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The Gap State School
Cnr Waterworks & Settlement Roads, The Gap

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The Gap Gators

Our Club has a long and proud history. The Club was formed in 1968 and now with over 45 years of active swimming and competition by children from The Gap community. 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”. Many of our Club swimmers over the years have also competed at the District, Regional, State, National and International level.

Special Events and Championships

THE JACK CHRISTIANSEN MEMORIAL RELAY

This trophy was donated to the Club by Jack Christiansen, a former principal of The Gap State School, on his retirement in 1981. Jack was made a life member in recognition of his tremendous support for the Club since its formation in 1968.  Jack passed away in 1993 and it was decided by the Club that in future the event would be a memorial trophy.

THE COACH’S CUP

This event was initiated by former long – term club coach, Mr Cameron Speechley, and originally donated by the Aqualine Swim School, who had an association over many years with The Gap Gators.

THE SPEECHLEY SHIELD

The Speechley family originally donated this trophy in 1981 for senior boys and girls. The event was a 100 metre freestyle swim.  In 1991 the family decided that the trophy should be awarded to boys and girls aged between 9 and 11 inclusive.  Pat and Richard Speechley have been associated with the Club since its beginning and are Life Members.

THE REBECCA BROWN SHIELD

This shield is contested in honour of Rebecca Brown, the former 200 metre breaststroke world record holder and past Club member and who still holds breaststroke records at the Club

THE LICKISS CUP

This trophy was donated to the club in 1970 by Mr Bill Lickiss, our local State Member of Parliament at that time. Mr Lickiss officially opened our pool in 1968, and was prominent in the Club from the early days.

THE GAP CUP

The Club held the inaugural carnival on 11 September 2010 with over 160 swimmers from various schools competing for a perpetual inter-school trophy. The event was created to engage the local community and encourage participation in the sport of swimming.

 

LIFE MEMBERS AND HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS

The Club has recognised the following people for their outstanding contributions in making The Gap Gators Amateur Swimming Club a success over the years:

 

YEAR NAME
1976 Mrs Rhonda Bygraves
Mr Richard Speechley
1977 Mrs Marilyn Gumm
Mr Ron Mc Donald
1978 Mrs Pat Speechley
1980 Mrs Mary Hukins
Mr John Smith
1981 Mr Jack Christensen (Hon)
1982 Mrs Jan Holmes
Mrs Pam Smith
1983 Mrs Jan Scriven
Mrs Roslyn Williams
1984 Mr Rex Owen
Mrs Val Owen
1985 Mr Bruce Scriven
1988 Mr Trevor Crease
Mr Lauren Taylor
1989 Mrs Lyn Forster
Mrs Lyn Taylor
1990 Mr Robert (Bob) Nolan
Mr John Lane
1993 Mr Bob Rowe (Hon)
1996 Mrs Jenny Crawford
Mrs Tracey Holloway
1997 Mrs Bev Coppleman
 2005 Mrs Ann Horne
Mr Cameron Speechley
 2009 Mr Don Bletchley
Mr Alan Swetman

 

For the nostolgic our old website can be found here.