Council chatter: Club is on lookout for new swimmers


NAIDOC Week celebrations made a splash at Emerton Leisure Centre last week.

The council facility used the event to promote its swim club and encourage swimmers to join its growing ranks.

Its six indigenous swimmers in particular have had great success.

The club meets fortnightly on Friday nights during school terms, competes in Swimming NSW's metropolitan south-west competition and holds an annual team trip.

Members also take part in Swimming Australia's junior excellence program for swimmers aged 9 to 13.

Swimmers who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia qualify at gold, silver, bronze or green standard, depending on their best season times.

Blacktown councillor Charlie Lowles has been working with the club and the council to help reduce squad costs.

Emerton Swim Club will hold free trials until September 12. The first is on Friday (July 18), 6pm-8pm. Swimmers cover a minimum 25 metres.

The club needs more parents to volunteer as timekeepers.

Details: Scott Stubbs, 0425 284 902.

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