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 -
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.
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 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.
LAWNTON SWIM CLUB COMMITTEE
Club Night Coordinator
Club Liaison Officer
GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
WHERE YOU CAN FIND US
Lawnton Aquatic Centre - Belgravia Leisure
Cnr Gympie Road & Lawnton Pocket Road Lawnton QLD 4501