Season ends swimmingly for club
WARWICK Swimming Club president Ross Brackin believes his club is building from the bottom up as he reflects on the end of another summer season.
The club officially ended the 2011-2012 season with its presentation night when many of the swimmers and their parents dressed in line with the theme, Beauty and the Geek.
"A lot of new members joined up, mostly from seven to 12 years of age," he said.
The highlight of the year for the club president was a victory in the McNamara Sprint Carnival at WIRAC and a top performance in the annual Allora carnival.
Brackin said a small number of club swimmers would train through the winter.
"They will train at WIRAC twice a week," he said.
"Swimmers keen on a good summer season need to start working on their base fitness and core strength by July.
"There was a great family atmosphere at the end of this season and we want to grow on that.
"One aim is to attract more parents to club meetings."
Carnival secretary Gerard Kane was presented with the club person of the year award, which was chosen by club captains Dimity Brackin and Brayden Fearby.
"Gerard first became involved when his children were swimming, but has stayed involved as a volunteer after the children have moved to other sports," Brackin said.
"He is our computer expert for club nights and carnivals and is a tower of strength to the club.
"Gerard is only too happy to help with anything."
The open club champions were Dimity Brackin and Ben Batten.
Niamh Ryan won the rookie of the year in her first season with the club.
The 2012-2013 will hold come-and-try nights on the two Friday nights before the start of the school holidays in September.
Brackin said it was likely club nights would again be held each Fridays from 6pm starting early October.