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Selection Criteria for SA State Team

 

SwimmingSA is please to release details on the Selection Criteria for the South Australian Team for the State Teams Short Course to be held September 22 to 24 2017 at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.

Please click here to download the Selection Criteria

Expression of Interest Form - to be loaded at a later date

 

For further information please contact:

Cory Bampton

Athlete & Coach Performance Officer

SwimmingSA

08 7123 0848

cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au 

Masters & SwimmingSA to Host Joint meet at Fleurieu Aquatic Centre

Entries are Now Open for the joint SwimmingSA & Masters SwimmingSA meet at the recently opened Fleurieu Aquatic Centre.

Competitor Numbers are limited so enter now to avoid missing out - $25 per swimmer (Max 4 races)

Entry Link - Click Here

 

SwimmingSA to host Sport SA Tribunal Workshop

SwimmingSA is please to be hosting a Sport SA Tribunal Workshop on Wednesday 31 May 2017.


For more information about the How to Conduct a Sports Tribunal Workshop - The Essential Elements please click here for the Workshop Flyer.

 

Please register by no later than Friday 26 May.

 

To register:

Email your name, organisation/club name, your position in the organisation/club and email address to:

finance@sportsa.org.au or call 08 8353 7755

Applications Open for SwimmingSA Awards

Applications are being sought for the following Awards for the 2016/17 Season:

Applications Close on:

Criteria is available from the SwimmingSA website:

There is no standard application form for this award. Applications are accepted in any electronic form to address and provide evidence in addressing the guidelines of the Club of the Year Award.

All applications are to be forwarded to SwimmingSA - admin@sa.swimming.org.au.

 

Its an Honour - Congratulations Kyle & Peter

SwimmingSA is proud to Congratulation Kyle Chalmers and Peter Graham who have today on Australian Day 2017 been honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia

 

Kyle Chalmers is honoured alongside his fellow RIO 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medallists for their services to sport - Clcik Here for More

 

Peter Graham is honoured for his services to Swimming.

 

Congratulations to Kyle and Peter from the SwimmingSA Community.

 

Port Pirie to Host 2019 Country Championships

Media Release 28th December 2016 - Click Here

For immediate release

SA Country Championships Head to Iron Triangle

SwimmingSA Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2019 Country Championships will be hosted by Port Pirie Swimming Club. This will be the first time the event has been held in Port Pirie since the Aquatic Centre upgrade.

The championships showcase the outstanding regional talent from South Australia and including Broken Hill and SwimmingSA also looks forward to welcoming numerous visiting teams from other Australian regional areas. It is expected that approximately 30 teams will travel to Port Pirie to compete.

In addition to the best regional talent on show, the Championships will include a Junior Dolphins Come ‘n’ Try day for children aged 11yrs &U and SwimmingSA looks forward to seeing the children of Port Pirie participate and enjoy their racing.

Last time the Championships were in Port Pirie in 2012, more than 300 athletes competed. Current trends forecast this number to grow to 600 participants by 2019. This number of swimmers and their families (over 1200+ people) descending on the District of Port Pirie for a week provides a fabulous tourism opportunity for local businesses.

SwimmingSA Chairman Mr Peter Graham, himself a renowned international announcer, is excited at being able to attend the Championships, “The Country Championships provide all regional swimmers with an opportunity to compete against the best of their peers whilst enjoying the sporting in a fun and social atmosphere. Awarding the Championships to Port Pirie Swimming Club is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the refurbished Aquatic Centre” said Peter.

SwimmingSA are extremely grateful to the Port Pirie Council for their support of the event and are excited that the pool is programmed to undergo a major redevelopment over the next general period. It is proposed to replace the aged general facilities with a new building, including a purpose built gymnasium, other usable sporting space and build a new covered secondary swimming pool with water-play features.

To enable this construction to have the least impact on the pool accessibility, works are programmed to commence in early April 2017, with completion and full functionality by October 2018 in time for the 2018-19 Season and the Country Championships which are a great opportunity to utilise and promote the new facility.

The 2017 Championships are set to be hosted in Renmark and 2018 in Broken Hill before the Swimming Community makes the trip to the Iron Triangle for what promises to be a spectacular event at Port Pirie in 2019. Opportunities exist for local businesses to promote themselves at these two events prior to 2019. Information about the Country Championships is available on the SwimmingSA website – Click Here.

Further information about SwimmingSA can be found on our website www.sa.swimming.org.auor contact Chief Executive Officer SwimmingSA - Michelle Doyle - michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.auor 08 7123 0848.          

 


                               

Merry Christmas

  

Open Water Junior Excellence Clinic

In conjunction with the 2017 Australian Open and Age Open Water Swimming Championships at Brighton Beach, South Australia; Swimming Australia (SAL) is running a development activity as part of the Australian Junior Excellence (JX) Program.

 

A 2.5km swim and a JX clinic will be run on Saturday 28 January 2017.

 

Australian Open Water Coach Ron McKeon will host the clinic on the day providing participants with tips and guidance on advancing as an Open Water Swimmer.

 

To be eligible to enter the 2.5km JX swim, participants must meet the following criteria –

 

For more information visit the Swimming Australia events page –

http://www.swimming.org.au/Events/2017-Australian-Open-Water-Champs.aspx#acc1

 

Entries close Wednesday 11 January 2017

 

 

SA Sports Museum - Crowdfunding

South Australian Sports Museum - Crowdfunding

In 2017, Sport SA is bringing to life our mission to provide all South Australians with a special cultural museum centred on educating and inspiring future generations through sport and we are seeking your support of this exciting project.

The Museum will provide a showcase of our South Australian sporting heroes (including Swimming's new inductee Matt Cowdrey) in the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame and will also include rotating exhibitions for sports.

We are asking all sports fans to help bring this project to life by generously supporting our new South Australian Sports Museum by making a financial contribution. If everyone who played sport in South Australia donated $1, we’d raise enough money to open in a day!

Please visit our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sasportsmuseum

http://www.sportsa.org.au/south-australian-sports-museum 

 

 

 

OPTUS Junior Dolphins Splish n Splash Hour @ 2017 Country Championships

SwimmingSA will be holding an Optus Junior Dolphins Splish n Splash Hour at the 2017 Vitor Renmark South Australian Country Swimming Championships on Friday 6 January.

Optus Junior Dolphins is the exciting new national swimming program where kids (aged 5 to 8) have fun with their friends and improve their swimming in a safe environment.

This activity will be held between 12 pm and 1 pm on Friday 6 January at the Renmark Swimming Centre and is open to children that are currently registered as an Optus Junior Dolphins.  Children that have learnt the basics of swimming and are not a member of a club are more than welcome to come and have a go and find out more about joining a club. 

The Optus Junior Dolphins Splish n Splash Hour will consist of games and activities and most importantly lots of fun.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

 

2017 Open Water Championships

Congratulations to Unley Swimming Club, who took out the championship club pennant for the 2017 South Australian Open Water Championships. Unley topped the combined point score with 189 points, followed closely by Marion (149) and Norwood (96).

With less than ideal conditions, all South Australian swimmers performed admirably in their open water events. Notable performances came from Marion Swimming Club’s Ethan Owens, who finished first in both the Male Open 5km and 10km races. Norwood’s Eve Caton posted the fastest female 10km time, whilst Abbey Jones of Unley finished with the fastest female 5km time.

Thank-you to all volunteers who gave up their time and braved the difficult weather.

Congratulations also go to all swimmers who have qualified for the 2017 Australian Open Water National Championships, being held here in Adelaide in January 2017.

2017 OWS Champions - Unley Swimming Club

 

New Board Members for SwimmingSA

Following the 2016 Annual General Meeting SwimmingSA is excited to welcome Marina Gvozdeva and Anne-Marie Hammond to the Board of Directors both whom will serve two year terms as directors.

Marina joins the board with over 20years international experience in the accounting and auditing industry. As an audit manager at Deloitte Marina has not only been involved in company audits but also provided expert advice to improve company’s operational performance. Marina's current employment with the Police Credit Union as Finance Manager which sees her involved with the daily operations of the organisation including budgeting, strategic planning and board reporting.

Marina has and will continue to volunteer her time for swimming a sport in which her children have participated for over ten years. In recent times Marina has been the Chair of the SwimmingSA Audit & Risk Committee and is looking forward to her tenure on the Board of Directors.

Anne-Marie joins the board with over 12years of experience in the recruitment & employment services industry, including a thorough understanding of the Australian Apprenticeship System, guidelines, disability programs and development and training in these areas and a huge focus on safety and customer service.  15years experience in management and a demonstrated ability to work without supervision. Effective planning, organising of material, information and people. I thrive on delivering a practical leadership style and possess the ability to assist clients in recognising and accepting solutions to their problems.

Anne-Marie has and will continue to volunteer her time for swimming through her involvement with the SwimmingSA Country Committee and her children’s swimming club for which she has been involved with for over 8years.

Marina and Anne-Marie join returning & re-elected directors:

 - Vince Cobiac

 - Anthony Couche

 - Sally Hunter

 - Janine Molloy

 - Neil Martin

 - Phil Rogers

 - Fiona Twizell and

 - Peter Graham who has also been appointed Chairman for 2016-17

 

Bronze Coaching Course - 6 January 2017 - Renmark

 

SwimmingSA is pleased to announce that a Swimming Australia Bronze Coaching Licence Course will be held in Renmark as part of the 2017 SA Country Swimming Championships.

 

When:     Friday 6 January 2017

Time:      8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where:    Renmark Swimming Centre, Cowra Street, RENMARK (please note venue is subject to change)

 

The Course will be presented by Carol Veldhuyzen

 

Pre-Requisites:  The Bronze Coaching Licence Course requires a pre-requisite qualification of the Teacher of Competitive Strokes or equivalent knowledge.

 

To Register:    Please contact Cory Bampton for all registration enquiries and further information

Phone:  08 7123 0848 or Email:  [email protected]  

Registrations close Friday 30 December 2016

South Australian Hall of Fame Induction - Matt Cowdrey

Matthew Cowdrey (OAM) inducted into

South Australian Sport Hall of Fame

17th November 2016

SwimmingSA Hall of Fame Member Matthew Cowdrey has been inducted into the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame at the 2016 KPMG South Australian Sports Awards held at Adelaide oval on Thursday 17th November 2016.

SwimmingSA is pleased to congratulate Matthew Cowdrey on his induction to this illustrious group. Matthew is the first swimmer and second Paralympian inducted into the Hall of Fame joining 50 other successful and influential SA Sports identities.

Induction into the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame represents the highest level of recognition of the outstanding achievements of SA’s greatest athletes and general members. Nominations can be for athletes, teams and general members who each identify as a South Australian.

Athletes and teams must have competed at the top level of their sport and general members will be selected for excellence and outstanding achievements in roles supporting athletes' participation.

View the full list of Hall of Fame Members Here: http://www.sportsa.org.au/sport-awards/hall-of-fame-and-legends

View the full list of SwimmingSA Hall of Fame Members Here: https://sa.swimming.org.au/hall-of-fame.html. SwimmingSA looks forward to inducting four new Hall of Fame members in Jan 2017.

Press Release & Matt Cowdrey Bio - Click Here

Further information on Swimming SA can be found on our website www.swimmingsa.org.au or email [email protected] or [email protected] .

 

Swimming Wins Six & Scoops the Pool - South Australian Sports Awards

Six Awards dive into the Pool

SportSA Awards

17th November 2016

SwimmingSA is pleased to Congratulate the following Award Recipients from tonight South Australian Sports Awards:

 

Further information on Swimming SA can be found on our website www.swimmingsa.org.au or email [email protected] .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTUS Swim Finder - Find clubs, pools and swimming programs in your community

 

 

 

 

Swimming Australia in partnership with Optus have launched the Optus Swim Finder

 

The Optus Swim Finder is an interactive online map that can help you find places to swim in South Australia, Broken Hill and across Australia.


Click here to find a pool and a club near you

 

Have you Volunteered this year?? Join the Parade

Thanks to all the SwimmingSA Community Volunteers - Join the Volunteering Parade for a Celebration and the launch of International Volunteer Week - Register Here 

Coaching Development Opportunities - Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Strokes Course

SwimmingSA are preparing to conduct a Swim Australia Coaching Course on Saturday 29 October 2016 in two regional locations.   Venues are currently being confirmed but are likely to be in Renmark and Port Augusta or Whyalla.

The courses are part of a continued effort to provide increased training and support to our clubs throughout South Australia.

Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Strokes Course – 8:00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 29  October 2016

The Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive  Stokes Course aims to deliver coaches with the skills and knowledgeto be competent to deliver basic swimming squad sessions that develop the swimming technique of junior Swimmers – this is generally defined as Swimmers who are recent “Learn to Swim” graduates and still acquiring the skills needed to transition into competition. This Course is endorsed by the peak sporting body in Australia for swimming – Swimming Australia as the entry level course for the swimming coaching accreditation pathway.

All courses feature a best practise blended delivery technique.  You will be provided with a CD ROM containing self-paced theory study. The CD ROMs feature text with colour photos, video and graphs for each Unit of Study. Upon completion of each Unit of Study a series of randomised questions will be asked.  If you get any incorrect you will receive instant feedback and will be able to study further then re-answer.  Upon completion a Theory Acknowledgement with your name on it can be printed as evidence of your completion.

You will then attend the Practical Induction of your course which focuses on transitioning you from theory to hands on practical. Once the Practical Induction is complete you will undertake On the Job training under the supervision and direction of a Lead Teacher. As your confidence and ability grows you will progressively become more involved in the lesson delivery until a Competency Assessment determines you are at the required standard to work independently. How long this can take is determined by your skills, knowledge and abilities.

The courses will be at a cost of $220.00 per participant and is limited to 20 participants.  Registration is open to anyone, however preference will be given to members of SwimmingSA.

If you or any club members wish to attend one of the above courses, please fill out the expressions of interest below and return this to cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au before Friday 21 October so that CD ROMS and payment details can be finalised.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Cory Bampton direct with any queries on 08 7123 0848 or email at cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au 

 

SATCS Expression of Interest - Port Augusta

SATCS Expression of Interets - Renmark

2016-17 SwimmingSA AGM

 

Nominations are being called for the 2016-17 SwimmingSA Board and Committees.

 

The AGM is to held on Saturday 19 November 2016 as per the Notice of AGM.  

 

Please Click Here to download copy of Notice of AGM

Please click here to access Nomination Forms

Please click here to access Nomination Background Information Form

 

All enquiries should be directored to SwimmingSA Public Officer, Michelle Doyle via email michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.au or phone 08 7123 0848

 

Position Available - Apply Now

 

 

SwimmingSA currently has a vacancy for the following position:

  1. Events Assistant

Applications close 9am CST Tuesday September 20th 2016. No Late applications will be accepted.

All applications must be submitted via email to: [email protected]

Refer to the Position Description below for further details.

 

Position Description - Event Assistant: Click Here

 

Norwood crowned Club of the Year

Norwood crowned 2015/16 Club of the Year

SwimmingSA is pleased to announce the Norwood Swimming Club as the 2015/16 Club of the Year.

This award is judged by the Chairman and recognises the most successful club affiliated with SwimmingSA in the areas of Membership, Corporate Governance, Technical Officials, Athletes, Coaches and Community.

The club has worked hard to build a culture of fostering healthy competition, obtaining personal best times, independence and self-improvement. “We recognise our heritage and history, but equally understand we need to continually evolve as a club to ensure we remain relevant to our members and the community,” Norwood Swimming Club President, Scott Ireland said.

“The club’s committee, our coaches, swimmers, parents and supporters put in a lot of hard work to ensure we are an inclusive club that provides an environment for members to maximise their opportunities to achieve their goals and bring out the best in every member. Whether they are an eight year old competing in their first ever race or a swimmer aiming for National Selection, every swimmer and member matters.”

For the full media release click here.

 

 

 

GOLD TO CHALMERS!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO KYLE CHALMERS

2016 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST

MENS 100M FREESTYLE

 

On behalf of the SwimmingSA Community Chairman Peter Graham thanks and congratulates all those who have been involved in Kyle's success from coaches, to club committees and most importantly Family - Congratulations Jodi & Brett.

We look forward to seeing Kyle race in the mens 4x100m Medley Relay later in the RIO Program.

The Race Schedule and Results are available here: Click Here

Keep an eye on facebook for all the latest updates: Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in getting involved in Swimming? Dive Right In Now

 

Interested about getting involved in Swimming?  Dive Right In Now

Get involved in a club in South Australia and Broken Hill today.

 

During the Olympic & Paralympic Games, there is a national #DiveRightIn campaign to assist interested people to get involved at their local Swimming Club and fully immerse themselves in the club experience.

 

Dive Right In also provides clubs the opportunity to promote their activites to engage newcomers to the sport.

 

Between August & December clubs will be promoting any free activities they are hosting to attract new members through Dive Right In.

 

If you are interested in getting involved in a Swimming Club in South Australia and Broken Hill, please click here to register your interest and someone from SwimmingSA or your local club will be in contact with details about how you can Dive Right In.

 

Additional information about opportunities to get involved in Swimming in South Australia and Broken Hill go to https://sa.swimming.org.au/divein 

 

RIO 2016

SET YOUR ALARM & TUNE IN TO CHANNEL 7

TO SUPPORT JOSH & KYLE

 

With racing only a few hours away SA will be represented in RIO by Josh Palmer and Kyle Chalmers.

The Race Schedule and Results are available here: Click Here

Keep an eye on facebook for all the latest updates: Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Hunter Retires

AUSTRALIAN AND OLYMPIC SWIMMER SALLY HUNTER (nee FOSTER) RETIRES 

 

Sally Hunter has officially announced her retirement from elite swimming, following a career which included eight consecutive years on the Australian national team. Over this time, Sally contributed to her beloved sport both in and out of the pool.  

 

Daughter of a state representative and great niece of 1936 Olympian Evelyn De Lacy, Sally was born to swim. She moved to the AIS in Canberra to accept a scholarship in 2004 and subsequently made her first National Team, competing in the 200 metres breaststroke at 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where she finished fifth. 

 

"Moving to Canberra was crucial to my success as a swimmer. It was hard to move away from my family but I will never regret it," said Hunter.  

 

For the next eight years, Sally represented Australia with great distinction. She won an individual Silver Medal in the 200m Breaststroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and won a suite of medals as part of the Australian relay teams, including a Silver Medal at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona as part of the 4x100m medley relay. Sally also achieved great results in short course, including a Silver Medal at the 2008 Short Course World Championships, held in Manchester.  

 

"The individual medal at the Commonwealth Games was a wonderful moment for me. I did a PB in a big meet when people had written me off.   

 

"But the real highlight was the Silver at the World Championships in 2013. It was the first time that I stood on the dais with my team-mates. Relays were always special to me. I loved the other girls on the team and would do anything for them." 

 

Sally's fondest memories, however, were at the Olympic Games. Sally is a dual Olympian. She finished 9th at the Beijing Olympics and 8th in the 200m Breaststroke in London – realising her dream of surpassing her great aunt and competing in an Olympic Final. Indeed, their stories were recorded in the comparative diaries of the two Olympic experiences, 'Born to Swim', published by Wakefield Press in 2014.  

 

"The Olympics are a unique experience. I competed in two. I did a PB in the semi-final in London, and realised my dream of going on step further than my great aunt. Reading her diary when I was 14 inspired me down this path.  

 

"Writing my own diary made me feel close to her experience also – making the final felt like something we achieved together, something I did for my whole family," said Hunter. 

 

Sally contributed to the sport she loves outside the pool as much as in it. Sally has been a senior member of the Swimming Australia Athlete Leadership Group since 2013. She will continue in her role as a director on the Swimming SA board, true to her belief that there should be more women on boards, both sporting and corporate.  

 

Sally is considering a career in coaching, and has been asked to travel to Hawaii with the Australian Junior Pan-Pac team in August as a mentor to the athletes. Sally will continue to live her passion for swimming as coach, mentor and administrator.

  

Sally's retirement comes after she narrowly missed selection for her third Olympic Games. Following the London Olympics, she moved to Adelaide to be with her husband, former professional volleyball player Andrew Hunter. Sally worked with Coach Peter Bishop and immediately became national champion for both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke at the 2013 Australian National Championships. Sally did personal best times in each subsequent year – including at the Australian National Championships in April 2016 – her last major meet.  

 

"Moving to Adelaide is the best thing that I did for my career. I loved working with Pete, who is a talented and inspiring coach. Although I did not achieve my ultimate aim of competing in a third Olympic Games, this Olympic cycle was the most enjoyable. I did multiple PBs in each of my last four years. I loved Adelaide and training with Bish. In fact, I loved every minute of my career. I am so lucky," said Hunter 

 

Sally officially competed in her last meet as part of the Marion Swimming Club team at last weekend’s South Australian State Short Course Championships, held at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre. 

 

SwimmingSA wishes Sally all the best for her new career – out of the pool!

  

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SA State Short Course Team Selected

 

SA State Short Course Team Selected

Following the successful 2016 South Australian State Short Course Championships, SwimmingSA congratulates the following athletes on their selection to represent South Australia at the 2016 State Teams Age Short Course being held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2016.

 

 13 - 14 Girls     14 - 15 Boys   
Victoria Wright MARION    Lachlan MERCHANT MARION 
Alana WILLIAMS  NORWOOD   Thomas EXCELL  MARION 
Lauren REID  MARION    Josh RYAN  STARplex 
Emilie MUIR NORWOOD    Josh THOMAS  MARION 
Isabel McLACHLAN  NORWOOD    Bradley GRIMES  PLAYFORD AQUATIC 
Alison MUNDAY NORWOOD      
Emily WHITE  NORWOOD      
         
15 - 16 Girls     16 - 17 Boys   
Brittany CASTELLUZZO TEA TREE GULLY   Joseph SEMMENS WESTERN AQUATIC
Emma-Lee ARNOLD NORWOOD   Jake MOUNFIELD MARION
Sarah DAVIDSON MARION   Alex VAN DE LOO NORWOOD
Emily FENNELL NORWOOD   Mitchell FOLLETT NORWOOD
Tess SHRESTHA NORWOOD   Jackson PIKE MARION
Bethan MOUNFIELD MARION   Jacob DESMOND STARplex
Emily LIU MARION      
Madeline STEPHAN NORWOOD      
Kate O'CONNOR NORWOOD      

 

 

 

State Short Course - Competitive Spirit on Show

State Short Course - Competitive Spirit on Show

It has been an exciting first day of the 2016 South Australian Short Course Championships held at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre. There has been a strong sense of competitive spirit and excitement in the early heats. Many competitors have been achieving PBs and overall, having an enjoyable time! 

As it stands, Norwood are leading the medal count with a total of 61 medals, of which, 25 are Gold. Marion is a close second with 57 medals (17 Gold) while the next best are Henley and Grange and Western Aquatic who have 4 golds.

Tonight is jammed packed with action with both the men and women's having finals, starting off with 200m Women's Butterfly which starts at 5:00pm followed by the Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle finals. 

Wanting to take this time to thank the hard working volunteers, dedicated team officials and supportive parents who make this event possible.

Best of luck to the competitors in their remanding races!

 

Story by:  Ruben Garcia Byrne

 

SwimmingSA & asctaSA Coaching Conference

 

SwimmingSA & asctaSA Coaching Conference

SwimmingSA in conjunction with ASCTA-SA will be holding the annual South Australian Swimming Coaches Conference at SAALC on the 20th & 21st of August.

The conference will include a Bronze Coaching Course, an Advanced Coaching Stream and a Development Coaching Stream and will see a number of Olympic and National Team Coaches providing sessions on a range of topics relevant to our coaching community.

All South Australian swimming coaches are encouraged to attend and will see a lot of practical information being distributed that will help you club coach with the upcoming season and beyond.

Please find all relevant information in the conference information below or contact cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au for further information.

 

SwimmingSA & asctaSA Coaching Conference Information

 

 

 

 

SwimmingSA & asctaSA Coaching Conference

 

SwimmingSA & asctaSA Coaching Conference

SwimmingSA in conjunction with ASCTA-SA will be holding the annual South Australian Swimming Coaches Conference at SAALC on the 20th & 21st of August.

The conference will include a Bronze Coaching Course, an Advanced Coaching Stream and a Development Coaching Stream and will see a number of Olympic and National Team Coaches providing sessions on a range of topics relevant to our coaching community.

All South Australian swimming coaches are encouraged to attend and will see a lot of practical information being distributed that will help you club coach with the upcoming season and beyond.

Please find all relevant information in the conference information below or contact cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au for further information.

 

SwimmingSA & asctaSA Coaching Conference Information

 

 

 

 

Classification Opportunity

SwimmingSA is conducting a classification opportunity on the 23rd & 24th July 2016 for athletes with a physical impairment in South Australia wishing to be classified for Swimming. Athletes will be assessed for a National Classification, enabling eligible athletes to compete up to and including National Championship events in their sport. 

Who can attend?
Athletes with a physical impairment wishing to compete in swimming events against other athletes with a disability. Further information about classes and eligibility for swimming may be found on the http://www.swimming.org.au/article.php?group_id=6675. Athletes ages 10 years and above are encouraged to attend.

Reigstration
Bookings are required in advance and limited places are available.
Register Online now https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/swimmingclassification

 

 

2015/16 JX Results Available on MYLANE

 

Swimming Australia have published the Junior Excellence (JX) Results for the 2015/16 season to swimmers via their personalised online portal MyLANE on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

Swimmers aged 9-16 years who are a registered swim club member, who have competed in an approved swimming meet and achieved a qualifying time between 1 April 2015 and 5 April 2016 will be recognised under the JX Program.

Qualifying swimmers for JX 2015/16 will be recognised on the Swimming Australia website and also receive a JX pack which will be delivered to your swimming club within the coming months.

Visit your MyLANE portal at www.mylane.swimming.org.au

When swimmers log into MyLANE, if they qualified for JX, the achieved JX Avatar (Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green) will be loaded onto their avatar box (Manage My Profile) showing the qualfied standard (refer image below as an example).

Any clubs/swimmers that believe their award is incorrect, please complete the JX Results Enquiry Form that will be managed by Swimming Australia https://form.jotform.co/61848319788878

To find out more about the JX Program, including the qualification criteria, visit www.swimming.org.au.  Full JX results will be available on the Swimming Australia website after 10 am AEDT on Thursday 7 July 2016.

823 swimmers achieved JX Qualification times (187 Gold, 228 Silver, 155 Bronze, 253 Green) with 44 out of 46 SwimmingSA affiliated clubs having 1 or more swimmers achieving JX Qualification.

 

JX Results by Qualifications Achieved 

    JX Results
Club  District  Gold  Silver  Bronze  Green  Total JX's Achieved 
Norwood City Central 58 37 17 20  132
Marion City South 41 36 18 22  117
Playford Aquatic City North 20 18 6 9 53
Western Aquatic City North  11 14 10 10  45
Henley & Grange City Central 10 6 6 4 26
Burnside City Central 8 9 4 2 23
STARplex  City North  7 17 7 11 42
Tea Tree Gully City North  4 9 6 12 31
Fleurieu City South 4 5 10 7 26
West Coast Eyre 3 13 5 11 32
Silver City Broken Hill 3 2 1 2 8
Blue Lake Y South East 2 10 8 5 25
PBA City South 2 6 4 2 14
Onkaparinga Eastern Districts 2 5 7 10 24
Clovercrest City North 2 4 4 4 14
Mountain Pool Eastern Districts 2 4 1 11 18
Broken Hill Aquatic Broken Hill 2 2 6 5 15
Unley City Central 1 4 2 13 20
Adelaide City Central 1 4 - 2 7
Berri Riverland 1 2 1 4 8
Whyalla Eyre 1 1 1 3 6
Mallee Eastern Districts 1 1 - 3 5
Dolphins South East 1 - - 5 6
South Coast City South - 4 8 15 27
Clare Mid North - 3 5 6 14
Vitor Renmark Riverland - 3 2 4 9
Strathalbyn Eastern Districts - 3 - 4 7
Gawler Mid North - 2 6 1 9
Murray Bridge Eastern Districts - 2 2 6 10
Quorn Eyre - 1 1 4 6
Crystal Brook Upper North - 1 1 2 4
Payneham City Central - - 2 4 6
Alma Broken Hill - - 1 8 9
Port Pirie Eyre - - 1 1 2
Jamestown Upper North - - 1 - 1
Mount Gambier South East - - 1 - 1
Keith South East - - - 6 6
Loxton Riverland - - - 6 6
Port Augusta Eyre - - - 3 3
Penola South East - - - 2 2
Gladstone Upper North - - - 1 1
Orroroo Upper North - - - 1 1
The Parks City Central - - - 1 1
Waikerie Riverland - - - 1 1
TOTAL 187 228 155 253 823

 

 Total Number of JX Qualifications Achieved by Club  

Total Number of JX

Qualifications Achieved 

 
132 Norwood
117 Marion 
53 Playford Aquatic 
45 Western Aquatic 
42 STARplex
32 West Coast
31 Tea Tree Gully 
27 South Coast
26 Henley & Grange, Fleurieu
25 Blue Lake Y
24 Onkaparinga
23 Burnside
20 Unley
18 Mountain Pool
15 Broken Hill Aquatic
14 Clovercrest, PBA
10 Murray Bridge
9 Alma, Gawler, Vitor Renmark
8 Berri, Silver City
7 Adelaide, Strathalbyn
6 Dolphins, Keith, Loxton, Payneham, Quorn, Whyalla
5 Mallee
4 Crystal Brook
3 Port Augusta
2 Penola, Port Pirie
1 Gladstone, Jamestown, Mount Gambier, Orroroo, The Parks, Waikerie

 

 

 

Volunteer Position Available!

Be part of the 2016 South Australian Short Course State Championships!

SwimmingSA is offering a Volunteer Media Officer position - for more information click here

Applications close 9.00am Monday 11 July 2016

For more information and to apply contact:
Wade Meaney
Events Coordinator
wade.meaney@sa.swimming.org.au
08 7123 0848
0487 380 507

Applications Open for SwimmingSA Awards

Applications are being sought for the following Awards for the 2015/16 Season:

Applications Close on:

Criteria is available from the SwimmingSA website:

All applications are to be fowarded to SwimmingSA - admin@sa.swimming.org.au.

 

 

 

Coaching Opportunities - School Sport

School Sport SA have coaching opportunities for the 2016 Combined School Sport Australia Swimming Championships being held in Darwin, September 15 - 21 2016.

 

Two Coaching Positions are available on the SAPSASA Primary School Sport Team and the SA Secondary School Sport Team.

 

Click Here for Nomination Form

Click Here for Coach Selection Criteria - Primary School Team

Click Here for Coach Selection Criteria - Secondary School Team

 

Applications close 5pm on Friday 3 June 2016 and are to be forwarded by email or mail to:

Cory Bampton

C/- SwimmingSA

443 Morphett Road

OAKLANDS PARK  SA  5043

cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au

 

Please contact Cory Bampton at SwimmingSA on 08 7123 0848 or email cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au for further information.

 

 

South Aussies flying to RIO

JOB WELL DONE!!!

Adelaide set the scene for some great racing over the past two weeks and SwimmingSA could not be prouder of each and every athlete, coach, team manager, official, basket handler, medal bearer, results runner, spectator, club relay representative and JX clinic attendee. You all represented SA with great honour, honesty, courage, integrity and displayed team loyalty and skills with the upmost professionalism - JOB WELL DONE SA!!

After a fabulous Australian Age and Australian Championships on behalf of the South Australian Swimming Community Congratulations to Jesse Aungles, Liam Beckric, Kyle Chalmer & Joshua Palmer who are RIO bound for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. SwimmingSA looks forward to following your journey. 

Olympic Team Announcement Information - Click Here

Paralympic Squad Announcement Information - Click Here

 

 

2016 Australian Championships

The Australian Championships have kicked off with a bang today at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.

You can follow the week of racing via:

Best of luck to all athletes still to compete 

 

Get involved as a Junior Dolphin

SwimmingSA is pleased to advise you that the national Junior Dolphins program will be promoted in SA over the coming months with a view to formally launching and delivering the program this summer. 

Junior Dolphins is an exciting new national swimming program (developed by Swimming Australia in conjunction with State and Territory Swimming Associations), which aims to increase overall participation in swimming in a fun and engaging way. The program offers FREE MEMBERSHIP to all children aged seven and under and half price membership to eight year olds.

Junior Dolphins is being developed to consider the needs of young children (and their parents) with the program aiming to:


The new website www.juniordolphins.com.au will be live from Thursday 7th April 2016 and will contain information about the program and an ability for parents and potential delivery centres to register interest. As the program is still being developed, Swimming Australia will be adding new content throughout the year so make sure you regularly check out the website. We’ll also be working with Swimming Australia on program information and resources to share with your club, school or swim school during the year.

If you would like any further information about the Junior Dolphins program, please don’t hesitate to contact SwimmingSA - admin@sa.swimming.org.au

 

Olympic Trivia

Test your Olympic knowledge

This week leading into the #RACETORIO see how many answers you can get right.

Tune into Facebook for all the questions and answers daily from tomorrow 31/3!!

 


Tickets available here - Ticketek.com

2016 Australian Age Championships

The Australian Age Championships have kicked off with a bang today at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre.

You can follow the week of racing via:

Best of luck to all athletes still to compete 

 

Development Opportunity Available

POSITIONS STILL AVAIALBLE - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST EXTENDED - NOW CLOSE MARCH 17th.

 

SwimmingSA has secured some funding to provide opportunities for women in the Swimming SA community to gain skills and confidence to nominate as a Board Director, or for other positions within the governance structure of the sport.

As such SwimmingSA is seeking expressions of interest from women within our community who are interested in undertaking one of the following Australian Institute of Company Directors Workshops (see below for more information):

Expressions of interests will be accepted in  electronic format and should include the following:

All expressions of interest are to be emailed to michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.au.

Expressions of interest close on 17th March 2016.

For More course information click here.

JX Clinics

Three JX Clinics will be held during the upcoming Australian Championships.

For More Information and to register visit: http://sa.swimming.org.au/jxclinic.html 

 

 JX logo

MyLane is Here!

MyLANE launched to members

Swimming Australia is excited to launch a new member service called MyLANE. Through MyLANE every member will have their very own personalise portal that allows members to see their races results, track them against PB’s and QT’s as well as goal times. Members will be able to compare their swim against past swims as well as challenge themselves by setting goal times.

Members will be able to pay for their membership, see all upcoming meets and enter meets through MyLANE. Members will also receive news from their individual club, State Swimming Association and Swimming Australia and keep track on the go as MyLANE works on phones, tablets and computers.

All members will receive an email with their login details within the coming days. The MyLANE portal has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use. If members are unable to complete the password reset they can contact their Club.

Anyone requiring further support contact your SwimmingSA or visit the Swimming Australia Online Support Portal.

 

 

2016 State Team Selection Criteria

2106 State Teams Selection Criteria Released. Click Here for further details.

HOT WEATHER TIMELINE CHANGES - JX MEET 3

JX MEET 3, 21st February 2016 - Updated Event Information

To All Competitiors and Attendees,

Please be advised that due to the forecast hot weather this weekend there will be some changes to the Timeline for the JX Meet 3 at Unley Pool thi Sunday 21st February 2016.

Click Here to see the updated timeline.

All other event information can be found here.

Regards

SwimmingSA Events Team

 

 

 

 

Special General Meeting

Notices of motion are being called for the 2016 SwimmingSA Special General Meeting. 

The Special General Meeting is to be held on Saturday 7th May 2016 as per the Notice of AGM - Click Here

All enquiries should be directed to SwimmingSA Public Officer Michelle Doyle

via email: michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.au or (08) 7123 0848.

Online Shop Now Open

SwimmingSA's Online Shop has now reopened with a new look and new products available.

To Shop visit the online store - sashop.swimming.org.au

 

Photos now Available - State Championships

All photos from the recent State Championships are now available to purchase from the SwimmingSA Store.

The photos are available as digital downloads - remember to log in with your club lane username and password.

Link to shop - http://sashop.swimming.org.au 

 

 

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Marion claim Championship Club Title

Marion Swimming Club claimed the 2016 South Australian Long Course Championship Title after 5 days of Open & Age competition. The Club Relays brought to a close five days of competition with over 750 competitors.

Saturday evening was the last of the individual events and four swimmers were acknowledged as a result of their consistent and outstanding performances over the Championships. Marion’s Joshua Palmer, claimed the Waite Cup for the Best Breaststroke Performance, and Kyle Chalmers won the Harry Eaton Cup for Best Performance. Western Aquatic’s Brandon Riley and Norwood’s Emilie Muir claimed the Peter Bowen Pain Trophy’s.

For the full article, please click here

 

 

 

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Club Relays to close States

Lots of colour, costumes, chants and cheering will bring to a close the 2016 State Long Course Championships as clubs go head to head in the Club Relays on Sunday 24 January.

Marion claimed honours over Norwood and Playford Aquatic in the first of the Male and Female Relays, the 4 x 100m, of the Championships. On the final night session of the meet Western Aquatic, Playford Aquatic, Marion, Norwood, Burnside and South Coast will battle it out against visiting interstate teams from Corrimal, Geelong Sharks and Albany in the Men’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay. The same clubs will do battle along with Henley & Grange in the Women’s Medley Relay.


For the full media story, click here

 

 

 

 

Six State Record at mid way point of Championships

Six state records have been broken following Day 2 of the 2016 SA State Long Course Championships. With a significant number of swimmers achieving personal best times and/or national qualifying times, swimmers including, Kyle Chalmers and Emily Liu from Marion, Western Aquatic Brandon Riley and Thomas Wotton from Playford Aquatic have achieved State Records in the Male 17 – 18 years 100m Butterfly, Female 15 years 100m Freestyle, Male 12 & Under 200 Backstroke and Open 200m Butterfly events respectively.

Full for story click here

 

Aquatic Centre Invasion for State Championships

The SA

Aquatic and Leisure Centre will be taken over by over 50 clubs for the 2016 South Australian LC State Championships

Full Media Release - Click here

Bendigo Bank Community Partnerhsip

SwimmingSA welcomes Bendigo Bank
as our latest corporate partner

 

It’s great benefits for you and your swimming club.

But it’s bigger than that.

Find out about BIG Bendigo Benefits and the exciting package of products and services designed especially to benefit you and your swimming club from your club president or local Bendigo Branch today.

 

2016 Country Championships - Loxton sizzles for 400 swimmers

400 Swimmers from 28 clubs from country South Australia and interstate have made a splash at Loxton Swimming Pool for the 2016 SA Country Championships which started on Friday 8 January 2016 with the Superfish Come and Try events along with distance swimmers hitting the pool for the Male & Female 1500m titles.

For the full story, please click here

 

IMPORTANT - Changes to Country Championships Timeline

COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - Updated Event Information

To All Competitiors and Attendees,

Please be advised that due to the forecast hot weather this weekend there will be some changes to the Timeline for Country Championships.

Click Here to see the updated timeline.

All other event information can be found here.

Regards

SwimmingSA Events Team

 

 

 

 

Photos Now Available

Download your digital copy of photos from the December Division 1, Division 2 and JX Meets.

The photos are now available on the sashop.swimming.org.au.

Remember to log into the shop using your Clublane Username and Password.

State Championship Photos will be available for purchase from the shop approximately 24hrs after the session in which the event took place. 

 

 

Merry Christmas

SwimmingSA Festive season office hours

MEMBERS PRESALE - 2016 Australian Swimming Championships

ATTENTION SwimmingSA members: EXCLUSIVE member ONLY access for TICKETS to the 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships in #Adelaide will open this FRIDAY Dec 18, from 2:30pm AEDT 

IMPORTANT: You will receive a member promo-code and ticket link via email...Don't miss out; tickets will sell FAST! #AUSChamps16

 

 

 

ready. set. race! Come and Try - 20 December 2015

 

ready. set. race! Come and Try - 20 December 2015

 

Ready. Set. Race! is designed to give participants a fun introduction to racing in a welcoming, safe and encouraging environment.

The program is designed for children aged 7 - 12 who have an interest in racing and joining a swimming club.

All participants are offered the opportunity to swim 50m of Backstroke, Breastroke and Freestyle. The program is completely free and includes entry for the participant and an accompaning parent/guardian, a meet program (distributed at the meeting point), and Ready. Set. Race! net bag (distributed following the session)

When you come to RSR, please ensure that every participant brings the following:

Ready. Set. Race! is conducted by a SwimmingSA Events Team member who will supervise and run the RSR program for approximately 2.5 hours. The program includes a tour of the state-of-the-art SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, warm up and cool down, dive/start practice, races alongside other RSR participants and other fun activities that show the participants what racing is all about.

The next RSR Come and Try will be held on Sunday 20 December at 8 am.


Registrations close: 
12.00pm Friday 11 December 2015

Register Online - Click Here

 

Click Here for Event Flyer

It's heating up this weekend!

The following changes are confirmed to the STARplex Swim Club Carnival after consideration of the Extreme Weather Policy and the weather on Sunday 6th December


Due to the hot weather forecasted for Sunday STARplex have organised for the carnival to start at an earlier time of 9am.
Revised programme:

8.30 gates open
9.00 warm up
9.30 start
15 minutes break between sessions
Cancellation of relays
Merging of other events
Provision of extra shade, water and matting
Likely finish 1:45pm

STARplex will only have 5 lanes till 10.30 and then 6 lanes till 11am (due to swim school) but the meet will be seeded accordingly. If we have withdrawals we will also merge where possible.

STARplex are asking that swimmers and families bring their own shade, sun protection, and ensure vulnerable people are not in the heat for long periods, also must wear footwear around the pool, and stay hydrated.

Please direct all enquiries to Nicki Jackson at STARplex - 0434 313 737.

It’s time to start thinking about the 2016 South Australian LC State Championships!

There’s just 50 days to go!

 

Incorporating Age, Open, Multi-Class and Relays

20th – 24th January 2016
SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Oaklands Park,  SA  5046

 

SwimmingSA is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2016 South Australian LC State Championships!

This is the last major swimming meet to be held at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre before it hosts the 2016 Australian Age Championships and Olympic Trials.

 

Click here for the Event Listing

 

Visit http://sa.swimming.org.au/longcoursechamps for more information including the Online Meet Entry portal.
Don’t leave it to the last minute to enter! Entries close 12.00pm Monday 21st December 2016.

 

Important entry information-

 

Interstate entries-

Visitors from interstate can compete at the 2016 South Australian LC State Championships provided they obtain a clearance from their state association.

All interstate swimmers must enter using Online Meet Entries.

Tickets are on sale now, with discounted Championship Passes available online only until January 14th 2016.

Click here to view ticket and program prices for our major summer meets

Buy your discounted tickets and programs here!

 

Join the conversation in the lead up to the 2016 South Australian LC State Championships

Use the hashtag #SAstates

Please direct all enquires to the SwimmingSA Events Team: events@sa.swimming.org.au

 

Come and Get Your Photos

SwimmingSA Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with PGPhotos Photography.

PGPhotos Photography is an Adelaide based, family owned Company.  Director Paul Young, established the business 8 years ago, with the aim of offering affordable portrait photography. 

He quickly discovered that the competition was fierce in the Adelaide market, particularly at the lower to middle bracket price point.  Therefore, as an extension of the photography shoots on offer, he started up some small group workshops for both professional and amateur enthusiasts.

The technical side of photography is something that Paul feels very strongly about.  Like any art form, the technical aspects of photography play an important role in making a great final product. In the past 12 months, Paul has been able to extend his services into dance and swimming photography through his daughter's involvement in these activities.  With many organisations restricting the use of photography where there are minors, it is very difficult for parents to get great action shots of their children during their out of school activities. 

Therefore, Paul jumped at the chance to be the official photographer at his daughter's swimming club when the need arose.  This has now given him the opportunity to work with SwimmingSA and create some memorable moments for the extended swimming community. Paul will commence taking photos for the swimming community at the upcoming State Open Water Championships.

All photos taken will be available for purchase as a digital download on the recently redesigned SwimmingSA Online Shop. To visit the shop please use the following link: sashop.swimming.org.au.  

PGPhotos Photography will also be available at the upcoming State Championships for club photos. If you would like to book your club in please email admin@sa.swimming.org.au. Clubs will be allocated a booking time at the completion of heats on either the 22nd or 23rd January 2016. SwimmingSA is looking forward to this new partnership with PGPhotos Photography.

 

Classification Day Wrap Up

Recently a classification day was conducted by SwimmingSA. During the day 15 swimmers were evaluated and received their national classification category and status. Congratulations to each of these swimmers, we look forward to seeing you competing.

Many thanks to June Cotter and Morgan Murphy who volunteered their time and expertise to travel to SA to conduct the classification. It was also great to see so many of the SA trainee classifiers attend and broaden their knowledge about the sport and the process of classification. We look forward to them achieving their full classifier accreditation shortly.

The most frequently asked question is what is Classification and why do we need it?
Below are some links to information regarding the Classification system for swimming and Rosemary Musitano mother of Emily sums it up well by saying “having children with physical or a mental disability limits their participation in sports.  Being classified in swimming or any other sports allows them to participate in competitions and be recognised that children with special needs can play sports and achieve. It increases their self-esteem, keeps them active, assists with development, physio and great friendships are made.  Emily has achieved so much thru her swimming and able body children/adults are in awe of her achievements and what she can do (eg swimming butterfly with one arm as she has limited use of her right side of the body)”.

Emily regularly competes in Multi-Class events which are available at SwimmingSA Championship meets and some club carnivals with awards also available for multi-class athletes at the division 2 competitions. Information about upcoming events in SA can be found here: http://sa.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258 

If you are a club looking for more information about classification please visit the Swimming Australia website: http://www.swimming.org.au/multi-class-swimming.html   

If you are a registered member or keen swimmer who is interested in classification please register you expression of interest for the next classification day here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/swimmingclassification   

Swimming Australia have recently launched their 7pillars of Inclusion - Paralympic Pathways Coordinator Michael Woods says this resource will help people understand where to start on the journey toward a more inclusive and diverse community. To access the 7 Pillars of Inclusion website, follow this link: http://7pillarsofinclusion.com/swimming/

We look forward to an exciting year of Swimming in South Australia and wish all those recently classified swimmers the best with the upcoming Championship season. Further information about SwimmingSA can be found on our website www.sa.swimming.org.auor contact: Chief Executive Officer SwimmingSA Michelle Doyle michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.auor 08 7123 0848.

 

Link to PDF Media Release - Click Here

ClubLane Webinars

 

Swimming Australia are hosting a series of ClubLane webinars for membership and online meet entries. The webinar series details are below. Each webinar takes approximately 1hr.

If you are interested in joining in please email – support@swimming.org.au with the details of the webinar you would like to join. Please note registration is ESSENTIAL.

Link to Information in PDF - Click Here

Date

Time

Topic

Tues 24/11/2015

11.00am AEST

Membership

Thurs 3/12/2015

4.00pm AEST

Membership

Thurs 26/11/2015

4.00pm AEST

OME - Setting up a Meet (The Basics)

Tues 1/12/2015

11.00am AEST

OME - Setting up a Meet (The Basics)

Tues 8/12/2015

4.00pm AEST

Advanced OME - (Club Entry, Club Nights/Time Trials)

Tues 15/12/2015

11.00am AEST

Advanced OME - (Club Entry, Club Nights/Time Trials)

Thurs 10/12/2015

11.00am AEST

Advanced OME - Relays

Thurs 17/12/2015

4.00pm AEST

Advanced OME - Relays

2015/16 Board

SwimmingSA Inc is pleased to announce that following the Annual General Meeting the following members have been elected to the Board:

The Board welcomes back Anthony, Peter and Fiona and also welcomes Phil who joins the Board and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the sport as an elite swimmer.

Below you can read a short biography about each of the elected members of the Board. These members will serve a two year term and join the continuing SwimmingSA Board members – Vince Cobiac, Sue Edwards, Sally Hunter, Janine Molloy and Ashley Morgan.

In addition to the above elected members the Board has also reappointed Mr Neil Martin. Neil has a background in organisational governance and is the former president of Swimming Australia.

SwimmingSA is also pleased to announce the Board has appointed Mr Peter Graham to continue in the role of Chairman.

The Board will now be focussing on:

The Board can be contacted via email or phone: admin@sa.swimmingsa.org.au / 08 7123 0848.

We look forward to an exciting year of Swimming in South Australia and wish all members the best with the upcoming Championship season.

The next SwimmingSA Annual General Meeting will take place in November 2016 at which time nominations will be sought for elected positions.

Further information can be obtained from Michelle Doyle – Chief Executive Officer: michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.au or 08 7123 0848.

Link to:  Media Release & Biographies

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SwimmingSA Annual Report

Now Available online - Click Here to view the 2014/15 SwimmingSA Annual Report.

 

 

 

2018 Country Championships Host Announced

SA Country Championships Head to Broken Hill

Press Release - Click Here

SwimmingSA Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2018 Country Championships will be hosted by Broken Hill Aquatic. The Championships to be held over four days in January 2018 from Friday 5th to Monday 8th. This will be the second time the event has been held in Broken Hill and the first since the Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre upgrade.

The championships showcase the best of the best of regional talent from South Australia (including Broken Hill) and SwimmingSA also looks forward to welcoming numerous visiting teams from other Australian regional areas. It is expected that approximately 27 teams will travel to Broken Hill to complete including:

Broken Hill Aquatic Alma Broken Hill Silver City Orana Aquatic
Loxton Renmark Berri Waikerie
Murray Bridge Mt Gambier Blue Lake Y Onkaparinga
Strathalbyn Mountain Pool Keith Mallee
Gawler Port Pirie Port Augusta Whyalla
Roxby Downs West Coast Quorn Jamestown
Gladstone Dolphins Clare  

In addition to the best regional talent on show the Championships include a Superfish Come ‘n’ Try day for children aged 11yrs &U and SwimmingSA looks forward to seeing the children of Broken Hill participate and enjoy their racing.

Last time the Championships were in Broken Hill in 2011 the participant numbers were 334 athletes. Current trends forecast this number to grow to 600 participants by 2018. This number of swimmers and their families (over 1200+ people) descending on the City of Broken Hill for a week provides a fabulous tourism opportunity for local businesses.

SwimmingSA Chairman Mr Peter Graham himself a renowned international announcer is excited at being able to attend the championships, “the country championships provide all regional swimmers with an opportunity to compete against the best of their peers whilst enjoying the sporting in a fun and social atmosphere. Awarding the Championships to Broken Hill Aquatic for the second time is fantastic opportunity to utilise the refurbished Aquatic Centre.”

SwimmingSA and Broken Hill Aquatic are extremely grateful to the venue managers YMCA and the Broken Hill Council for their support of the event.

Shane Simmons YMCA Centre Manager believes that “This is a fantastic event for Swimming in Broken Hill and the broader region. Congratulations to the Broken Hill Aquatic Club for securing the event for Broken Hill. We are absolutely delighted to manage the host centre and we encourage the entire community to get behind and support our local swimming clubs”.

The Council is looking forward to working with both the SwimmingSA, and the Broken Hill as well as the Aquatic Centre to create an MOU, ensuring this event is a great success. “Hosting the 2018 Country Swimming Championships again here in Broken Hill”, says Acting Mayor David Gallagher. To be hosting a total of some 27 teams from across South Australia, and of course Broken Hill is very exciting for all. The last time that these championships were held here was in 2011, attracted approximately 334 athletes. I am led to believe that we are now expecting in the vicinity of 600 for these championships. Not only is this great for Broken Hill, but a great chance for these clubs to get together, compete, socialize and meet new people.

The 2016 Championships are set to be hosted in Loxton and 2017 in Renmark before the Swimming Community makes the trek out back to Broken Hill for what promises to be a spectacular event. Opportunities exist for local businesses to promote themselves at these two events prior to 2018. 

Information about the Country Championships is available on the SwimmingSA website – Click Here.

Further information about SwimmingSA can be found on our website www.sa.swimming.org.auor contact:

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AMENDED DATES: Dolphins, Roxby Downs & Broken Hill Carnivals

Please be advised that the date of the 2016 Dolphins Carnival has been moved from the 21st February 2016 to Sunday 28th February 2016.

Please be advised that due to pending retrenchements at Roxby Downs the club carnival has been moved prior to Christmas and will now be held on Saturday 7th November 2015.

 

Please be advised that the dates published in the 2015/16 SwimmingSA Handbook of Events for the 2015 Broken Hill Carnival are incorrect. The carnival is not being held on the Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd of November 2015 (as per the handbook), and is instead being held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2015.

For more information about the carnival, please contact the Broken Hill Swimming Club.

Olympian Sally Hunter Appointed to the Board

New Director for SwimmingSA

 

SwimmingSA Inc. is pleased to announce that Mrs Sally Hunter has been appointed to fill a casual vacancy on the Board of SwimmingSA. Mrs Hunter takes up the position recently vacated by the resignation of Mr Bob Fox.

Effective immediately, Sally will fulfil the position until the SwimmingSA Annual General Meeting in November 2016. At such time as per the SwimmingSA Constitution, the position will be up for election.

Sally comes to the role of Director with an extensive history in the sport of Swimming. Sally is a dual Olympian. She competed in the Beijing and London Olympic Games, as well as the Melbourne (2006) and Glasgow (2014) Commonwealth Games, where she won the silver medal in the 200 meters breaststroke. Sally has competed in four World Championships, winning one bronze, two silver and a gold medal in the medley relay teams.

Sally is also active out of the pool. During her time as a scholarship athlete at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Sally served on the AIS Athlete Commission from 2008-2011. Sally now serves as a Women in Sport Taskforce member, convened by the South Australian Government, and is a member of the Australian Swimming Team Leadership group. Sally has been the Patron of Payneham Swimming Club since 2012 and is a Life Member of Central Aquatic Swimming and Life Saving Club in Western Australia.

Sally is the published author of Born to Swim: the Olympic Diaries of Evelyn de Lacy and Sally Foster. Sally is now a member of the Marion swimming Club in South Australia. She is married to Andrew Hunter and lives in Hawthorndene.

SwimmingSA welcomes Sally to the Board and on behalf of the Sport of Swimming in South Australia, we look forward to Sally’s contribution and thank her for volunteering her time.

The SwimmingSA AGM will be held on Saturday 14th November 2015 at which time elected directors will be announced.

Further information about SwimmingSA can be found on our website www.sa.swimming.org.auor contact Chief Executive Officer Michelle Doyle - michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.auor 08 7123 0848.

 

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Merit Award - Paul Higgs

Congratulations to Paul Higgs who has been awarded with a Merit Award for his services to swimming. Chairman Peter Graham presented the award to Paul in front of a packed house at the Noarlunga Leisure Centre.

Paul is well known to many in the swimming community through his years as a swimmer and coach at Unley, Bayside and South Coast. Paul has been involved with many state training squads since he started coaching in the 1980's.

SwimmingSA wishes Paul all the best with his retirement from coaching! We hope to see you spectating in the grandstands.

Club Workshop

All Members are invited to a Club Workshop scheduled for 24th October 2015

Registrations are essential please register via email - admin@sa.swimming.org.au 

For More Information - Click Here

 

New Staff at SwimmingSA

SwimmingSA is pleased to welcome Daniel Lawlor and Tanya Matic to the Staff of SwimmingSA.

Daniel takes on the new role of Club Development Officer and Tanya will be fulfilling the duties of the Membership & Administration Role.      

Attached you will find a short profile about Tanya and Daniel.

Both Tanya and Daniel have commenced this week and are available on the contact details below.

 

NEW STAFF PROFILE - Click Here

 

Tanya Matic| Membership & Administration Officer
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
T: +61 8 7123 0848 (extension 307)
Web: www.swimmingsa.org.au | Email: tanya.matic@sa.swimming.org.au

 

Daniel Lawlor| Club Development Officer
Days: Full Time
T:  08 7123 0848 (extension 308) | M: 0438 098 090
Web: www.swimmingsa.org.au | Email: daniel.lawlor@sa.swimming.org.au

asctaSA and SwimmingSA State Coaching Conference - Register today!

SwimmingSA in conjunction with ASCTA-SA are proud to present a fantastic coaching development opportunity at Immanuel College, Novar Gardens on the 11th of October.  The day will include sessions with former Australian Head Coach Leigh Nugent and also former Australian Team Coach Wayne Lawes. 

Both coaches will be focussing on the essential foundations and processes of developing junior swimmers into the champions of the future. Please do not miss this opportunity to learn from two of Australia best coaches.

In addition to Sundays presentations a bronze course will also be run on the Saturday. (Please note all bronze enrolee’s will be able to attend the Sunday of the conference free of charge) 

ASCTA-SA Conference Registration

Click here to download the flyer

 

For further details please click above to view or contact Cory Bampton at SwimmingSA on 71230848 or at cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au

2015 State Team

Congratulations to the 30 swimmers who have been named in the South Australian State Team for the upcoming 2015 State Teams Age Short Course Championships being held at the AIS, Canberra later this month.

State Teams, which will run for three days from September 25th to 27th, will see the best age group swimmers from around Australia compete for points for their State or Territory.

We wish the following swimmers and coaches the best of luck at the meet.

13/14 Girls

 

Bethan Mounfield

FLO

Brittany Castelluzzo

TTG

Jasmine Kilyen-Coles

PAC

Jordan Muir

PBAP

Katy Adlem

MARI

Lauren Reid

MARI

Tess Shrestha

NWD

Victoria Wright

MARI

 

 

15/16 Girls

 

Ainsleigh Jozwa

FLO

Emily Fennel

NWD

Emma-Lee Arnold

NWD

Jessica Axford

PAC

Kate O’Connor

NWD

Krista Ceplite

NWD

Sarah Davidson

MARI

Shania Morgan

ADL

Tess Bastian

NWD

Tory Moore

NWD

 

 

14/15 Boys

 

Alex Van de Loo              

NWD

Connor Walding

MARI

Jacob Desmond               

PAC

Joseph Semmens

LP

Lachlan Merchant

MARI

Liam Bekric

NWD

Peter Dalkos

MARI

 

 

16/17 Boys

 

Brandon Hope

MARI

Harry Watkins

NWD

Jake Mounfield

FLO

Kyle Chalmers

MARI

Matthew Reinhardt

NWD

 

 

Coaching Team

 

Cory Bampton

SSA

Shaun Curtis

NWD

Joel Ugarte

NWD

David James

LP

John Luscombe

Scott Beringen

TTG

FLO

Angie Mondello (Team Manager)

 

 

 

5th FINA World Junior Championships

 

 

A huge congratulations to Marion Swimming Club’s Kyle Chalmers, Ella Bond and coach Shelly Jarrett following the conclusion of the 5th FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore.

After six days of tough competition, the Australian team finished on top of the medal table, with a total of 18 medals (nine gold, six, silver and three bronze).

An impressive 7 of those medals came from sprint freestyler Kyle Chalmers. After making his senior Australian Team debut at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan earlier in August, Kyle showed impressive form on the junior world stage, being crowed junior world champion in both the 50m and 100m freestyle events.

Kyle’s gold medal swim in the 100m freestyle in a championship record of 48.47 now ranks his as the equal 17th fastest 100m freestyle in the world this year. His swim also ranks him in the Australian All-Time Top 10 for that event, and is a new 17 years Australian Age Group Record.

Similarly, Kyle’s gold-medal winning 22.19 in the 50m freestyle is also an Australian 17 year’s age group record. Kyle also shone in the team events, finishing with a gold medal in the male 4x100m freestyle relay, silver medal in the male 4x200m freestyle relay, silver medal in the mixed 4x100m medley relay, silver medal in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay and bronze medal in the male 4x100m medley relay.

Ella also had a fantastic meet, making her mark on the world junior stage. Ella’s standout performance came on the last night of competition, where she split an impressive 1:09.54 in the breaststroke leg of the female 4x100m medley relay, helping the team to a silver medal finish.

Ella showed similar form in her individual events. Ella backed up from a personal best swim of 31.92 in the 50m breaststroke semi-final to finish 8th in the final of that event. She also swam in the 100m breaststroke semi-final, finishing 10th with a time of 1:10.23 narrowly missing out on the final.

Both Kyle and Ella broke the following South Australian Records with these swims:

Kyle Chalmers

Male Open 50m Freestyle SAR: 22.19

Male Open 100m Freestyle SAR: 48.47

Male 17 years 50m Freestyle SAR: 22.19

Male 17 years 100m Freestyle SAR: 48.47

Ella Bond

Female 17 years 100m Breaststroke SAR: 1:10.23

Annual General Meeting

Nominations are being called for the 2015-16 SwimmingSA Board and Committees.

The AGM is to be held on Saturday 14th November 2015 as per the Notice of AGM - Click Here

Nomination Forms are available from the SwimmingSA Website - Click Here 

All enquiries should be directed to SwimmingSA Public Officer Michelle Doyle

via email: michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.au or (08) 7123 0848.

Club of the Year

PLAYFORD AQUATIC NAMED CLUB OF THE YEAR 

Media Release - Click Here

SwimmingSA Chairman, Mr. Bob Fox is pleased to announce Playford Aquatic Club as the club of the year for the 2014-2015 season. This award is judged by the Chairman of SwimmingSA and recognises the most successful South Australian club over the past twelve months in the areas of membership, corporate governance, technical officials, athletes, coaches and community. 

The Club of the Year is awarded with a Club of the Year Pennant, Club of the Year Logo, a Perpetual Trophy and a visit by an Australian Team Member.

Previous winners of the Club of the Year Award include:

West Coast Swimming Club (2013-14), Playford Aquatic Club (2012-2013), South Coast Swimming Club (2011-12) and SPG Sharks Swimming Club (2010-11).

PAC is an energetic and enthusiastic northern suburbs swimming club based at The Aquadome in the heart of Elizabeth, and is proudly supported by the City of Playford Council.

With 3 committed Silver ASCTA Licence Coaches, a growing group of hard working and dedicated swimmers, an enthusiastic volunteer Committee, and very supportive families, PAC thrives on ensuring the development of young local swimmers by providing a high quality swimming environment at an affordable price.

PAC has a rich swimming history, dating back to 1964, when originally named The Bethbury Swimming Club and then later The Elizabeth Aquatic Club.  It‘s Coaches, Committee and club members are committed to nurturing and developing swimmers from the local swim schools, producing swimmers at SAPSASA and SSSSA level through to State and National level swimmers.  PAC currently has a number of swimmers involved with the Swimming SA Development Squads and SASI, as well as the SAPSASA and SSSSA Teams for the Pacific School Games in November 2016.

The Club have maintained a high level of performance, both in and out of the pool over the past 3 – 5 years, with the 2014-15 COTY Award recognising the ongoing efforts of its members in sustaining this high level of performance.

Congratulations to Playford Aquatic Club on an outstanding year and we wish all our clubs a successful 2015-16 season.

Further information about the Club of the Year Award and SwimmingSA can be found on our website www.sa.swimming.org.auor contact General Manager Michelle Doyle - michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.auor 08 7123 0848.

AUSTRALIAN DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM ATHLETE APPEARANCES

 

 

Swimmer Appearances

As one of the most popular participation spots in the country there are hundreds of thousand Australians who enjoy our great sport.

If you would like members of The Australian Dolphins squad to appear at your event, session, clinic or school to provide skills and tips or for a speaking engagement please complete this form.

Coaches Applications Open for 2015 Pacific School Games Teams

Applications are now open for Coaches to be selected for the Primary and Secondary Pacific School Games Swimming teams.

Incomparable to any other international school sport championship, the Pacific School Games provides opportunities for around 4000 school-aged students to participate in nine different sports at the highest level. It is the flagship event of School Sport Australia, which provides educational opportunities for Australian and international students through the conducting of games in a range of sports.

The 2015 Pacific School Games Swimming will be held from Friday, November 20 (training day) until Friday November 27, with the first day of competition occurring on Saturday, November 21.

Click here to download the Application Form

For further enquiries please contact Cory Bampton (cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au)

Thanks, Matt!

Former swimmer and Australia's greatest Paralympian was recognised at the Corporate Function of the 2015 South Australian Short Course Swimming Championships for his contribution to the sport.

#SAstates

Inaugural Release of State Multi-Class Records

Congratulations to the inaugural recipients of the South Australian Multi-Class State Records.

Over the past 12 months, SwimmingSA has been establishing the MC records as well as introducing the following State Records for Multi-Class Swimmers:

Each of the above records has been established in all classifications from S1-S16, SB1-SB9 and SM1-SM10.

SwimmingSA congratulates all South Australian Multi-Class Swimmers, both past and present, who have been awarded with State Short and Long Course Multi-Class Records.

You can view the list of Multi-Class Records on the SwimmingSA Website: http://sa.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=132

SwimmingSA would also like to thank South Australian Records Officer, Norma Amey, for all of her hard work on this project.

UPDATED 30/06/15: Online Meet Entries

30/06/2015 Update

Dear Members,

Firstly thank you for your patience and for bearing with us during this time whilst we deal with the OME issues.This has caused major disruptions to SwimmingSA and those nominating for the 2015 South Australian Short Course Championship, for which we apologise.

SwimmingSA has been in close communication with Swimming Australia and APT who have advised that the system is in the process of being restored, however SwimmingSA has decided to take the following steps to ensure that ALL entries are received and preparations can continue as normal for the championships.

 

Please keep in mind individual clubs may set an earlier closing date to allow Nominations Officers to process and send entries to SwimmingSA.

 

SwimmingSA has not made these decisions lightly and understand that this wil ldirectly affect clubs; in particular, Nominations Officers who will be expected to complete their team’s entries at such short notice.

SwimmingSA and Swimming Australia apologises for the issues that have occurred over the past few days and understand that many families have been severely inconvenienced by the payment errors.

As per the previous update, for extremely urgent refunds SAL Finance will process a direct payment to the member’s designated bank account (which cannot be a credit card). Should you consider your refund request to be urgent, please email accounts@sa.swimming.org.au.  In these situations members must provide an ACCOUNT NAME, BANK, BSB and ACCOUNT NUMBER (please double check this prior to sending).

Note that our events@sa.swimming.org.au account has been inundated with emails, and we are only just starting to filter through these. Please be patient during this time, and if your enquiry is urgent, please call the SwimmingSA office between 9am and 5pm (our phones will go to voicemail outside of these times).

Please don’t hesitate to contact your club or SwimmingSA with any further enquiries. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

 

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Updated Policies

SwimmingSA's Governing Documents are available Here.

These documents include the SwimmingSA Constitution, By-laws & various policies.

The following policies have recently been updated:

 

 

SwimmingSA Announces Partnership with SA Sports Star Magazine

SwimmingSA has today partnered with Stralia Sports to be apart of the new SA Sports Star Magazine.

The inaugural issue of the SA Sport Star Magazine has been released today, featuring news stories from SwimmingSA along with several other state sporting organisations.


Click here to visit the SA Sports Star Website to download your copy


The SA Sports Star Magazine works with Sport SA to promote sport in South Australia and give sporting bodies a publication where sports can promote individual events, discuss their sport in words and photos and generally tell the masses why their sport is so good. The publication is digital and in full colour.

Stralia Sports, the publishers of SA Sports Star Magazine is one of Adelaide’s premier companies dealing exclusively with sports media. Their team of sales, journalists and graphic designers create several SA sport media products, most notable the South Australian Footballer Magazine. Stralia Sports also has a range of radio shows that support their magazines. They produce and present their own radio shows on WOW 100.5 FM dealing with football during the winter months, and a general sports program on Friday afternoons. The sports program is hosted by a group of young journalists part of Stralia Sports.

In the first issue of this magazine, you’ll find SwimmingSA on pages 107 – 109.
As the magazine is quite large, click here to download SwimmingSA’s pages only.

For future publications, we want your club’s content! We are looking for news articles and/or photos to be published in this magazine as part of SwimmingSA’s News Splash. At this stage we are working on a monthly news cycle and require content by the following dates

July issue:

Friday 12th June 2015

August issue:

Friday 10th July 2015

 

We expect that the monthly deadlines will remain at the 2nd Friday of each month. However, if you know that your club is intending on submitting an article, it is appreciated if you could advise SwimmingSA in advance so that we can start to lay-out the pages.

 

SwimmingSA are allowed a minimum of 2 pages and maximum of 7 pages per month. Should we receive more articles than we can fit within 7 pages, your article will be included in the next issue. Articles are included on a ‘first-in, first-served’ basis.

 

All articles are to be submitted to admin@sa.swimming.org.au in Word Document format

 

 

For further information please contact:SwimmingSA
admin@sa.swimming.org.au | ph. 7123 0848

Sports Trainer Course Avaialble

Are you looking to help out around your club as a sports trainer?

Why not attend the upcoming Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer course - Sunday 14 June 2015.

For more information check out SMA-SA's calendar of events - http://www.smasa.asn.au/UpcomingEvents.aspx

 

 

Introducing...The "Clubbies" Awards 2015

SwimmingSA is proud to be part of a great new initiative aimed at recognising the unsung heroes of Australian grassroots sport.

The Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS) and Inside Sport have joined forces to introduce a new set of awards that recognise the fabulous contributions made to grassroots sport by the largely volunteer army of enthusiasts all around the country.

The Inside Sport “Clubbies” are aimed at recognising the outstanding achievements of players, coaches, officials, volunteers and clubs at a grassroots level. Furthermore, recipients of the “Clubbies” award will be rewarded with great prizes for their clubs to help improve their clubs’ services and facilities.

The CAS/Inside Sport Clubbie Awards are open to all teams, clubs and individuals in Australia. The “Clubbies” will be awarded for the following categories:

  1. Best Coach

    A coach who has gone above and beyond the normal call of volunteerism to make the role their passion

  2. Best Player

    An individual who, through some outstanding effort or action, has won the admiration of their team-mates, friends and family

  3. Best Stalwart

    A club stalwart who has dedicated themselves to their volunteer role in the club, without a word of complaint or bad word about anybody

  4. Best Team

    A great team who embodies the fine sporting spirit of Australia

  5. Best Club

    A club who makes you proud to wear their colours, whether it be their facilities, camaraderie or sporting dominance

  6. Best Sporting Organisation

    A school or university with an outstanding sporting program, making sport the best lesson anyone can learn

If you know of an individual, club or team who you believe embodies the spirit of the “Clubbies”, you can nominate them online at http://www.insidesport.com.au/theclubbies/.

Voting for shortlisted nominees in each category will begin in October with winners announced in November.

Thanks to our Volunteers

 This week is National Volunteers Week. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2015 is Give Happy, Live Happy and we want your help to make Australia the Happiest Place on earth. Just a few hours of volunteer work makes a difference in happiness and mood, so we are asking all members to give as much time as they can to help make our community stronger.

National Volunteer Week provides a great opportunity for us to say thanks - To everyone who Volunteers with SwimmingSA, and all the Swimming Clubs around our wonderful state and in our clubs across the border in NSW we say THANKS. We look forward to seeing you at our future events.

 

 

 

 

Swimmers Invited to Talent ID Camp

Congratulations to the swimmers who have been invited to take part in the SwimmingSA Talent ID Camp to be held 30th - 31st May 2015.

Ethan Owens MARI

Abby Duncan NWD

Bethan Mounfield FLO

Tom Wotton PAC

Krista Ceplite NWD

Victoria Wright MARI

Erica McGiffert PAC

Megan Adlem MARI

Micaela Habib MARI

Lauren Reid MARI

Stefanie Scherwitzel PAC

Connor Kioussis BS

Jasmin Kilyen-Coles PAC

William Twizell NWD

Josh Smith NWD

Riley Kernot MARI

Tess Bastian BS

Sarah Davidson MARI

Tess Shrestha NWD

Brittany Castelluzzo TTG

Kate O'Connor BS

Maddison Boettcher MARI

Jacob Desmond PAC

Joel Pearson PAC

Chloe Pearson PAC

Rian Pate MARI

Matt Reinhardt NWD

Tamara Liddums NWD

Dylan Harper MARI

Connor Walding MARI

Liam Bekric NWD

Bill Sweeteham writes about Marion SC Coach Jarrett

Australian Swimming Coach - Bill Sweetenham - writes about Marion SC Shelly Jarrett.


To read the article CLICK HERE

 

 

SOUTH COAST SC Head Coach Position

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

The South Coast Swimming Club are currently seeking a Head Coach.

Click here for more information.

2015 GHF Australian Age: SA Wrap-up

2015 GHF Australian Age Championships:
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WRAP-UP

The first days of competition of the 2015 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships has seen some great results from our South Australian clubs and athletes. South Australia has a total of 12 clubs with 70 athletes competing in the championship from both metropolitan and country areas across the state.

Day 1 Finals: Individual Results

Krista Ceplite

9th

Female 15yrs

800m Freestyle

9.10.00

Victoria Wright

3rd
Bronze

Female 12-13yrs

200m Freestyle

2.07.95

Abby Duncan

4th

Female 16yrs

100m Freestyle

56.96
SA Record

Kyle Chalmers

1st
Gold

Male 16yrs

100m Freestyle

49.27

Will Twizell

6th

Male 17-18yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.05.48

Erica McGiffert

3rd
Bronze

Female 17-18yrs

200m Breaststroke

2.41.93

Ethan Owens

7th

Male 17-18yrs

400m Freestyle

4.00.18

Also reaching finals were the Marion and Norwood Female 16&U 4x100m Medley relay teams, with Norwood placing 7th and Marion placing 5th.

Day 2 Finals: Individual Results

Kyle Chalmers

1st
Gold

Male 16yrs

50m Freestyle

22.23
Australian Male 16y Record
SA Record, SA Male 16y Record

Simon Geldenhuys

3rd
Bronze

Male 14yrs

200m Backstroke

2.12.37

Megan Adlem

6th

Female 17-18yrs

100m Backstroke

1.04.33

Micaela Habib

10th

Female 17-18yrs

100m Backstroke

1.06.63

Ella Bond

6th

Female 16yrs

50m Freestyle

26.50

Abby Duncan

8th

Female 16yrs

50m Freestyle

26.62

Lauren Reid

9th

Female 12-13yrs

100m Butterfly

1.05.35

Micaela Habib

10th

Female 17-18yrs

400m Individual Medley

5.10.03

Ella Bond

1st
Gold

Female 16yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.10.22

Bethan Mounfield

2nd
Silver

Female 14yrs

800m Freestyle

8.49.73

Reaching finals in the relay events were once the Marion Female 18&U 4x100m Freestyle Relay team touching 7th and the Marion Male 18&U 4x100m Freestyle Relay team touching 2nd and winning silver.

 

Day 3 Finals: Individual Results

Stefanie Scherwitzel

9th

Female 17-18yrs

200m Freestyle

2.05.74

Abby Duncan

6th

Female 16yrs

100m Backstroke

1.04.00

Simon Geldenhuys

6th

Male 14yrs

100m Freestyle

54.40

Connor Kioussis

9th

Male 14yrs

100m Freestyle

55.54

Jasmin Kilyen-Coles

7th

Female 12-13yrs

200m Backstroke

2.26.29

Will Twizell

9th

Male 17-18yrs

200m Breaststroke

2.24.97

The Marion 14&U Medley Relay team touched and the Norwood 16&U 4x100m Freestyle Relay team both touched 7th in each of their timed finals.

 

Day 4 Finals: Individual Results

Megan Adlem

7th

Female 17-18yrs

200m Backstroke

2.21.14

Micaela Habib

8th

Female 17-18yrs

200m Backstroke

2.21.71

Victoria Wright

3rd

Female 12-13yrs

400m Freestyle

4.28.19

Abby Duncan

5th

Female 16yrs

100m Butterfly

1.01.84

Kyle Chalmers

1st

Male 16yrs

100m Butterfly

53.14

Ethan Owens

3rd

Male 17-18yrs

1500m Freestyle

15.53.68

Lauren Reid

7th

Female 12-13yrs

50m Freestyle

27.46

Brittany Castelluzzo

7th

Female 14yrs

400m Individual Medley

5.13.84

Kate O’Connor

9th

Female 14yrs

400m Individual Medley

5.17.16

Abby Duncan

3rd

Female 16yrs

200m Individual Medley

2.20.01

Erica McGiffert

3rd

Female 12-13yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.14.70

In the relays, Marion A placed 9th with a time of 1.52.01 in the 14&U 4x50 Freestyle Relay

Day 5 Finals: Individual Results

Thomas Wotton

2nd

Male 17-18yrs

200m Butterfly

2.02.01

Bethan Mounfield

5th

Female 14yrs

200m Freestyle

2.05.02

Stefanie Scherwitzel

8th

Female 17-18yrs

100m Freestyle

57.94

Abby Duncan

6th

Female 16yrs

200m Backstroke

2.19.57

Maddi Boettcher

9th

Female 16yrs

200m Breaststroke

2.24.08

Norwood’s A team touched 8th in the 18&U 4X100m Freestyle Relay with a time of 3.55.49

Multi-Class results:

Emily Musitano

9th

Female 11-15yrs

400 Freestyle MC

Ebony Prelc

19th

Female 16-18yrs

400 Freestyle MC

Liam Bekric

4th

Male 11-14yrs

50 Freestyle MC

Ebony Prelc

5th

Female 18-18yrs

100 Freestyle MC

Liam Bekric

2nd

Male 11-14yrs

100 Butterfly MC

Ebony Prelc      

4th          

17-18 years

50 Backstroke MC

Liam Bekric        

3rd

11-14 years

200 IM MC

Ebony Prelc                  

5th

17-18 years

50 Freestyle MC

Jade Caverly      

8th

15-16 years

50 Backstroke MC

Liam Bekric        

2nd

11-14 years

50 Butterfly MC

Jade Caverly      

8th

15-16 years

50 Freestyle MC

Liam Bekric        

1st

11-14 years

50 Breaststroke MC

Emily Musitano

10th

15-16 years

100 Butterfly MC

Ebony Prelc       

4th           

17-18 years

100 Breaststroke MC

Jade Caverly      

7th

15-16 years

100 Breaststroke MC

Jade Caverly   

9th          

15-16 years

100 Backstroke MC

South Australian clubs participating in the 2015 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships include:

Norwood

Unley

Whyalla

Fluerieu

Marion

STARplex

Tea Tree Gully

Clovercrest

West Coast

Murray Bridge

Bursnide

Playford Aquatic

SwimmingSA wishes all 70 athletes from these clubs all the best as they compete for the title of Australian Age Champion in their respective swims.

This post will update throughout the championship.

2015 State Team Selection Criteria

Please find important information regarding State Team selection here.

 

 

The Australian Dolphins Swim Team re-launched on the Road to Rio

 

Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson together with past and present members of the Australian Swim Team today announced the re-launch the brand of the Dolphins as the brand of the Australian Swim Team. 

Olympic gold medallists and former Australian Swim Team members Ashley Callus and Jodie Henry along with fellow Olympians and current Australian Swim Team members Cate and Bronte Campbell, Mel Gorman and Christian Sprenger joined Mark Anderson at Sea World on the Gold Coast for the announcement.

“This announcement comes at a very exciting time for Swimming Australia.  We are making good progress, having achieved some good results both in and out of the pool over the last 18 months and two weeks ago having announced a two year major sponsorship deal with Hancock Prospecting through until the end of 2016.”

“A key focus of the organisation as we have undertaken cultural change across the organisation over the last two years has been respecting our past, in creating the future,’ said Anderson. There is no better example of this than the re-introduction of the Dolphins as the brand of the Australian Swim Team. It is tremendous to re-launch the brand with our past, existing and future champions,” Anderson stated. “Importantly, this decision has been enthusiastically embraced by our current team who have always aspired to be selected in the Dolphins Australian Swim Team.

The Australian Swim Team was first referred to as The Dolphins back in 1989 and would soon go on to become one of the most successful brands in the Australian Sporting landscape.   The Australian Swim Team has not competed as the Dolphins since 2009.

Being a member of the Dolphins launched a number of stellar careers; with swimmers such as Susie O’Neill, Nicole Livingstone, Linley Frame and Daniel Kowalski, all going on to become household names.  The Dolphins brand became synonymous with success.

The General Manager of the Australian Swimmers’ Association (ASA) Daniel Kowalski said he had fond memories from his time as a Dolphin.

“It was a special time, they were memories of success, fast swimming and being part of an amazing team,” Kowalski said.

Former Australian Dolphin Swim Team member and now Swimming Australia’s National Training Centre and Network Support Manager Petria Thomas said as far back as she can remember, her sporting aspiration was to become a Dolphin.

“I always aspired as a young swimmer to become a member of the Dolphins squad as it represented reaching the pinnacle of Swimming in Australia.

I was fortunate enough to become a Dolphin at around the age of 17. I felt like I had joined an exclusive club that had a special status and was held in high esteem by the Australian sports loving community.

What I quickly learnt was that with that status came responsibilities. Responsibility to strive to be the best I could be and responsibility to inspire the next generation. I would encourage the current and future generation of Dolphins to embrace and cherish the opportunity and further develop and own the brand,” Thomas said.

Olympic gold medallist and current Australian Swim Team member, Cate Campbell said she was delighted have the Australian Dolphins Swim Team back today,

“As a young girl I was in awe of many members of The Australian Dolphins Swim Team.  I remember wanting to desperately be part of such a team.  I know that as a team we will continue to be united, relentless, resilient, respectful and always inspiring,” Campbell said.

In 2015 the Australian Dolphins Swim Team will be the spirit of the green and gold and stand by the mantra; to take pride in what it means to represent our country, be our best and take on the world and succeed.

This year our Australian Dolphins Swim Team will be selected at the conclusion of the 2015 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships, to be held at Sydney Olympic park from the 3rd – 10th April, 2015.

From here the Dolphins will take on the world at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia and the IPC World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Vision and photographs from the launch will be added to a Dropbox accessible via this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d18ojmt9edsyj3g/AACxEiB7dsXMSrZFee6TkrlUa?dl=0

 

Social Media:

Facebook            Australian Dolphins Swim Team                             (replaces Australian Swim Team)

Twitter                 @DolphinsAUS                                                               (replaces @SwimmingAUS) 

Instagram           @dolphinsaus                                                                 (replaces @swimmingaus)                         

Hashtags: #TeamGreenAndGold and #OurTeam

Swimming Australia Revamps Bronze Coaching Course

Swimming Australia has recently developed an online learning portal and coaches will be the first to benefit from this initiative, with the redeveloped Bronze Coaching course now available online.

The new Bronze course recently underwent a content review with the assistance of coaches, course presenters and course administrators in an attempt to make the course more accessible and user friendly.

The new structure is also more interactive and will work out cheaper and more flexible for learners.

The Bronze course will feature online theory in; the four competitive strokes, programming, risk management, drugs in sport and bullying and harassment along with a web-based student enrolment.

Participants will then be required to attend a one day workshop which includes group work and four hours poolside. The pool deck sessions aim to provide learners with practical experience, which is fundamental to learning.

Swimming Australia General Manager of Community Sport and Stakeholder Relations Melissa Backhouse said the time on pool deck during the course is a significant enhancement and one that a number of coaches have requested.

“We recognise that coaches are time poor so having access to online learning and the practical component really reduces the time and makes it accessible for coaches to be able to complete the course,” Ms Backhouse said.

The Bronze course has also been relaunched at a new lower price, with a saving of up to $250 off the previous cost.

“While the overall course covers more components than the previous course, the workshop component has been reduced to eight hours, allowing for the Bronze course to be delivered in one day. This in turn has reduced the costs associated with presenting and venue hire allowing for a significant reduction in price for learners,” Ms Backhouse said.

The Bronze Coaching Course is the first available through the learning portal and Swimming Australia now have the ability to create and deliver more online courses for their members.

As one of the only sports with an online coaching course, for the past four months Swimming Australia has piloted the course all over the country and has had some great feedback from coaches.

Lorraine Tobin, a participant in the pilot group from Dunlop Park pool in Queensland said the online component made the course much easier to complete.

“Having the ability to do the online component at my own pace was really helpful. I was able to register a couple of weeks prior and work my way through the course when I had some free time,” Ms Dunlop said.

The course presenter for South Australia, Carolyn Veldhuyzen said the course structure was a practical option for busy coaches.

“The online learning and the practical component really makes it easy for coaches in regional areas, like myself, to be able to complete the course. Having the candidates complete the theory online before attending the workshop also allows a lot more time for poolside interaction and practical work,” Ms Veldhuyzen said.

The Swimming Australia Bronze Coaching course is aimed at entry level club coaches. It builds on swim teaching skills and provides a sound platform for coaches who want to teach a broader range of skills and techniques to club swimmers and encouraging swimmers to compete at district and state level.

Above all it is designed for coaches to encourage participation, swimming for fun, skill improvement and a safe swimming environment.

For more information and to see upcoming Bronze coaching workshops go to www.learning.swimming.org.au or email learning@swimming.org.au.  

To watch a video about the changes to the Bronze Coaching Course, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaQPi-1oMhY&feature=youtu.be 

 

Swimmers Dazzle at State Open Championships

Well done to all involved in the 2015 SA LC Open & Multi-Class Championships. It was a fantastic meet, with swimmers from all clubs executing stand out performances. Congratulations to the following swimmers who broke State & Australian Records at the meet:

Abby Duncan NWD – Female 16yrs 100m Fly SAR 1:02.79

Abby Duncan NWD – Female 16yrs 50m Fly SAR 27.83

Bethan Mounfield FLO – Female 13yrs 800 Free SAR 8:53.60

Bethan Mounfield FLO – Female 13yrs 800 Free SAA 8:53.60

Brianna Throssell PERTH CITY – Female Open 200 Fly SAA 2:06.60

Ellysia Oldsen MARI – Female Open 50 Fly SAR 27.37

Josh Thomas MARI – Male 12&U 400 IM SAR 5:21.89

Kyle Chalmers MARI – Male 16yrs 50 Fly SAA 24.78

Kyle Chalmers MARI – Male 16yrs 100 Free SAR 49.40

Kyle Chalmers MARI – Male 16yrs 100 Free SAA 49.40

Kyle Chalmers MARI – Male Open 100 Free SAR 49.40

Kyle Chalmers MARI – Male 16yrs 100 Free Australian Record (provisional)*

Marion swimmer Josh Palmer was awarded the Waite Cup for the Most Outstanding Breastroke Swim, whilst Ethan Owens from Clovercrest was winner of the Harry Eaton Cup for the Best Performance at the State LC Championships, for his swim in the Male 1500m Freestyle.

Following the conclusion of both the 2015 SA LC Age & Relay Championships and the 2015 SA LC Open & Multi-Class Championships, Marion Swimming Club finished on top of the pointscore with 3159.5 points. Norwood Swimming Club finished a close second with 2855.5 points, followed by Playford Aquatic on 1729.5 points.

Thank-you to all swimmers, coaches, officials and parents involved in created a fantastic long course championship series.

*Kyle’s record is yet to be ratified by Swimming Australia.

 

 

IMPORTANT - Changes to Open Championships Start Time

2015 State Open Championships - Updated Event Information

 

To All Competitiors and Attendees,

Please be advised that due to the forecast hot weather this weekend there will be some changes to the start time for the final sessions for State Open Championships.

There will be no changes to the times for heats sessions.

The venue access, warm up and start time for the final sessions will now commence 1hour later than scheduled.

The new session times are below and available on the event website - http://sa.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=286

Regards

SwimmingSA Events Team

 

Admission Information:

Sessions

Event Entry Access

Warm-up

Start of 1st Race

Day 1

 

 

 

Session 1 - Open Heats & MC Timed Finals

7:15am

7:30am - 8:45am

9:00am

Session 2 - Open Finals & MC Timed Finals

4:15pm

4:30pm - 5:45pm

6:00pm

Day 2

 

 

 

Session 3 - Open Heats & MC Timed Finals

7:15am

7:30am - 8:45am

9:00am

Session 4 - Open Finals & MC Timed Finals

4:15pm

4:30pm - 5:45pm

6:00pm

 

 

 

Important - Time Trials & Backstroke Start Devices

Important Information for the Swimming Community

Backstroke Start Devices - Read the Memo Here

Time Trial Information - Read the Memo Here

Matthew Cowdrey (OAM) to Retire

Matthew Cowdrey (OAM) to Retire - PRESS RELEASE

10th February 2015

SwimmingSA Hall of Fame Member Matthew Cowdrey has today announced his retirement from competitive swimming.

SwimmingSA is pleased to congratulate Matthew Cowdrey on his achievements and wishes him the best for his life outside of the pool.

The sport of swimming has been enriched through Matthews’s presence and achievements; SwimmingSA looks forward to utilising Matthews’s experiences and skills to encourage youngsters to continue to achieve their dreams through participation in the sport.  

Further information on Swimming SA can be found on our website www.swimmingsa.org.au or email michelle.doyle@sa.swimming.org.au

 

For further Media information please contact:

Kathleen Rayment - Swimming Australia Ltd

Media & Public Relations Coordinator

M: 0432 915 262

E: kathleen.rayment@swimming.org.au

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2015 SASI Individual Athlete Awards

Congratulations to the 8 South Australian Athletes who have been awarded SASI Individual Scholarships and Awards for 2015.

Both Matt Haanappel (NWD) and Jesse Aungles (MARI) have been awarded SASI Paralympic Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to multi-class athletes who have been recognised as having the ability to be selected on the national team for the international benchmark event relevant to their age and classification.

Simon Geldenhuys (WHY), Matilda Leighton (PAC), Brooke Traeger (WCO), Georgina Wilson (NWD), Cameron Wilson (WHY) and Jade Calverly (WCO) have all been awarded SASI Country Athlete Awards for 2015. These awards are presented to athletes from rural areas who are recognised as having the ability to reach the senior elite level of performance.

This is a fantastic achievement for all recipients, and promises exciting things in the future for them and for swimming in South Australia.



State Age Swimmers Make a Splash

Congratulations to all swimmers who participated, swam PB's, made finals and won medals at the 2015 State Age and Club Relay Championships. Congratulations to the following swimmers who broke State and Country Records;

Abby Duncan NWD - Female 16yrs 50m Fly SAR 27.90
Bethan Mounfield FLO - Female 13yrs 400m F/S SAR/SAAR 4:20.01
Brandon Riley WSH - Male 11/U 200m B/K SAR/SAAR 2:29.64
Brandon Riley WSH - Male 11/U 50m B/K SAAR 32.67
Brandon Riley WSH - Male 11/U 200m IM SAR 2:38.60
Brandon Riley WSH - Male 11/U 100m B/K SAR/SAAR 1:11.90
Emile Muir NOR - Female 11/U 200m IM SAAR 2:41.87
Ethan Owens CC - Male 18yrs 1500m F/S SAR 15:52.36
Ethan Owens CC - Male 18yrs 400m F/S SAR 3:59.79
Josh Thomas MARI - Male 12/U 400m IM SAR 5:23.40
Josh Thomas MARI - Male 12 yrs 50m B/K SAR 30.89
Kyle Chalmers MARI - Male 16yrs 50m Fly SAAR 24.88
Kyle Chalmers MARI - Male 16yrs 100m Fly SAR 54.93
Kyle Chalmers MARI - Male 16yrs 100m F/S SAR 50.37
Rohan Cutting SCSC - Male 13yrs 50m Brst SA Country 34.35
Simon Geldenhuys WHY - Male 14yrs 100m F/S SA Country 55.31
Simon Geldenhuys WHY - Male 14yrs 50m F/S SA Country 24.77
Simon Geldenhuys WHY - Male 14yrs 50m B/K SA Country 29.41
Simon Geldenhuys WHY - Male 14yrs 200m IM SA Country 2:20.98
Simon Geldenhuys WHY - Male 14yrs 200, F/S Country 2:04.51
Thomas Wotton PAC - Male 17yrs 50m Fly SAR 25.19

Marion A Male 12/U 4 x 50m Medley Relay SAR 2:15.54
Marion A Male 12/U 4 x 50m F/S Relay SAAR 2:00.87
Marion A Male Open 4 x 50m Medley Relay SAAR/SAR 1:42.43
Marion A Female Open 4 x 50m F/S Relay SAR 1:45.10
Marion A Female Open 4 x 50m Medley Relay SAR/SAAR 1:56.32
Norwood A Male 18/U 4 x 50m Medley Relay SAR 1:50.61
Norwood A Female 16yrs 4 x 50m Medley Relay SAR 2:01.71

Sixteen year old Abby Duncan from the Norwood Swimming Club finished on top of the female point score with 86 points while visitor Garry Koshnitsky from Trinity Grammar acquired the most male points on 140. Congratulations to the Marion Swimming Club who finished on top of the club point score with 2139.50 points, followed by Norwood on 1940.50 points and Playford Aquatic on 1344.50 points. 

It was fantastic to see everyone dressed up in their club colours on Saturday for our Club Relay session! Well done to all officials, parents and volunteers for helping to create such a successful meet. 



Congratulations to our award recipients

Congratulations to our award recipients from night one of the 2015 State Age Championships;

Anthony Couche (Service Award)

Anthony has been a member of the Fleurieu Swimming Club for over ten years. He is currently a SSA Board Member, serves on numerous sub committees and volunteers as a technical official.  

Scott Beringen (Merit Award)

Scott has been a member of SSA for 22 years and is a Life Member of the Fleurieu Swimming Club. He has been the Head Coach at the club for over 10 years and is highly respected in the swimming community. He has been the Head Coach of SASI and was the recipient of the National Scholarship for Swimming Coaching through the Australian Sports Commission. 

Craig Jones (Merit Award)

Craig is a Life Member of the Unley Swimming Club where he has been the Head Coach for 15 years. He is highly respected both on and off the pool deck. He is the State Open Water Coach for SSA and has held this position for numerous years.  

Lorraine Burford (Life Member)

Lorraine has been associated with swimming since 1986 where she was a member of both Bayside and Unley Swimming Clubs. Lorraine started her journey as an official many years ago and has progressed through the ranks to a Level 3 Referee. A highly capable and well respected volunteer, Lorraine has been involved in meets from local level through to international level. 

 

During the 2015 Telstra Country Championships we also had four award recipients;

Rocco Bueti (Life Member)

Rocco is a Life Member of the Blue Lake Y Swimming Club and was a SSA Board Member for ten years. He has been instrumental in communicating information to country clubs and has served on the Country Committee for numerous years. 

Daniel Martin (Service Award)

Daniel has been a committee member of the Murray Bridge Swimming Club since 2007. Over the years, he has held various positions on the committee and is currently the Club President. Daniel was instrumental in the organisation and running of the 2014 Telstra Country Championships held in Murray Bridge. 

Rosalie Story (Service Award)

Rosalie has been a member of the Murray Bridge Swimming Club for 12 years. She joined the committee in 2003. Rosalie has held serveral positions within the committee including Vice President, Secretary and is currently the club Registrar.

Maralyn Polak (Service Award)

Maralyn has been a member of the Murray Bridge Swimming Club for 10 years. Maralyn joined the committee in 2007 and is currently the club Treasurer. Maralyn also represents the club as a competitive swimmer and is currently training as a Technical Official.

Congratulations to all award recipients and thank you for your contribution to our sport. 

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

SwimmingSA would like to wish the swimming community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

During the festive season the office will have limited staff from 23rd December - 5th January and will be closed on the following days;

Thursday 25th December 2014 - Christmas Day

Friday 26th December 2014 - Boxing Day

Thursday 1st January 2015 - New Year's Day

Please call the office on 08 7123 0848 if you have any queries.

We look forward to some fast swimming in 2015!

 

 

Sally set for Doha

Congratulations to Sally Hunter and her coach Peter Bishop who were both selected onto the Australian Team for the World Short Course Championships in Doha next month. Sally was selected off the back of her performances at the 2014 Australian Short Course Championships in Adelaide. 

South Australian swimmers finished the 2014 Australian Short Course Championships on Sunday night with two gold medals, three silver medals and six bronze medals. Congratulations to all South Australian swimmers who competed, swam PB's, made finals and medalled at the event. The following swimmers were medallists;

Gold

Sally Hunter MARI Women's 200m Breaststroke

Joshua Palmer MARI Men's 50m Breaststroke 

Silver

Sally Hunter MARI Women's 100m Breaststroke 

Marion Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Marion Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

Bronze 

Sally Hunter MARI Women's 50m Breaststroke

Joshua Palmer MARI Men's 100m Breaststroke

Matt Cowdrey MARI Men's 50m Butterfly MC

Liam Bekric NOR Men's 50m Breaststroke MC

Marion Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Marion Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

SwimmingSA would like to wish Sally, Peter and the Australian Team the best of luck for Doha. Competition starts on Wednesday December 3rd and runs for five days. Further information can be found here. 

 

 

 

Records tumble at State Short Course

The 2014 My Money House State SC Championships saw numerous state records fall. At the completion of competition on Sunday night, 6 SA All Comers Records (SAAR) and 15 SA Records (SAR) were broken. SA All Comers Records can be broken by anyone who competes at a South Australian event whilst a South Australian Record can be set anywhere in the world and must be by a South Australian.

Congratulations to the following South Australian swimmers and clubs who have set new records;

Kyle Chalmers (MARI)

Men 16 yrs 50m Freestyle SAAR & SAR 22.29 

Men 16 yrs 200m Freestyle SAAR 1:48.92

Men Open 50m Freestyle SAR 22.29

Men Open 50m Butterfly SAR 24.23

Men 16 yrs 50m Butterfly SAR 24.23

Ethan Owens (CC)

Men 18 yrs 800m Freestyle SAAR & SAR 8:09.87

Men 18 yrs 1500m Freestyle SAAR & SAR 15:41.00

Men 18 yrs 400m Freestyle SAR 3:53.01

Men 18 yrs 200m Butterfly SAR 2:04.77

Men 18 yrs 400m Individual Medley SAR 4:31.03 **Broke Standard Time

Josh Thomas (MARI)

Men 12 yrs 100m Backstroke SAAR & SAR 1:04.62

Men 12 yrs 200m Backstroke SAAR & SAR 2:24.33

Men 12 yrs 200m Individual Medley SAAR & SAR 2:25.52

Men 12 yrs & Under 400m Individual Medley SAAR & SAR 5:08.67

Brittany Castelluzzo (TTG)

Women 13 yrs 50m Freestyle SAAR & SAR 26.39

Women 13 yrs 100m Freestyle SAAR & SAR 57.20

Ella Bond (MARI)

Women 16 yrs 100m Individual Medley SAAR & SAR 1:02.39

Womens 16 yrs 100m Breaststroke SAAR 1:08.97

Lauren Reid (MARI)

Women 12 yrs 100m Freestyle SAAR & SAR 1:00.01

Women 12 yrs 50m Butterfly SAAR & SAR 29.87

Bethan Mounfield (FLO)

Women 13 yrs 400m Freestyle SAAR & SAR 4:14.77

Women 13 yrs 800m Freestyle SAAR 8:52.55

Sally Hunter (MARI)

Women Open 50m Butterfly SAR 26.36

Ellysia Oldsen (MARI)

Women Open 100m Butterfly SAR 59.90

James McKechnie (STP)

Men Open 50m Breaststroke SAR 27.52

(SwimmingSA would also like to acknowledge Joshua Palmer for also going under the previous state record in a time of 27.58)

Stefanie Scherwitzel (PAC)

Women 16 yrs 200m Freestyle SAAR & SAR 1:58.79

Joel Pearson (PAC)

Men 17 yrs 200m Individual Medley SAAR & SAR 2:03.57

Rian Pate (MARI)

Men 17 yrs 50m Freestyle SAR 23.11

Joshua Smith (NWD)

Men 17 yrs 50m Butterfly SAR 24.80

(SwimmingSA would also like to acknowledge Thomas Wotton for breaking this record in the heat before Joshua Smith in a time of 24.96)

Marion 

Men Open 4x50m Freestyle Relay SAAR & SAR 1:32.86 (Hayden Lewis, Rian Pate, Ben Edmonds, Kyle Chalmers)

Men Open 4x50m Medley Relay SAAR & SAR 1:40.44 (Ben Edmonds, Joshua Palmer, Kyle Chalmers, Hayden Lewis)

Men 18 yrs & Under 4x50m Freestyle Relay SAAR & SAR 1:35.66 (Rian Pate, Grant Muller, Alex Williams, Paul Elson)

Men 18 yrs & Under 4x50m Medley Relay SAAR & SAR 1:47.30 ( Rian Pate, Alex Williams, Grant Muller, Paul Elson) 

Women Open 4x50m Freestyle Relay SAAR & SAR 1:43.32 (Sally Hunter, Maddison Boettcher, Ella Bond, Ellysia Oldsen)

Women Open 4x50m Medley Relay SAAR & SAR 1:53.71 (Zoe Williams, Sally Hunter, Ellysia Oldsen, Ella Bond)

Women 18 yrs & Under 4x50m Freestyle Relay SAAR & SAR 1:45.96 (Maddison Boettcher, Micaela Habib, Megan Adlem, Ella Bond)

Women 16 yrs & Under 4x50m Freestyle Relay SAAR & SAR 1:45.96 (Maddison Boettcher, Micaela Habib, Megan Adlem, Ella Bond)

Women 12 yrs & Under 4x50m Freestyle Relay SAAR & SAR 1:56.83 (Lauren Reid, Lucy Derbyshire, Charlotte Connor, Victoria Wright)

Women 12 yrs & Under 4x50m Medley Relay SAAR & SAR 2:11.08 (Charlotte Connor, Lucy Nunn, Lauren Reid, Victoria Wright)

Norwood

Men 16 yrs & Under 4x50m Medley Relay SAAR & SAR 1:48.63 (Matt Reinhardt, Harrison Watkins, Aaron Chin, Jack Lu)

Women 18 yrs & Under 4x50m Medley Relay SAAR & SAR 1:59.04 (Maddison Stevens, Sarah Bradbook, Abby Duncan, Tamara Lidums)

Women 16 yrs & Under 4x50m Medley Relay SAAR & SAR 1:59.04 (Maddison Stevens, Sarah Bradbook, Abby Duncan, Tamara Lidums)

Men 18 yrs & Under 4x100m Freestyle Relay SAAR 3:33.45 (Joshua Smith, Jack Lu, Matt Reinhardt, William Twizell)

Men 18 yrs & Under 4x100m Medley Relay SAAR 3:52.41 (Matt Reinhardt, William Twizell, Joshua Smith, Jack Lu)

Playford Aquatic  

Men 18 yrs & Under 4x200m Freestyle Relay SAAR 7:51.23 (Riley Giersch, Thomas Wotton, Jacob Desmond, Joel Pearson) 

 

Congratulations to the Marion Swimming Club who topped the point score with 4,063.50 points, ahead of Norwood on 2,807.50 points and Playford Aquatic on 2,335.50 points. 

Sunshine State takes sixth straight title

The battle for state supremacy in 2014 has concluded with Queensland taking its sixth straight title at the State Teams Age Short Course Championships at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

With a total of 2,108 points Queensland took the lead early and couldn’t be caught despite a desperate chase from second placed New South Wales on 1,756 and Victoria on 1,529.5.

After winning 8 of the 11 relays on offer, the depth in the Queensland team played a major role in securing their victory this year.  At the end of the final event, Queensland took out a number of individual and team awards including: the boy’s 16/17 years swimmer of the meet through Samuel Young, the girl’s 13/14 and 15/16 years swimmers of the meet through Minna Atherton and Alanna Bowles as well as the champion male and the champion female team overall.

New South Wales were also strong this year, stealing points in a number of events previously dominated by other states.

One of the New South Wales swimmers stealing the spotlight was 15-year-old Matthew Wilson who collected the male swimmer of the meet for the 14/15 years age group for his efforts.

Wilsonstarted this morning’s session with a new meet record in the boy’s 14/15 years 50m breaststroke, hitting the wall in a time of 28.28 for the win. Queensland swimmer Zac Stubblety-Cook came into the wall for second in 29.56 with Victorian David Schlicht third in 29.94.

Wilson then backed up in the boy’s 14/15 years 400m individual medley to set yet another record and take the win in a time of 4:25.35. Tasmanian Jacob Vincent was second in 4:30.29 with Queensland swimmer Samuel Wendt third in 4:32.52.

To top off an excellent morning in the pool Wilson then took out the boy’s 14/15 years 100m breaststroke less than an hour after the 400m IM setting another meet record with his time of 1:01.63. Stubblety-Cook was again relegated to second place in 1:02.25 with Health Macleod third in 1:04.22.

Wilson picked up an incredible seven individual titles and five meet records over the weekend and will leave as one to watch for the future.

Four more meet records were set on the final morning of competition starting with triple Australian Age Champion and Junior Pan Pacific Championship representative Shayna Jack.

Jack (1:57.08) took the title and set a new meet record in the girl’s 15/16 years 200m freestyle when she turned up the speed in the final lap to take the win ahead of teammate Alanna Bowles (1:58.59) and Victorian Lushavel Stickland in 2:01.31.

Then Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championship debutant Alanna Bowles continued Queensland’s run of success picking up another title and another meet record, this time in the girl’s 15/16 years 200m butterfly.

Bowles knocked over a second off the previous record, which she also held, to successfully defend her title from 2013 in a time of 2:10.34. Bowles’ teammate Lucia Lassman had to settle for second place in 2:13.26 while Tamsin Cook from Western Australia was third in 2:13.37. 

South Australian Ella Bond had also had a speedy start to the session when she stopped the clock in a time of 31.34 in the girl’s 15/16 years 50m breaststroke. Bond eclipsed the previous record of 31.53 set in 2011 by Jessica Hansen to take the win ahead of Mikayla Smith (32.33) from Victoria and Rachel Gower (32.76) from Western Australia.

The records continued to fall when West Australian Braga Verhage took out the boy’s 16/17 years 50m breaststroke in a time of 28.24. Verhage just edged out Jayke Small (28.35) from New South Wales with Queenslander Grayson Bell (28.43) rounding out the top three.

After setting a record in the 50m breaststroke, Verhage was back on top again in the boy’s 16/17 years 100m breaststroke, touching in a time of 1:02.43 for the win. West Australian Alex Milligan was just a touch off first place in 1:02.45 while Joshua Simat was third in 1:02.85.

In other events…

Girl’s 13/14 years 50m Breaststroke

In the girl’s 13/14 years 50m breaststroke Queensland’s Chelsea Hodges (33.21) stole the win from New South Wales swimmer Brooke Peterson (33.23) with just 0.02 separating the two. Hodges’ teammate Megan Bogatiewas third with a time of 33.67.

Girl’s 13/14 years 200m Butterfly

New South Wales added another win to their tally this morning when Rachael Robinson finished first in the girl’s 13/14 years 200m butterfly. Robinson clocked a 2:19.15 touching ahead of Queenslanders Gemma Cooney in 2:21.12 and Emma Siddle in 2:21.97.

Boy’s 14/15 years 200m Freestyle

In the boy’s 14/15 years 200m freestyle it was Queenslander Daniel Jacobson who picked up the points for his team, taking the win in 1:51.88. Second place went to Tasmanian Jacob Vincent in 1:52.38 with Callum Lowe-Griffiths (1:54.05) third.

Boy’s 16/17 years 200m Freestyle

Australian Age champion in this event Samuel Young asserted his dominance in the boy’s 16/17 years 200m freestyle, hitting the wall almost two seconds clear of his closest competitor in a time of 1:47.69. Young was too quick for Damian Fyfe who took second spot in 1:49.66 and Ryan Leonard who was third in 1:50.32.

Girl’s 13/14 years 200m Freestyle

Queensland took a clean sweep in the girl’s 13/14 years 200m freestyle with Minna AthertonMikayla Messer andKrily Siebenhausen taking the top three spots and all the points on offer for the event. Atherton was the fastest of the three, hitting the wall in 2:02.23 followed by Messer in 2:03.04 and Siebenhausen in 2:03.26.

Boy’s 16/17 years 400m Individual Medley

New South Wales took the bragging rights in the boy’s 16/17 years 400m individual medley with teammates Hayden Hinds-Sydenham (4:23.30) and Ryan Leonard (4:23.56) finishing first and second respectively. West AustralianAustin McAleese was third with his time of 4:24.70.

Girl’s 15/16 years 100m Breaststroke

South Australian Ella Bond backed up after her speedy start this morning to add another win to her tally, this time in the girl’s 15/16 years 100m breaststroke. Bond clocked a 1:08.65 to finish ahead of Mikayla Smith in 1:10.63 andCalypso Sheridan in 1:11.52.

Girl’s 13/14 years 100m Breaststroke

Queenslander Sarah Beale stepped up to take first place in the girl’s 13/14 years 100m breaststroke hitting the wall in 1:11.65, getting the better of Brooke Peterson and Chelsea Hodges who dead-heated for second place in 1:13.30.

Boy’s 16/17 years 1500m Freestyle

The Boy’s 16/17 years 1500m freestyle went to West Australian Brody McGowan who finished the 60 laps in a time of 15:40.58. Second place went to fellow West Australian Nicholas De Bomford in 15:46.79 while Reece Brennanfrom Queensland was third.

Mixed 8x50m Freestyle Relay

The final event of the State Teams Age Short Course Championships was not short on entertainment value as the swimmers in the mixed 8x50m freestyle relay put on a show.  The final lap left VictoriaQueensland and New South Wales to fight for first place, going stroke for stroke to the wall. Victoria had the best touch on the wall, recording a time of 3:15.16 for the win. Queensland finished second, just 0.10 behind with a time of 3:15.26 with New South Wales third in 3:15.63.

Full results are available online at http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/sal/2014ST/

Point Score

1 Queensland – 2,108

New South Wales – 1,756

Victoria – 1,529.5

Western Australia – 1,291.5

South Australia – 1,033

Tasmania - 266

7 Northern Territory – 127

 

2014 State teams Short Course Awards

Champion Team: Queensland – 2,108

Male 14/15 years swimmer of the meet: Matthew Wilson

Male 16/17 years swimmer of the meet: Samuel Young

Female 13/14 years swimmer of the meet: Minna Atherton

Female 15/16 years swimmer of the meet: Alanna Bowles

Champion Male Team: Queensland 970

Champion Male Team 14/15years: New South Wales – 540

Champion Male Team 16/17 years: Western Australia – 449

Champion Female Team: Queensland - 1,121

Champion Female Team 13/14 years: Queensland – 566

Champion Female Team 15/16 years: Queensland – 535

SwimmingSA is saddened by the passing of Peter Bowen Pain AM

SwimmingSA is saddened at the passing of former State President and Life Member Peter Bowen Pain AM on Friday 12th September. Peter was an integral part of both South Australian swimming and Australian swimming. He was President of Swimming Australia from 1985-88 and Vice President from 1982-1985.

Our thoughts are with his wife, Glenda, and heartfelt condolences are extended to the whole Bowen Pain family.

Club of the Year 2013-2014

SwimmingSA Chairman, Mr. Bob Fox, is pleased to announce the West Coast Swimming Club as the club of the year for the 2013-2014 season. This award is judged by the Chairman of SwimmingSA and recognises the most successful South Australian club, over the past twelve months, in the areas of membership, corporate governance, technical officials, athletes, coaches and community. 

The Club of the Year is awarded with a Club of the Year Pennant, Club of the Year Logo, a perpetual trophy and a visit by an Australian Team Member.

Previous winners of the Club of the Year Award include;

Playford Aquatic Swimming Club (2012-2013)

South Coast Swimming Club (2011-12)

SPG Sharks Swimming Club (2010-11)

Congratulations to the West Coast Swimming Club on a successful year and good luck to all clubs as we start the campaign for 2014-2015.

 

Our Glasgow Champions

Congratulations to our South Australian swimmers Jesse Aungles, Matt Cowdrey and Sally Hunter on their outstanding results in Glasgow at the 20th Commonwealth Games. Aungles and Cowdrey both collected silver medals, Aungles in the Men's 200m IM SM8 final and Cowdrey in the Men's 100m Freestyle S9 final. Hunter came home with two medals, gold from the Women's 4x100m Medley relay and silver from the Women's 200m Breaststroke.

Aungles and Cowdrey are now in California, LA representing Australia and the 2014 Para Pan Pacs, along with Norwood swimmer Matt Haanappel. Mid August, Hunter will head up to the Gold Coast to represent Australia at the 2014 Pan Pacs where Australia and the US will go head to head! Good luck to Jesse, Matt, Matt and Sally!

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For further information you can watch Sally's story from Channel 9 News online here. 

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SA swimmers shine in Sydney

South Australia's swimmers have shone in Sydney at the National Age Championships. SA came away with 21 medals which included 10 Gold, 7 Silver and 4 Bronze. Marion teammates Kyle Chalmers and Ella Bond collected 10 medals between them with Chalmers breaking two Australian Age Records in the Boys 15yrs 50m F/S and 100m F/S...all with a broken finger! 

Congratulations to all SA swimmers who competed in Sydney. Final results can be found here. 

South Australian medal summary;

Kyle Chalmers (MARION) 

Gold: Boys 15yrs 50m F/S 22.68 - RECORD

Gold: Boys 15yrs 100m F/S 49.68 - RECORD

Gold: Boys 15yrs 200m F/S 1:52.50

Gold: Boys 15yrs 100m Fly 54.97

Silver: Boys 18&U 4x100m F/S Relay 

Ella Bond (MARION)

Gold: 15yrs 100m Brst 1:09.79

Gold: 15yrs 200m Brst 2:32.38

Silver: Girls 18&U 4 x 100m Medley Relay 

Bronze: Girls 15yrs 50m F/S 26.26

Bronze: Girls 15yrs 200m I/M 2:18.93

James McKechnie (STARPLEX)

Gold: Boys 17-18yrs 200m Brst 2:13.62

Silver: Boys 17-18yrs 100m Brst 1:03.02

Jacob Desmond (PLAYFORD AQUATIC)

Gold: Boys 14yrs 100m B/K 59.99

Bronze: Boys 14yrs 200m B/K 2:11.53

Liam Bekric (NORWOOD)

Gold: Boys 11-14yrs 100m Brst Multi Class 1:18.32

Gold: Boys 11-14yrs 50m Brst Multi Class 35.22

Chloe Pearson (PLAYFORD AQUATIC)

Silver: Girls 12-13yrs 400m I/M 5:03.97

Bronze: Girls 12-13yrs 200m Fly 2:21.98

Zoe Williams (MARION)

Silver: Girls 17-18yrs 100m B/K 1:04.05

Silver: Girls 18&U 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Simon Geldenhuys (WHYALLA)

Silver: Boys 12-13yrs 50m F/S 24.82

Ethan Owens (CLOVERCREST)

Silver: Boy 17-18yrs 1500m F/S 15:52.34

Ellysia Oldsen (MARION)

Silver: Girls 18&U 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Kamika Huynh (MARION)

Silver: Girls 18&U 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Rian Pate (MARION)

Silver: Boys 18&U 4x100m F/S Relay 

Hayden Lewis (MARION)

Silver: Boys 18&U 4x100m F/S Relay 

Paul Elson (MARION)

Silver: Boys 18&U 4x100m F/S Relay 

Triple gold for SA on night 3 in Sydney

South Australia has had another succesful night in the pool at the National Age Championships in Sydney. James McKechnie, Ella Bond and Kyle Chalmers all won gold medals on night three of the meet, bringing our total medal tally to 8 (4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze) so far. 

McKechnie swam a three second PB to win the Boys 17-18yrs 200m Breaststroke in 2:13.62 which was more than three seconds ahead of second place Jake Baggaley in 2:16.95 and third place Grayson Bell in 2:17.86. 

Bond also swam a PB in the Girls 15yrs 100m Breaststroke to take the gold in 1:09.79. She then backed up later in the night to win a bronze medal in the Girls 15yrs 50m Freestyle in 26.26 behind Shayna Jack and Hadley Lindsay. Bond will swim the 200m Breaststroke tomorrow. 

Chalmers yet again proved his incredible talent when he won the Boys 15yrs 50m Freestyle in another record breaking time of 22.68. Chalmers is now the first 15 year old Australian to ever go under the 23 second mark in the 50m Freestyle. Chalmers also broke the Boys 15yrs 100m Freestyle record, previously held by Ian Thorpe, on day 2. Chalmers will swim the 200m Freestyle tomorrow. 

Well done to all South Australian swimmers who have made finals and swam PB's this week. Good luck for the rest of the meet!

To check out LIVE RESULTS from the meet click here.

Chalmers makes waves in Sydney

The 2014 GHSF Australian Age Championships in Sydney have began in superb style with fifteen year old Kyle Chalmers from the Marion Swimming Club breaking the Australian Age record in the Boys 15yrs 100m Freestyle. Chalmers broke the record, previously held by Olympic champion Ian Thorpe, in the morning when he swam 50.09 then went on to break his own record in the final in 49.68. This is an amazing feat considering Chalmers is competing with a broken finger which he sustained at football training last Thursday night.

South Australia's other medals have come from Starplex's James McKechnie, Marion's Zoe Williams and Playford Aquatic's Jacob Desmond. McKechnie won a silver medal in the Boys 17-18yrs 100m Breaststroke in 1:03.02 and is 1st seed for the 200m Breaststroke to be swam today. Williams posted a 1:04.05 to collect a silver medal in the Girls 17-18yrs 100m Backstroke behind 17 year old Lauren Rettie from Nudgee Brothers who swam 1:03.72. Desmond collected a bronze medal in the Boys 14 years 200m Backstroke in 2:11.53.

Congratulations to all South Australian swimmers who have made finals or swam PB's so far. Good luck to all South Australian swimmers for the rest of the meet.

Click here for LIVE RESULTS of the meet. 

Marion swimmers soar on night one of Aussie Championships

Night one of the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane saw some great results from our South Aussies! Starplex swimmer James McKechnie finished 6th in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke with a personal best time of 2:15.10. Marion had some fantastic results with Paralympic champion Matt Cowdrey finishing 2nd in the Men’s 100m Freestyle Multi Class final, Amelia Dahlitz featuring in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke Semi-finals and Ben Edmonds also swam in the Men’s 100m Backstroke Semi-finals where he placed 9th. Edmonds is now the first reserve for tonights final. Teenage sensation Kyle Chalmers finished 9th in the Men’s 50m Butterfly Semi-finals and will feature in tonight’s final after two withdrawals. Sally Hunter will also feature tonight in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke final after finishing 3rd in the semi-finals last night! Good luck Kyle & Sally!!

Night two of the Australian Swimming Championships can be viewed live on One HD from 7pm ACDT. 

SA swimmers head to the US

SA swimmers head to the US

Two of South Australia’s young guns, Kate Hofmeyer and Chris Deegan, have been offered the opportunity of a lifetime by separate US colleges. In July, Deegan will travel to Keene State College in New Hampshire where he will study Psychology and swim for the college. Deegan will be in the US for at least twelve months with the possibility of staying up to four years. In August, Hofmeyer will travel to the University of Nevada where she has received a full scholarship to study electrical engineering and swim for the college. She will be in the US for at least four years and will have her tuition, accommodation, food, health care, swimming expenses and text books all paid for.

Deegan, together with his family, did a lot of research on the US college system and eventually settled on Keene State College due to the helpful nature of their swimming coach Jack Fabian. He stated, ‘It just seemed like the best fit. My friends at school encouraged me to do it, to take the unique opportunity.’ Hofmeyer, however, had not been looking into colleges in the US until the University of Nevada contacted her coach Peter Bishop looking for backstroke specialists.

SwimmingSA wish both Chris and Kate the best of luck in this next phase of their swimming career.

If you are thinking about completing your tertiary education at a US college and want more information on swimming scholarships, contact Noel at American Athletic Scholarships;

Email: info@americanathleticscholarships.com.au

Phone: Toll Free 1300 653461

Web http://www.americanathleticscholarships.com.au/

Neil Martin joins SwimmingSA Board

SwimmingSA is pleased to announce Neil Martin as the second appointed member of the SwimmingSA board. Neil comes to us with vast knowledge of the sport of swimming both as an athlete and as an administrator. Residing in Sydney, Neil is a Partner at consulting firm Sheldon Harris where he has been for the past year. Neil has over 30 years’ experience in corporate and consulting roles, including his time as the President of Swimming Australia from 2004 to 2008.

 

Born in Brisbane, Neil was no stranger to the water as he started swimming at the age of 7. At just 17 Martin represented Australia at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich where he competed in both Backstroke and Individual Medley events. He also represented Australia at the 1973 Belgrade World Swimming Championships before being accepted into Harvard University on a scholarship to study a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Neil has also completed a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

 

SwimmingSA staff and board members would like to extend a warm welcome to Neil and look forward to working with him during the next twelve months.   

 

Meet Wade Meaney - SwimmingSA's new trainee!

SwimmingSA would like to welcome our new trainee, Wade Meaney, to the team! Wade has been involved with swimming at a club level for nearly 10 years with the Jamestown Swimming Club. He has experience in team management, nominations and coaching. Wade completed his SACE at the end of 2013 with positive results, including a Subject Merit in Information Processing and Publishing. 

Age: 18

DOB: 15/08/1995

Birthplace: Mackay QLD

School: Saint Mark’s College, Port Pirie                     Graduated: 2013

Swimming Club: Jamestown Swimming Club

Other interests: Graphic design, AFL

 

SwimmingSA would also like to say a big thank you to Zoe Williams, our 2013 trainee. It was an absolute pleasure working alongside Zoe and we wish her luck as she begins Medical School this week.  

Broken Hill Swimming Club Coach - expression of interest

The Broken Hill Swimming Club is seeking your interest as a swimming coach to join their team. Click here to find out more. 

ORS funding now open for facilities, programs & equipment

Thanks to the Office for Recreation and Sport funding is now open for facilities, programs and equipment! Guidelines and application forms can be found here

Owens medals in Geelong

Clovercrest swimmer Ethan Owens has medalled in both the Boys 17-18yrs 5km and 10km events at the 2014 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships in Geelong. The 17 year old placed third in the 10km event, only 44 seconds from the winner Lachlan Colquhoun. He also placed second, behind Colquhoun, in the 5km event.

Other South Australian results included 16 year old Unley swimmer Abbey Jones placing 5th in the 10km event, 15 year old Jade De Beer also placing 5th in the 10km event and Anneka Kidd who placed 7th in the Girls 14 years 5km event.

Congratulations to Ethan and all South Australian swimmers who competed over the weekend in Geelong.  

American Athletic Scholarships

Are you interested in completing your tertiary education overseas? American Athletic Scholarships Pty Ltd can help you! Check out their website here or email their consultant Noel Greeves directly at noel@americanathleticscholarships.com.au to find out more. 

2013 Swimmer of the Year Awards

Congratulations to South Australia's Matthew Cowdrey who was last night crowned the 2013 Multi Class Athlete of the Year in Perth. Cowdrey won the award on the back of a very successful IPC World Championships in Montreal where he won 5 gold medals. 

Matthew's coach, Peter Bishop, was also recognised for his hard work as he was named the 2013 Swimming Australia Multi-Class Coach of the Year.

Cowdrey and Marion Swimming Club teammate, Sally Hunter, were also named on the 2013 All Stars Australian Swim Team. Whilst Silver City's Angela Oldsen took home the Local Legends award for her contribution to Swimming in SA.

Congratulations to Matthew, Peter, Sally and Angela!

Changes to Jamestown and Gawler Carnivals

Please note changes have been made to the Jamestown and Gawler Swimming Carnivals. 

Due to the extreme heat, the Jamestown carnival this Sunday 2nd February has been modified. Please find the changes below;

Warm-up: 8:30am
Start time: 9:00am

Event 1. Mixed 800m Freestyle has been CANCELLED.

Please also note that the Gawler Swimming Carnival that was to be held on the 23rd Feb has been cancelled!

Australian Citizenship

Did you receive your Australian Citizenship last weekend or in the past twelve months? If you have – congratulations on becoming an Australian Citizen! Could you please let your Club Registrar and SwimmingSA know as this effects the competition status of your membership. You will need to provide proof of your citizenship to your Club Registrar/SwimmingSA so we can update our records accordingly.

Thank you  

SwimmingSA Competition Survey

DO YOU HAVE FEEDBACK FOR OUR COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE!? Let us know! The SwimmingSA Competitions Survey is now open! The Survey closes at 12pm on Monday 3rd February. To complete the survey click here. 

     

McKechnie makes it the double

What an exciting State Age Championships it has been so far! At the start of session 7 we have had 8 state records broken and numerous personal best performances. Congratulations to Rian Pate, Tess Bastian, Bethan Mounfield, Jake Bastian, Adrian Waydock, Ella Bond and James McKechnie on their standout record breaking performances. McKechnie the only swimmer so far to break two records at the meet in the male 18 years 50m and 100m Breaststroke events. The breaststroke specialist broke the 50m SAR in a time of 28.75 and the 100m SAR in 1:03.30.   

Going into the last day Marion sit comfortably at the top of the club point score with Norwood in second place and Playford Aquatic Club not too far behind them in third place. Good luck to all swimmers for the last day of competition! 

For live results of the 2014 SA State Age LC Championships click here. 

The 2014 Swimming SA State Age Championships are on at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24thJanuary. Heats begin at 9am with finals taking place each night from 5pm.

2014 LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The SwimmingSA 2014 Long Course Championships are on! GOOD LUCK to all competitors from around Australia and thanks to our wonderful Officials and Volunteers.  We hope you have a sensational meet.

For Live Results CLICK HERE

For Event Information CLICK HERE.

ClubLANE DATABASE

SwimmingSA advises that the ClubLANE Membership Database is currently not operational.  This means that members and clubs are unable to access the database. SwimmingSA staff and the national working party are continuing to actively work with the vendor to resolve these issues. 

When the ClubLANE Membership Database is operation we will advise all clubs and members in due course.  Thanks for your support during this extended transitional time.

Throssell thrives at SA Open Champs

Night two of the SA 11&U and Open Swimming Championships saw 17 year old Brianna Throssell claim two of the golden events. The Perth City swimmer won the Women’s Open 50m Freestyle in 25.69 whilst also taking gold in the Women’s Open 50m Butterfly in 27.16.

Olympians Ashley Delaney, Belinda Hocking and Sally Foster also swam well to claim gold medals in their events. Delaney winning the Men’s Open 50m Backstroke in a time of 25.88 and Nunawading teammate, Hocking, taking out the Women’s Open 50m and 200m Backstroke events.  South Australia’s Sally Foster swam 1:09.03 to win the Women’s Open 100m Breaststroke.

Other standout performances came from 20 year old Dylan Warren in the Men’s Open 400m Freestyle, 15 year old Kyle Chalmers taking gold in the Men's Open 100m Butterfly and Marion Swimming Club’s Cameron Wong winning the Men’s Open 50m Freestyle in 23.13. 

Chalmers & Foster fire on night one of Open Champs

Night one of the South Australian 11/U & Open Swimming Championships saw two state records fall. Kyle Chalmers, 15yrs, broke the 100m Freestyle SA Record and SA Allcomers Record in a time of 50.56. This time was only 0.35 off of Ian Thorpe’s Australian Record at the same age. Olympian Sally Foster was the other standout breaking the Open 50m Breaststroke SA Record in a time of 31.51.

At the end of day one Marion Swimming Club is sitting on top of the point score with 398 points, well ahead of second placed Norwood and third placed Playford Aquatic Club. 

Olympians Sally Foster, Yolane Kukla, Belinda Hocking, Ashley Delaney and Paralympic champion Matt Cowdrey are all in action on day 2. Live results avalable right here on the SwimmingSA website!

To view the photo gallery click here. 

Entertainment Book - Get yours now!!

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