Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club ready for summer season!


Swimming is a sport that perfectly suits the Cairns climate and there is a local club that is keen to welcome enthusiastic kids of all ages and abilities to join in the fun as we head towards the warmer months.

Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club is a community, non-profit organisation that has been based at Woree Bicentennial Aquatic Centre for over 20 years. During this time, hundreds of local children have donned the signature lime green and black togs and become  ̳Stingrays‘, with past members including Australian swimming representatives Brenton Rickard and Chris Wright.

Members enjoy participation in weekly Friday Club Nights and other club activities as well as having the opportunity to represent Cairns Stingrays at their home carnivals and other swim meets throughout the region.

Club President Matt Simpson says that as well as making great friends, members develop physical conditioning, sportsmanship, teamwork, mental discipline and other skills that will provide immediate as well as life-long benefits that go well beyond the walls of the pool.

―With the warmer weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to join a swimming club in Cairns. ‘Stingrays‘ has a real community feel and the kids have a ball trying to better their ‘Personal Best‘ times each Friday night. We also put on a raffle and the canteen is open with different meals each week. Parent help is essential, but we always have a lot of fun watching the kids race‖ said Mr Simpson.

Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club members with coach Greg Baillieul

Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club members with coach Greg Baillieul

The annual Stingrays sign-ons are being held on Friday 26 August, 3:30-6:00 pm, and Saturday 3 September 9:00 – 11:00am, with free pool entry and sausage sizzle. Swimmers are also able to join the club at any of the weekly Club Nights that begin in October. New swimmers are encouraged to try a Club Night for free.

For more information on Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club, please phone Matt Simpson on 0438 749 191, club vice president Jenny Waters on 0421 688 325 or email the club at cairnsstingrays@hotmail.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact Matt Simpson on 0438 749 191

 

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3 Comments on “Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club ready for summer season!

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