Macquarie Shores swimmers score state-of-art race system

Macquarie Shores Swimming Club members will soon have their results up in lights with the club to receive a state-of-the-art mini digital scoreboard.

Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon was pleased to visit Toronto Swim Centre to congratulate the vibrant swimming club on its successful application for a $5,264 grant under the Hunter Stronger Communities Program that has enabled the purchase of the new equipment.

The new system is a valuable asset to the club which will complement and enhance its existing electronic starting equipment while improving the clarity of race results for the benefit of competitors, officials and spectators.

The scoreboard will be on show during the club’s popular weekly Friday night club races and will be used at the many primary school swimming carnivals held throughout the year.

“Our fun and inclusive swimming club has the potential to create a healthier and happier Toronto community, especially through providing greater access to the essential and life-enhancing activity of swimming,” Macquarie Shores Swimming Club coach Ben Jenkinson said.

“We expect the new equipment to improve performances of competitors in their age groups as well as Masters swimmers and it will also double as a public safety message board at swim club and school events.”

Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon congratulated the club on its commitment to promoting an active, healthy lifestyle, particularly to young people, and for teaching so many the vital, lifelong skill of swimming.

“Macquarie Shores Swimming Club has seen generations of swimmers participate over its 20 years in the local community with countless state and national qualifiers. I look forward to many more outstanding results coming from the club and hope this investment of funds benefits all involved into the future,” Mr Fitzgibbon said. 

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