Sharks circle for milestone event
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.
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.