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, molded and tested. Since 2000, 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.

 

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

At the 2007 Australian Short Course Championships Kylie set an Australian and Commonwealth record in the 800 metres freestyle of 8:14.11.

She represented Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, where she finished 5th in the 400-metre freestyle. 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

LACHLAN RENTELL

President

NICKY MCKAY

Vice President

KELLIE POSTLE

Secretary

SCOTT STANFORD

Treasurer

MELINA SIMPSON

Registrar

MORGAN KNABE

Race Secretary

JOSIE BEVAN

Club Night Coordinator

NICKY MCKAY

Club Liaison Officer

 

GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Robbie Grant

  • Alison Day

  • Alison Stanford

  • Rochelle Lowe

  • Aleesha Hampson

  • Peta McKay

  • Tegan Humphreys

  • Kimberley Kettles

  • Tracey Berry

  • Anjuli Lansley

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US

Lawnton Aquatic Centre - Belgravia Leisure

Cnr Gympie Road & Lawnton Pocket Road Lawnton QLD 4501