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ABOUT LAWNTON SWIM CLUB

Your inclusive, family friendly swim club.

The Lawnton Swim Club was formed in Jan 2010, since that time the committee has aimed to develop the opportunity for swimmers of all abilities to progress from learning to swim to competitive swimming, and achieve their full potential in a supportive, friendly, and social setting. The club encourages community and team spirit, and strives to promote a lifelong love of the swimming. 

Champion athletes aren’t just born - they’re selected, trained, moulded and tested. Since 2010, Lawnton Swim Club has been a competitive force in the Brisbane area. We aim to hone raw talent to maturity with quality coaching, a team work culture and a true love of the sport. Teamwork, perseverance, sportsmanship - those are the hallmarks of Lawnton Swim Club.

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Lawnton Swim Club Ambassador -Kylie Palmer 
Australian Swimming Olympian,
Commonwealth Games and
World Championship Medallist

Kylie Palmer represented Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, where she finished 5th in the 400-metre freestyle. At the 2007 Australian Short Course Championships Kylie set an Australian and Commonwealth record in the 800 metres freestyle of 8:14.11.  At the 2007 Melbourne World Championships she came 8th in the 800-metre freestyle. At the 2008 Short Course World Championships in Manchester, Palmer won 4 medals. Two titles over 200-metre and 400-metre freestyle, one silver medal over 800-metre freestyle and a bronze medal with the 4×200-metre freestyle relay.

At the 2008 Australian Swimming Championships, she won the 800-metre freestyle in a personal best time of 8:24.30, thus qualifying for the 2008 Summer Olympics.  At the Beijing Olympics, 14 August 2008, Palmer won gold for the 4×200-metre women's relay team, with other members Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt and Linda MacKenzie. The Australian team overcame world superpowers USA and China to beat the world record of 7:44:31 by 5.78 seconds. Palmer was the fastest swimmer of her team, giving Australia a 3.14 second advantage.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Palmer won the gold medal in the 200-metre freestyle with a time of 1:57:50. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was part of the Australian 4 × 200 m freestyle team that won silver. 

 

We are very proud to have Kylie as our club Ambassador.

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LAWNTON SWIM CLUB COMMITTEE
2024 / 2025 SEASON

KATE
JONES

PRESIDENT

SCOTT
STANFORD

TREASURER

CINDY
PEPPERDENE

VICE PRESIDENT

JOSIE
BEVAN

CLUB NIGHT COORDINATOR

KYLIE
JONES

SECRETARY

MICHAEL 
KETTLEWELL

RACE SECRETARY

GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  • Michelle Newell 

  • Tracey Berry

  • Scott Asher

  • Kimberley Kettles

  • Nicky McKay

  • Peta McKay

  • Lachlan Rentell

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LSC LIFE MEMBERS

Volunteering is the cornerstone of building a vibrant and inclusive community, allowing individuals to give back and make a meaningful impact. Members are recognised for their dedication to the club by being nominated life members of Lawnton Swim Club.  Life members embrace the values of teamwork and dedication but also uphold the legacy of excellence and sportsmanship within the club. Their commitment to volunteering and membership is not only an honour but a testament to their support in fostering a thriving swimming community for generations to come. 

Peta
McKay

Mick
Gillam

Nicky
McKay

Mike
Fox

Jo
Enever

Cath
Tonks

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US

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