Other News

Swim the Olympic pool like a Pro in the State Relay Champs!

2011-2012 Committee

Pool & Coaching Announcements

Mollymook 2011 Photos

Save the Dates!

2011 Membership Fees are OVERDUE

Australia Day Squad Hours

2010 Holiday Training Schedule

Club day

The date of our carnival has moved.

Club day results

Dori Miller attempting double crossing of the English Channel

State Relay Meet – Pool Captain’s Report (18/07/2010)

April 2010 AGM Meeting - Your 2010-2011 Committee

2010 Short Course Nationals - Meet Report

State Short Course Meet Report – March 2010 – Woy Woy


President's Annual Report for 2009

Belinda Herring

World Masters Games Wrap-Up

Things are going swimmingly well at World Masters Games!


NSW SC State Champs

NSW Relay Championships - Team Summary

2009 LC Nationals - A Review

NSW State Champs - Summary

Seaside Pirates Carnival Report

2008 - Club Annual Report

Some of the Highlight swims of 2008

NSW SC State Championships 2008 – Meet Report

Alternative Training Venue

2008 Masters Swimming NSW Open Water Championships

Norths WIN at State Relay Meet

Alternative Training Venues - 29 June to 10th August 2008

North Sydney makes a splash at Wett Ones

FINA World Masters Championships Blog

NSW LC Championships 2008: Carnival Report

2007 Annual Report

Congratulations on another great Meet

Friday Night Training 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taking New Memberships Now For 2008

Masters Swimming NSW Open Water Swimmer of the Year

Holiday Training Times


North's Placed 3rd at State Relays.


Christmas Party

Tricom NSW Relay Meet

Keep up to date with Masters Swimming NSW News

Norths Unveil New Secret in High Performance Swimwear

Three Norths Swimmers in World Top 10!

NORTHS AUSSI Club AGM - 6th April

A FrIENDLY Message from COACH

2005 State Championships

North Sydney Carnival Report & Results

Christmas Party Photos

North Sydney Carnival Programme

2004 Christmas Party Awards

Big Day On the Dam and the Beaches

Mollymook Training Weekend

Festive Training

Do you have the Right Stuff?

Christmas Party Date

Mary Fien wins World Championship Medal

Nahomi gets 2 WORLD RECORDS

Sunday Swimming 11am


Blue Mountains Bushwalking

NSW Ocean Swim Series 2004/05 Registrations

September SPLASH Now Online

Christmas In July Photos

Early Mornings or Late Nights - Its your choice!



NSW Monthly News

2004 Committee

North Sydney Pool Closure - 28 Sept to 12 Oct


2008 - Club Annual Report


Annual Report - 2008
We had another great year thanks to a membership base of 108 members, a dedicated team of volunteer coaches and an enthusiastic and hardworking committee. Having redefined our Mission Statement in 2007 we spent the early months of 2008 building on that momentum by working to update our Club’s Constitution. After a joint effort involving committee members, coaches and current and past presidents we settled on, and then the club voted in a new Club Constitution in early September. The most visible change is that we’ve officially changed our name to North Sydney Masters Swimming Club and most importantly we’ve put the club on a solid foundation to continue to evolve and prosper into the future.
A key element to our club is the training program at scenic North Sydney pool. Once again our hard working coaches Kevin Porter, Alvin Parr-Whalley, Stephen Badger, John Wynberg and Hiroto Homma did a fantastic job by providing challenging yet varied training sessions throughout the year. Not only that but they were very flexible and continued to offer sessions at Ian Thorpe Pool and Macquarie Uni Pool during July and August when North Sydney was closed for refurbishment. Lastly on the training front, our Friday night training session which began as a trial in late 2007 has now become permanent. By now offering 4 sessions per week we have reduced the lane crowding we often experience through summer.
The second key element of our club is our social environment. In addition to numerous informal gatherings and the fun atmosphere provided in our training sessions, we had three main social gatherings in 2008. Firstly, our “Training Camp” weekend at Mollymook was a big success thanks to the organizing efforts of Bob Hayter and Alan Matthews. Secondly, we celebrated “Christmas in July” which was very capably hosted by Peter Murray. Thirdly, in mid-December we celebrated Christmas together as a club with a party organized in King’s Cross which was very well attended and enjoyed by all.
The final key element of the club is our successful participation in numerous pool and ocean swimming competitions. Once again our own sprint carnival in mid-February was a smashing success thanks to the tireless efforts of Meet Director Louise Weaver and her large team of volunteers. This and the State Relay carnival were our most well-attended pool competitions. We had six individual swimmers achieve World Top Ten age group rankings including Louise Stevenson, Isla Hale, Christina Echols, David Lovelace, Simon Ho and Alan Godfrey. This and the 9 North Sydney relay teams who also made the list, meant that in terms of global rankings 2008 was our best year ever! In the ocean we had up to 30 members compete in individual swims and have had multiple individual age group winners and place getters at a number of swims around Sydney and Australia. Of particular note was Mike Ketchen who completed a solo crossing of Rottnest in early 2009. The enthusiastic participation of our members was due in large part to the joint efforts of our Pool Captains Christina Echols and Hiroto Homma and our Open Water Captain Colin Hannah.
North Sydney Masters Swimming Club is lucky to have so many members willing to donate their time to help run the club. It’s been a pleasure and an honour to have served as president for my 2nd year and I’m happy to report that 2009 looks set to be another great year!
David Lovelace

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