Swim team grows in Lismore

Lismore-Twilight-swim Carnival-Mar.-2014

The drought has finally broken – in the pool.

With many years of hard work by Lismore Workers Swim Team committee and dedicated parents and friends, the club is now growing in membership, despite the fact that Swimming Australia in general, is showing a decline in memberships. Lismore Workers Swim Team, built on family, friendship and fun, now have a growing and very competitive carnival team, all of whom have infectious smiles plastered on their faces and contagious enthusiasm oozing from their bodies. They really do enjoy their sport of swimming.

At the Lismore Twilight Swimming Carnival, 130 swimmers from 11 local swimming clubs participated. Lismore Workers Swim Team accounted for 51 swimmers competing in 274 events. More than half were very new to competing.

A worthy and inspirational event to raise funds to help the less fortunate, took place mid-way through the carnival. Aaron Dobbs, a well-known and popular swimmer and his mother Susan Dobbs, Shaved for a Cure, giving up their locks, so others have a little more hope. A bucket went round and another $200 plus was added to their fundraising. 

‘It really is a rewarding experience to watch these swimmers enjoying their sport’, says LWST coach Gary Dardengo.

‘This shows benefits of all the hard work they and their coaches have put in. I’m so proud of every one of them.

‘We also had the highest number of officials operating the carnival, which shows the depth and passion that our parents have for this club.’


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