Latest Newsletter - 25 November

Broken Hill Carnival
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at last weekend's Broken Hill Carnival. It was a great weekend with perfect weather and a good introduction to this years Country Championships which are being held in Broken Hill.

We had 7 swimmers compete at this event with Matthew L. bringing home a Gold, Silver and Bronze for the 50m Free, Breast and Back respectively. Julia W. also managed two silver medals for Free and Fly and the boys relay team taking home a 3rd ribbon for the200m Medley Relay.

There were amazing PB’s completed on the day with Caitlin A., Will A. and Alex L. pulling out some great swims to put them in qualifying range for Country Champs. Annalise and Harry A.also did a great job in the 50m pool and swam with swimmers many years older and showing a great future for them both in swimming.

Country Championships & Superfish Carnival
All swimmers and families need to start considering if they will be attending the major South Australian country meets of the year in Broken Hill from the 13th to the 16th of January. Families will need to register their interest so that accommodation can be booked. This is a club-supported event with most accommodation costs being met by the club.

Superfish - All swimmers under the age of 13 are eligible to compete at the Superfish carnival on the 13th January. This allows swimmers the opportunity to swim at a major meet in preparation of future country championships meets. These meets are amazing and all swimmers will of course be encouraged to stay on for the entire meet and support the club. The club will be supporting accommodation and travel costs for this event and it would be great to see a strong group of swimmers participate

Country Championships – Please note changes to qualifying conditions for this years Country Championships. Swimmers are now required to have swum qualifying times at a Qualifying Meet within the last 12 months. No longer can you nominate for an event in the hope of swimming the time on the day.

There is only one recognised meet left to qualify, which is the Port Pirie Swimming SA Qualifying meet being held on the 11th December. Please ensure if you think you could qualify for an event that you make yourself available to swim at this meet. Please discuss with the coaches who will be able to tell you how close you are to qualifying for this meet. Once again we would like to send a strong team again this year and hopefully bring home some more medals.

School Holiday Training Sessions
Please note that training will continue for all groups over the school holidays – with the exception of Public Holidays and Friday night sessions which will wrap up on Friday December 5th.

To keep up to date with training sessions available please contact coaches regularly and keep an eye on our weekly newsletter and for signage at the pool.

Carnival Nominations
Please review the list below of upcoming carnivals for the season. Contact Magriet for any further information – 0448 688 964

11/12/10 Port Pirie - Regional Qualifying - Closing Date: 29 Nov 2010
8/1/11 Port Augusta–National Qualifying (50m) Closing Date: 8 Dec 2010
9/1/11 Quorn – State Qualifying (25m) Closing Date: 8 Dec 2010
13/1/10 Broken Hill - Superfish – National Qualifying
(swimmers who don’t make country champs times) Closing Date: 15 Dec 2010
14–17/1/11 Broken Hill - SA Country Championships Closing Date: 15 Dec 2010