A.B. Paterson College Swimming Club

A.B. Paterson College Swimming Club is run independently to the school swimming programme.   It is a registered club within Queensland Swimming.  Students can join as recreational members, making them eligible for club nights or as competitive members, enabling them to compete at any Queensland Swimming Meet.   Membership to A.B. Paterson College Swimming Club is only available to students within the College. Currently our swimmers range in age from 7-16.
Becoming a member of A.B. Paterson College Swimming Club will give children the opportunity to practise the skills needed for competitive swimming. Club nights are held fortnightly from August through to May.  During club nights times are recorded, with points allocated for participation, equalling personal best times and improvement on times.  At the end of the swimming season awards are given for:
•  Highest point score
• Most improved swimmer in each stroke
• Coaches' encouragement awards
• Outstanding performance

The A.B. Paterson College Swimming Club caters for all ages and abilities from recreational swimmers through to swimmers competing at national levels.
Our coaching staff have a goal to help every swimmer achieve their full potential and to provide a friendly and supportive environment.

Membership 2013/14
Fees: $90 competitive swimmer, third family member $70
          $75 recreational swimmer, third family member $65

Registration fees cover affiliation with  Swimming Qld,  Swimming Australia,  Gold Coast Regional Swimming Association and Insurance.

Membership forms can be obtained from the swimming pool.

Committee Members for 2012/13
President-Peter Gee                         

Vice President –Anthony Wolfenden  

Treasurer - Vicki Jones                  

Secretary – Kelly Whittington  

Race Secretary  - Cindy Nolan       

Registrar - Ric Cashman        

Friday Club Nights
Club nights are held each fortnight in Terms 4 and 1.The main goal for all swimmers is to record personal best times (PBs). Club nights will give swimmers an opportunity to establish PBs over 25m (9years and under), and 50m, 100m, 200m, (10years and over) in each stroke and the individual medley. Times are recorded, with points allocated for participation, equalling personal best times and improvement.
Parent help is always needed on club nights for time keeping, helping with the bbq and recording.  If you can help out, please come along, your assistance is appreciated!

Competitive Swimming Meets 2012/13
Throughout the swimming season, we aim to attend swimming meets as a team (including coaching staff).  There are a variety of levels of competition available, and all competitive swimming levels will be catered for.  Please check with Mr Gee to see which meets are suitable.

 For further information please email us at: swimclub@abpat.qld.edu.au