The results from our 2019 Club survey are available.
In this newsletter:
Trialling a booking system
Mardi Gras Film Festival - tickets still available
Upcoming events for your diary
Happy New Year everyone! Big things ahead for 2019 - read on below for just a few bits and bobs keeping the committee busy.
In this newsletter:
Mardi Gras Film Festival
Morning and Lunchtime sessions are back in 2019
What a year it has been!
I want to thank each and every member of the Wett Ones family for making 2018 one of our biggest and best yet. With 50 new members this calendar year, our second placing in the Masters NSW tally and more swimmers swimming every week, it is indeed an exciting time to be the President of this great club.
Wett Ones 2019 memberships now available
If you think 2018 has been a big year at Wett Ones, just wait to see what we have in store for 2019!
Annual memberships for Wett Ones LGBT+ Swimming Club Inc, provided by Masters Swimming Australia, are now available for renewal. Read on below to find out how you can re-join Sydney’s most gay and lesbian swimming club for another exciting year in and out of the pool...
We look forward to your renewed membership, participation and enthusiasm for a massive 2019!
Key contacts for 2019
Registrar Evan Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) can help you with any questions you have related to your membership and entering swim meets. Whether you are renewing, you are a new member or have been a member in the past, Evan is here to help you.
Female Rep Susie Purcell (email@example.com) and Male Rep Charlie Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) are both available for anything club related and they are the best people to contact if you would like to raise something with the committee.
Benefits of Membership
Membership with Masters Swimming Australia
Access to competitions in Australia and internationally
Insurance that covers you and the club
Access to nine swimming sessions each week with some of the lowest rates in Sydney
Access to a team of qualified coaches
Regular masterclasses and stroke correction clinics
Exclusive Speedo offers and 30% off Speedo performance swimwear
Exclusive access to our members-only Facebook group (non financial members will lose access at the end of Jan 2019)
How to Join
- $130 for a standard member
- $85 for youth (25 and under)
- $85 concession (please contact Evan for approval before using this option)
Steps to Register:
1. Visit the Masters Swimming Australia Membership Portal
2. Choose your option of either New Member or Renewal
3. If you are renewing login using your existing username and password. We can no longer look this up for you. Please check your email or use the forgot password option to retrieve your details.
4. Choose NSW as your state and if you need it our club code is NWO
5. Payment can be made by PayPal or Credit Card
What’s happening in 2019
On our website you can find a full schedule of social events and competitions that we are focusing on; the key highlights here are listed below:
19 Jan - Campbelltown Pointscore Swim meet (first swim meet of the year)
26 Jan - Soaking Wett Australia Day Boat cruise (and the Facebook event)
17 Feb - Mardi Gras Fair Day
2 Mar - Mardi Gras Parade
6 Apr - Wett Ones Pointscore Swim meet
27-28 Apr - State Long Course Championships (SOPAC)
11 May - Wett Ones Half Halloween fancy dress party
25 May - Ettalong Pointscore Swim meet weekend
14 July - NSW Relay meet
12-13 Oct - NSW State Short Course Championships (Woy Woy)
The club is also working towards 2 big events in the future:
Feb/Mar 2020 - IGLA Melbourne
Nov 2022 - Gay Games in Hong Kong
I'm Susie the returning Female Rep for all of our women members (right in the pic below with Coach Janet on the left). We're super keen as a club to build on our female member base and ensure our women members feel supported amongst what is sometimes a sea of fellas! Albeit a lovely bunch of fellas that they are.
Your new Wett Ones committee met for the first time on Monday to discuss plans for the coming year. The Committee typically meets on the second Monday of each month and it is my intention to provide you with an update following these meetings to keep you informed on the goings on of our club.
Wett Ones Morning Training Sessions
We are expanding the number of swimming sessions we offer each week to 9 with the addition of 2 weekday morning sessions at Victoria Park Pool.
Starting on the 5th of November, these sessions will run every Monday and Thursday morning from 6am to 7am. Monday will be coached by Peter and Thursday will be coached by Janet, see below for more details.
We will have 2 lanes available and these sessions will be targeted at swimmers who usually train in lanes 6 and 7 (intermediate and advanced) with a focus on fitness. If you are unsure about attending please check with one of the coaches.
Starts: Monday, 5 November, 2018
Days: Monday and Thursday
Time: 6am to 7am
Pool Entry Fee: $5 (mention you are with Wett Ones, they also take the 360 pass)
Coaching Fee: $5.50 (tap and pay, card only)
It is a very exciting time at the Wett Ones as we announce our partnership with Speedo.
We thought it was time to give you a quick run down on our upcoming swim meet. Remember its on Mardi Gras eve - Friday 2nd March at 5pm!
Fair Day is one of the highlights of the Mardi Gras calendar.
It's always a great day out, when our community comes out in force to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. It's also an opportunity for us to promote the club and our upcoming events.
On Sunday the 14th on January, four Wett Ones travelled to Raymond Terrace for the first NSW Masters Swim Meet of 2018 – Rylee, Dan and David competing and Peter officiating on pool deck.
Tuesday and Thursday lunch time sessions resuming in 2018
In August this year, the Wett Ones are travelling to Paris to compete in the Gay Games. Not only will it be important for those competing to keep up regular attendance at training, but to also get in plenty of race practice in the lead up.
The Wett Ones 2017 annual report, presented at the organisation's AGM on 11th November 2017.
This weekend 8 Wett Ones put their training to the test and took to the pool at Sydney Olympic Park for State Long Course Championships. Swimming in the Olympic pool was as always a great experience for our swimmers and lent itself to some fantastic efforts with multiple PBs, gold medals, and two winning relays.
Great news! We're about to introduce even more swimming sessions to give you more options to join us at Sydney University Sports and Aquatic Centre! Now on Tuesday and Thursday lunch times!
The annual President's Report for Wett Ones Swimming Club for the period November 2015 to October 2016.
Well here we are folks, the opening ceremony is upon us, and the first action in pool begins in less than 24 hours. In this series (as well as doubling traffic to our site) I have reviewed Australia’s Olympic medal hopes in all the big events in the pool. I haven’t covered all of our incredible athletes, there just isn’t time here, but rest assured each are equally as deserving of the right to call themselves Australian Dolphins.