Ferny Hills Swimming Club Gears Up for the Season!

Matthew and Isla Garnham diving in to Summer!
Photo Courtesy of Tobias Garnham

Swimmers from 4 to 40 years old will dive in to a new swimming season at Ferny Hills Swimming Club’s annual sign on day on Saturday 2nd September.

“Ferny is a small and friendly swimming club. We welcome all swimmers, whether they want to put their swimming lessons into practice or take their racing to the next level at competitive meets” said Club President, Dean Bolton.

The Club hosts weekly club nights on Friday evenings, with swimmers starting at 12.5m races, with in water assistance available if needed, and progressing through to longer distance events.

“Our club nights are very family-oriented. This year we’re introducing an exhibition or novelty race to kick off the evening. It’s all about seeing our junior and senior swimmers swimming together, enjoying an active healthy life style, having fun and watching their swimming improve” said Mr Bolton.

This season is set to be an exciting one at Ferny. The club finished 19th at the recent Australian National Championships, ahead of many much larger clubs, and their first international touring team of 7 swimmers is about to leave for New Zealand. Ferny will also be represented at the Down Syndrome National titles by Australian Down Syndrome Representative Harry Cahill and at the Australian Short Course Championships in Adelaide in October by Nicole Fielden and Chloe Crust.

They’ve also won a large grant from the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which will see new, competition grade starting blocks installed at the Ferny Pool.

To find it more, pop in to the Sign On Day and club barbecue at Ferny Hills Pool on Saturday 2nd September, between 8am and 10am.

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