20th October 2020
Nominations are now open in Swim Central for the first friendly of the season. Please find attached a flyer of the meet. Nominations must close at Midnight Saturday 24th October so as we can get the entries to Lawnton in time.
Please note that Lawnton does charge a $5 fee per event. This is payable via Swim Central upon entry.
We look forward to having a strong team to continue our winning streak of last season.
Tamika, Brooke & Mel.
18th October 2020
Hi Eels Families,
What a fabulous start to the season. Thanks for your understanding of
running a shortened programme so we could get the trophies out to our
I think last week that when Matt was letting you know of what we have
been doing in the lead up to our first night some families could not
We wanted to ensure that all members were aware of the exciting
improvements we have been working on.
1. We have a fabulous new kitchen area, gone are the old chipboard
cupboards and in are sparkling new steel benches. We will be doing
further work in here to the front of the canteen in the coming months.
2. We have been working with the school over the winter and I am sure
you all have noticed the grandstand improvements, they have also fixed
the lighting in the undercover area and the pool pumps and heating
3. You may have noticed our new Eels signs on the poolside? We have a
sponsorship manager Natasha who is working on sponsors, you can see our
first 2 sponsors signs already beside the new Eels sign. If you or
anyone you know may want to sponsor the club please reply here or speak
to one of the committee on Friday.
4. We have purchased new computers and updated all the software and
timing equipment so we have seen pretty smooth running races as we have
dealt with the IT problems from the computers last season.
5. Paula has sourced our Eels shirts, hats, drink bottles and togs so
if you would like to order anything you can order at the canteen on
Fridays or go into Teamapp for the links online. If you represent
Eels at carnivals it would be fabulous to see our kids all in the club
This coming Friday we will be back to normal full programme of races. We
are also pleased to let you know that under our COVID regulations we can
now allow a second parent and siblings into our club nights!
PLEASE Remember to always check in via the QR code on arrival, this is
Please remember to sign on to TeamApp where we have the volunteer
rosters, if you have previously had access on TeamApp you still need to
go in and request “All Members’ in order to get the club night news.
Thanks everyone, Great start to the season!
On behalf of the electric Eels Committe
16th October 2020
Good Evening everyone,
As you may have heard tonight we are timing the 12.5m swimmers however Gary is also still assessing who is eligible to move up to 25m based on their technique.
A big congratulations to the following swimmers who are now eligible to swim 25m!
For future Club Nights guardians have the option to nominate the above swimmers in Swim Central for the 12.5 m or 25 m event in the stroke that the swimmer has graduated.
Tamika, Mel & Brooke
15th October 2020
I found our new Girls club swimmers on sale at Pacific fair for $35!!! Sizes 6,8,10,12 & 14.
I have also found some of our new Boys club swimmers.
12th October 2020
11th October 2020
Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who helped our first club night run smoothly.
I have now set up all Club Night Events until the end of 2020 with a Duty Roster in the TEAM app. And this week’s (16th October) duties have now been assigned. Please ensure you have downloaded the app and a requested ‘All Members’ access for Electric Eels then click on ‘Events’ and assign yourself to a duty. You are able to remove yourself if you become unavailable, and others can then take that vacant spot.
It would be greatly appreciated if each family could help out on at least 2 occasions before the end of 2020.
11th October 2020
For those that are interested in competitive swimming, there is an upcoming competitive preparation meet.
Sunday, 25 October 2020
- Rackley Swim Team (Centenary)
Nominations can be made on Swim Central.
Nominations close 13 October 2020.
- Mel & Tamika
4th October 2020
Exciting Filming Opportunity and Change to Squad times – Monday 5th October 2020 only
I hope you all have had a happy and healthy Spring Holiday and ready to
take on Term 4 with excitement and energy!
Just a reminder we are starting our Term 4 lesson’s Squad and Learn to
Swim Lesson’s tomorrow – Monday 5th October. If you haven’t emailed me
your preferences its not to late!
We have had been given an amazing opportunity by a film production
company called “Little Dog Productions Brisbane” to film our Learn to
Swim and Squad program so they can create a promotional video for us.
This video will be used at Gary’s discretion to promote us and he will
notify everyone when it will be released and on what platform. Greg and
Rose Directors (and also parents whose child swim’s with us) of the film
production will also have requested to keep the film/video for their
We have already started filming selected students on Saturday (who have
done a AMAZING job!) and will continue filming on Monday morning and
also early Monday afternoon at the Zillmere Pool. Greg and Rose will
continue to be at the pool Monday afternoon when our squad program
starts and may continue to capture our FUN swimming afternoons.
If you are attending this Monday swimming lesson and do not wish your
child to be in the video/film please contact me.
I have attached a photography usage agreement for those who are
comfortable with their child being filmed. If you could please fill out
the form and email it back to me or I will have a box at the entry for
you to place it in.
Just for tomorrow Monday 5th, Gary is asking if you have nominated to
come on Monday’s could you please come to the below squads schedule?:
Advance Transition Squad – 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Novice Development Squad – 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Junior Fitness Squad – 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Premier Competition Squad – 4:15pm – 6:30pm
Thank you very much everyone, we greatly appreciate your assistance and
4th October 2020
Friday Night Club Nights are back!
Time to get excited!! Only 5 more sleeps….
3rd October 2020
Volunteers Required- Club Night #1
Hi Eels Members
This is a call for volunteers to assist in our first club night of the season – Friday 9 October!
Please download the ‘Team App‘ and request to join ‘Electric Eels Swimming Club’. From here you can sign on to our duty roster for Club Night #1.
We require the following for Club Night #1:
3 BBQ helpers – set-up from 5.30pm
From Club Night #2 onwards, I will assign families to duties for the rest of the season. Please let me know if there are any dates or duties where you are unable to assist.
2nd October 2020
First Club Night and Important Changes
To all Eels Members,
It is time to log in to swim central, go to the events calender, and
nominate for next weeks races – please remember to only nominate for one
distance in each stroke. Nominations close Wednesday 7th at 12 midday –
if you have not nominated you will not receive a time for your swim.
Please also take the time to READ THE ATTACHED HELLO DOCUMENT regarding
our first club night as there are some changes.
Looking forward to getting started!
27th September 2020
Term 4 Swimming Schedule and Fees
We hope that you have had a wonderful first week of the holidays! Thank
you to all the kids who have attended our Spring Vacation Swim Program,
we hope you all enjoyed it!
Just a reminder that we are also teaching Learn to Swim and coaching
squads next week too! If you are thinking about booking in, it’s not to
late! Just email me your child’s preferred day/days. I have attached
the Spring Vacation for you to view.
We start our Term 4 Swim Program on Monday 5th of October. I have
attached our Club and Non Club swim fee’s and scheduling for you also to
If the kids are keen to join us and you already haven’t emailed me
through your swim preferences just pop me an email to tell me the days
they wish to swim on. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate
to contact me.
26th September 2020
Club Captain Nominations
I would like to call on nominations for Electric Eels Swim Club Captains & Junior Captains for this season.
The positions will represent the club as follows:
Boy & Girl – Senior Club Captains (12yrs and over)
Boy & Girl – Junior Club Captains (10 – 11yrs)
These are positions of importance at the Club and Captains will be required to assist in a range of ways, including:
- Provide support and encouragement to all swimmers
- Undertake representative duties as requested e.g. assisting with marshalling, set up/pack down of Club night etc
- Promote the Club in a positive manner
- Support Club fundraising activities
- Provide leadership for a group of swimmers who form a leadership team to represent the interest of all swimmers to the Club President and the Management Committee
Captains will be appointed to the position based on the following:
- Ability to liaise with and take directions from club committee members, club volunteers and coaching staff.
- Commitment to be involved in and attend the majority of club nights.7
- Regular attendance at Club meets.
- Demonstrate excellent leadership skills, the ability to develop a rapport with swimmers and to lead by example.
- Ability to communicate with other swimmers, encourage good conduct and sportsmanship and to acknowledge all swimming achievements.
If your child is interested and able to fulfil the responsibilities of these positions, nominations can be made at- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z3NN9QJ
Nominations close Sunday 4th October 2020 at 5pm.
The Eels Management Committee & Coach Gary will review & select from the nominations to fill the 4 positions.
We will be announcing our new Electric Eels Captains at our first club night on 9th October 2020.
Matt Burgess, President
Electric Eels Committee.
17th September 2020
Membership and Payment due on Swim Central
Hi Eels families
We are back for Club Nights in a matter of weeks! Our first Club Night is Friday 9 October 2020. Remember to complete your membership and payment online via Swim Central.
Please follow these steps.
- Access Swim Central at https://swimcentral.swimming.
- Click on Sign In
- Enter your email as your Swim ID, followed by your password – you can reset the password if you have forgotten
- Add a 2020/2021 membership for your swimmer/s. Please refer to the attached instructions.
If you are having any trouble, please email email@example.com or contact Swimming Queensland directly on 3390 2011 (during business hours).
9th September 2020
Electric Eels Open Day 2020
Hello Electric Eels families
We are gearing up for another great season in the pool. This email is reminding you that our Open Day is taking place this Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
Paula has planned a wonderful morning full of activities (see below). We also have a COVID-safe plan in place, and remind all of our members and visitors to scan the QR-code and register upon arrival.
As you are aware, we were unable to go ahead with our 2019/2020 trophy presentation event. Most swimmers will be able to collect their points trophies from the pool this Saturday 10am-12pm. Please note, we will be presenting 2019/2020 age champions and perpetual trophy winners at our first club night on Friday 9th October 2020.
Please visit me in the Timing Shed for membership information, any questions regarding trophies, or the return to Club Nights.
9th September 2020
2019/2020 Season Points Trophy Collection