The Somerset Swim Club provides a fun and happy environment for all to pursue their love of swimming, at whatever the level they aspire. The Club is fortunate to have exceptional facilities, a terrific coaching staff and very supportive families.
Somerset Swim Club is open to both Somerset and non-Somerset families. Current club members range in age from under 5 to over 70! The Swim Club is an avenue for swimmers to compete, at regular club meets and also against members of other clubs.
In addition to the Swimming Club, the Somerset Swim Academy provides a well developed programme open to all the public that caters for all swimmers from Learn to Swim, development of juniors and seniors and Masters swimming.
The Swimming Academy runs out of wonderful facilities with three heated pools and has a fully qualified and experienced coaching team under Head Coach, Forrest Butcher, including Graeme McDonald, who has coached swimmers to the Australia Swim Team and former Olympic Champion, Ashley Callus. I do not hesitate to recommend the Swimming Academy to you.
I welcome you to the club and look forward to meeting you on the pool deck Swim Club Committee
Competitions are graded to allow swimmers to compete at an appropriate level with the view of improving themselves. We’d love you to join the club and invite you to view our handbook in the resources section on this page to view more information.
Marches and war cries officially opened the morning’s proceedings for the Lower Years Swimming Carnival. Sounds from Years 1 and 2 bellowed across the pool deck on Tuesday 7 November, in preparation for the Inter-house battle.
As the Term draws to a close and the weather begins to warm up, the activity at the pool is increasing. This Winter has been strong with mild weather seeing many continue lessons and benefit from the ongoing skill development.
The Somerset College Uniform Committee is very excited to release a new range of active sublimated swimwear, now available to purchase at The Bird and Bush Retail Centre - The Ray Building. Thank you to CJ Licuanan (Year 12) and Bianca Crisp (Year 12) for modelling the very stylish new swimwear designs.
We welcome new members to the Somerset Swimming Club. At whatever level you aspire to as a swimmer, you will find our Club welcoming and supportive.
Club Nights are held during the first and fourth school terms. Each Club Night provides the opportunity to swim some or all four strokes in the following distances: 25m, 50m and 100m.
During the season there are many meets at which swimmers can compete. External competitions provide a great way for swimmers to gain competitive practice and work towards personal bests.
The Somerset Swim Club is proud of all our swimmers and their achievements. The past season 2016/2017 was another great year for the Swim Club with many highlights, many of these being listed below. At the Clubs’ presentation evening, the following major awards were presented: