The swimming season kicks off tomorrow (Saturday) with the opening of the Parkes pool for the next six months.
The Parkes Sharks Swimming Club will have a registration day tomorrow from 10am to 12 noon with club coaches on hand to assess new entrants.
Orders for new swimming costumes will also be taken. Training for club members will begin on Tuesday, 8th October.
Other changes this season include the move of the club trial night to Thursday nights.
On club trial nights families are more than welcome, even if you are not a member, to still use the pool BBQ facilities, the wading pool and play area.
The first club trial night will be on Thursday, 17th October with races commencing at 6pm.
Fees for this season have been supplemented by the Sharks to help reduce the ongoing hardship caused by the drought.
Even though the Parkes swimming sea- son is yet to begin, Parkes swimmers have been busy with three Sharks members at- tending a Mountains and Plains development carnival in Orange last Sunday.
Matt and Blake Price and Clara Rice dropped several seconds from their previous best times from last season.
The major highlight for the coming sea- son will be the Parkes Carnival in December, and with a great number of local swimmers making representative swimming teams for schools early in the next school year, it would be a great competition to get involved in to improve times and results.
By Jay Quince