The Gap Gators Club Executive would like to welcome back our returning families and extend a very warm welcome to all new members for the 2016 – 2017 season.
Our club prides ourselves on the work we do towards achieving the Club principles of:
- Providing development pathway opportunities for children in the sport of swimming
- Facilitating an environment that ensures fairness of competition
- Encouraging and strengthening community interaction, and
- Most of all everyone is having fun.
Watching the swimmers at the Olympics has made me realise our clubs long and proud history. The Club was formed in 1968 and now with nearly 50 years of active swimming and competition by children from The Gap and surrounding communities. There are not many Clubs around with longevity such as ours.
We encourage all families to join with the spirit that has seen swimmers try hard each week to do a personal best and enjoy the fun of “having a go”.
- Working bee 10th September 930am
- The Gap Cup 11th September 1230. Try and win the cup for your school.
- Season opening night is the 7th of October 2016. 6pm for a 615 start.
Join the Gap Gators – Sign-on here
President: Glen Sanderson | Secretary: Matt Abel | Treasurer: David Metzger
When are Club nights?
Club nights are held Friday evenings during school terms 4 & 1, with swimming starting at 6:15pm and concluding approximately 8.30 pm. Swimmers only need to be able to swim 12.5 metres to join in and are encouraged to start participating as soon as they feel comfortable.
It is a fun, informal family night with a well-run canteen and a raffle drawn during the evening. Interclub carnivals are held during the season. The swim season ends with club championships where swimmers compete for trophies.
What age do children have to be to join the club?
There is no age requirement, though children need to be able to swim 12.5m unaided. For young children who may be a little nervous (or for parents who are a bit unsure how their child will go) experienced squad swimmers will be on hand in the pool to assist and encourage if required.
The Gap Gators Amateur Swimming Club
The Gap State School
Cnr Waterworks & Settlement Roads, The Gap
(pool entry via gate on Settlement Road)
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Carnival Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org