President's Prattle - December 2020
The last two months have seen the running of two of our big social events and both were very successful. Once again Doddi’s Dash was a lot of fun, and another opportunity for the Club to contribute to the community by raising money for charity. Our Christmas lunch held last Sunday was also a huge success. Thank you to Glenda and her team of helpers, who coordinated the event, and all the members who assisted on the day.
Many members have been busy attending swimming events in Perth. It was great to see so many members supporting the Masters Swimming WOW swims at Fremantle and Coogee. (Click to see the reports on the Club Website). Both events offered the a choice of two swim distances. At this time of the year they are ideal training; especially, if you are entered in the Busselton Jetty Swim. In addition, it is also a good opportunity to swim at different venues.
I think the near perfect conditions for the Christmas 10k and 3.4k Cruiser swims at Coogee last Saturday were perhaps among the best I have ever swum in and made all the better by a delicious post-swim breakfast enjoyed with great company at the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. Congratulations to Jack Knobben who successfully completed the 10km to qualify for the Rottnest Channel Solo swim and to Steve F, Joel and Wayne who also swam the 10km just because they could! Where as Rhiannon, Ross, Jane, Paul, Deborah and Sue Mac enjoyed the challenge of the 3.4km 1 Lap Cruiser event. All agreed, though conditions were perfect, we all had to still work hard.
The next swim event that members will be entering in is the Port Bouvard Cut to Club to be held on Saturday 16 January 2021. Last year, our club support for this event was fantastic and I am sure this year will be the same. If you haven’t entered yet, it is a lot of fun.
Planning is underway for 2021 and so far we need two committee positions to be filled, namely: Recorder and Safety Officer. The committee recognises having one person taking on the job of the Safety Officer might be quite overwhelming, so we have discussed the possibility of setting up a Safety Sub-Committee to share the load. If you haven't already been on the committee, this is a great opportunity for you to give back to the club and learn new skills. Anyone interested in these positions, please approach a committee member and let them know. Other positions will become vacant as well and I will keep you informed of them.
No doubt over the next few weeks there will be plenty of swimming done at the beach and in the pool. On a hot day, the outside pool is the ideal place to notch up a few kms.
On behalf of your club committee. I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.