Freezing weather does not stop the Yass Swimming Club; they are all fired up and inviting the community to join them. Braving the cold weather, club members have been busy chopping trailer loads of firewood for their fundraising auction this Saturday, June 17th.


The club aims to raise money for a number of projects, enhancing the swimming experience for club events, school carnivals, the Yass Shine Shield, and general pool users. Hugh Rainger, the Club President, explained that the club seeks funding throughout the year to make improvements to pool facilities and support club swimmers.


“This year’s funds will be focused on equipment and training for the kids, as well as the potential for some regular paid coaching at the pool during the summer,” said Hugh.

Yass Swimming Club- Eloise Baker, Sophia Baker, Allira Blayden and Izabella Blayden at a developmental meet in Griffith

“We are incredibly grateful to our local community—both businesses and individuals—who support our club events and fundraising. We prioritise initiatives that benefit all swimmers and the various carnivals held at the Yass pool,” he added.


“At YSC, we’re all about participation. We welcome kids of all ages who want to learn to swim, improve their strokes and times, learn water safety, and, above all, have fun. Join us in the summer; we’d love to see you,” expressed Hugh.

“We had several kids last season who had barely been in the water before, but by the end of the season, they were confidently swimming 25 meters on our fun-filled Friday night club nights.”


Last year’s auction was a great success, garnering fantastic support from the generous people of Yass who attended, bid, and some were even lucky enough to take home a load of wood.


This year’s event is shaping up to be even better. Our super team of enthusiastic volunteers braved the cold three weeks ago to cut, split, and load over 12 loads of quality district dead fallen wood in varied sizes. We have made every effort to make the auction appealing to as many people as possible. Whether you want a small, medium, or large load, you’ll have the opportunity to throw your hands in the air.

Hours of hard yakka preparation for the auction haven’t extinguished volunteers’ smiles


Just like last year, the cake stall will be running, offering delicious sweet treats. And remember, if you’re the successful bidder on a load, they’ll even deliver it for you (as long as you live in the Yass postcode!).


Come down to Meehan Street at 10 am this Saturday, where over 12 trailers and ute loads of chopped firewood will be auctioned. Alongside the auction, there will be a cake stall, ensuring there’s something for everyone.


The Club hopes the community will join them to bid on a load of wood, with the added benefit of Yass Swimming Club members delivering and unloading the wood on the same day.