The 2017/2018 Grenfell Swimming Club (GSC) presentation night, held on Friday evening, April 6, was a great turnout. Danny Joyce, GSC president, thanked all for attending and said ‘How wonderful to have the pool back and see many swimmers enjoying the new facility after last season’s break.’ The evening was later than planned due to issues with the new system. Danny also said. ‘A huge thank you to the ladies in the engine room Jenny Bell and Nicola Mitton who spent long hours over weekends to sort out these issues – we really appreciate your time and tireless efforts.’ Nicola and Jenny were presented with a beautiful bunch of flowers.
With about 100 registered swimmers beginners improved and swimmers advanced so well. Well done and congratulations to each and every swimmer for their effort and commitment during the season.
Certificates were presented – well done to every swimmer. The most wins (7) during the season went to Mikayla Hughes – 9/10 years; Jaxon Greenaway 14/15 years and Tom Robinson - 15/16 years – congratulations.
Awards and Trophies All main trophies to remain at swimming pool club rooms but you are most welcome to organise with Leann to have a photo taken with your trophy. They will be displayed in the club rooms. The following awards and trophies were presented:
Most Improved Swimmer
Freestyle – Ky O’Byrne and Linda Hucker; Butterfly – Jethro Fenton and Penny Hughes; Backstroke – Tyler Stevens and AIyssa Heathcote; Breakstroke – Henry Turner and Lila Yates.
Beginner - Luke Freebody and Rachel Hunter.
More Advanced - Will Wilson and Sophie Hughes
Hartwig Encouragement Award - Skye McLelland
Club Consistency Award - Jackson Greenaway and Lily Holmes
Best and Fairest Squad Award - Harry Robinson and Xanthe Johnson.
Most Improved in Stroke Technique - Jethro Fenton and Penny Hughes
Keen Competitors Award - Harry Robinson and Genevieve McLelland
Quiet Achiever Award – Brayden Hucker and Mikayla Hughes
Club Distinction - Tom Robinson (an award that hasn’t been presented for a long time – well deserved.)
Club Representation – George and Niamh Mitton.
Clarke Family Trophy – Josh Freebody.
Point Score Awards: Beginner – Josh Freebody; C Grade Alexi Hunter; B Grade Hamish Gibson and A Grade Linda Hucker
Overall Boys Point Score – Jaxon Greenaway and Overall Girls Point Score – Linda Hucker
Most Improved Swimmer Overall – Xanthe Johnson
Best Club person – Ross Greenaway
Best Club support – David Freebody
Trucurnook, was awarded a trophy for winning the Annual Business House Relays earlier in the year.
A special thanks to the boys cooking the barbeque throughout the season - Ross Greenaway, Gavin Johnson and Peter Mitton. Thank you also to other GSC committee members who work a lot behind the scenes too. Danny said ‘A very special thank you from all of us, to our GSC secretary, Leann Logan’. Danny went on to say ‘With a new structure comes new challenges and of course there were teething problems with the new pool’ Leann took it in her stride and sorted issues out to make sure everything ran smoothly. Lastly a huge thank you to our wonderful GSC president Danny Joyce.