16 August 2016
Junior Olympic Carnival
It was great to see so many swimmers from our community joining us at Aqualink Box Hill for our Junior Olympic Carnival.
With close to 100 swimmers attending it was fantastic to see our learn to swim and competitive squad swimmers come together, having a go and have fun doing it. Swimmers were given the opportunity to race for 25m in all 4 strokes, 50m in freestyle and have some fun with novelty relays.
Carnivals run in a family orientated, fun environment are a great way of introducing young swimmers to the sport of swimming. The carnival was run as a part of Swimming Australia’s initiative to develop the grassroots level of the sport, whilst leveraging the hype of the Olympics to encourage young aspiring swimmers of the future.
At Surrey Park we encourage participation; with a pathway starting from beginners learning to swim to swimmers competing at the highest levels of national and international competition. If competing is not for you, you can swim for fitness under the direction of our experienced coaches.
Swimming is a sport for life and an important part of the Australian culture.
* Paralympian Chris Mullins for attending and bringing his Beijing Paralympic gold medal. We all loved having you there, hearing your stories and getting to touch your gold medal.
* To all our Age High Performance swimmers that helped on the night and our volunteer parents.
To view photos of the night please either email [email protected] and we will send you the link or for Surrey Park Swimming members you can find the link to the photos in the members section of our website.