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306, 2020

Swimming in the time of COVID-19

During this COVID-19 lockdown many swimmers have struggled, very much like fish out of water. The pools were all closed, even those at the ocean. There was a hush on social media when the call went out, “Does anyone know which beaches are open for swimming?” The silence was deafening. Many [...]

106, 2020

Sydney Swimmers May Newsletter

Hi Everyone, It's been a while since we last spoke. I hope you've been keeping well and safe during this strange and surreal period, taking the time to pause and rest during the lockdown. If you have been part of the essential services teams who have been supporting us all, a [...]

1405, 2020

DSS May 2020 Newsletter

Hi Everyone, It has been a while since we last spoke. I hope you're keeping well and safe during these challenging times. If you have been in lockdown like me, you have probably had your ups and downs. I hope you've at least managed to rest and spend time with those [...]

605, 2020

DSS January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year! This month is the start of not just a new year, but a new decade. It's often at these significants times I like to think about my big hairy audacious swimming goals. How about you, what would like to achieve with your swimming this year and beyond? As [...]

605, 2020

DSS December 2019 Newsletter

We're super excited to have so many swimmers heading into the holiday period having realised their goals. In fact on top of our 50m Club and 25m Club we've added a new category in this newsletter, the Bronze Medallion Club. Yes, we've had a number of swimmers come to us to [...]

912, 2019

Sydney Swimmers News December Issue 1

As we're now into December, I thought it was timely to repost this great photo from last summer of Coach Bart and the Victoria Park squad on a Fun Friday session. It definitely feels like summer has arrived early, with all the smoky skies and warm days. A dreadful time for many in NSW with all the bushfires. [...]

110, 2019

Sydney Swimmers News November Issue

The Drummoyne squads are back in full swing and we've had a few swimmers return from winter hibernation to Victoria Park Pool too. Now's the time to get back into it with the warmer weather. It's not long until the Narrabeen ocean swim on Sunday, 2nd November and a favourite for Sydney Swimmers, Balmain on 17th November. The ocean [...]

110, 2019

The Too Cans proved you Can Too!

They did it! The Too Cans (Lizzie, Grant, Kim, Glenda and John) swam the English Channel in 14hrs 34 minutes. The conditions were tough and challenging. The team started their swim at 2.00am and finished later in the day on the 19th September. A spectacular effort, followed by many at home into the early hours of the following morning. They also raised $30,000 [...]

1909, 2019

25m Club!

A huge congratulations to Kenny who recently swam his first 25m. Kenny started classes with us last year, but then took a break earlier this year and returned a few months ago. We're thrilled to see how well he has progressed from Beginner to Beginner 2. We look forward to seeing [...]

1909, 2019

Spring Has Arrived!

As some of you may recall from the last newsletter, I've been away overseas. Winter is normally when I take my holidays and I usually squeeze a swim in. This time I decided to up the ante and took on the Thames Marathon, a 14km swim down the some of the [...]

609, 2019

Treading Water Intensive

Develop your confidence in deepwater, learn how to tread water and become more water safe in our Saturday afternoon class, Treading Water Intensive. Join Instructor Evtim and his 60 minute class, where he will teach you how to tread water with the correct technique. You'll get to hang out in the [...]

509, 2019

SwimFit every Saturday

There's nothing like 'have a chat kick' at the end of a SwimFit session. Run every Saturday morning, this 60 minute session will help you increase your distance, build your speed, get you swim fit as well as help you learn how to use all the swimming equipment and prepare you [...]

509, 2019

Autopay and 2019/2020 Fees

The new fees take effect from this Sunday, 8th September. Go online to MindBody or call the office now on 0431 571 161 if you'd like to purchase a class or lesson pack at the current rates. You'll notice we have introduced an additional function, autopay, to our class packs. This [...]

3008, 2019

Jervis Bay Long Course Weekend!

The  Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay is coming up on 16th-17th November 2019. There's a range of swim events, 4km, 2km and 1km. This has to be one of the most picturesque parts of NSW, perfect for a getaway weekend. If you're keen, we've been offered the discount code: JB19OD10. For more [...]

2908, 2019

Fathers Day Swimwear Sale

With Father's Day just around the corner, we've got the perfect gift idea, a piece of Sydney Swimmers classy swimwear. We've got these swimmers on sale! They'll make the perfect gift for the male swimmer in your life. We've got all sizes. For just $35, (reduced from $60) you get a beautifully made costume [...]

2908, 2019

We’re still swimming at Balmoral!

We all know how cold it has been this winter, yet our Open Water Training swimmers have kept swimming through. Well done everyone! You are absolute stars!! They're taking advantage of the glorious conditions and the water clarity which comes with winter. If you're keen to get the jump on summer and join the group, [...]