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Narrogin Amateur Swim Club membership and fundraising drive to power pool prowess

Daniel RooneyNarrogin Observer
Members of the Narrogin Amateur Swimming Club.
Camera IconMembers of the Narrogin Amateur Swimming Club. Credit: Daniel Rooney

The Narrogin Amateur Swimming Club is looking for new members, swim coaches and community support to help raise funds for training equipment and to keep the medals coming.

After a successful weekend in the water at the Great Southern Regional Championships in Albany, head coach Tanya Hart was poolside with swimmers on February 14 ahead of the club’s next meet.

“Most of the kids here were competing on the weekend and we’re going to Corrigin on Sunday,” she said.

“It’s not an affiliated meet but there will be officials there. It’s a meet to give kids a chance to get a swim because there’s not a lot around for country kids.”

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About 30 children ranging in age from eight to 16 regularly attend training sessions at the Narrogin Regional Leisure Centre.

The club meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for training.
Camera IconThe club meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for training. Credit: Daniel Rooney

“We train twice a week because kids have basketball, tennis, hockey,” Hart said.

“It’s the perfect recovery for their bodies. If you get swim-fit, I think you can do any sport.”

To keep club membership accessible and training competitive, the club has embarked on a year-long fundraising campaign.

“It’s mostly for equipment, hand paddles, pool buoys,” Hart said.

“We have caps but we’d love to eventually promote the Narrogin swim club brand with club bathers.

The fundraising will help the club buy new equipment.
Camera IconThe fundraising will help the club buy new equipment. Credit: Daniel Rooney

“We’re trying to keep the membership fee quite low and get the best resources that we can.”

The club is raising funds by selling Entertainment Group memberships that provide discounts on a range of events, activities and experiences via a voucher book app.

“It all adds up,” Hart said.

“You can share it between four family members — movies, fitness, it’s got something for everyone.”

Swim season ends for the club in March but Hart is keen to get an early start on the 2024-25 season, which kicks off in September.

“If there are any coaches that would like to join and do sessions over winter, the kids would love it,” she said.

“For next season we’d definitely love more coaches — the more coaches we have, the more the kids can improve.”

Club contact information and the fundraising link is available on the NASC Facebook page.

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