Published: Aug 20, 2012 03:09:23 PM Updated: Dec 13, 2012 11:58:37 AM
With the temperatures slowly rising and summer just around the corner an increasing number of people are taking an interest in one of Australia’s most popular sports and an essential life skill – swimming.
To help with the process of locating a suitable swim club for you, Swimming Australia is excited to announce the re-launch of www.goswim.org.au; a web page that will make finding, joining and being a part of a swim club exciting and easy.
The site will provide access to information on how to get started in the sport of swimming, nutrition and health tips, an interactive kids section as well as key dates and opportunities during the year and particularly throughout the EnergyAustralia GO Swim Month.
This October will be transformed into the EnergyAustralia GO Swim Month - a national campaign aimed at promoting swimming through registered EnergyAustralia GO Swim Day Centres.
Clubs across Australia are being encouraged to register to hold an EnergyAustralia Go Swim Day to increase their membership numbers and get more people involved with swimming.
The EnergyAustralia GO Swim Days act as a great introduction to a local swim club and a chance for existing members to get together and celebrate everything they enjoy about swimming and their club. While local swim clubs will be able to engage with community members through organised activities like barbecues and relay races as well as exciting appearances from high-profile swimmers at some centres.
GO Swim ambassador and five -time Olympic medallist Alicia Coutts said being involved in a positive club environment is vital to swimming success.
“Being a part of a local swim club is a great way to make new friends and the EnergyAustralia GO Swim Days bring together like-minded people in an enjoyable and welcoming environment,” she said.
The EnergyAustralia GO Swim Days are perfect for emerging or rural clubs as well as more developed clubs to promote their key messages of fun, fitness and friends.
Dual Olympic medallist and fellow GO Swim ambassador James Magnussen agreed, adding that his journey to the top of world started from humble beginning at his local swim club in country NSW.
“Club swimming is where it all started for me getting involved in and EnergyAustralia GO Swim Day is a great way to experience what this great sport has to offer,” he said.
New club members will be able to get a feel for the club atmosphere at their local pool, socialise with existing members and experience the team environment of a swim club.
Plus EnergyAustralia are offering their customers who get involved in this year’s GO Swim Month heaps of rewards for their efforts (see website for more detail).
For more information go to www.goswim.org.au
Head online now and search for the nearest place that you can GO Swim!
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