Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Free BBQ and a Night of Fun

Hi Everyone, 

This week we are hosting a night of fun and a free BBQ. Its our Club Captains night, which means that the Club Captains have organised some fun activities for the night. Think noodle races and silly dives. There will be a longer free swim as well as some prizes on offer and all ages will be catered for. We will also be hosting a free BBQ and the bar will be open as usual, so if you are looking to have a relaxing Friday night with the children, then please come along. The Club Captains would love to have some parents who would be willing to swim in the Kids vs Adults race. It has been everyone’s favourite race in the years gone past. 

Swim club is providing the salads this week, but we are still looking for 1 x BBQ volunteer and 2 x canteen volunteers. Please let me know if you can help out. 

Thanks to everyone who has attended over the last 10 weeks, it has been a pleasure watching the children improve their swimming abilities. I was really impressed how many children turned up last week, even after competing at the school swim carnival. 

And finally, for those of you that are leaving the school, good luck at your new school, but we hope you return in the new year to finish the season out with us. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Club Captain Night and Canteen Volunteers Needed

Hi Everyone, 

It was a lovely evening last Friday night. The pool was a great place to hang out in the heat and the kids really enjoyed the warmer water. Many also hung around for free swim at the end of the night, which was really lovely as well. 

This week we are short 3 canteen volunteers. It's just that time of the year where people have commitments that have just come up. If you can help out, please reply to this email and let me know. 

This week is our last regular swim meet for this term. Next week is our Club Captains night. It’s a relaxing night with some fun races and competitions as well as a longer free swim. We will hold our traditional parents versus children race. So, if you fancy having a crack at beating the kids, bring you swimmers along! We will also hold a free BBQ for those of you that would love to join us. 

Next term we will be back to our regular programme of events from 1st of February which is the 1st week of Term 1. During Term 1 we will host the Oxley Road Cup. The ORC is a friendly yet competitive swim meet between the Sherwood Sharks, Oxley Otters and us. There are only 2 swimmers per club per event, so it’s an honour to be selected. It is a great way to introduce the kids to a fun competition where they can experience the terrific Graceville Lightning team spirit - there is a lot of cheering on of our team mates and a lot of nerves and excitement from all the competitors and parents alike. Once we have more information we will let you know. If anyone is keen to support us by helping to organise the cup, then we’d love to hear from you. 

Enjoy swimming this week.