President’s Ponderings – November 2020

To all our members and friends – welcome to this Summer edition newsletter.

As we move into the warmer months and shake off those Winter chills and wet weather, it is now a bit more pleasurable to get down to the pool, and do a session. However, it has been interesting and pleasing to see that during the winter months, attendance at our sessions has been at an all time high. Ever since the pool reopened after the initial shutdown, there seems to be renewed interest in getting out and doing some laps. And this seems to be the case with other sports and community sessions, as well.

And now, as we move towards summer and a warmer year end, this interest is picking up. There does not seem to be a week go by without some enquiries from the public about our club, and we have been really pleased to welcome quite a few new faces to try out with the club and hopefully move through to joining up as members.

At the end of October, we held an inaugural “Come and Try day” which was open to the public. There was some interest shown by the public in this event, and subsequently, there have been 3 or 4 people who have continued trying out with the club. So, the exercise was a worthwhile one to do, and I would like to thank our club members who contributed to the running of this event, on the day.

As this newsletter goes out,the open water swim series is well under way, and we have had numerous of our members participating already, especially the members who are training for the longer distance events, later in the year. Well done to you all, and especially those that had to cope with some very ordinary conditions at a recent event – may the calming forces be with you on future events.

And in that vein, we continue to support any of our members who are training for some goal with their swimming – that might range from our Rotto and Port to Pub swimmers (lots of work being put in there) through to our Busso Jetty swimmers, and all the way to those that might be aiming to just improve their fitness and string together more than a couple of laps of the pool, at a time. The club supports you in all your endeavours, and the best of luck with it all.

And also in that vein, I would like to extend a big thank you to all our coaches, who I think are providing great service to the club and fellow members. With 5 coaches on our roster, it is a healthy situation to have.

We are fast approaching the Christmas season, which looks like it will be a fairly typical, and busy one for us in WA. We have the Club’s Christmas dinner happening on the 9th of December, and I hope as many of you will be able to join with us at that event.

And I would like to pass on the committee’s and my best wishes to all of you and your families, for the festive season. We hope you stay safe, and have an enjoyable time. And don’t forget to swim – we have sessions all the way through the Christmas and New Year period, except for any that fall on a public holiday.

And my normal sign off – everything of the best to All. And remember to savour and enjoy these times – they are special.

Cheers,

Will

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