May 29

DONATIONS : Woden Dev Meet, Sunday 4 June 2017

Located on pool deck every afternoon this week, will be a large GREEN TUB with a big sign on it saying DONATIONS.  If you are able to donate something, either for the RAFFLE or for CATERING, please place it in this container as they will be collected every afternoon.  If you are unable to donate items, perhaps you would like to donate $10 to help pay for items not supplied.  Please place any money in an envelope and drop it into the Woden Box located at the pool opposite the Cafe.

You may also bring Catering Items to the AIS on Sunday.  Please let us know what you are intending to bring by emailing our Catering Coordinators at catering@wodenswimclub.org.au.

If you need to contact us regarding Raffle Donations, please email: fundraising@wodenswimclub.org.au.

We really appreciate any donations you are able to make and we look forward to a great day on Sunday.  See you all there!

May 29

MEET REPORT : Tuggeranong Vikings Qualifying SC Meet

We had 9 Sharks compete at the qualifying meet held at the AIS over the weekend of 27 & 28 May, 2017.  Congratulations Amy, Olivia, Jarrod, Jessica, Kurt, Jake, Benjamin, Eric and Yaroslav.

AMY competed in 6 events including:-

  • Girls 11yo 100m Butterfly, achieving 4th Place with a 2.49 second PB;
  • Girls 11yo 50m Freestyle, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 0.20 second PB;
  • Girls 11yo 100m Backstroke, achieving 4th Place with a 3.53 second PB;
  • Girls 11yo 100m Freestyle, achieving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 0.26 second PB;
  • Girls 50m Butterfly; and
  • Girls 50m Backstroke, achieving a GOLD MEDAL with a 1.43 second PB.

OLIVIA competed in 2 events with a 100% PB rate, including:-

  • Girls 15&Over 50m Freestyle with a 0.19 second PB; and
  • Girls 15&Over 100m Freestyle with a 1.69 second PB.

JARROD competed in 3 events including:-

  • Boys 15&O 100m Backstroke, achieving 4th Place with a 0.25 second PB;
  • Boys 15&O 100m Breaststroke, achieving 6th Place with a 0.73 second PB; and
  • Boys 15&Over 200m Individual Medley, achieving 4th Place.

JESSICA competed in 4 events with a 100% PB rate, including:-

  • Girls 14yo 100m Backstroke, achieving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 0.75 second PB;
  • Girls 14yo 100m Breaststroke, achieving 4th Place with a 2.58 second PB;
  • Girls 14yo 200m Individual Medley, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 3.77 second PB; and
  • Girls Open 50m Butterfly, achieving 6th Place with a 0.06 second PB.

KURT competed in 6 events including:-

  • Boys 11yo 100m Butterfly, achieving 6th Place with a 4.04 second PB, qualifying for the NSW Country SC Championships;
  • Boys 11yo 50m Freestyle, achieving 5th Place;
  • Boys 11yo 100m Backstroke, achieving 4th Place with a 3.99 second PB, qualifying for the NSW Country SC Championships;
  • Boys 11yo 100m Freestyle, achieving 6th Place with a 1.40 second PB;
  • Boys 11yo 50m Butterfly, achieving 6th Place with a 0.62 second PB; and
  • Boys 11yo 200m Freestyle, achieving 5th Place with a HUGE 12.82 second PB.

JAKE N competed in 6 events with a 100% PB rate, including:-

  • Boys Open 200m Breaststroke, achieving 9th Place with a HUGE 6.03 second PB; qualifying for the NSW Country SC Championships and the Speedo NSW State 13 years & over SC Championships;
  • Boys 13yo 50m Freestyle, achieving 9th Place with a 0.69 second PB;
  • Boys 13yo 200m Individual Medley, achieving 7th Place with a HUGE 6.30 second PB, qualifying for the Speedo NSW State 13 years & over SC Championships;
  • Boys 13yo 200m Freestyle, achieving 7th Place with another HUGE 6.02 second PB;
  • Boys Open 50m Breaststroke, achieving a 1.20 second PB; and
  • Boys 13yo 100m Freestyle, achieving a 1.98 second PB.

BEN competed in 5 events including:-

  • Boys Open 400m Freestyle;
  • Boys 15&Over 100m Butterfly;
  • Boys 15&Over 200m Freestyle, achieving a 3.26 second PB; breaking the NSW State 17yo Multi Class SC Record (held since 1998);
  • Boys Open 200m Backstroke, achieving an ENORMOUS 36.41 second PB;
  • Boys 15&Over 100m Freestyle, achieving a 1.76 second PB,  breaking the NSW State 17yo Multi Class SC Record (held since 2012).

ERIC competed in 5 events with a 100% PB rate including:-

  • Boys 11yo 50m Freestyle, achieving 6th Place with a 1.73 second PB;
  • Boys 11yo 100m Freestyle, achieving 9th Place with a 3.14 second PB;
  • Boys 11yo 50m Freestyle, achieving 8th Place with a 1.89 second PB;
  • Boys 11yo 50m Backstroke, achieving 8th Place with a 2.58 second PB;
  • Boys 11yo 100m Breaststroke, achieving 7th Place with a HUGE 11.37 second PB, qualifying for the NSW Country SC Championships.

YAROSLAV competed in 6 events including:-

  • Boys 11yo 50m Freestyle, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 0.84 second PB and breaking the Woden Boys 11yo SC Club Record, now 28.68 seconds (held since 22/07/06 at 29:62);
  • Boys 11yo 100m Freestyle, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 1.99 second PB and breaking the Woden Boys 11yo SC Club Record, now 1:05.03 seconds (held since 07/07/07 at 1:05.38);
  • Boys 11yo 50m Breaststroke, achieving a GOLD MEDAL;
  • Boys 11yo 200m Individual Medley, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a HUGE 6.48 second PB;
  • Boys 11yo 200m Freestyle, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with another HUGE 5.05 second PB, qualifying for the Speedo NSW State 10yrs – 12yrs SC Championships; and
  • Boys 11yo 100m Breaststroke, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 1.94 second PB.

Also, congratulations to Coach Steve’s son, Jesse who competed in the 50m Freestyle event, qualifying for the NSW Country SC Championships.

Congratulations everyone, you should be extremely proud of your efforts, as we are!!!  Thank you Coach Steve and Coach Maddie for your expertise, support and encouragement throughout the meet.

May 28

AGM : 2017/2018 Committee Members : THANKYOU!!

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Annual General Meeting which was held last Friday, 27 May 2017.  It was fantastic to see some new faces and our Life Member Ian Lamb, amongst us.  We congratulate the following people who were elected, and look forward to your energy and enthusiasm throughout the year ahead:

  • President: Marcus Stokes
  • Vice President : Lisa Thornton
  • Secretary : Fraser Newcombe
  • Treasurer : Irina Zharkov
  • Race Secretary : Claire Nally
  • Registrar : Lisa Thornton
  • Club Night Organisers : Stuart Couper & Tomica Gnjec
  • Property Officer : Tina Gasnier
  • Public Officer : Cindy Mackie
  • Catering Coordinator : Keryn Froggatt
  • Publicity Officer/Fundraising : Tina Gasnier
  • Webmaster : Lisa Thornton
  • Awards Coordinator : Julia Graczyk
  • Swimming ACT Delegate : Marcus Stokes
  • Member Protection Information Officer : Lisa Thornton
  • Meet Director : Marcus Stokes
  • Competitions Committee Representative : Marcus Stokes

New committee members are welcome throughout the year and if you are were unable to make the AGM but would like to get involved, please contact Marcus at president@wodenswimclub.org.au.  You will note from the above list that there are some members who have taken on more than one role, and both fundraising and catering need the help of many members.

A big thank you to our outgoing Secretary, Daniel Joyner and Treasurer, Jim Dixon, who are leaving our Club due to their children no longer swimming.  Thank you both so much for all the time and effort you have put into, not only the position of Secretary and Treasurer, but as a committee member in general.  Both Dan and Jim have been extremely instrumental to the finances of the club.  Jim, Diana and family have been the Club’s major sponsor (Woden Dermatology) over the past couple of years.  We are truly grateful for their generosity as they have provided much needed sponsorship money and raffle contributions.    Dan has been the force behind many fundraising ventures including securing and organising the Bunnings Barbeques and our major Annual Raffle, as well as other fundraising activities along the way.  He not only took on the role as Secretary, but was a big part of catering, fundraising, Swimming ACT, public officer …. just to name a few.  Thank you Dan and Jim for all that you have done, you both will be truly missed.

Also a big thank you to our outgoing President, Cindy Mackie.  Thankfully, Cindy is not going anywhere as she has now taken on the role of Public Officer.

Once again, thank you to the members who came along to our AGM, your attendance was much appreciated.  We have a big and exciting year ahead of us, which will need the efforts and support of all our members.  Whether you currently hold a committee position or not, please help out and get involved.

May 24

HELP REQUIRED : Woden Development Meet (Sunday, 4 June 2017)

ATTENTION: ALL CLUB MEMBERS

Woden is hosting the Development meet at the AIS on Sunday, 4 June 2017 and it would be greatly appreciated if ALL MEMBERS could help to ensure the smooth running of the meet.  This is a great opportunity for members to meet other club members and contribute towards the success of the Club.   Please contact our Vice President Marcus if you are able to help at: vice.president@wodenswimclub.org.au.

At the afternoon training sessions, there will be a basket on pool deck in which you can place donations.  Donations such as:-

  • store-bought packaged food items to be used for catering purposes (packaged biscuits, lollies etc); and
  • items that can be used to make up Raffle Prizes.

Items will be collected every day leading up to the development meet.  

Other catering items required (eg: slices, cakes, fruit, etc) will need to be supplied on the day of the Development Meet.

It would be greatly appreciated if the Club could have someone (or a group of people) take charge of catering. Please contact our Vice President Marcus at: vice.president@wodenswimclub.org.au.

Our Club has always had a fantastic reputation when it comes to hosting meets and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition. There is also the added bonus that Swimming ACT financially compensates the club for managing the meet. Hope to see ALL OUR MEMBERS there, either competing or helping with the running of the meet.

Regards
The Executive

May 23

DO YOU NEED A TIME FOR COUNTRY CHAMPS!

As you are all by now aware entries for the Ginninderra Qualifying Meet have closed due to timeline limits and as per SACT rules no late entries are being accepted.   So if you have missed out and would like to try and achieve a break time for Country Championships, there are a couple of options:-

  • Woden Distance Meet being held on Sunday, 4 June (entries close Monday 29 May) – You can enter 200m events and ask for 50m and 100m splits.  Please note that if you are after a backstroke split, you will need to speak to a referee on the day so they can ensure that you finish on your back.
  • Ginninderra are having a club night tomorrow night (Wednesday, 24 May) at CISAC if you are interested in attending.  Please see attached FLYER

May 21

CLUB NIGHT : Friday, 19 May 2017

We had a great turn out on Friday evening and it was fantastic to see our new members: Hugh, Loukas and David join in on the fun and receive their New Member welcome packs.  Thank you to all our Sharks who competed and helped out: Alexey, Amy, Angela, Ben, David, Emily, Emma, Eric, Hugh, Jakayla, Jake N, Kevin, Kurt, Libby, Loukas, Madeline, Natasha, Oliver, Olivia G, Olivia H, Patrick, Quinn, Rebecca, Tessa, Tyler, Victor and Yaroslav.  Also, thank you to our little Sharks: Ivan and Hannah for competing on the night.

CONGRATULATIONS to:

  • Olivia G, who received this month’s Club Captain’s Award;
  • Hugh, who won the Club Night Participant Raffle prize; and
  • Elizabeth who received her Woden Upgrade Ribbon for attaining the Club Night Break Time in 25m Butterfly.

A big THANK YOU to our wonderful Club Night Co-ordinators: Tomica and Stuart; Coaches Maddie, Beth, and Amanda; Club Captains Ben and Jasmine, and the many members who helped with the running of the night.  Also, a SPECIAL THANK YOU to the members who provided the yummy food.

Well done everybody, hope to see you all again at the next club night which is on Friday 23 June.

May 13

CONGRATULATIONS JARROD!!

May 12

AGM : Notices of Motion

WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB INCORPORATED

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

NOTICES OF MOTION

Date:  Friday, 26 MAY 2017

Location: Tuggeranong Leisure Centre Crèche

Time:  7:00pm


Three (3) motions have been received by the Secretary which will be raised and discussed at the upcoming Annual General Meeting to be held Friday, 26 May 2017, at the Tuggeranong Lakeside Leisure Crèche at 7:00pm. Note the following and please raise any concerns/thoughts on the night.

  1. A motion has been raised proposing some possible re-structuring to squad training with the aim of helping ease lane congestion and assist transitions at the Blue level.  Discussion will also include a better spread of training options at the Silver level in order to potentially attract new swimmers.
  2. A motion has been raised to cancel all squad training sessions on public holidays.
  3. A motion has been raised to revise the Woden Valley Swim Club Constitution and Handbook within the next twelve (12) months in order to bring them up to date with current day policy and practice.

Each motion shall be deemed lost unless supported by not less than THREE QUARTERS majority of those present and entitled to vote.


May 03

NEWSLETTER : April Edition

You can view April’s edition of the Newsletter by clicking on this link : April 2017 Newsletter

May 02

CLUB NIGHT : Friday, 28 April 2017

We had a great turn out on Friday evening and it was fantastic to see our new members join in on the fun.  Thank you to all our Sharks who competed and helped out: Jakayla, Joel, Tessa, Damian, Emily, Patrick, Oliver, Quinn, Amy, Olivia G, Lewis, Tyler, Olivia H, Hugh, Kurt, David, Elizabeth, Jake M, Kiara, Jake N, Libby, Victor, Madeline, Ben Sto, Imogen, Lillian, Jasmine, Natasha, Rebecca, Eric, Kevin, Yaroslav, Gabriel and Joshua.  Also, thank you to our little Sharks: Lillian, Ivan and Hannah for competing on the night.

CONGRATULATIONS to:

  • Kiara, who received this month’s Club Captain’s Award;
  • Eric, who won the Club Night Participant Raffle prize;
  • Victor who received his Woden Upgrade Ribbons for attaining the Club Night Break Times in 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke; and
  • Hugh who received his Woden Upgrade Ribbon for attaining the Club Night Break Time in 25m Butterfly.
  • Hannah who received her “Good Effort” ribbon.

A big THANK YOU to our wonderful Club Night Co-ordinators: Tomica and Stuart; Coaches Maddie, Beth, and Amanda; Club Captains Ben and Jasmine, and the many members who helped with the running of the night.  Also, a SPECIAL THANK YOU to the members who provided the yummy food.

Well done everybody, hope to see you all again at the next club night which is on Friday 19th May.

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