A few thank you's .....

We're 10 weeks in to our season and we hope you are enjoying your Saturday's by the pool. At this point I wanted to say a few thank you's because, as you know, nothing just happens:

* To our committee - made up of volunteers they make sure swim club is up and running each week. Our group this year are juggling commitments to family, work, work travel, study, and other sports clubs. 

* To our members (new and old) - who put their hand up each week to help out on the day. Without timekeepers, marshals, starters, judges, BBQ cooks, and people to carry stuff up and down the stairs swim club just doesn't happen. Each time you help it shares the load of the committee and we appreciate it. So please don't be shy to put your hand up to help. 

Extra special thank you's:

* Colin Cardwell - a former swim clubber, he brought FASC into the technology age. He developed our website, and this year built our online rego page. These changes have made the registration process very easy for our members and has lightened the workload of the race registrar

* Charl Potgieter - a current swim clubber, he made some modifications to our handicapping database which have made the Saturday rego process much smoother, and dare I say it, stress free!

* Bobby Lehane - the best looking swim clubber ever (not that I'm biased!). His company, CHU, provided a significant donation of 4 new umbrellas and 1 marquee for marshalling. This will allow us to keep our kids, timekeepers and judges out of the sun. (http://www.chu.com.au)

* Bendigo Bank (Freshwater) - they have been a great, long term sponsor of our club and they have again made a financial contribution to our club this year (https://www.bendigobank.com.au/…/co…/our-branches/freshwater)

And on a separate note a special mention about one of our swimmers: 

* Zac George - has been swimming with FASC for the past 6 years and in the last 12 months his swimming has taken off. He recently qualified for the Australian Age Swimming Championships in the 200m freestyle event with a time of 2.00.44. The championships will be held at Homebush in April 2018. Good Luck Zac!

Memberships now open for season 2017/18

We are now accepting memberships for season 2017/18. 

This year our membership process is faster and easier with online registration and payment. 

Here's the link to our 2017/18 Prices & Online Rego form: 

http://www.freshwaterswimclub. com/join/ 

 

NB. 

  • We accept Visa / Mastercard / Amex (there is no credit card surcharge)

  • When you complete the online rego form, swimmers birthday's must be entered in 'mm/dd/yyyy' format

  • You can complete the online rego form on your smart phone (some corporate security software does not like our rego form!)

Please email (freshwaterswimclub@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this process.

See you on Saturday 7th October for our first swim of the season. (Race rego between 1pm & 1:15pm @ FASC Clubhouse).

Season start date + 2017/18 Committee

The swimming season is nearly here and we can't wait! 

  • Season 2017/18 -

Racing commences on Saturday 7th October 2017 with race registration at 1pm, and racing from 1:30pm. 

 

  • 2017/18 Committee -

We held a very productive AGM on the 29th August, and our 2017/18 Committee was elected as follows - 

* President - Nick Bishop
* Vice President - Aaron Thomson
* Secretary - Iresha Lehane
* Treasurer - Blair Wark
* Race Secretary - Cheryl Morrow
* General Committee - Min Andersen, Sandra George, Leanne Maddox, Jacinta Spijker, Karen Thomson

We are now working through our pre-season tasks and look forward to a fun and successful season - we will keep you informed via our website, email and Facebook (Freshwater Amateur Swimming Club).

Finally, we welcome new members so please tell your friends and family about our fabulous little swim club!

FASC Official Notice - 2017 AGM + Election of Management Committee

WHEN: Tuesday 29th August, 2017 - 7:30pm @ FASC Clubhouse

Dear Members

All of our members are invited to attend the 2017 AGM, where the Management Committee for the 2017-18 season will be elected.

The positions of the Office Bearers and the General Committee will be declared vacant and open for nomination. 

The Management Committee positions are -

Office Bearers

* President

* Vice President

* Secretary

* Treasurer

* Race Secretary

General Committee

* up to 8 Committee Members 

Please feel free to attend the meeting just to get more information about your swim club.  And if you would like to join the committee please know that you will receive ongoing training and support in all roles.  As we are all busy these days you can even share a position with a friend.  

To register your interest please send an email to freshwaterswimclub@gmail.com.  If you would like to contribute but are not sure how, please don't hesitate to contact Aaron (President) on 0412 327 237.

We are looking forward to an enjoyable 2017-18 FASC season, which will commence at the beginning of October 2017. 

See you at the AGM!

Iresha Lehane | Secretary

Championship racing .... breaststroke

 

Our next Championship race is Breaststroke (Sat 18/2), in addition to our normal weekly races.

Registration for all of the races will be as per normal, so we'll see you at the Club House from  1pm - 1:15pm. 

Races for Sat 18/2 are:-

* Championship Race - Breaststroke (ie. not handicapped, raced by age & gender)

* Weekly Race - Freestyle (ie. our usual weekly races 15, 25, 50 & Masters)

* Weekly Race - Distance Backstroke (100m)

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NB. Championship races are age and gender based, and start times are not handicapped (ie. all swimmers are off "GO"). Swimmers earn points for each championship race that they swim, and for their position in the race. The swimmer with the most points will be awarded the Age Champion Award (Male & Female). 

The tally for Championship (Age Champion) Race points are separate to the tally for Weekly Race points. 

Championship racing .....butterfly

Hi All, 

Championship racing continues this Sat (11/2),  in addition to our normal weekly races.

Registration for all of the races will be as per normal, so we'll see you at the Club House from  1pm - 1:15pm. 

Races for Sat 11/2 are:-

* Championship Race- Butterfly (ie. not handicapped, raced by age & gender)

* Weekly Race - Freestyle (ie. our usual weekly races 15, 25, 50 & Masters)

* Weekly Race - Distance Freestyle (100 or 200m) 

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NB. Championship races are age and gender based, and start times are not handicapped (ie. all swimmers are off "GO"). Swimmers earn points for each championship race that they swim, and for their position in the race. The swimmer with the most points will be awarded the Age Champion Award (Male & Female). 

The tally for Championship (Age Champion) Race points are separate to the tally for Weekly Race points. 

Championship racing ... commences 4th Feb 2017

Hi All, 

This Saturday (4/2) we commence Championship Races, and these will continue for the next 7 weeks.  These races are in addition to our normal, weekly races.

Championship races are age and gender based, and start times are not handicapped (ie. all swimmers are off "GO"). Swimmers earn points for each championship race that they swim, and for their position in the race. The swimmer with the most points will be awarded the Age Champion Award (Male & Female). 

The tally for Championship (Age Champion) Race points are separate to the tally for Weekly Race points. 

Races for Sat 4/4 are:-

* Championship Race- Backstroke (ie. not handicapped, raced by age & gender)

* Weekly Race - Freestyle (ie. our usual weekly races 15, 25, 50 & Masters)

* Championship Race - 200m Medley (IM) 

Registration for all of these races will be as per normal, so we'll see you at the Club House from 1pm - 1:15pm. 

 

Masters Weekly Races - point score @ 17/12/2016

Please click here to see how many race points you have accumulated so far.   Good Luck!

FASC uses a point system to encourage participation and reward results. 
All swimmers are allocated points each week for their race, as follows -
•    First place – 4 points
•    Second place – 3 points
•    Third place – 2 points
•    Swim  (non place getters) – 1 point
•    Time Trial – 2 points (ie. first time swimming the stroke or distance, regardless of place)

These points are accumulated throughout the season and may result in prizes at the End of Season Presentation Night.  The point score is split into four prize categories. 

The more races you swim, the more points you accumulate, the higher the prize category.

Junior Weekly Races - point score @ 17/12/2016

Please click here to see how many race points you have accumulated so far.   Good Luck!

FASC uses a point system to encourage participation and reward results. 
All swimmers are allocated points each week for their race, as follows -
•    First place – 4 points
•    Second place – 3 points
•    Third place – 2 points
•    Swim  (non place getters) – 1 point
•    Time Trial – 2 points (ie. first time swimming the stroke or distance, regardless of place)

These points are accumulated throughout the season and may result in prizes at the End of Season Presentation Night.  The point score is split into four prize categories. 

The more races you swim, the more points you accumulate, the higher the prize category.

Check your Weekly Races point score @ 26-11-2016

Please click here to see how many race points you have accumulated so far.   Good Luck!

FASC uses a point system to encourage participation and reward results. 
All swimmers are allocated points each week for their race, as follows -
•    First place – 4 points
•    Second place – 3 points
•    Third place – 2 points
•    Swim  (non place getters) – 1 point
•    Time Trial – 2 points (ie. first time swimming the stroke or distance, regardless of place)

These points are accumulated throughout the season and may result in prizes at the End of Season Presentation Night.  The point score is split into four prize categories. 

The more races you swim, the more points you accumulate, the higher the prize category.

 

From the President - WOW! WOW! WOW!

What a huge day of racing last Saturday! 39 Races, 298 entries, 153 swimmers. Plus 20 new member registrations. 

Firstly, a huge welcome to our new members, and a massive THANK YOU to those members that have put up their hand to marshall the kids, time-keep, move lane ropes, carry equipment from the club-house....even setup our new website. 

With so many new members there is a massive amount of paperwork for our Committee to process. The volumes we are dealing with week-in, week-out are far greater than we have had in previous years.

In 2015/16 we implemented a "Race Registration and Handicapping" database - the handicapping is so good that it is often difficult (and stressful) for our judges to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings! With our increased numbers this season we are experiencing delays in the time it takes to start racing, however we do make up this time in the pool. 

Our committee is working on our processes to minimise these delays, and we appreciate your ongoing patience (and good humour) whilst we do this. Please bear-in-mind that all of our Committee members are volunteers who work, have families and many other commitments. We do this because we love our Club and what it offers for all our families. Our aim is to make sure the day runs as smoothly as possible for everyone. 

Swim Club works at its best when we have a lot of willing helpers, so feel free to pick up a stop watch and time keep, learn how to judge, or ask how you can help......you’ll meet some lovely people in the process! 

Finally, as we spend time smoothing out the start to the season we have decided to postpone BINGO by the SEA until December. Next week (12th Nov) we will commence our racing with a fun Brace Relay, which is open to all, the more the merrier. Rules will be explained on the day. 

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for another great, fun day of racing. 

Thank You, 

Aaron (President) and the FASC Committee

WASA Carnival - Saturday, 26th November

WASA is hosting the 2nd carnival of their 2016/17 season - the "14 & Under Peninsula Challenge", at the Warringah Aquatic Centre. It has a 4:30pm warmup, for a 5PM start. 

This carnival is a fantastic opportunity for our kids to represent FASC, and race against other local swimming clubs. It is also great practice for school carnivals as the meet follows FINA rules. 

To enter your child in the carnival, please send an email to: freshwaterswimclub@gmail.com with the following details -
* swimmer's name
* age at date of meet
* sex
* races to enter (ref: Meet Entry Form on the WASA website, link below)
* times (if known)

They can enter as many races as they like. All entries must be received by Tuesday 15th November at 5pm.  Entry is a flat fee of $15/swimmer, payable at time of entry to:

Freshwater Amateur Swimming Club
BSB:
 633 000
ACC: 117 741 892
(Please quote the swimmers name in the reference section).
 

* For the Meet Entry Form and further information on WASA, please refer to their website ->  http://www.warringahswimming.asn.au/

We look forward to a strong FASC turnout on the 26th November.  

2016-17 registrations are still open. Come on, the water is waiting.

A very warm welcome to all of our new and returning swimmers, who braved the cold winds to successfully kick off the 2016/17 season with some freestyle, breaststroke and distance events.

And it's not too late to join in the fun. Here's how.  

MEMBER REGISTRATION is from 12:30pm (Sat Oct 15th) @ the FASC Clubhouse, followed by RACE REGISTRATION from 1:00 - 1:15pm. 

Don't forget, we have a weekly BBQ so grab your lunch by the pool - Sausage Sandwich $2& Drinks $1

We look forward to seeing you at the pool!         

 

2016-17 SEASON STARTS SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2016

The first swim meet of the 2016-17 season will be held on Saturday 8th October 2016.  

This will also be our member registration day, which will take place from 12pm -1pm at the FASC Clubhouse.  New members are welcome! Here's how to join.

Race registration will then be open from 1pm - 1.15pm at the FASC Clubhouse.  

FASC is a great club because we have great members!