City of Charm……what a Carnival!

WOW! What a weekend. Thank you to all of our Fairymead families for helping out with the immense task of running this carnival. Without your help, City of Charm just wouldn’t happen. This year’s carnival was a huge success. The competition was fierce and our swimmers shone. PB’s came thick and fast, medals were won and records fell. The names of Fairymead swimmers were ringing out loud and clear. Well Done Fairymead. Both our swimmers and parents deserve a big pat on there back. Thank You!

City of Charm……are we ready!

Well everyone, the count down is on. Our very own City of Charm swimming carnival is on this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and it is shaping up to be a good one! Our swimmers have been training hard and will all be hoping for some good PB’s. I am sure we will see some awesome swimming. Parents, we still need your help with baking, raffle prizes and assistance on the day. There are lots of jobs to be done and the old saying, “many hands make light work” really does apply. This carnival is an A grade carnival and traditionally attracts some pretty high class swimmers from all around the State. For those families new to Fairymead, this is the carnival to come and watch. Get involved, watch some swimming, and be part of the Fairymead family. Club nights are great…….City of Charm is spectacular.

Good luck swimmers!

Congratulations Fairymead Swimmers

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 in New Zealand

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 Reunion and Sign on Day.

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.

Wide Bay Short Course Championships.

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.

Wide Bay Super Camp!

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!!!