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SWIMMING CLUB –

ONLINE ENTRIES –  We remind everyone that entries will close at 11.00pm each Wednesday. Entries will not be accepted after the cut off time. If a swimmer needs to withdraw their nomination for Friday night events, they need to contact the Aquatic Centre by 5 pm on Friday. We also remind swimmers/parents that you cannot compete in two distances of the same stroke (i.e. swimmers must enter 25m or 50m, NOT both).

TIME KEEPING – If you are unable to help on your allocated night it is your responsibility to organise a replacement. 

UPCOMING CARNIVAL DATES

Glenbrook – 10 and 11 November 2018

Cowra – 17 and 18 November 2018 - entries close on 9 November.

Forbes – 24 and 25 November 2018

Parkes – 1 and 2 December 2018

Lithgow – 8 December 2018

Full details on each of the carnivals can be found at: https://mountainsandplainsnsw.swimming.org.au/page 

AQUATIC CENTRE CONTACTS – 

Phone: (02) 6343 1756 Mobile: 0490 830 563 E mail – aquaticcentre@weddin.nsw.gov.au Website https://grenfell.swimming.org.au/

SWIMMING CLUB: Local swimming club members are thrilled to be back at the pool for the 2018/19 swimming club season.

SWIMMING CLUB: Local swimming club members are thrilled to be back at the pool for the 2018/19 swimming club season.

WOMEN’S BOWLS – 

On Wednesday October 31, Women bowlers Courtney, Kathy and Rosemary travelled to Young to play in the Summer League against the Harden Hawks.

The wind also took part in the game which made it very interesting. A hard fought game with Harden coming out winners.

The score being Grenfell Golden Girls 12, Harden Hawks 17.

Thursday saw nine social players take part in two games. Julie being double lead again for a while until Pat had to leave.

The games were Sandra and Warren Paine played Ray and Rosemary Walter.

A win to the Paines with some help from the Walter pair.

In the other game Julie Wood and Quent Murray played Joy Murray and Martin Betcher.

Any game that has Julie in it will have volume and enjoyment.

Our meeting was held Saturday morning at 11am with six members present there was a quorum.

Many things were discussed, both from the District meeting and items important to our own club.

Among these were Saturday bowls to commence at 5pm due to the onset of summer and the hot weather.

A change of club shirts was also discussed, voted on and passed.

One member requesting her "No" vote be registered. This was done.

The shirts will be the same as the men’s club shirt, without the "Goldminer", instead it will have "Grenfell" in white letters with maroon edging on the back. It goes with our royal blue trousers, so there will be no change there.

A date for your diary with our Christmas bowls to be held on December 15.

The men bowlers will be invited to celebrate with us and it will also be our Presentation Night.

Another date for your diary is the Canberra visiting bowlers on  November 18. A list is on the mens board for single entries.

Please support this bowls morning and make our visitors welcome.

Tonight is Summer League at Young and we will be playing The Young Ones.

Secretary Sue is home and recuperating. We wish her a speedy recovery.

TRACTOR PULL: Thomas West  of Bribbarre participated in the Barmedman modified Tractor Pull, October 13, 2018.

TRACTOR PULL: Thomas West of Bribbarre participated in the Barmedman modified Tractor Pull, October 13, 2018.

President Kathy is in Sydney awaiting the arrival of a grandchild. We wish all well.

R.D.

Barmedman modified Tractor Pull – 

On October 13, 2018 Bribbarre local boy Thomas West participated in the Barmedman modified Tractor Pull.

Not only did he blow his own hair off but also the spectators with three good runs.

In the first run he pulled 78.866m, second run he pulled a 111.722m and in his third run he pulled a 95.292 with an average of 95.294.

This put him in second overall in his class. Well done Tommy. Great effort.

NETBALL – 

Grenfell Spring Mixed Competition

Results from Thursday November 1 – 

Goal Diggers  42 def T’s and B’s 15

Last Minute 37 def  NWA   6

Wild Hogs 15  def  Sweaty Netty 14

Noice Garry had the bye

Draw for this Thursday November 8 –  

6.30pm  T’s and B’s  v  Noice Garry –  Duty: Wild Hogs

6.30pm  Sweaty Netty  v  Last Minute –  Duty:  Wild Hogs

7.30pm  Wild Hogs v  NWA – Duty: Noice Garry

Bye  Goal Diggers

Grenfell Netball Association Annual General Meeting will be held on November 27, 2018 at 6.30pm at the Grenfell Bowling Club.

WATER SAFETY – 

WATER SAFETY WARNING AS TEMPERATURES INCREASE

An editorial from: Justin Scarr, CEO, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia

Summer is on the horizon and we’re starting to feel the heat across the country.

With the warmer weather more and more Australians and visitors flock to the various waterways as a reprise from the heat.

In the past week alone we have seen many lives lost to drowning, an average of one death each day. 

People were pulled from beaches, rivers, and pools in a series of tragedies across the country.

The majority of lives lost were men.

Today (Friday November 2nd) reports have emerged of a young male drowning at Wattamolla, a popular lagoon in the Royal National Park.

Media has reported that the 20 year old man and two friends got into trouble after cliff jumping.

Too many lives have been lost in tragedies that could have been prevented.

Don’t be complacent about water safety.

Follow these tips to keep yourself, family and friends safe around water:

1. Always wear a lifejacket.

Make sure you’re always wearing a lifejacket when fishing, boating, or using a watercraft.

2. Supervise children.

Actively supervise children at all times around water. Stay close and within arm’s reach.

3. Avoid drugs and alcohol around water.

Drugs and alcohol can delay your reaction time, inhibit your ability to assess risk, and effect your swimming ability.

It’s a deadly combination.

​4. Be aware of medical conditions and their impact around water.

Make sure you know your limits, have regular check-ups with your doctor, treat conditions, and don’t swim alone.

5. Check conditions.

If you’re heading out on the water, check the weather conditions before leaving. When swimming check for currents and rips before entering the water.

6. Don’t take risks around water.

Cliff jumping, diving from bridges, and reckless behaviour on boats can result in permanent injury or death. Play it safe, it’s not worth the risk.

7.  Always swim between the flags when at the beach.

If you get into trouble, stay calm and attract attention by raising your arm above your head.

8.Learn CPR and first aid. Resuscitation can mean the difference between life and death.

Learn lifesaving skills so you can provide vital treatment in the event of an emergency.

The Australian environment, coupled with our love of the water, means swimming, lifesaving and water safety skills are vital expertise in life.

If you’re yet to learn, or want to brush up on your skills, contact your local aquatic centre for more information.

Classes are run for all ages. 

The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report found that 249 people drowned in Australian waterways between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

Just under half (42%) of drowning deaths occurred in summer.

We have world renowned rivers and beaches on our doorsteps and pools in our backyards.

Enjoy the water this summer, but be aware of the dangers, and always take care.

By Justin Scarr

CEO, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia