A Night at the Races

Friday Night Club Races is a night enjoyed by both swimmers and parents.  Families come from Ryde and surrounding suburbs, providing opportunities for all to build friendships beyond the K-12 school they attend.  A summer race night is typically attended by over 120 children, from as young as 5 years old.  

The first race for many swimmers is often a nervous experience, and the Club's senior swimmers are always there prior to the race and in the water alongside them encouraging them in their first 25metre races.

As their confidence grows advancement to 50metre and greater lengths is achieved, as seen in the photo below of some of the children with the Club's Captains, Laura and Kai.

Distance Advancement Awards

The succes of Friday night club races doesn't come without the help of the parents.  Time keeping is a great way to meet other parents and be amongst the activities and see the joy on the swimmer's faces when they achieve a PB; a Personal Best time.  And just in case you need a little persuading, there is the helping parent incentive program which routinely arrives throughout the night in the form of cakes and nibbly food.

Helping Parents


Carlile Swimming
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
North Ryde RSL
Bayview Hotel
Aqua Shop