Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club receives Local Sports Grant

Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club were delighted to host Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, as he presented them with a $4,500 Local Sports Grant at their training facility, Nepean Aquatic Centre, on Friday 10th June.

Stuart Ayres said the Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation, saying “We all know that sport is incredibly important for health and wellbeing, as well as bringing people in the community together. The Local Sport Grant Program provides funding for sports clubs in Penrith and across NSW.”

“Whether it be funding towards training programs to secure more volunteer coaches or helping with that much-needed change room upgrade, these grants are designed to encourage more people to keep active,” said Stuart Ayres. “I am thrilled to be able to support Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club with a grant of $4,500, and am certain it will be a great benefit to all the club swimmers who utilise the facility”

Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club, who in October 2015 hosted the extremely successful inaugural Nutrition Station Open Water Swim at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, are currently planning their second Open Water Swim event on Saturday 22nd October, 2016. The Local Sports Grant will enable the club to further expand both the Open Water and pool based events in the emerging growth area of Penrith and surrounds, as well as ensure a continued quality framework to support the progression of local swimmers from learn to swim lessons, into a squad training program and swimming club, where they can be nurtured through to achieving qualifications to compete at State and then National levels.

The funds will be immediately put to use to fund equipment including a large NACSC marquee for use at open water and all club swimming events, specialised rubber number stamps and waterproof ink for numbering swimmers at Open Water events, and an updated meet manager program for the club for all events.
Head Coach, Jackie Barck said “Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club has experienced great changes and significant growth over its 5 year history and through the injection of funds received as a result of this grant, the quality of the future meets that are offered will be improved and this will allow for the further development of aspiring young athletes in both the open water environment as well as in the pool. The swimming members of our club and I are extremely grateful and most proud for recognition in receiving this grant.”

NACSC Stuart Ayres