Hi Everyone,

The Festive Season is coming up fast; it’s only six weeks until Christmas, four weeks until Hanukkah, four weeks until Dhanu Sankranti and six weeks until Geeta Jayanti. I imagine for many these festivals will be treated slightly differently this year, with the current travel restrictions in place. We’re looking at our shutdown during this period as we know many of you may not be going away this year. We will be closing over the Christmas and New Year period but may reduce the time compared to previous years. We’ll have the details in the next newsletter. If you’re keen to keep swimming and taking classes during the holidays, please let us know.

Once again, more swimmers are hitting their straps and realising their swimming goals in time for summer. A huge congratulations to our newest 50m and 25m Club members. The team and I are always so proud of all our swimmers as they progress on their swimming journey. Well done everyone!

We’ve profiled another instructor this week, this time the awesome, fun-loving Jade. As you will learn she is a committed swimmer, passionate about imparting the skill of swimming and she loves a good time!

For those of you who can swim 50m or more, please consider joining in the fun of the Masters Swimming NSW Women’s Only Twilight Carnival 2020 on Friday evening, 11th December at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre. It promises to be a great event. The program is further down in the newsletter along with the registration details. If you’re a bit unsure about participating in the action, please contact me by clicking here.

As we head into the festive season, the season of giving, the team and I have decided to donate 30% of the sale of our 6 class packs to Australian Refugee Volunteers in the four weeks leading up to the 25th December. If you’d like to purchase an additional pack or buy one for a friend to support this great charity, you can find the details below. If you’re looking for a local gift, there is nothing quite like the gift of swimming. We also offer gift vouchers at this time of the year – email us to enquire. For details, take a look further down in the newsletter.

We’re also asking you to complete a short end of year survey, so we can review the recent changes we’ve made to our services and programs. We don’t want to change anything else without your input! It should only take a few minutes and will go a long way to informing how we head into 2021. We’re on a path of continuous improvement as we aspire to help every adult in Sydney become water safe, become healthier and discover the pleasure swimming brings. I thank you in advance for your feedback.

As summer is approaching, I urge you to keep up your swimming classes and of course to keep practising. Many of the pools are once again letting novice swimmers in, so it’s the perfect time to hop into the pool in addition to your classes. There is no better time to ensure your swimming is on track for summer.

I hope to see you all poolside soon!

As always, yours in swimming,

Kari Baynes

Photos: Some lovely photos of our instructors, Diana, Jenny, Jelena, Jade and me. As you can see, we love what we do!
Photo Credit: Kari Baynes

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