welcome to the 2018/2019 of Graceville Lightning

Welcome to the 2018 / 2019 season of swimming. If you are new to swim club, then welcome to Graceville Amateur Swim Club (also known as Graceville Lightning).  If you are one of our familiar faces, then welcome back! Our first night of swimming for the 2018/2019 season will be Friday October 12th. Swim Club will run for every Friday night of Term 4 2018 and each Friday night of Term 1 2019 until 22nd of March. Swimming will get underway at 6.00pm.

My name is Heidi and I am this years President. My children are Ella and Jake, and they asked me to be President, as they love coming along to swim club each Friday night. They love trying to do their best each week and catching up with their friends outside of school.  I enjoy my night off from cooking by enjoying some of the delicious food on offer from our canteen and BBQ. A great way to relax on a Friday night!

Our swim club is all about participation. It doesn’t matter if your child is not the fastest swimmer, what matters is that try their best each week. Each week your child will swim against swimmers of similar ability to try and improve their personal bests. There is a great range of information on our site including how our club runs each week, the calendar of events and how to qualify for club championships. Have a look around our website and become familiar with our club. We always welcome new members, If you are interested in joining Graceville Lightning, then please check our Registration page on our website. 

One of the best things about our swim club is the community spirit and how we have a great group of people who are willing to volunteer their time to make swim club run smoothly. However, as the old saying goes, many hands make light work. Running a successful swim club means there are each week we look for volunteers to make sure the kids swim times are successfully recorded, make a salad or help with running the BBQ and canteen. Whether that’s taking on a weekly role like opening the canteen or coordinating the timekeeping or helping a few times a term by cooking up a storm on the BBQ or providing a salad, every bit of help is appreciated.