Latest Newsletter - 23 December

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
The club would like to wish all families, sponsors and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It has been another great start to the season, and although a new smaller structure, this has seen amazing results for the swimmers this year with coaching ratios around 1:5 most days of the week.

With new qualified coaches and committee members on board, the management of the club is becoming much easier and creating a great club and team atmosphere. We hope to see as many families back in the new year for the competition part of the season, where the swimmers' hard work starts to pay off.

The new year will bring about a new recruitment phase, with a big group of swimmers and families moving on in the new year. Any families thinking about competitive swimming should contact the club in the new year and organise for a come and try.

We will be farewelling our Vice President and Committee Members respectively Christine and Greg and their four children Caitlin, Will, Harry and Annalise. From the first time the Abbotts arrived at the swim club they were the “can do” family. Greg and Christine jumped on board with the committee and they started attending carnivals straight away. Their talented and active children have worked hard and achieved great results in the pool and their happy smiling faces and boundless energy will be sorely missed around the pool in the new year. With Greg commuting I am sure we will see him around the pool from time to time and wish them all the best settling back into the Adelaide lifestyle.

We also farewell the following swimmers who are heading off to boarding school; Julia W., Alex L. and Georgia G. Although these swimmers are departing, it is great to see their parents remaining on the committee along with others such as our President Tony and Treasurer Megan and new coach Kelly. This is a great sign - that people want to be involved in this great club even when they do not have children swimming.

Welcome to our new Senior Coach
I would like to welcome Kelly S. to the team. Kelly comes from WA and brings with her a wealth of swimming knowledge and has already jumped into her coaching role head first. She is working with our senior swimmers currently but is keen to work across all groups. We hope that you make Kelly feel welcome to the town and the club and pop in to meet her and say Hi.

School Holiday Training Sessions
Please note that training will continue for all groups over the school holidays – with the exception of Public Holidays. There are no longer Friday night sessions and training between Christmas and New Year will be by private arrangement between swimmers and coaches and will be run depending on demand and availability of coaches.