Many Fairymead swimmers are off to Wondai this weekend. Best of luck everyone. We hope it is not as wet as it was last year. Wondai is a great family friendly fun meet and our swimmers usually come home with big smiles. GO FAIRYMEAD!
CONGRATULATIONS FAIRYMEAD SWIMMERS! We had a very large team of swimmers compete at Maryborough – Heritage City swim meet today. Each and every one of our swimmmers shone. From our ambitious little juniors; Grace and Harrison, to our big guys; Tash, Kyle and Caleb….and all those in between. We had loads of PB’s achieved, heaps of medals won, lots of records achieved and a number of age champion towels brought home. It was a great day out and we are proud of each and every swimmer. Well done Fairymead.
Spread the word…….Club night starts back on Monday 7th October. Nominations taken at the door. Racing starts at 6pm. The BBQ will sell burgers and sausages for those hungry swimmers and their families. Bring your togs, bring your goggles, and we’ll see you there. FUN FUN FUN!!!!
Good Luck Natasha Walden. We hope you enjoy your trip to NZ with the Wide Bay Squad. Natasha, Michele and Bev left yesterday for their New Zealand trip. Natasha will train and compete in New Zealand at their Championship meet. Natasha is seeded well for this competition and we wish her the best of luck for her events. GO TASH! Fairymead will be cheering!
Fairymead Swimming Club is holding it’s REUNION on Saturday 7th September from 2pm. This should be a fun evening and a great opportunity for squad swimmers (both past and present) to catch up.
Fairymead sign on day will also be held on Sunday the 8th September from 10am til 2pm. There will be a fun Macca’s mini swim meet and an opportunity to meet Olympic Gold Medalist Melanie Schlanger. Each new swimmer will receive a free MacDonald’s pack, there will be a free sausage sizzle, and swimming demonstrations by our senior swimmers. The day will be FUN FUN FUN! So if you are interested in swimming, come and join in on this fun filled event.
Good Luck to all of our Fairymead swimmers heading off to Hervey Bay to swim at the Wide Bay SC Champs over the weekend. Please remember to wear your Fairymead caps when swimming. We are encouraging all swimmers to wear their yellow caps at carnivals so that they can be clearly identified by our coaches and team. We would also like all swimmers to ensure they have a Fairymead shirt for swimming carnivals. If you do not have a cap or shirt, please see a committee member so that you can obtain one. We would also like to remind all families that due to renovations at the Hervey Bay Acquatic Centre, the usual access has been changed. Can all families please read the email that you should have received regarding this. Again, best of luck to our swimmers.
Some of our swimmers attended the Wide Bay Super Camp at the Sunshine Coast over the weekend. The Super Camp was for swimmers aged 11 – 13yrs across Wide Bay who gained silver or gold level in the Junior Excellence program and who attended the required Wide Bay regional meets. The camp was attended by Fairymeads Indy Burt, Connor Simms, Sarah Watson, Macson Cottle, and Caleb Spark. These swimmers had an awesome time and I am sure they have some stories to tell. If you see them at the pool, ask them about the camp. I am sure they will tell you about the FUN they had! A big THANK YOU also to our Senior Swimmer and New Zealand Squad team member Natasha Walden and out tireless President Michele Watson. These two did a great job in running the camp and supervising our children with the help of the other Wide Bay Committee members and the other New Zealand Squad team swimmers. I think the weekend was a GREAT SUCCESS!!!
Congratulations and well done to all of the swimmers who competed at our very own Winter Short Course Carnival on the weekend. An extra big congratulations to our very own age champions Georgia Bell, Kyle Rethamel, Caleb Spark, Paris Bell and Isaac Cooper. We had lots of PB’s, heaps of new records, and some terrific swims by all. Thank you also to the dedicated parents, members and coaches who helped with the successful running of this carnival. Without your help, it just wouldn’t have happened. CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!
The count down is on!
It is only three weeks before our Winter Short Course Carnival, so it’s time to get ready! Swimmers, have you put your nominations in? Nominations close Wednesday 5th of June. Parents, have you put your name on the jobs roster and the baking list. We have lots of jobs to do, and need parents to help. Jobs range from helping on the gate with entry, program and raffle ticket sales, helping on the BBQ, running of times throughout the meet, to time keeping. We also need parents to assist with baking some yummy biscuits or slices. Both the Parent roster and the baking list are on the Fairymead notice board at B.S.A. We also urgently need swimmers and parents to get their crafting hats on and make something for our raffle. Any home made or home grown items can be given to either Michele or Karen, or left at the pool.
Fairymead swimmers and parents! Your HELP is needed. This year we are again having a “Home Grown” theme for our Winter Short Course Carnival on the 22nd and 23rd of June. We are starting to collect raffle prizes for our multi draw raffles and are hoping families will donate a home made or home grown raffle prize or two. Last year people made decorated picture frames, wooden planter boxes, beanie and scarf sets, embroidered towel sets, home decorated handtowels, home made cards, decorated t-shirts, and the list goes on. So put on your thinking caps and get crafting. We would like as many prizes as we can get. Prizes can be given to Karen or Michele or left at BSA anytime from next week on. THANK YOU!