Parent Forum Wed 19th Feb

To all Abbotsleigh swim club and Squad parents

Chris Austin, Brandon Lawrence, Chris Fydler and I will be hosting a parent forum on Wednesday 19thFebruary from 5.15 – 6.15pm at the Aquatic Centre.

Topics to be discussed include;

  • Competitive squads
  • Camp wrap
  • Highlighted Calender items for the year ahead
  • Club social/ fundraising adventures
  • Club committee report
  • Q and A

The meeting will be held during swim club. The gold squad and 3 of our learn to swim staff will host the night for all club swimmers. Events on the night will include 4 x 50’s, 100IM and relays time permitting.

The Gold Squad will receive an averaged point score for the evening so it is a point score night.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could make the meeting a priority so we can relay the messages to all families and continue on with our growing team spirit. Please come along to the meeting even if you are not a club member. The meeting has information for all squad members.

Kind regards

Leanne Speechley

Swim Club starts again Wednesday 5th Feb

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder to register for the first Swim Club night of the year which will be held next Wednesday (5th February) at Abbotsleigh Pool.

The Club night will start with a warmup at 4:45pm, with racing starting at 5:15pm.  We expect the racing to go for about an hour.

To register for the night, you must write your name on the list at the swimming pool office before Saturday afternoon (that only leaves tomorrow and Saturday morning) so that we can arrange the entries for the night.

The Swimming Club will also have sausage sandwiches available for purchase.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Chris Fydler

Kenneth To to visit us January 15th

We are very excited to announce that we have Kenneth To from Trinity Swim Club coming to visit our program this Wednesday January 15th. Due to Kenny’s strict training regime the visit will be from 1.30pm till 4.00pm . Kenneth is an Australian medley swimmer who has had great success on the recent World Cup tour and won rookie of the year in 2012. Profile of Kenneth here.

We invite all swim club members including parents to attend this session at Abbotsleigh Aquatic Centre. This is something not to be missed, he is one of the most dedicated, passionate and humble athletes on the Australian swim team. His dedication, commitment and perseverance will inspire all athletes and parents.

This is an oppurtunity not to be missed! Car pooling is advised if you cannot get your swimmer there.

Please note that training on this Wednesday is now 1.00pm to 4.00pm. (Changed from 4.00-6.15). Gold will do Gym from 4-5 pm. Bronze will move from their original morning session to this 1.00pm session.

Thanking you

Leanne Speechley

Camp Coffs Equipment list

  • 1 box cereal
  • 1 container (3 dozen) homemade healthy cake/slice or muffins (use disposable container if possible)
  • 1 box muesli bars
  • 1 litre of sunscreen
  • Medicines/puffers etc specific to you
  • Kit bag containing flippers, snorkel, pull buoy, kick board,  small paddles (and big if you have them), Fins, Band, Sponge/rope/belt, 2 x tennis balls, slates and pencil
  • Therabands
  • Goggles, Abbotsleigh swimming cap
  • 5 towels
  • 3 pairs of training swimmers
  • Beach swimmers/Boardshorts
  • Rash shirt
  • Enough underwear and socks to last you the week
  •  Hat
  • 1 jumper
  • 1 pair tracksuit pants
  • Joggers
  • thongs
  • Gym attire for fitness sessions
  • 2 x water bottle
  • Appropriate clothing for the week
  • Pyjamas
  • torch
  • toiletries
  • Morning tea, lunch afternoon tea and drinks for the train trip to Coffs Harbour
  • Activities to occupy you on the train e.g. cards, book

*NB/ Please ensure all clothing is labeled with child’s name and contact number on it.

Annual Presentation Night Wed 27th November

We are holding our annual swim club presentation night on Wednesday the 27th November at the usual time.  We will race until 6.00 finishing with some fun races.  The presentation will be at 6.00pm followed by a BBQ dinner put on by the Club.  For catering purposes could you all please return this email letting us know if you will be there and how many people in your family will need feeding.  There will be on final swim club this year to be held at the usual time on Wednesday the 11th December.

Abbotsleigh Swim Club Committee 2013/2014

Abbotsleigh Swim Club Committee 2013/2014
Congratulations and Thank you to our new committee members:
• President: Chris Fydler
• Secretary: Lexie Lysaght
• Treasurer: Ben Ramsden
• Race Secretary: Liz Booth
• Registrar: Darren Booth
• Committee members: Nicole Dunlop, Mike Robinson, Geoff Bird and Fiona De Salis.
Stay tuned for more updates from our new committee.