Parkes Sharks ready to dive into another swimming season

The Parkes Sharks swimming season kicks off this Saturday with the opening of the pool for the next six months.

The club is getting in early with a registration day on Saturday from 10am to 12noon and club coaches will be on hand to assess new registrations.

Orders for new swimming costumes can be made on Saturday with club officials, who will also be on hand to assist with registrations.

Training for club members will begin on Tuesday, October 8.

There have been some changes for this season with club trial night now being conducted on Thursday nights.

Even if you are not a member, families are more than welcome, as always, to still use the pool barbecue facilities, the wading pool and play area, while still having the chance to see some top swimming talent from around the region.

The first club trial night will be Thursday, October 17 with races commencing at 6pm.

Fees for this season have been supplemented by the Sharks so that the ongoing hardship caused by the drought is reduced when it comes to being a member of the club.

Even though the Parkes swimming is yet to begin, Parkes swimmers have been busy with three swimmers attending a Mountains and Plains development carnival in Orange last Sunday.

Sharks swimmers Matt and Blake Price and Clara Rice all enjoyed success in the carnival, which saw them drop several seconds from their previous best times from last season.

The major highlight for the coming season will be the annual Parkes Swimming Carnival in December, and with a great number of local swimmers making representative swimming teams for schools early in the next school year, it would be a great competition to get involved in to improve your times and results.

So get in the swim this season and sign up.