Ginninderra (Canberra) family weekend away

Hi All,

The club is targeting the Ginninderra Winter Short Course Meet on the weekend of 21-22 June 2014 at the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) in Canberra.

It is a fun family weekend of competition, food and ten pin bowling where families and children can mix and get to know each other.

It is the responsibility of each family to fund their weekend away and organise their own travel and accommodation. Fiona De Salis is organising dinner at the Belconnen Labor Club and Ten Pin Bowling at AMF Bowling Belconnen. Please make sure you let Fiona ( know how many adults and children for dinner and bowling.

Here is the UPDATED program for the meet. Please have your completed entry cards in the drop box at the Aquatic Centre before close of club night Wednesday 4 June 2014.

If you are unsure of how to complete your entry cards, please speak to your coach or feel free to contact me. Payment for entries is by EFT into the Abbotsleigh Swimming Club account. Payment details are here.

Kind regards,
Race Secretary – Abbotsleigh Swimming Club

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New – adult training squads

The Abbotsleigh Aquatic Centre is very excited to offer NEW adults squads commencing Term 2 2014

Wednesday & Friday 8.45am – 9.45am (starting Wed 30 April)

Abbotsleigh Aquatic Centre – Gate 1 Ada Ave Wahroonga (parking at rear of pool building)

Coach – Rafael Rodrigues ASCTA Bronze Coach

$12 casual session / $100.00 (10 session pass). Passes available at pool front desk

Calendar updated for winter season and beyond.

The club calendar has been substantially updated with events for the winter season and beyond. Included are:

  • Club nights for term 2
  • Additional meets including Ravenswood, Barker and the Ginninderra (ACT) family weekend
  • Our own Abbotsleigh meet (24 Aug)
  • Presentation night (17 Sep)
  • Camps 12U and 13U in both September 14 and January 15
  • Open water events

The next 15 events only appear on the front page of the website. See the ‘calendar’ page for all events. Note that it can be displayed as a traditional monthly calendar, poster board, or chronological agenda. Filters according to event type can also be applied. It doesn’t make the tea unfortunately!

Don’t forget that you can keep your smartphone or computer calendar up to date with this calendar by following these simple instructions.

Closing date for 3 meets: 6pm Wed 26th March

Hi All,

Entries close on Wednesday 26 MARCH 2014 at 6:00 pm for ALL the following meets:

Please note that to ensure meets finish at a reasonable time, entry limits are imposed by hosting clubs. With this in mind, hosting clubs generally stop accepting entries well before the advertised closing dates.

The programs appear in the calendar.

1. 2014 Knox Pymble Short Course Invitational Junior Carnival

Date: Sunday 6 April
Location: Knox Grammar School Aquatic Centre

Note: Only 2 x 200m events per swimmer. Max of 5 events per swimmer

2. 2014 SMNE Winter Championships

Date: 17 – 18 May 2014
Location: SOPAC

Note: Qualifying Times apply

3. 2014 Carlile Speedo Cup

Date: Sunday 1 June 2014
Location: SOPAC

Note: Qualifying Times Apply

Please complete an entry card for each meet and pay using EFT into the Abbotsleigh Swimming Club bank account.


BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 150 850 592


eg: Bloggs Fred Speedo

Can you please send me an email when the funds transfer has been done.

If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact me or speak with your child’s coach.

Kind regards,


How to reclaim payments for Nationals

As announced last night, in recognition of the achievement of our Nationals Qualifiers, the swim club will pay for their race entries.

Swimmers parents must make and pay for their entries online through Swimming Australia. To reclaim this from the club please email the Treasurer (

1. A copy of your receipt (an email from PayPal)
2. Your bank account details: account name, number, BSB

NEW – swim club calendar in your pocket!

Smartphone users now have a quick and easy way of keeping their personal calendar up to date with swim club activities. All club activities will automatically appear in the phone calendar. Changes and updates will automatically feed through. To set this up:
1. View the swim club website on your phone.
2. Press on the ‘+ Add’ link below the calendar and wait a few seconds.
3. Follow your phone’s instructions to add the swim club calendar.

Quick. Easy. Always up to date.