Latest Newsletter - 30 January

Country Championships
The biggest meet of the year was a fantastic experience for all involved and the Roxby Downs Swimming Club was well represented by all swmmers, officials and team support members.


Our swimmers competed with vigour and great sportsmanship for the 4 days of competition in some very hot and windy weather at times. Despite this there were many PB’s achieved by the swimmers with the stand out of a 51 second PB swum by Tex Harrison in the Superfish competition on Thursday night. A mighty effort indeed seeing this was the first time Tex had competed in a 50m pool.

Congratulations go to all our competitors for their dedication and commitment to this meet as it is very demanding and gruelling 4 days. A big thank you must go to our Team Manager, Wendy Lowe, who ensured everything was catered for and organised at all times so the team only had to focus on the job at hand. Thanks also goes to Darren Lowe who officiated for the 4 day meet in various roles and is an essential and at times very demanding role in a competition at this level. Congratulations go the coaching staff on a successful meet and a big thank you to the support team of Harry, Vicki & Greg for making lots of noise and cheering our competitors on. As mentioned before it was a great meet and all the team did the Green, Black & White, and their town very proud indeed.

A big congratulations must go to the Port Pirie Swimming Club and Organising Committee for putting on a fabulous Country Champs, well done.

Your Roxby Downs Country Champs Team for 2012;

  • Matthew Lowe – Captain
  • Angus Harrison – Captain
  • Julia Weltner – Captain
  • Alex Lowe – Captain
  • Billy Weltner
  • Tex Harrison
  • Wendy Lowe – Team Manager
  • Tony McGauchie – Head Coach
  • Phillipa Weltner – Coach
  • Darren Lowe – Team Official
  • Team Support – Vicki McGauchie, Harry Harrison, Greg Weltner

Roxby Downs Carnival
On the 11th of February the Roxby Downs Swimming Club will hold its annual swimming carnival at the Leisure Centre. Clubs from all over the state travel to our carnival and compete in all types of swimming events throughout the day. This event is fully catered for and is a great day for the club and we would like to invite the community to come along and cheer on your local swim club. Gates open early and warmups commence at 9:00 am. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Upcoming Events
Please review the list below of upcoming carnivals for the season. Contact Wendy for any further information – 0409 002 576
  • Booleroo Centre Open – 26th Feb – Closing Date 28th January
  • Port Pirie Open – 10th March – Closing Date 10th February
  • Gladstone Open – 11th March – Closing Date 17th February
  • Whyalla Open – 24th March – Closing Date 27th February

Training Sessions
New training times will commence from the 10th January and are as follows;
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
4:40pm – Set Up and Warm Up
5:00pm – 6:30pm - Training

To keep up to date with training sessions available please contact coaches regularly and keep an eye on our weekly newsletter and for signage at the pool.

Hot Weather Policy
Please be aware that with the recent hot spell that the club has a hot weather policy and is enforced when the temperature reaches 38 degrees at 4:00pm by the Elders weather report.

Sun Smart
It is essential that swimmers arrive at training following Sun Smart protocols including the requirement for adequate water for the training duration.
Any swimmer not following these protocols will not be able to train.