Albany Swim Club looking for fresh start when they return to training next week

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Albany Swim Club vice president Steve Babcevich, President Tracy Myers and committee member Sam Barron.
Camera IconAlbany Swim Club vice president Steve Babcevich, President Tracy Myers and committee member Sam Barron. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany Swim Club will be looking for a fresh start with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, when they resume to training within the next fortnight.

Swimmers will return to the pool on June 16 after Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre closed its doors in March because of the pandemic.

ASC members will train five days a week, with both morning and night sessions run in shorter time slots.

Training can return after adhering to Swimming Australia and Swimming WA guidelines to restart along with liaison with ALAC.

New ASC president Tracy Myers said their squads were excited to get back in the water.

“It’s awesome we are returning. The kids are elated,” Myers said.

“We missed a couple of big events, so we are very keen to resume.

“We are keen to get back with our new coach. He has some new ideas.

“We can’t wait for him to be back on deck and start seeing some results.”

The club has five new members join its committee since the start of the pandemic.

Myers has taken on the president role while Steve Babcevich is the new vice-president.

“We are looking forward to a fresh start and going down a different pathway,” Myers said.

“I just wanted to support the club and build the capacity.”

Myers said the club was always looking for new swimmers to join its junior or senior squads.

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