Wests Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club announced 2022 Australian Swim Club of the year!
Celebrating our Sporting Groups
Wests Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club were announced as Swimming Australia ‘s 2022 APV Australian Swim Club of the Year.
An incredible achievement, for Wests Illawarra Aquatic Club (WIAQ) being chosen out of all swimming clubs in Australia and the first swim club in NSW to receive this award in over 5 years.
The success over the last few years in the pool speaks for itself, but their commitment to the community both in the immediate vicinity of our club and around NSW, is a prime reason for this achievement.
You would agree that this achievement as a small country club is very impressive. Considering the affect that Covid-19 has had on all sports, coaching staff established new routines and programs to offer a sense of normality and maintain structure in what was very unsettling times.
These programs were highly successful and became part of the future moving forward.
At WIAQ, they aim to encourage all levels of swimming. This is shown by their commitment to making swimming fun, while still offering a competitive environment and enriching every athlete’s time with them.
This is demonstrated by their initiative with a modified version of Swim League. They are also committed to ensuring others are supported in their passion for swimming, which is why WIAQ has a group of volunteers and technical officials that assist in their areas annual Special Olympics swimming event. Through sport, people with intellectual disability learn the skills and build confidence that can help them achieve their personal best in sport and in life.
WIAQ promotes support and friendship to new members by ensuring that they have the best welcome possible and are given the right pathways to seek out information and guidance whilst part of the WIAQ family.