The Yass Swimming Club had four swimmers do the club proud at a recent event in Temora. Sophie Baker, Emily Hudson, Callie Ellis and Ariel Wilson recorded personal bests and have excelled this season. They will represent Southern Inland Swimming at Sydney with the region represented by towns as far south as Deniliquin to Griffith in the west.

Club Committee member Donna said, “We have had good numbers, far exceeded our expectations. We have had a really good response and a lot of new swimmers join the club, we are headed in the right direction.”

“We would love to see a heated pool in Yass and have been talking about it for years. The last I heard, Council staff have just presented to a workshop questions around keeping it in Council hands or privatising it.”

“There are lots of grants available for not for profits, giving it to a private group, you may miss out on them.”

“There is a big need for hydrotherapy and we have 100 swimmers registered and we would like to see that keep going.” Donna said, “The Shine Shield can be a little bit tricky, the handicap was usually set around five meets and we only had three, but it was really just a fun day. A lot of our competitive swimmers went to the official carnivals, but it’s great to have an event where kids, parents and anyone can jump in and have a go, like with the Shine Shield.