Member for Orange, Phil Donato MP, visited Canowindra on Friday 27th July to announce at the Canowindra Swimming Pool that the Canowindra Swimming Club was successful in applying for funding through the Local Sport Grant Program, administered through the Office of State Sport.
“I’m pleased to announce that Canowindra Swimming Club will receive $1,000 to assist them with purchasing some muchneeded equipment,” Mr Donato said. “The club will be purchasing Dolphin wireless stopwatches, which will allow them to stay up-to-date and to better support competitors during timed events,” said Mr Donato.
“It’s important to support our sporting clubs as they play such a vital role in our community,” said Mr Donato.
Chris Rowston, recently retired head coach of the Canowindra Swimming Club who is still heavily involved with the club, and who applied for the grant said the funding will make a big difference. “Our annual carnival is our biggest fundraiser; the purchase of these stopwatches means we can open the competition up to those swimmers who want a qualifying time,” Mr Rowston said.
“It brings us up to speed with other clubs throughout Australia, which is really important,” said Mr Rowston.
Newly elected Canowindra Swimming Club President Alison Stephens said “Each new hand piece costs around $450 and with over 100 members in the swimming club these new wireless stopwatches will compliment the semi-automatic timers we already have.”
The Canowindra Swimming Club is looking forward to the upcoming season when the pool re-opens in October. The Club loves to welcome new members so if you want to become involved in the club this Summer follow the Canowindra Swimming Club page on Facebook to keep up to date.