Swimmers reap rewards
GAYNDAH swimming club celebrated season’s end with a free swim, awards and a “go purple day” fundraiser for Epilepsy Australia.
PR officer Samantha Rowles said the club was proud to not just exist in the community but be a part of it.
“With strong numbers of 43 swimmers in attendance, the club has gone from strength to strength,” she said.
“Each week we have seen a massive improvement in times for each stroke and the number of individual personal bests has been spurred on by the beautiful certificates given for each six, 12 and 18 personal bests the swimmers achieve.”
Three club members received awards for their enthusiasm, performance and attitude.
In addition to junior, intermediate and senior awards, the dolphin swimmers (aged four to seven) received certificates and medals.
Fish of the Year was intermediate champion Callum Evans, with junior champion James Robertson receiving the Club Spirit Award and SabrinaWager receiving the Swim Star Award for good behaviour in marshalling.
“Each award winner was very worthy of the awards received to recognise their efforts towards their swimming, other club members and our club’s values,” Rowles said.
Rowles also thanked outgoing president Alex Evans and welcomed incoming president Andrew Goldie.
“A club is only as good as
JAMES ROBERTSON: James took out 2015 Gayndah Swimming Club awards for most improved male, champion junior male and club spirit of the year. the committee and the parent helpers that are involved,” she said.
“(The Evans family’s) passion for our club shows, and I believe it has encouraged many other local families to join.”
“We look forward to the new season that starts in
CALLUM EVANS: Gayndah Swimming Club's Fish of the Year (coaches' award) and champion intermediate male, 2015. September with president Andrew Goldie, whose three daughters are club members.”
The 2015 Gayndah district triathlon and fun run will mark the start of next season.
CAITLIN GOLDIE: Gayndah Swimming Club's most improved intermediate female, 2015.