TEA TREE GULLY SWIMMING CLUB
The Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club caters for swimmers of all abilities from beginners through to competitive swimmers at State level through the Tea Tree Gully Squad and associated Learn to Swim programs. The emphasis throughout is on excellence in swimming and stroke technique and at the same time encouraging the need for fun and family involvement.
The Club is affiliated with SwimmingSA and our swimmers are encouraged to participate in local, state and interstate carnivals appropriate to their individual levels of skill, participation, ambition and determination.
Tea Tree Gully Amateur Swimming Club Incorporated is a not-for-profit swimming club founded to teach the art and encourage the sport of swimming.
We urge all members and parents to extend the same enthusiasm and support as is willingly offered by our Coaches, Committee members and various officials towards the ongoing development and enjoyment of each of our swimmers.
From learn to swim through to competitive squads to Masters Swimming, TTGSC can assist you with finding the right swimming program at affordable prices.
Premier competitive swimming club in North East Adelaide
Developing swimmers and creating athletes in a competitive and friendly environment.
- Strive to do your best
- Water safety a must
- Integrity through doing what is right
- Mutual respect for each other
- Make it Fun
- Engage with our people
- Results through teamwork
In October 1969, a meeting was held in the Modbury Primary School to form the Tea Tree Gully Amateur Swimming Club. This was because no swimming club existed in Tea Tree Gully and a new Olympic pool had just been opened at Waterworld.
The Club trained at the Waterworld pool in the summer, and during the winter at the Strathmont Centre and Hampstead pools.
Mr Ray Riddell was the first club President and along with his daughter Davinia, former State swimming champion, coached the Club until 1973 when Barrie Scott took over.
In 1972 the first Open carnival of the Club was held at Waterworld directed by Kevin Bampton
THE FIRST COMMITTEE OF HISTORY
Mrs. M. Gogilis
Kevin Bampton, Mrs. E. Bampton, Mrs P. Ribinskas, D.Ross, Ron Thompson
Some of the early swimming members of the club were Darrell and Michael Bampton, Andrew and Christina Scott, Geoffrey Beagley, David Ross, Peter McMurtrie, Annette and Sharon Stead, Sharon, Paul and Colin Thompson, Alan Kerrison, Vaughan, Astrid and Maree Van de Velde and Paul and Jane Ribinskas. Read about one of our Club Founders Barrie Scott or some Committee Members and Coaches Phil and Glenda Small
SHORT COURSE HISTORY
LONG COURSE HISTORY
CLUB COMMITTEE - 2014-2015
|Vice President||Ben McDonald|
|Registrar & Nominations||Liz Bagley|
|Nominations||Wojtek Macie, Mark McCarthy, Margriet Wootton, Jo McGlashan, Lisa McDonald & Felicity Young|
TEA TREE GULLY SWIMMING CLUB
Please click on a button to read the recent articles published in the Messenger on the 10th of August 2016.
2015 State Teams Age Short Course, Canberra - September 2015
Brittany Castelluzzo and State Coach John Luscombe (as one of team coaches) represented SA with distinction at these championships.
Brittany competed in the Girls 13-14 years age group with the following great results:
- 3rd 100M FLY, 200M FLY 400M IM
- 4th 50M FLY, 200M IM
- 4th Australian 50M F/S
- 5th Australian 100 F/S
- 3rd 4x100M F/S Relay, Swam first leg
In competing Brittany unofficially broke the state records in 50M FLY, 100M FLY & 50M F/S for 14 yr old girls. Go Brittany!
Victorian State Champs: 4/09/2015 to 6/09/2015
Well done to Brittany, Grace and Lawson who recently competed at the Victorian SC Age Champs. Brittany exceled with 2nd in the 200 FLY, 3rd place in the 100 Free, 50 Free, 100 IM, 200 F/S and 4th in the 100 Fly.
Club Championships 2015
Another highly successful Club Champs was held this year at the Starplex Pool, Gawler on 30 August. A good representation of TTG Learners swimmers added to the competition and there were many happy youngsters who took home medals. Congratulations to the following awardees:
Phil Small Trophy for most outstanding TTG Learner (male) at Club Champs: Benjamin Janetski
Glenda Small Trophy for most outstanding TTG Learner (female) at Club Champs: Lucy Wootton
AGE CHAMPIONS - August 2015
|8 & Under||Sophie Tompkins||Zack Piercey|
|9-10 Yrs||Tara Young||Noah McDonald|
|11-12 Yrs||Emma Wootton||Clinton Nitschke|
|13-14 Yrs||Brittany Castelluzzo||....................|
|15 & Over||Erin McGlashan||Jack Tingey|
Swimmer of the Meet: Emma Wootton
The annual TTGSC Championships will be held on Sunday 30th August at the STARPLEX Pool. On the day Warm-up will be from 12.15pm with racing to commence at 12.30pm.
We will have a Cake stall, BBQ, and of course the much-anticipated Parents vs. Kids swim event. Nomination forms will go home soon, Learners will again be invited & Margriet will be on deck to assist.
Time keeping rosters will be sorted out on the day, set up and pack up assistance would be appreciated from 11.30am. Stay tuned for more details.
The Pacific School Games
Recently it was announced that four TTGSC swimmers were chosen to represent SA in the upcoming Pacific School Games. Patrick Macie, Brittany Castelluzzo, Lily McDonald, & Emma Wootton will compete in Adelaide from 20th -29th November 2015, with nearly 4000 athletes from 12 countries, competing in 9 different sports. TTGSC would like to wish our competitors the best of luck.
TTGSC JX and YPS Awardees
The Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX), recognizes rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.
Congratulations to TTGSC athletes who received JX Awards for 2014-15.
Congratulations also to TTGSC athletes who achieved Australian Youth Performance Squad (YPS) Awards
Athletes will be presented with these awards soon.
Swimming Australia has conducted a review of the JX and YPS programs. As a result the Australian Youth Performance Squad (YPS) program will be encompassed in the JX program as of the 2015/16 season. In 2015-2016 swimmers aged from 9 to 16 years, who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia, qualify at Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, depending on their best performance/s during the season.
For doing so, qualifiers receive special recognition by way of:
- Publication of their name on this website
- A JX prize pack including a cap, poster and certificate.
To watch a video about the changes click here
To read more about the changes to the JX program
JX 2016 Qualifying Times
Bowling Night at AMF Golden Grove
Around 40 Club members plus parents made lots of strikes and had great fun at AMF Golden Grove on Saturday 1st August. Thanks to Jackie Reid for organizing this event.
Tea Tree Gully Results at SA State SC Champs 2015
Congratulations to all athletes that competed in the 2015 State SC Champs last week.
There were many outstanding pbs over the gruelling 4 day meet and all athletes should be proud of their efforts. These championships provided valuable experience to our athletes on ‘performing under pressure’. Well done to John Luscombe who prepared athletes so they could perform to their best under the pressure of a State Championships.
Thanks to parents and carers for supporting your child/young person, and to coaches, officials and team managers for making this such a successful meet.
Below are our placegetters. We congratulate you on your achievements and hope that they inspire all our athletes to strive towards your swimming goals.
"When I go out and race, I'm not trying to beat opponents, I'm trying to beat what I have done ... to beat myself, basically. People find that hard to believe because we've had such a bias to always strive to win things. If you win something and you haven't put everything into it, you haven't actually achieved anything at all. When you've had to work hard for something and you've got the best you can out of yourself on that given day, that's where you get satisfaction from."
TTG Place getters:
- Girls 14 Year Olds 50 SC Meter Butterfly, 29.56
- Girls 14 Year Olds 200 SC Meter Butterfly, 2.22.19
- Girls 14 Year Olds 100 SC Meter Freestyle, 57.33
- Girls 14 Year Olds 400 SC Meter IM, 5.06.10
- Girls 14 Year Olds 100 SC Meter IM, 1.08.51
- Girls 14 Year Olds 100 SC Meter Butterfly, 1.03.99
- Girls 14 Year Olds 200 SC Meter IM, 2.27.45
- Girls Open 200 SC Meter Butterfly, 2.22.42
- Girls 14 Year Olds 50 SC Meter Freestyle, 27.08
- Girls 14 Year Olds 200 SC Meter Freestyle, 2.05.86
- Boys 15 Year Olds 50 SC Meter Breaststroke, 34.42
- Boys 15 Year Olds 100 SC Meter Breaststroke, 1.14.04
- Boys 15 Year Olds 200 SC Meter Breaststroke, 2.38.13
- Boys 11 & Under 50 SC Meter Butterfly, 41.32
- Boys 16 Year Olds 50 SC Meter Backstroke, 28.44
- Boys 16 Year Olds 50 SC Meter Freestyle, 24.92
Brittany Castelluzzo, Lily McDonald, Sian McGlashan, Emily Tyler 3rd
- Girls 14 & Under 4x50 SC Meter Freestyle Relay, 1.55.43
Brittany Castelluzzo's Great Performance
Congratulations to Brittany Castelluzzo for her great performances in the pool at the Georgina Hope Sports Foundation Australian Age Championships held in Sydney in April 2015
Results: Girls 14 Years
- Girls 14 Year Olds 50 LC Metre Freestyle 5th Australian, 27.10
If you want to watch the race Click Here
- Girls 14 Year Olds 100 LC Metre Freestyle 14th out of 59, 59.75
- Girls 14 Year Olds 200 LC Metre Freestyle 14th out of 43, 2.09.88
- Girls 14 Year Olds 100 LC Metre Butterfly 26th out of 49, 1.06.22
- Girls 14 Year Olds 200 LC Metre IM 13th out of 30, 2.27.59
- Girls 14 Year Olds 400 LC Metre IM 6th placed Australian, 5.13.84.
If you want to watch the race Click Here
SA Long Course Champs 2015
30 January 2015
We are proud of every athlete who participated in the State Championships over the last week and the manner in which they conducted themselves in and out of the pool – (whether they participated in the individual events or in the club relays held yesterday afternoon.) The club was successful in all aspects of competition swimming: an extremely high percentage of athletes achieved a PB, many more made finals and a number of swimmers from our club medaled.
Amongst many outstanding performances we had 26 medalists and came 5th on the points score for SA Clubs. This is the highest ranking that TTGSC has ever achieved at a LC or SC State Championship. Credit for the overall Club performance goes firstly to the athletes who put in the work but also our coaches (especially John Luscombe who lived at Marion last week) and parents who encourage and support their athletes in so many ways.
TTG Place getters:
- 1st ,Female 14 Yr Olds 200M LC F/S, 2.10.81 AU AGE Qual
- 1st, Female 14 Yr Olds 200M IM, 2.30.17 AU AGE Qual
- 2nd , Female 14 Yr Olds 100M LC F/S, 1.00.21 AU AGE Qual
- 3rd , Female 14 Yr Olds 100M LC BK/S, 1.10.93
- 3rd, Female 14 Yr Olds 50M LC BK/S, 32.64
- 3rd, Female 14 Yr Olds 50M FLY, 29.79
- 3rd , Female 14 Yr Olds 400M F/S, 4.41.55
- 3rd , Female 14 Yr Olds 100M FLY, 1.06.33 AU AGE Qual
- 3rd, Female 14 Yr Olds 50M F/S, 27.85 AU AGE Qual
- 1st ,Female 11 & Under 100M F/S, 1:04.8
- 1st, Female 11 & Under 50M FLY, 32.63
- 1st, Female 11 & Under 100M FLY, 1.14.28
- 2nd, Female 11 & Under 50M BRST, 40.97
- 2nd Female 11 & Under 100M BRST, 1.28.39
- 2nd , Female 11 & Under 200M F/S, 2.26.14
- 3rd, Female 11 & Under 50M F/S, 30.27
- 2nd , Female 13 Yr Olds 50M FLY, 31.40
- 2nd , Male 16 Year Olds 400 LC Metre IM, 5.17.35
- 2nd, Male 15 Yr Olds 200M BRST, 2.51.51
- 3rd, Male 15 Yr Olds 50M BRST, 35.36
- 3rd, Male 15 Yr Olds 100M BRST, 1.17.90
- 3rd , Female 12 Year Olds 100M F/S, 1.06.47
- 3rd , Female 12 Yr Olds 200M F/S, 2.24.20
- 3rd, Male 15 Yr Olds 50 LC Metre F/S, 26.45
- 3rd, Male 15 Yr Olds 50M BK/S, 30.60
- 3rd , Female 11 & Under 200 LC Metre F/S, 2.26.54
Again thanks must go to our Coaches John Luscombe and Pete Smith for their tireless efforts this week and to all parents who performed official duties.
HOW TO JOIN
If you are interested in joining or trying out the club please contact the president or a coach (see Contacts Page) We will arrange for a free assessment for your child and they can swim for two weeks free as a try out period. After the come n try period has finished the swimmer will then need to become an official member of the club.
Note that swimmers graduating from Learn to Swim programs must be able to swim proficiently in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and have the beginnings of Butterfly.
The club sells a range of apparel at wholesale prices including fins, pull-buoys, paddles, snorkles, kickboards, and goggles. The club swimming cap and uniforms including polo top and hoodie may also be purchased.
MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION
Membership and training fees are set by the committee. Accounts are distributed at the beginning of each term (quarterly) and can be paid to the attendance steward and can be paid by EFT or via direct debit. Contact the Club Treasurer (by treasurers email) for more details.
The swimming season runs from 1 October - 30 September of each year.
Annual Club Membership
The annual Club Membership fee is charged at the beginning of each club year and contributes to the following costs:
- Building/property Insurance
- Hire of facilities for Club events eg AGM, Club Champs, Long distance time trial
- SwimmingSA affiliation fee
- Website hosting
- Trophies and medals
- Printing/Photocopying for advertising
- Incidental costs
For the following Club year, 1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sept 2017, the annual Club membership fees will be:
- $95.70 for one swimmer
- $165 for family with two or more swimmers
- Pro rata reduction of annual membership will occur from April.
SwimmingSA require annual membership fees. Please see Swimming SA Fees and Charges for details.
Swimmers under the age of 18 years are required to have a parent or guardian become members of SwimmingSA
ANNUAL TROPHIES AND AWARDS
In October of each year the club conducts its Annual AGM and Presentation evening.
Open to all members, the presentation evening recognises the efforts of swimmers within the Tea Tree Gully Squad Swimming Program for the completed season.
The Barrie Scott Trophy
Most Conscientious Senior Member
Awarded to the competitive swimmer who has the most points based on 1 point for attendance and participation at:
- Each squad training session
- Club Time Trial or special Club Time Trial as declared by the Committee
- At an Open Carnival or other event or championship eg Swimming SA meets, State Championships
The Coaches award is presented to one swimmer in each squad who has achieved at a high level throughout the season as demonstrated by:
The Penny Bristow Trophy
For the swimmer who has broken the most club records during the current swimming year.
Swimmer of the Year
The Swimmer of the Year is determined by the Management Committee in consultation with the coaching team and awarded to the competitive swimmer who overall has achieved at the highest level in the following areas:
Most Improved Trophies
Trophies are awarded to swimmers who have achieved the largest percentage improvement in their performances over the season in the following categories:
- Girls 12 & Under
- Boys 12 & Under
- Girls 13 & Over
- Boys 13 & Over
Percentages are calculated on the fastest time swum for the current season against the fastest time swum the previous season. The fastest time swum the previous season is known as a swimmers base time. Swimmers without a base time will create a base time with their first swim for the season.
Prior to the 2008-2009 season, improvement was only measured at time trials and club events. Since 2008-2009, swimmers can achieve improvement in any event sanctioned by Swimming SA or TTG club event which includes time trials. SwimmingSA sanctioned events appear in the Handbook of Events.
To be eligible, swimmers must have:
- Competed at the Club Championships; and
- Attended at least 1/3rd of all compulsory training sessions (average of at least 1 session per week)
Note: Failure to comply with any of the above conditions will render any swimmer ineligible.
Life Members / Service Awards
|1976||Ron Thompson, Barrie Scott|
|1977||Don Richards, Veronica Hewitt|
|1979||Glenda Richards, Steve Warren, Darrell Bampton, Christina Scott, Andrew Scott|
|1982||Susan Hewitt, Dianne Hewitt, Justin Scott, Matthew Scott|
|1986||Kylie Harris, Steven Bristow|
|1988||Sharni Harris, Joanne Boyce|
|1998||Lyn Harris, Geoff Beagley|
|2001||Phil Small, Linda Nottage, Joan Ames|
|2003||Erica Ames, Damien Nottage, Alicia Small|
|2005/2006||James McCartney, Callum McCartney, Renee Smith, Tom Gilligan, Amanada Nottage|
|1987||Penny Bristow, Jim Harris|
|1993||Sue Chugg, Eithne Mayton|
|1996||Joan Ames, Linda Nottage|
|2001||Erica Ames, Damien Nottage, Jan Isaacson, Julie Piro|
|2006||Anne Gilligan, Brenton Nottage, Jim MCCartney, Di Bessell, John Smith|
Tea Tree Gully Swimming Club
Leigh Nugent Visits TTGSC 22nd October 2014
On Wednesday 22nd Oct Leigh Nugent came out to training at Waterworld and talked with coaches and athletes. Leigh was the Head Coach of the Australian Olympics Team that claimed a haul of seven gold, five silver and three bronze at the Athens Olympics in Melbourne in 2004.
Leigh was also the National Youth Coach for a number of years. He is now the Swimming Australia Coach Mentor for SA/Vic/Tas. Leigh inspired the athletes and parents with his obvious experience and wisdom including:
- Swimming is the only sport that other sports and activities do not help you improve much. This is why swimmers have to train a lot ‘in the water’
- Swimming athletes need to develop good technique and swimming fitness. This means consistent commitment to training, listening to coaches, and doing drills correctly
- Key aspects of stroke technique that swimmers need to work on are: starts, turns, finishes, streamlines, break-outs and pacing
- All young athletes should learn all strokes and distances – you are ‘age group’ athletes and should not specialize until you are older. Leigh gave the example of Jarred Clarke who thought he was a distance swimmer until he started growing at 16 years
- Swim because you enjoy it despite the ups and downs.
Presentation Night 2014
18th October 2014
On Saturday the 18th of October we held our annual Presentation Evening. A great night for the kids to relax and enjoy some dinner, fun and games and even a bit of dancing. Well done to those who won awards. See the attached for full details.
2014 State SC Championships
14th October 2014
Congratulations to all athletes that competed in the 2014 State SC Champs. TTGSC was 6th on points over the Championships which is indicates the significant improvement in depth and ability of our athletes over the last 12 months. There were many outstanding pbs over the grueling 4 day meet and all athletes should be proud of their efforts. A highlight was our placegetters plus there were a number of other events where athletes placed a close 4th.
- 3rd Boys 15 Year Olds 200 SC BRST 15 2:56.29 SAOQ
- 1st Girls 13 Year Olds 100 SC BK/S 1:04.54 AUS
- 1st Girls 13 Year Olds 100 SC F/S 57.20 AUS SA Record
- 1st Female 13 Year Olds 100 SC FLY 1:05.17 SAOQ
- 1st Female 13 Year Olds 50 SC F/S 26.39 AUS SA Record
- 1st Female 13 Year Olds 200 SC IM 2:25.04 SAOQ
- 1st Female 13 Year Olds 50 SC BK/S 31.49 SAOQ
- 1st Female 13 Year Olds 50 SC FLY 29.56 qSAOQ
- 1st Female 13 Year Olds 400M SC IM 5.12.39
- 1st Female 13 Year Olds 100 SC IM 1.08.75 SAOQ
- 2nd Female 13 Year Olds 200 SC F/S 2:06.30
- 2nd Female 13 Year Olds 400 SC F/S 4:25.70
- 1st Female 11 & Under 50 SC F/S 30.39 SAAQ
- 1st Female 11 & Under 100 SC IM 1:17.31 SAAQ
- 2nd Girls 11 & Under 100 SC F/S 1:06.47 SAAQ
- 2nd Female 11 & Under 100 SC BRST 1:29.20 SAAQ
- 2nd Female 11 & Under 50 SC FLY 34.31 qSAAQ
- 3rd Female 11 & Under 100 SC FLY 1:19.46 SAAQ
- 3rd Female 11 & Under 50 SC BRST 41.01 SAAQ
- 3rd Female 11 & Under 200 SC F/S 2:28.03 SAAQ
- 3rd Female 13 Year Olds 50 SC FLY 31.95 SAAQ
- 1st Male 16 Year Olds 400M SC IM 5.00.27 SAOQ
- 3rd Boys 14 Year Olds 200 SC BRST 2:44.44 SAOQ
- 3rd Boys 14 Year Olds 100 SC BRST 1:15.58 SAOQ
Tea Tree Gully Wins Div2 SC Series Pennant
7th September 2014
This is a series of 5 Short Course Carnivals over winter where athletes compete and score points for their Club (10 for 1st, 9 for 2nd etc)
Whilst starting the last meet yesterday 220 points behind Marion, TTGSC made a stunning burst to finish 43 points ahead: 2379 to 2336.
Hence TTGSC has won the Div2 SC Series for the last 2 years running – a great achievement!
There were also lots of achievers in the Div 2 Series age champions:
AGE CHAMPIONS - August 2015
|12 Yrs||1st Isabel Schultz, 3rd Grace Sampson||1st Nicholas McCarthy|
|13 Yrs||1st Jackson Dunn|
|14 Yrs||2nd Jack Walsh|
|15 Yrs||2nd Rhianna Pendergrast||1st Brendan Wallis, 2nd Ryan Schultz|
Congratulations to all athletes who competed over the 5 events and thanks to coaches John and Peter
Vale Jim McCartney
Former TTGSC Coach Jim McCartney passed away recently. Jim was a generous and positive person who had a gift in encouraging and mentoring young athletes. Jim’s roles at the Club were as a parent of Callum and James but also as:
- Coach from 1995-2005 both with TTG Learners, intermediate and senior competitive squads.
- Club Secretary 1995-1996
- Committee member during 1994-1995, 2004-2005.
Jim was the ultimate club man who inspired many others to carry on the founding traditions of the Club: excellence in swimming, friendship between families, shared fun, and a place where everyone pitched in to help.
All past and present Club members thoughts and sympathy are with Sharon and her sons.
TTGSC Club Champs
17th August 2014
On Sunday 17th August over 60 athletes participated in the annual Club Championships at St Peter’s College Pool. There were many highlights including a good representation from the TTG Learners , strong competition , and the vanquishing of the ‘adults’ relay team by the Club athletes.
Phil Small Trophy for most outstanding TTG Learner (male) at Club Champs: Oliver Stothard
Gelnda Small Trophy for moust oustanding TTG Learner (female) at Club Champs: Olivia Amber
|9-10 Yrs||Tara Young||Patrick Macie|
|11-12 Yrs||Georgia Mail||Clinton Nitschke|
|13-14 Yrs||Brittany Castelluzzo||Jack Walsh|
|15 & Over||Natasha Castelluzzo||Darcy Nitschke|
Swimmer of the Meet: Nicolas McCarthy
Div2 Meet 4
27th July 2014
16 athletes competed at the Div2 Meet 4 with lots of strong performances. Grace Sampson and Ryan Schultz both completed the grueling 400IM event with Grace achieving a State SC qualification time.
Division 2 Meet 3
29th June 2014
Tea Tree Gully athletes are featuring strongly in the SwimmingSA Division 2 Short Course series in 2014 with many gaining qualification for Div 1 and State SC events and new swimmers entering for the first time. These athletes enjoy both racing and each other’s company.