Council gets in the swim
LEONGATHA Swimming Club gratefully accepted a $1000 grant from South Gippsland Shire Council for the purchase of a new white board and storage cupboard recently.
“It’s a great thing to know we’ve got the support of the council,” LSC president Peter Bellingham said.
The whiteboard, which is used by coaches to display training programs to the club’s swimmers, has been well received by those who use it. Ditto the storage cupboard.
Mr Bellingham said the club was “looking good for the upcoming season”.
“Our membership numbers are strong for this time of year and we will be planning events for the spring and early summer,” he said.
In addition to night time sessions, young and old alike have been enjoying a Wednesday morning training session under the expert eye of Lorrie McKenzie.
For many of the older members of the club, like Matt Dunn, the individualised coaching offered to the small group was something that kept them coming back.
“We’re basically getting a personal trainer for the cost of a club membership. For a novice swimmer like me it’s a great way to get fit and become a little bit faster in the pool. Lorrie’s a fantastic coach and we’re certainly lucky to have her,” he said.
“Even if you’re a very average swimmer like me, the club has a place for you. I’d certainly encourage adults to get involved.”
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