Seth Parton from Rainbow Beach gave us a roaring start in his 50m freestyle
by Bobbie-jo Parton by Head coach/Instructor
The Rainbow Beach Aquatic and Fitness Centre held the Wide Bay Short Course Championship swim meet on August 8 and 9. It was run by a fantastic group from Wide Bay Swimming. They brought with them a warm welcome and, not to mention, an amazing number of visitors to our beautiful town.
It was great to see the facility full of talented swimmers and their families. The feedback from all was very positive, with compliments on how clean and tidy the centre was and how smoothly everything went.
We entered six swimmers from the Rainbow Warriors Swim Club and you can read the photo captions to see that huge accomplishments come in small packages!
In addition, Luxie-Leigh showed us her new-found power in breaststroke and Amber took out personal best times and made us all proud.
Congratulations to all of our swimmers for taking part in this adventure. Keep up the training and positive attitudes.
The aquatic centre would not have run so smoothly without the help of our volunteers or staff. There was Betty who sold hot chips like no other, and Pat, who kept our fridges full and lolly bags flowing, Silvier assisted with the sales of our raffles and Donna kept everything from tables to toilets spick and span, giving us the cleanest facility at any meet yet!
Thank you to the sports and recreation club for organising the food, and the chefs for the amazing service. It was a big two days for them, as they had several functions on that weekend and still managed to help us out.
The kiosk would not have run so smoothly without the help of Laurel and Bec keeping control of everything so well, and those who came and stopped in to ask if we needed a helping hand.
John and Brook’s coffee cart was a great relief as it was flat-out making coffees, hot chocolates and donating some proceeds to the swim club.
Lastly Mark and Viki Daniels, thank you for arriving early and staying late to help Jake pack up three days in a row!
P.S. Swim club/ Learn to swim sign on is September 10 and 17 at 3pm – 6pm. For Details drop into the Aquatic Centre or call 54863191 prompt 3 for Aquatic Centre.