What a year it has been! A challenging time for many as we try to get back into a more “normal” life after the past couple of years of COVID. I have come to realise, as with many things, including learn to swim, or correcting your stroke, it takes time and effort. This year has seen many of our swimmers, challenge themselves, not only to learn the fundamental skills of freestyle and water safety which is hard enough, but to learn more complex skills such as tumble turns, diving, butterfly, breaststroke and plenty more.
I’ve been so heartened this year to see so many of you come out in all weathers to attend your classes, private lessons, or SwimFit sessions. You have been total stars! I’m also delighted to see so many of you practise outside of class and really commit to honing your swimming skills. The numbers of people being promoted has been terrific, with many ending up in SwimFit, and even at Sydney Swimmers, our squad training group. It is a testament to how hard you have worked at your swimming and your dedication to the aquatic world. Not many skills in life come easily, most require practise and commitment. I hope you continue to keep swimming high on your priority list in 2023.
Next year sees some of our old favourites return. Firstly Trish, our lovely instructor who specialises in adult Learn to Swim programs, is returning from Thursday 5th January. She will be taking the Beginner and Beginner 1 classes on Thursday evenings. We are also delighted to announce the return of our specialist Treading Water Classes. They will be commencing from the 5th January too. All the details are below.
At the end of February we will have a wrap up of our inaugural Bath to Beach program, which I’ll be excited to share with you. Hopefully you will be inspired to join the next intake.
We will be closed from the 22nd of December until 5th January for the Festive Season. I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful, safe holiday break and all the very best for 2023. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout this year; it’s been such a pleasure helping each and everyone of you on your swimming journey.
As always, yours in swimming,
Photos: Classes at Prince Alfred Park Pool PC: Kari Baynes