Each season our achievements are outstanding and each season I am delighted by the progress we make as a club; we all continue to build and go from strength to strength. In the year of our 140th anniversary, the 2021/2022 season has again showcased the talent of our members.
Last weekend at the Swimming Victoria Annual Awards, the premier event for the season gone, it was announced GSC are ranked 4th in the state for our performance at championship meets. We are the highest ranked regional club and it is evident GSC have made their mark within the swimming fraternity.
Furthermore, Matilda Byrnes was awarded the 14yr age group champion and James Logan the 15-18yr MC champion for their outstanding individual results. James was also awarded the Swimming Victoria Trophy for success in all strokes.
Emy Simsic, GSC Secretary was celebrated as Volunteer of the Year for her tireless work not only within our club but also her efforts assisting at district and school events and her work on various Swimming Victoria committees and working groups. We are fortunate to have volunteers who support our club and further the sport of swimming within the community. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our club and integral to the success of our programs.
We continue to work closely with Olympic Coach Wayne Laws who received the honour of Coach of the Year for his contribution to his swimmers medal winning performances at the Olympics this year. Wayne is a regular visitor to our club and mentors our coaching team, his guidance and support of the GSC has been invaluable.
GSC will continue to celebrate the highlights of the 2021/2022 season at our club Presentation Night on 10 September and warmly encourage all members to attend. Our club and programs continue to evolve. The 2022/2023 season has kicked off with great results across the short course events and we are excited by what remainder of the season has in store!