Greenbank Gators Swimming Club is eagerly anticipating the start of the 2021-22 swimming season - and club members have a great deal to be excited about.
The club has established a new club night, and has a host of new swimmers sign on for the new season.
But the club is after even more Gators to get involved, with a sign-on day set down for at the Greenbank State School Pool on Saturday.
The day gets underway at 9am, and runs until 11am.
"All interested swimmers, parents and carers are welcome to come down and ask us questions or sign up for a 'come and try' membership in time for the first club night of the season - Monday, October 11, 2021," club spokeswoman Bec Head said.
"The 2021-22 season sees the return to a more comprehensive competitive meet schedule across Brisbane.
"With GGSC offering competitive membership (as well as recreational membership) new and returning swimmers will be eligible to enter a wide range of meets and enjoy the challenge of competing and potentially qualifying for Brisbane and State Championship meets held across the 2021-22 season.
The Queensland Short Course State Championships are on in mid-September. A number of GGSC swimmers have qualified to race at the meet.
Qualifying times are fast, the club says.
"We congratulate those swimmers who have risen to the challenge and achieved these times," Head said.
"We also wish them luck for their races."
Club nights are on every Monday in terms one and four, with gates open from 6pm.
The club night format 25 metres or 50m of each stroke and one longer distance event per week, all within a fun, friendly and supportive environment.
"The GGSC committee also welcomes expressions of interest from any parents or carers who are potentially interested in joining or supporting the committee in any one of the number of roles undertake," Head said.
For more information, search for the club on Facebook
It comes after the club's swimmers smashed through their Starlight fundraiser goal this year, easily beating $2000.
The team swam 360 kilometres - almost the distance from the Gators' Greenbank headquarters to Coffs Harbour. NSW.
The campaign was Kyla Diesing's idea.
Kyla, nine, asked the club to put the call out on Facebook for swimmers to get involved.
The Brimble sisters, Zahra (13) and Isla (10), answered, along with Niamh Kerrigan, 10, siblings Maddie (10) and Alex Head.
They each covered 60km for the cause, with squad nights and competitive meets counting.
The money raised went to support children across the country.
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