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 deckJohn Whale, 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.
With the 2018 Commonwealth Games fast approaching our Swimming Pool was the perfect site for a media conference on Wednesday morning, as Swimming Canada officially announced Somerset College as their training camp venue.
The National Open Swimming Championships which doubled as the World Swimming Championships selection event was held in Brisbane from Sunday 9 April to Thursday 13 April. Somerset had 6 swimmers compete through the week; Yolane Kukla, Carlos Licuanan, James Roberts, Anarnya Berlowitz, Regan Leong, Ben Treffers and alumni student Toby Wilson.
The Junior School State Swimming Titles were held from Sunday 26 to Tuesday 28 March in Brisbane at the Sleeman Aquatic Centre. Somerset had 11 swimmers from both the College and Swim Club competing in the Championships. It was great to see some of the swimmers compete at this exceptional level for the first time.
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.