Latest Newsletter - 20 November

Roxby Downs Carnival
A big thank you to all of the committee, volunteers, swimmers, officials and visiting clubs for making our carnival a fantastic day.
Our club put on a great show and with many new parents and members taking on brand new roles it was great to see everything ran smoothly and we ran a top class event.

After a bit of a rainy start to the day – the weather ended up fantastic for the swimmers with our swimmers performing amazingly well again this year. More than 52 medals were won by our swimmers and trophies in the Pairs Freestyle Handicap Relay went to Kristy and Talana and the Roxby A scratch 13 and Under 200m Medley Relay team of Alex, Matthew, Julia and Will took home the gold trophy in a group personal best time.

There were more than 100 personal best times swum by the 27 Roxby swimmers competing on the day. A special mention Darren L. who achieved a South Australian First – as the starter of the race, Darren also jumped in to compete in the very same pairs freestyle relay race. An amusing site for most spectators and a great swim by Darren and his daughter Alex.

We had swimmers from 6 clubs attend our carnival this year with more than 75 competitors ranging from 6 years old through to 40 something… It was a great atmosphere with Harry spurring the crowd on all day and ensuring there was plenty of cheering and support for the swimmers in the pool.

The Rotary Club of Roxby Districts did a fantastic job at running the BBQ breakfast, lunch and dinner for us and it was heard many time around the pool they made the BEST hamburgers ever. Thank you Sandy and Craig and to all of your helpers.

All results are available through our club website – so please get online and see how well our swimmers did.

Carnival Nominations
Please review the list below of upcoming carnivals for the season. Swimmers wanting to compete must register their interest on the sign up forms located on the equipment trolley PRIOR to the listed closing date. These are normally 4 weeks prior to the carnival, unless otherwise stated. For information on the best events for you please discuss with your coaches. Contact Magriet for any further information – 0448 688 964

8/1/11 Port Augusta–National Qualifying (50m) Closing Date: 8th Dec 10
9/1/11 Quorn – State Qualifying (25m) Closing Date: 8th Dec 10
13/1/10 Broken Hill - Superfish – National Qualifying
(swimmers who don’t make country champs times) Closing Date: 15/12/2010
14–17/1/11 Broken Hill - SA Country Champs Closing Date: 15/12/2010