PDN - 29 November 2016

 

Welcome

It’s been a busy and successful year since the UWA-West Coast merger in November 2015! Our Club and Members have shone at local, state, national and international meets.  We are very fortunate to have such a talented and passionate group of swimmers together with many dedicated volunteers.  Thank you to everyone for your contributions over the last year.

The annual change of season has occurred and with that there are also many new faces around the Club. Over 200 established members have renewed their commitment to UWA-West Coast and many new ones have also joined the Club.

The relationship with our coaching service provider in UWA-Uniswim is starting to mature and from that we expect it to create a terrific pathway from the learn-to-swim and junior squad programs at UWA Crawley into the recreational and competitive squads that are the lifeblood of the Club in pools at both HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont and UWA Crawley.

The Annual General Meeting was also held recently. The President’s Report provides a detailed summary of the year that was, both in and out of the pool. It was very pleasing to see a number of new parents accepting committee roles. We are pleased to introduce you to the 2016-17 UWA-West Coast Committee(link) and look forward to them contributing positively to an environment in which our swimmers can blossom.

There are still a few committee roles that require filling, so if you’re interested please contact Club Secretary David Murray (0414418102 / secretary@uwawestcoast.org) or Vice President Steve Hill (0418877277 / vicepresident@uwawestcoast.org).

 

MEET MONITOR

SUNSMART LC QUALIFYING MEET #2 (3-4 December)
The ‘Start List’ & ‘Timeline’ for this weekend’s LC Qual. Meet #2 is now online at http://www.myswimresults.com.au/Meet.aspx?MeetID=AUS|2943.

There are 54 UWSC members confirmed entrants for this meet, please make sure that you report to the pool at least 90 minutes prior to your event so that you have time to talk to your coach and complete a proper warm-up.

The Club’s Volunteer Timekeeping Roster has been emailed to all particpants and is available on the website. Please note that the meet can only proceed with all volunteer roster positions filled.  If you have any problems with the timing of your assignment, please use the Members’ Directory to engineer a swap to a more convenient time. 


CLUB NIGHT LC #02 (15 December)
Online entries are now open for the 2nd Long Course Club Night of the 2016-17 season at https://uwawestcoast.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=5052.

This will be an official-timed club night for Swimming WA registered ‘competitive’ members. Uniswim ‘squad only’ members are also welcome to attend.

The meet will be held on Thursday 15 December with warm-ups in lanes 1-4 from 4pm-5pm and racing in lanes 1-8 from 5pm-7pm. Entries close Tuesday 13 December. Entry fees are $10 per head for up to four events.


SUNSMART 2016 OPEN & AGE STATE LC CHAMPIONSHIPS (19-22 December)
This year’s Championships should be pretty hot with the Singapore Junior National Team coming to race our best age groupers, as well as Olympians Tommaso D’Orsogna and James Roberts looking to test our best in the Open category.

All swimmers eligible to compete at the upcoming State LC Championships are encouraged to get their individual entries in straight away via the online entry link at http://www.myswimresults.com.au/Meet.aspx?MeetID=AUS|2979. Entries close next Wednesday 7December.

All UWSC swimmers are automatically considered available for selection in relay teams in accordance with the Club’s relay policy relating to State Championship events. Swimmers named on the Preliminary Relay List not intending to compete in individual and relay events MUST notify meetdirector@uwawestcoast.org by Monday 5 December if you are unavailable. Swimming WA will not accept any changes to the relay list requested after the advertised closing date. This is a ‘preliminary’ list only with final relay team selections subject to a review of performances at this weekend’s ‘SunSmart LC Qual. Meet #2’.


MAKING A SPLASH

INTERSTATE RAIDERS
A number of UWA-West Coast Open & Age members will be travelling interstate in December and January with HP coaches Mick Palfery and Garth Kates to gain valuable high-level competition experience in the build up to next year’s national championships and with an eye on selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Two of our 2016 Rio Olympians Tamsin Cook & Brianna Throssell will lead an 11-member UWSC team to Brisbane in a few weeks time to compete at the 2016 Queensland State Championships from 10-16 December. They will be joined by Lennard Bremer, 2016 Australian junior team representatives Hadley Lindsay, Zac Incerti and Alex Milligan and age group swimmers Emma Warburton, Jemima Horwood, Emma Bond, Kara Broadbridge and Robert Bonsall. It will be a busy few weeks of competition with most of them returning to Perth for our own State Championships the following week, December 19-22.

Interstate clearances were secured earlier today for six members of Mick Palfery's HP squad to fly out to Melbourne the following month for the 2017 Victoria Open Championships from 20-22 January.


‘WHITE POINTERS’ VS ‘KILLER WHALES’
Our well organised “official-timed” and “fun” club nights continue to provide an important role in introducing new swimmers to our Club, never more evident than the “fun” club night run by our coaches at UWA Crawley on Friday 18 November.

The atmosphere was fantastic with over 100 ‘little fish’ enjoying a mix of individual and relay events, many of them making a splash for the first time. The night was a huge success that hopefully left the kids hungry for more competition in 2017. Hopefully as hungry as the 150 plus sausages that where devoured on the night! Well done to all of the juniors that took part. Go to the UWA-West Coast Swimming Facebook page for all the photos. 

TROPHY DAY CELEBRATION
The 2016 Trophy Awards Day was a sell-out, standing room only. Fab food and fun friendship combined to create a celebration of the amazing talent of our swimmers from our youngest juniors through to our Olympic and National representatives.

With so many winners to celebrate, we will publish the names of award winners over the next few issues of POOL DECK NEWS. So if your name is not on the list below, don’t panic as it will be next time! Congratulations to all swimmers for what was a very competitive season. Whether you received an award or not, you are all champions!

MAJOR AWARDS

WINNERS

Overall Swimmer of the Year
‘Champion of Champions’ Trophy

Tamsin Cook

Open
Swimmer of the Year (Todd Pearson Award)
Most Improved
Coaches Award


Blair Evans
Zac Incerti
Alex Milligan

Age
Swimmer of the Year (Lyn Mackenzie Award)
Most Improved
Coaches Award


Hadley Lindsay
Adam Sudlow
James Harris

Junior
Swimmer of the Year (Ron Stoelwinder Award)
Most Improved
Coaches Award


Joshua Edwards-Smith
Bianca Petsos
Sina Metzger

Open Water
Swimmer of the Year


Rhys Mainstone

Multi Class
Swimmer of the Year (Evie Rogers-Elgar Perpetual Trophy)


Colin Jackson

Volunteer of the Year

Nancy Petsos
Steve Hill

President’s Sportsmanship Award

Emma Bond
Sasha Bell

‘Chris Stannage’ Rising Star Award

Robert Bonsall

Encouragement Award
(Dolphins Water Polo Club Shield)

Lachlan Enbom
Aria Brotherson

Best Female Interclub Competitor
(Mr & Mrs Brian Bowman Trophy)

Ashleigh Glover

Best Male Interclub Competitor
(Basil Milner Trophy)

Zac Incerti

Best Girl Club Member
(Mrs Martin Trophy)

Crystal Edwards

Best Boy Club Member
(Mrs Beresford Trophy)

Robert Bonsall

 

TRAINING NOTICES

JANUARY SCHEDULES
The coaches have released the PN, DN & EN January Training Schedules for the Christmas & New Year period. All swimmers need to pay attention to the schedule as there are multiple venue changes to accommodate facility access over the Festive Season. HBF Uniswim squad administrator Meg Jovanovich has already emailed the updated schedules to squad members.


HBF STADIUM ACCESS

Venues West has an important message for all UWA West Coast members regarding access to HBF Stadium. From 1 January 2017, all Squad Swimmers are to show their 'Entry Cards' on arrival at Reception so they can be scanned, if not they may be required to pay an entry fee. Reception will not be able to write down the name and details if a person has 'lost' their card.

Other reasons for being unable to produce their entry card, such as 'left it at home' or 'Mum has it' or whatever reason they have, if the card has been lost it may cost $5.00 for a replacement.

As of 1 January 2017 any swimmer who does not produce their Entry Card may be asked to wait until all patrons, waiting at Reception, have gone through entry before Reception Staff will be able to look up their details.


MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Please follow the links below to take out a ‘Club Only’ or ‘Full Competitive’ SWA Annual membership. For further information on club membership types, please visit the membership page and/or email our registrar registrar@uwawestcoast.org

New Members - http://www.myswimresults.com.au/MembershipNewRegistration.aspx?ClubID=12

Renewing Members - http://www.myswimresults.com.au/MembershipRenewRegistration.aspx?ClubID=12

Membership Upgrades - http://www.myswimresults.com.au/MembershipUpgrade.aspx 


SWIM STORE

Wear the club shirts in the stands, wear the new bathers in the warm up pool.... show the swimming community that we are a team. The UWA-West Coast online store can be found at www.shop.uwawestcoast.org. The online store is open for orders 24/7 and uniform items are selling fast.

For swimmers who would like their Hoodies, Jackets or T-Shirts personalised, we are pleased to offer embroidery by The Fabric Printer.  The Fabric Printer has been advised of fonts, colour, location and size for names.  If you would like to have your items embroidered, please contact Nancy on 0412 367 851 or email uniforms@uwawestcoast.org.


SOCIAL BUTTERFLY
Instagram
Developing National Squad has its own official Instagram account. Follow uwawestcoastdn to see all the latest photos. Swimmers can DM photos they would like posted to Insta.

Facebook
Closed Facebook groups for EN, DN and PN squads have been set up. Parents please request to join your relevant squad group on Facebook for up to date squad news.

For any queries regarding these Facebook accounts, please contact Marc Metzger (EN), Mei-June Lim (DN) or Jo Edwards (PN).

 


 

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