Latest Newsletter - 28 August

Welcome to the 2010/2011 Season
The Roxby Downs Swimming Club would like to welcome everyone back to the 2010 /2011 season which is fast approaching us.

Winter has gone by quickly with a new committee formed and a couple of new coaches coming on board, Kristy Jackson and Carly Walker.

The senior squad have commenced land training in preparation for the new season and the aim to qualify for this year’s Country Championships to be held in January in Broken Hill.

This season will see some changes to the way we operate, with a new partnership with Roxby Leisure to provide the "learn to swim" component of our previous program and the club focusing on competitive swimming. This has come about due to lane space and coaches' availability and will ensure all swimmers receive the best possible coaching from trained and qualified instructors/coaches.

The club has defined competitive swimmers as those who wish to compete in carnivals and time trials throughout the season and develop competitive technical skills such as tumble turns, all four stroke development and increased fitness. These are swimmers of at least 5 years old through to adult.

Learn to swim has been defined as those swimmers who are looking for swim lessons and stroke development. With a greater focus on water safety and confidence who would like to follow the Austswim training focus.

Although this change will mean some swimmers will leave the club to pursue swimming lessons, we have scheduled to hold monthly time trials in conjunction with Roxby Leisure to ensure our partnership and clear pathways from the learn to swim program to squad training.

Season Start Date
Please stay tuned for further information on our season start date, which will be as soon as we can get access to the pool.

Roxby Leisure are working hard to get all renovations including improved safety around the pool deck and significant increases in shade to the pool area and will advise as soon as works are completed and it is safe to commence training.

We have been told that the 1st October is the scheduled date for completion. It may even come in a little earlier.

Please note that memberships will be taken for the new season at Market Day in September in conjunction with representatives from both our swim club and Roxby Leisure.

Senior Squad members who are now land training and looking to compete in some of the early carnivals are encouraged to register online as soon as possible. Contact Phillipa Weltner or Wendy Lowe for further details during one of the training sessions.