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Picton Swimming Club

http://picton.swimming.org.au

Swimming Club offers a fantastic way to get involved in swimming. Events range from 12.5m, through to 25m, 50m and up to 200m events for the senior swimmers. The best part is Club nights focus on participation and making swimming a fun, social event.

Welcoming all ages and all abilities are welcome (even pre-schoolers who need a back bubble!) Beginner events are held indoors until the weather warms up, with seniors in the outdoor Pool.

Further Information

Friday Evenings
6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
From pre-schoolers to adults
Races from 12.5m to 200m
No need to book, simply come along on Friday night

NSW Swimming Rego

Club registration can be completed on the Swimming NSW website under the Members Portal: www.nswswimming.com.au 

FAQ’s

How long does a club night take?
Typically races are over before 8:00pm
How many races will there be?
There are normally 2x different strokes swum each night & occasionally longer events and relays at the end of the night.
Do I need to be a really good swimmer??
Events are based on times, not ages so you will always be swimming against swimmers of similar ability. Though they may be younger or older.
Do I need to Pay Pool Entry?
Yes, you need to pay pool entry each time you visit.
$3.60 per swimmer, Spectators FREE

Current membership holders can scan their membership card at reception
Current Learn to Swim students can scan their cards at reception
Squad swimmers who stay after Friday afternoon training can remain for club without re-paying
Are races inside or outside?
Outdoors in Summer & Indoors in winter or rainy days
Whats the difference between Swim Club and Swim Squad
Club is for racing (just like a school swim carnival).
Squad is for training & fitness.

Quite often swimmers will take part in both activities but it’s not a requirement. Swim Squad is run and coached by Wollondilly Leisure Centre staff, Swim Club is run by Picton Swimming Club volunteers

Club History

Between 1969 and 2002 club competitions took place during the summer months as there was no indoor pool available for competition during the winter swimming season. During this time members would brave the cooler water temperature during the early and late parts of the summer season, only entering with diving in with ease during warmest months of summer.

In 1995 the outdoor pool was heated, making club competition more enjoyable for the entirety of the summer season. Following this, the Wollondilly Community Leisure Centre was officially opened by Shane Gould in 2003, providing the addition of a heated indoor 25m pool, and the subsequent addition of a winter swimming season for our club.

Gone are the early days where club competition was held on a Thursday night in an un-heated pool. Today club competitions are held in both summer and winter on a Friday night and we encourage everyone to become involved and bring the family down to the pool for an enjoyable night!

Now, 42 years on from our beginnings, we still uphold the tradition that the club was founded on, by encouraging all members, irrespective of age and ability, to enjoy and be successful in swimming!