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 deckIan Otto, President
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.
The Swimming Gold Coast (SGC) Championships were held this past weekend at the Miami Pool with the Clubs within our Region, one of the strongest in Australia, competing for not only individual qualifying times but individual medals and an important Team Championship.
The Somerset Swim Club held its February Swim Meet, the 2017 Somerset Sprint Meet on Saturday 4 February. The day saw over 350 competitors from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales compete.
Somerset had 38 swimmers attend the Queensland State Swimming Titles in December held in Brisbane. The Somerset Swim Club had 36 individual swimmers, and both Bianca Crisp (TSS Aquatic) and Toby Wilson (Miami Swimming Club) were also competing. In addition, the Somerset Swim Club had 11 relay teams compete.
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.
We are proud of all our swimmers and their achievements. Each year, the Swim Club presents some major awards, while many of our swimmers go through to Regional, State and National championships.