Sharks circle for mile­stone event

The Weekend Post - - Sport - JOR­DAN GERRANS

THE Tiger Sharks have been bit­ing at Edge Hill for 40 years now and the club will come to­gether to cel­e­brate the mile­stone today.

More than 80 past and cur­rent swim­mers, coaches and fam­ily mem­bers of the Edge Hill Swim­ming Club, known as the Tiger Sharks, will come from across the state to gather at the Edge Hill Bowls Club to cel­e­brate the achieve­ment.

Cur­rent coach Gail Eales has been with the club for 26 years and Pres­i­dent Adam Hooper cant wait to bring the old and new of the club to­gether.

“We have had a strong part- ner­ship be­tween the school and the club,” Hooper said.

“There was heaps of work be­hind the scenes to get the pool con­structed all those years ago and keep it main­tained since.”

The club, which is based at Edge Hill State School, was founded and funded by par­ents and school P & C be­gin­ning in 1976 and train­ing at the pur­pose built pool in Novem­ber 1977.

“The club has pro­duced thou­sands of swim­mers across the gen­er­a­tions and been a cor­ner­stone of the Edge Hill com­mu­nity,” Hooper said.

“Many elite swim­mers in­clud­ing Olympic medal­lists have vis­ited the club since in­cep­tion.

“Although we area a rel­a­tively small club it still re­mains com­pet­i­tive in today’s FNQ Swim­ming com­pe­ti­tion and that is some­thing we are proud of.”

The club will hold their cel­e­bra­tion from 5.30pm today at the Edge Hill Bowls Club.

Pic­ture: BREN­DAN RADKE

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY: Tiger Sharks swim­ming club reg­is­trar Jazz Brad­shaw, head coach Gail Eales and as­sis­tant coach Alan Brad­shaw are all long-term mem­bers of the club, which is cel­e­brat­ing its 40th an­niver­sary today.

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