Latest Newsletter - 26 November

Roxby Downs Carnival

Thankyou to all swimmers, parents, volunteers and committee members for helping our club put on one of it’s best carnivals ever.

Feedback rolling in from other clubs was that it was a great day for all clubs with many great results swum across all events.

Results are now available online for all Roxby swimmers from both handicap and scratch events.

We saw an amazing performance from our 50 competitors who collectively participate in over 287 swims. These swimmers managed to record 157 Personal best Times (PBs) and 104 first time swims.

There were eight swimmers who completed Country Championship qualifying times, who are now eligible to head off to represent our club in Mount Gambier early in 2009.

Club Records

Congratulations to Hannah Wurfel who broke Hannah Wilson’s four year old club record - 50m Freestyle in a time of 33.50 sec and Kate Johnstone’s five year old record of 200m Freestyle in a time of 2:47.76. Andreis Niemann also broke three club records – all previously set by himself for the 50m, 100m & 200m Freestyles.

Club Age Group Records

Congratulations to the following swimmers who also broke club records for their respective ages;

  • Florencia Moraga - 100m & 200m Freestyle
  • Julia Weltner – 100m Butterfly
  • Kristien Niemann – 100m Butterfly
  • Hannah Wurfel – 25m, 50m & 200m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke
  • Billy Weltner – 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 200m IM
  • Dawid Niemann – 100m Breaststroke
  • Andries Niemann – 50m, 100m, & 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke & 200m IM

Wilson Memorial Shield

The greatest moment of the day was when the Port Augusta Piranhas team won the 4 X 25m Freestyle Relay Wilson Memorial Shield. The Shield was created in the 2005/2006 season in memory of Colin and Adam Wilson, two dearly beloved members of our swimming club family who tragically lost their lives in a road accident in 2005. It was wonderful to see Samuel Wilson, now swimming for Port Augusta, take out the shield as a member of the Piranhas team. Well done to Samuel and the Piranhas!

Thank you!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in making this event possible;

  • The Roxby Downs Community Club
  • Alliance One Credit Union
  • Klements
  • Career Employment Group
  • M Bajada (Orthodondist)
  • Roxby Traders – Mitre 10
  • BHP Billiton
  • Mensland
  • MPS
  • Roxby Downs Tavern
  • Roxby Ice
  • Lin Andrews

Club Night - Tuesday 2nd December

Swimmers must advise coaching staff if they would like to participate in this Time Trial - as a new electronic meet management system will be used. Nominations are due no later than Monday 1st December.

Events on offer are as follows;

25m Freestyle (Unassisted or with a Kickboard)
25m Backstroke (Unassisted or with Fins)

25m Freestyle
25m Backstroke
25m Breaststroke

100m Freestyle
100m BBB (Backstroke, Breaststroke or Butterfly)
25m Freestyle
50m BBB (Backstroke, Breaststroke, or Butterfly)

Please email nominations to or call Verona on 0437 167 916 or Phillipa on 0437 426 474.

This month’s club night dinner shall be a BBQ – please bring either a salad or desert to share. Meat will be supplied by the club. Anyone able to assist with the cooking of the BBQ please contact a committee member or let us know on the night.


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 member using the following email addresses.

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  • – Account enquiries
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  • – Club merchandise orders