Training has started for the Parkes Sharks Swimming Club, and next week competition will start with a Family Fun Friday Night!
In an innovation for the club, the last Friday of the month will be a family night of fun for all. To start off with 29th October will be a series of relays and novelty events, followed by a picnic dinner (bring your own).
Whilst the event is being held under 80% Road Map protocols, the nearly 90 members of the club are more than champing at the bit to get back into competitive swimming.
It has been a long wait for the start of the season, but the swimmers are certainly putting all their lockdown energy stores (COVID-pounds) to good use, powering through the water at training sessions and doing their stretches. Coaches have been very impressed with their swimmers thus far.
Swimmers will be gearing up for the Parkes Carnival on 5th December where they will be able to pit their skills against many quality swimmers from the mountains and plains – Glenbrook to Lake Cargelligo, Peak Hill to Grenfell, and all towns and villages in between.
Summer carnivals after 1st December are all happening, and there will be a lot of fun and competition to keep the swimmers happy.
A highlight of the season will be the Mountains and Plains Summer Champion-ships in Orange in February.
It is not too late to join Parkes Sharks for this season. Training sessions are held most afternoons and mornings for the more advanced swimmers.
To join, you need to be of school age and be able to confidently swim 25m.
If you wish to see the fun that we have in Swim Club, come along and watch on Friday next week.
By Jay Quince