Latest Newsletter - 13 October

Relay for Life

Congratulations and thankyou to all members and friends who participated in the three Roxby Swim Club teams on Saturday’s Relay for life challenge. We are glad to say that all teams were able to keep the baton going for the full 18 hours and helped to raise over $3000.00 for the Cancer Council of South Australia.

The Rainbow Urchins won the trophy for most team points which was due to the first ever 100% correct quiz answers. What a great effort – Well done to all.

Pool Passes

A green card voucher for pool passes has been posted to all families. If you have not yet received yours, please contact Rebecca Gardner (club secretary) on

The pass indicates either a single pool pass – for single competitive swimming members or family pass for any family with two or more competitive swimmers. The family pass only indicates registered club members, but entitles membership for the entire family, up to 2 adults and 4 children. All vouchers should be handed in at the Leisure Centre, where each member will have their photo taken and season pass will be issued. Please let a committee member know if there are any problems with this process.

Junior Training Commences

Tuesday 14th October was the first training session for junior swimmers. Training will continue now on Tuesdays and Thursdays for these swimmers.

Please ensure all junior swimmers attend at 4.30pm until they are allocated to a squad after assessment by coaches.

Please ensure all swimmers under the age of 10 are accompanied to and from the pool each session – this is a requirement of the Roxby Downs Leisure Centre.

Leigh Creek Carnival Nominations

Please note that the Leigh Creek Carnival this year is being held on the 1st November and is the first club supported carnival of the season. If you are interested in competing at this event, please contact Verona Niemann ASAP as nominations are being accepted up until the 20th October.

This is a 50 metre pool and is has both handicap and scratch events – and is suitable for any swimmer able to complete a 50 metre swim.

Club Night

Please note the first season club night will be held on Tuesday 21st October from 4.30pm – 8.00pm for all swimmers from all squads. If you are unsure of your family team (Black, Green, or White) please see the noticeboard and club website for details

This night will include;

  • Specialised Coaching Session (4.30 – 5.30)
  • Time Trials (5.30 – 7.00)
  • Dinner & Free Swimming (7.00 – 8.00)
Details of time trial events will be included in next weeks newsletter and posted on the club noticeboard – inside the leisure centre.

Roxby Downs Carnival

This year’s home carnival is being held on Saturday 22nd November at the Roxby Downs Pool. Swimmers are invited from all over the state and tt is strongly encouraged that all registered swimmers of all abilities participate in this event. Parent helpers are required on the day for time keeping duties as up to 18 time keepers are required at a time to run this event.
There are also roles in the recording tent – marshalling – and supervising our swimmers available. Please contact Jutta Scholefield if you have any preferences or would like to get involved.


If you are looking for more information or would like to contact the committee, please start with the club’s website:, or contact a committee members using the following email addresses.