Swim­mers reap re­wards

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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