From the Chair

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Ken 200x200 72dpiWelcome all. The Association is in the process of renewing and redesigning our website. It's not something we can do overnight and our committee led by Howard and Ilona are working hard to design a site that will make it easier to  navigate and find information.

It is with great sadness that we report our Patron Ursula Carlile passed away recently. Ursula was diagnosed with GBS in 1974. She was part of one of our greatest ever swimming coaching teams, along with her husband Forbes, coaching greats like Shane Gould. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

You may notice a diferent picture in this article, Mark, our Chair for may years, stood down at our AGM in May. His departure has left big shoes to fill and I will do my best in fulfilling the role of Chair. An innovation brought in under his leadership was the Coffee Catch-Up. Unfortunately we only held one face to face in the Hunter district, before COVID hit.

Virtual Coffee Catch-Ups have been held online for the past few years, and it has gone from strength to strength with the numbers attending growing each month. Visitors include include interstate and international attendees. Held on the second Saturday of each month at 10 am from February through November visitors are welcome. If you would like to take part simply email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a link.

Until next time, take care, Ken.