PICTON SWIMMING CLUB
Swimming Club offers a fantastic way to get involved in swimming. Events range from 12.5m, through to 25m, 50m and up to 200m events for the senior swimmers. The best part is Club nights focus on participation and making swimming a fun, social event.
Welcoming all ages and all abilities are welcome (even pre-schoolers who need a back bubble!) Beginner events are held indoors until the weather warms up, with seniors in the outdoor Pool.
Between 1969 and 2002 club competitions took place during the summer months as there was no indoor pool available for competition during the winter swimming season. During this time members would brave the cooler water temperature during the early and late parts of the summer season, only entering with diving in with ease during warmest months of summer.
In 1995 the outdoor pool was heated, making club competition more enjoyable for the entirety of the summer season. Following this, the Wollondilly Community Leisure Centre was officially opened by Shane Gould in 2003, providing the addition of a heated indoor 25m pool, and the subsequent addition of a winter swimming season for our club.
Gone are the early days where club competition was held on a Thursday night in an un-heated pool. Today club competitions are held in both summer and winter on a Friday night and we encourage everyone to become involved and bring the family down to the pool for an enjoyable night!
Now, 42 years on from our beginnings, we still uphold the tradition that the club was founded on, by encouraging all members, irrespective of age and ability, to enjoy and be successful in swimming!