President: Wendi Davey 0425 211 271
Vice President (Competition):Trevor Stevens 0408 475 523
Vice President (Social): Chris Day 0414 461 483
Secretary: Steve Amies 0407 465 904
Treasurer: Alan Bentley 0416 234 674
Head Club Coach: Jackie Barck 0411 446 018
Race Secretary: Simone Brissett 0491 012 205
Publicity Officer: Julie Fletcher 0416 757 663
Club Coach: Karen Bentley 0416 234 657
Club Coach 2: Vacant
Registrar: Dave Hanrahan 0437 271 308
Club Night Race Secretary: Rita Hall 0418 248 117
Property Officer: David McAuley 0432 591 241
Club Night and Swim Meet Convener: Vacant
Social Secretary: Chris Day 0414 461 483
Assistant Secretary: Yvette Amies 0414 737 598
Assistant Treasurer: Vacant
Assistant Race Secretary: Vacant
Fund Raising Co-Ordinator: Vacant
Assistant Club Night Organiser: Dave Hanrahan 0437 271 308
Program Committee: Alan Bentley 0416234674 & Jackie Barck 0411 446 018
Message from JB:
CLUB NIGHTS. Welcome to new members. It is great to see attendance has been in excess of 70 swimmers on most evenings. It is great to be at our own home base in the warm – it makes for a pleasant evening of competition.
Parents are requested to kindly assist with timekeeping duties and also making sure that swimmers respect the following rules:-
Attend the Call Room in a timely manner – as per the marshalling board to avoid being withdrawn from any event;
Remain quiet in the Call Room and marshal promptly when called
Lanes 1 & 2 are not open for any recreational swimming nor for warm up / swim down
The rinse off pooldeck showers are not to be used between events. Swimmers are requested to observe restrictions to minimise water waste. Change rooms should be accessed for showering following the conclusion of the final event by each individual swimmer. Personal bags and belongings are not be to left in the changerooms prior to or during club night
Please keep the reception area free of people and bags except to visit the friendly folk at the hotdog and hot chocolate stand.
he reception is staffed and the on duty receptionist holds a responsible position with duties to be performed. The receptionist is available to answer questions in relation to the centre activities and for any purchases by our members or kayak trainers. Otherwise, any interruptions should be minimal. NAC business telephone calls are often received and therefore, noise levels need to be kept to a minimum in this area.
There is no access for NACSC members behind the reception desk.
Dave McCauley will have a table reserved to answer any uniform enquiries from club members and Winter club night fees ($30 per swimmer) can be paid to Rita Hall or Jodie Wilson who will also be located near the reserved table.
$50 lucky numbers have been well received and some members have been very happy to walk away with their winnings ……. Congratulations to our latest three winners :- Isabella Ryan (no. 32) Ashlee & Mackenzie Capili (sharing no. 46) Zac Wallace (no. 14) ……Who will it be next week ??? - Have your $2-00 at the ready – You have to be in it to win it !
Congratulations to our newly voted 2018-2019 Club Captains Jack Hanrahan and Abbey Slaughter. Our Vice Captain is Sarah Keenahan who will be called upon to assist on any occasion where either Club Captain may be unavailable to fulfil their duties. The first duty of the newly elected captains is to plan a Club Captains’ outing ………..so, stay tuned for the invitation to be sent out to all current registered swimming members. Dates and details should be released following an agreement at the June NACSC general meeting.
Looking forward to some excellent racing by our representatives at the Metro South West Championships next weekend following week 6 of club night. There will be some new faces in the team which is great. Swimmers should remember to wear the black cap ; black with teal NACSC shirt & black pants. Swimmers have been requested to confirm their relay team selections by return email to Race Secretary, Simone Brissett to enable alternative swimmers to be notified if they are required. Final relay teams will be posted upon confirmation. Sit together in the stands under the NACSC banner and support everyone as we strive to win the pointscore.
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS - PDFS
The Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club was formed in 2011 from a vision to combine two existing local groups from differing backgrounds: Nepean Swimming Club Inc. and Wizards Swim Team Inc. to develop a strong foundation platform from which to offer progression to the serious swimming competitor whilst also offering an environment where athletes of any age can meet in a social atmosphere to participate in their chosen sport. At the time of amalgamation, Jackie Barck was the Head Coach of Wizards Swim Team Inc. having formed this club five years previously and, in sharing the vision for the new club, she accepted the parallel role at Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club.
Nepean Swim and Fitness Pty Limited operated learn to swim lessons and squad training at Fitness World Swimming at Peachtree Road, Penrith and Eva Bory Swim School at Bromley Road Emu Plains.
Eva Bory Swim School was established in 1973 by Eva Bory, a former Hungarian born Olympian and backstroke world record holder and remained owned by Eva Bory until she passed away in December 2014.
Alan and Karen Bentley were founding members of the Nepean Swimming Club Inc. and hosted club nights at this facility during the winter season. Alan and Karen Bentley both swam at the centre at various times and they jointly managed the centre from 1992 to 1994 and then resumed management from March 2002 until the present day. This centre has continually provided a recognised quality learn to swim programme to the Penrith and Lower Blue Mountains community for which the Bentleys can be proud.
Upon the expiration of the lease and subsequent closure of the business at Fitness World Swimming in November 2010, all learn to swim lessons were combined at the Eva Bory Swim School premises and squad training was continued in part at Eva Bory and also within hired lanes at Penrith Memorial Pool.
The Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club held the first Annual General Meeting to coincide with the completion of building the Nepean Aquatic Centre that was officially opened in March 2011.
The Nepean Aquatic Centre indoor complex incorporates a learn to swim pool measuring 12.5m x 13.2m and a separate lap pool comprising 4 x 25m lanes and 2 x 50m lanes that can be divided if required, into 4 x 25m lanes by an electronically raised wall.
The club now had a comfortable home base from which it could grow and the swimming members in the competitive squads were fortunate to be able to train together at the one facility and no longer within outdoor lanes where they had to endure the elements nor in a 12½m hydrotherapy pool nor in the 17½m lanes at Eva Bory Swim School teaching pool.
The training squads and therefore, also the club, continue to draw the bulk of their junior members as graduates from the two currently operated learn to swim facilities at Nepean Aquatic Centre and Eva Bory Swim School.
In relation to the patronage of both centres, learn to swim enrolments range between approx. 3,000 to 5,000 lessons depending upon the season. Therefore, the potential to develop and expand the swimming club through participation numbers is quite evident. Competitive training squad sessions are scheduled at Nepean Aquatic Centre and although the athletes who make up the bulk membership of the club train within the competitive squads, the club caters to swimmers of all ages and abilities.
For further club registration information, initial contact should be directed to Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club Secretary via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For squad training information, contact should be made with Head Coach, Jackie Barck mobile: 0411446018
Nepean Aquatic Centre situated at 16-19 Lambridge Place Penrith, adjacent to the newly constructed Atmosphere Health and Fitness Centre, NAC offers learn to swim instruction; squad training; fitness swimming and aquarobics classes. www.nepeanaquaticcentre.com.au
Why Join A Swim Club?
Swimming is an excellent way to keep children of all ages active. Physical activity provides your child with many lasting health benefits, including:
· Strong bones and muscles
· Healthy heart, lungs and arteries
· Improved coordination, balance, posture and flexibility
· A reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese
· A reduced risk of later developing heart disease, cancer and diabetes (type 2 diabetes is increasingly being found in adolescents).
The sport of swimming also provides participants with valuable life skills such as goal setting, discipline, friendship and belonging, teamwork, and the most obvious benefit, the ability to potentially save one’s own life, or others if difficulties are encountered in an aquatic environment. Anyone can join a swimming club no matter what fitness or ability level they are currently at. Swimming clubs provide the opportunity for individuals to swim recreationally (for fun and fitness), and/or for those who want to swim competitively to achieve their personal best!