Latest Newsletter - 24 November

Roxby Downs Carnival – Saturday 28th November
This week sees our club’s annual carnival get underway with warm ups starting at 9.00am and racing commencing at 10.00. Swimmers and families are asked to arrive at the pool by 8.30am.

It is expected that racing will finish up around 4.00pm which will be followed by final presentations and a free BBQ Dinner. All families are asked to bring a salad or sweets to share – as we host dinner for all the clubs that have travelled to our event. There will be an alcohol service license so BYO drinks with meat being provided by the club.

As the forecast is for a cooler day please ensure all swimmers bring the following labelled items with them;

  • Racing Bathers
  • 2 Swim Caps – all competitors must wear a cap
  • 2 Pairs of Goggles
  • Water Bottles
  • Towels (spares for later in the day)
  • Jumper / Jackets/ Rugs to keep warm between races
  • Broad brimmed Hat
  • Shoes
  • Chair for sitting on as ground may be damp
  • Snacks / Lunch or Money
  • Books/ Games to keep occupied during the day
  • Bag for keeping all their gear in
On the day, two parents will be allocated as team manager for the day along with Darren as head coach. Their role will be to supervise all the swimmers and prepare them for each event.
Swimmers must not leave the team tent area without advising the chaperones and are expected to stay with the team for the duration of the day.

Water refills, Sunscreen and a first aid kit will be available to swimmers throughout the day in the team tent.

Parents will be allocated timekeeping duties throughout the day, unless approached to perform another role on the day, and should see the roster located in the team tent for their allocated times.

There will be a lunch break during the day and Rotary will be providing a BBQ Lunch for sale along with the rec centre kiosk. Parents will be responsible for their children during this break

Under no circumstances may swimmers be left at the pool without a parent care giver present at all times. If you must leave throughout the day, please ensure to find another responsible adult to care for your child and advise the chaperones who this will be.

Any swimmers who require times for the Handicap Events should see their coaches this week to request this to occur. Please ensure you know which event and Distance you require to be timed.

Account Payment Option
Please note that fees can now be paid online from our website using Paymate. Anyone with outstanding accounts can now pay by credit card online. Please email if you have any problems setting this up.

Training Times
Stingrays, Sharks & Swordfish Squads – Mon to Fri 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Dolphins 1 – Tuesday & Thursday & Friday 4.00pm – 4.45pm
Dolphins 2 - Tuesday & Thursday 4.45pm – 5.30pm

NB: Swimmers under the age of 10 must have a parent or carer over the age of 18 present at all times during training.

2009/2010 Carnivals
If you are interested in travelling to carnivals this year please find below a summary of events supported by the club.

All families planning on competing will require a SwimmingSA Handbook available from Christine (

Don't forget: closing dates for these events are typically three or four weeks before the carnival, so if you want to nominate for a carnival, speak to your coach ASAP.
  • 5th Dec - Gladstone Open Carnival
  • 6th Dec - Crystal Brook Open Carnival
  • 12th Dec - Swimming SA Regional Qualifying Event
  • 18th Dec - 2010 Swimming SA State Sprint & Relay Championships
  • 9th Jan - 2010 Port Augusta National Qualifying
  • 10th Jan - Quorn State Qualifying Carnival
  • 15th Jan - 2010 SwimmingSA Country Championships
  • 30 Jan - Clare Open Carnival
  • 31st Jan - Mid North Games
  • 7th Feb - Jamestown State Qualifying Carnival
  • 14th Feb - Booleroo State Qualifying Carnival
  • 20th Feb - Leigh Creek Open Carnival
  • 27th Feb - Port Pirie National Qualifying Carnival
  • 13th Mar - Whyalla National Qualifying Carnival