Club Nights

At the Bellbowrie Swimming Pool every Friday night during term 4 and term 1 of the school year ( with a Christmas break).

Club Night format:

  • 6:15pm  Arrive at pool.  Families who are rostered on the BBQ please make themselves known at the BBQ
  • 6:30pm  President's address. Awards and general announcements.
  • 6:40pm  Let's swim!
  • 8:00 - 8:30pm  Club night finishes.

Wet Weather Policy and Contact

Our children’s safety is paramount and during times of heavy rain and thunderstorms Club Nights may have to be cancelled. A decision will generally be by 5:45pm.  

 

To find out if a Club Night is cancelled, you are encouraged to:

 

  • check the Club's Face Book page
  • ring Vlad Fodor at the pool tel: 07 3202 6620    
  • check our webpage

Calling Volunteers

As we are a volunteer organisation, every family is asked to help out at some stage during the season.  Friday nights cannot run without volunteers. Families are rostered onto the BBQ to cook and operate the till.  Family names are drawn out of a hat and entered in the BBQ roster. If families are not able to work on the BBQ on their allotted night they are asked to swap with another family.

Events roles include:  Race Starter, Race Marshal, Time Keepers (x 8), BBQ (x 2 or 3).  These jobs are in addition to those carried out by your committee members.  We need a minimum of 14 volunteers just to get the kids in the water (and fed).

Please come to Club with the expectation of ‘chipping in’.  No experience is necessary as ‘on the job’ training is provided.

Membership Information

 

These are our Membership costs for the 2016/17 season are:
If your child is 7 years or under, membership is $127.50 for eldest child*, otherwise $77.50
If your child is 8+ years, membership is $163.25 for eldest child, otherwise $113.25* 
If your child is 9 years, membership is $199.00 for eldest child, otherwise $149.00*

*There are discounts available for families with more than two children swimming.

*A seasonal family contribution of $50 in lieu of fundraising is allocated to the fees of the eldest swimmer in the family. 

Membership covers all insurances, Brisbane Region, Swimming Qld and Swimming Aus fees, pool entry, trophies, fun nights etc.   All registrations are paid online through the Swimming Queensland website. Please note that Swimming Qld (not the Bellbowrie Swimming Club) also charges a transaction fee of approximately $7.00 per child.      

A re-registration email will be sent to the previous season's members in mid - late September.  NB. this email comes from Swimming Qld not the Club so please check your junk emails if you have not received it by the beginning of October.  Look for no-reply@swimming.org.au              New members can register by using the JoinNow button on the Swimming Queensland website (Click here for SQ website),  at a Sign On Evening (Wed 5 October 5-7pm) or with a committee member at the pool at a Friday Swim Night.

Membership fees include:

 

  • Queensland Swimming Association (QSA) affiliation.
    Brisbane Swimming Association (BSA) affiliation. 
    Pool hire and insurance. 
    Family entry to the Bellbowrie Swim Centre every Friday night
  • Club Cap and Log Book.
  • Stickers to record swimming times to add to Log Books. 
    Lolly rewards . 
    Provision for embroidered towel awards throughout the season. 
    "Swimming Queensland" swim bag packs for new members, which includes a draw-string swimming bag and a swim cap
    Medals for place-getters in all events at Club Championships. 
    Trophies for each age group, and every swimmer, including our 15 metre beginners. 
    Club Newsletters. 
    Club Web Site for easy access to updates and information.

And plenty of fun, fitness and friendship!



Club Captains

Criteria for club captains is as follows. The applicants should:

  • Be in years 6 or 7
  • Be established and dedicated club members
  • Be willing to help out and assist on club nights
  • Be a good role model in and out of the pool
  • Be able to fulfill their duties for the entire season
  • Be a positive and loyal club member
  • Wear a club shirt whenever at Club or carnivals

There is no limit on the number of times a person can be selected for a Captaincy position. (i.e. Persons can be selected as Captain or Vice Captain in consecutive years).

The 2016-2017 season Captains are: Caitlin W and Elizabeth K and Vice Captains are: April C and Millie G