Latest Club News

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser - Sunday 24th August 2024

We ask members to volunteer for one of the following sessions.  This is our main fundraising event of the year and funds raised go towards club running costs and social events.

Please contact our Fundraising Coordinator Brian at fundraising@rockinghammasters.com.au with your availability to fill a slot. 

Pick your favourite shift and join the team for just a few hours…your time is appreciated and is a significant support for the club.

SHIFT 1:   07.30-10.30   – 5-6 volunteers required at least 2-3 with previous experience

SHIFT 2:   10.30-13.30   – 5-6 volunteers required at least 2-3 with previous experience

SHIFT 3:   13.30-16.30   – 3-4 more volunteers required.

Once the roster is filled Brian will contact all volunteers with the final arrangements.

Social Night - Ten Pin Bowling - Friday 5th July 2024

Join us for a fun-filled evening of bowling at Zone Bowling, Patterson Rd Rockingham.

The Social Committee have organised a tenpin bowling night for Friday 05 July so get ready to strike up some fun with your fellow swimmers and their plus ones. Whether you’re a pro bowler or a novice, this event promises to be a fantastic time for all.

The Club is subsiding the cost for members and a plus one so you only need to pay $18.00 per person if bowling. This cost includes shoe hire however food and drinks can be purchased separately at the venue.

Please pay for your tickets in advance by clicking here or going to the Upcoming Events page

For more information, contact:
Greg Frey – Social Coordinator 
Email: social@rockinghammasters.com.au
Phone: 0408 924 082

Winter Solstice Swim - Sunday 23rd June 2024

Each year MSWA hold a competition for the Winter Solstice where over the weekend Fri 21 June – Mon 24 June each MSWA swimmer can log swims which gain points for their club.

This year to celebrate the Paris Olympics MSWA has also launched a swim challenge to do in teams.  Please see all the information on the MSWA website. https://mswa.asn.au/swimparischallenge/

To celebrate the shortest day of the year, we have nominated Sunday 23rd June as the day for our own swim session and will most likely be at Waikiki foreshore (weather dependent so keep keep an eye on socials) , followed by breakfast of bacon and egg roll etc.

So come down and participate in an open water beach swim at 9.00am on Sunday morning, 23rd June.

The previous swims last year have been a great success with everybody having a great time as well as socialising and getting to know one another over a free BBQ breakfast.

Please register your interest here to help with catering.

Remember that this is an event for all levels, no matter what your open water swimming ability is like.

Wednesday Technique Sessions are Back

Our new and amazing Coach Dana is super keen to restart our Wednesday night technique sessions as of the 5th June. These will be held in the inside pool on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. The focus is purely on technique/skills and will be rotating through all strokes.
 
Dana is a very competent swimmer who had recently medalled at both the Masters Nationals in Darwin and the Invictus Games on the Gold Coast. How lucky are we to have her??
 
We are booking 3 lanes at this stage and hopefully we have the numbers to maintain this. Please come along – no matter how fast or slow you think you are, we can ALL improve on our technique.
 

Save The Date - Christmas Social Function - Saturday 14th December 2024

The date for the  Rocky Rays end of year Christmas function has been set.

Details are being organised and will be released further in the year so please save Saturday the 14th December 2024 in your calendar so you don’t miss out on attending. 

The Clubs Christmas functions are always a great event and this year will be no exception.

We Need Coaches

We really need Coaches who can lead our wonderful sessions on Thursdays (alternating with other Coaches). We have quite a few who can do Tuesdays but just not Thursdays.
 
We will reimburse your Coaching fees once you are done!
 
If you have a passion for Swimming or Coaching please let us know and we will send you the links.
 

Rocky Rays Shine In Darwin

Congratulations to our four Rocky Rays who have just returned from an extremely successful Masters National Championships in Darwin.
 
With only 4 swimmers they managed to place an impressive 14th out of 75 Clubs!!!!
 
Their amazing results were as follows: 
 
Plans are already in place to send a much bigger team of Rocky Rays to Melbourne in early April for the 2025 MSA Nationals Championships, please let Shannon know if you are keen to be added to the chat group. The Club and Council provide a small amount of funding but it is otherwise self funded and self organised
Shannon Bowron
200M Freestyle Relay🥉
Open Water 1.6km 🥇
Bridget Young
800M Freestyle 🥉
100M Backsteoke 🥉
50M Butterfly 🥈
400M IM 🥇
100M Freestyle 🥉
400M Freestyle 🥉
200M Freestyle Relay🥉
200M Butterfly 🥇
50M Backstroke 🥉
100M Butterfly 🥇
200M IM 🥈
Open Water 3.2km 🥇

 

Dani Richards
200M Freestyle Relay🥉
Open Water 3.2km 🥉
Karen Williams
200M Freestyle Relay🥉
50M Breaststroke 🥉
Open Water 1.6km 🥈

Heather Preston

Coach

Coming Soon

Debbie Hart

Coach Coordinator

Debbie’s background includes founder and owner of Debbie Hart’s Swimming School for 35 years teaching children from 3 years to competitive swimmers, representing Great Britain from 1975-1978 at County, National and International swimming events around the world, Silver medalist in 50m butterfly and Bronze medalist in 100m butterfly at FINA World Masters in Italy as well as a WA state record holder for 50m butterfly.

She has many sporting awards including ASA Swimming Coaches Award, RLSS Lifesaving Award, Aquafit Award and AUSTSWIM Teaching Swimming and Water Safety Qualifications.

As Coach Coordinator she is the first contact for the coaches and to assist and mentor them as well as guide and plan for the club to provide our members with a structure of training, fun, fitness for pool and open water swimming including competitions.

PK Sullivan

Program Leader

PK is just starting out on her coaching career and has completed the Masters Swimming Professional Development Course allowing her to become a Program Leader.

As a Program Leader PK is able to help guide you through the training session as set by one of the accredited coaches.

She is a newly qualified Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety and is currently undertaking a Cert 111 in Outdoor Leadership.

Besides being very passionate about nature, fitness and fun, PK teaches children to swim and loves helping people find the joy in being outdoors and staying active.

Coach Bridget

Bridget Young

Head Coach

Bridget has been coaching swimmers for many years from juniors through to adults. She has gained so much joy and achievement from swimming that she now enjoys passing her knowledge and experience gained over the years to helping other swimmers accomplish their dreams.

Bridget has achieved a lot during her swimming career including completing the English Channel crossing solo swim in 1985 as well as an additional three crossings in relay teams.

She has been inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, USA, competed in the 1991 World Championships in Perth achieving 11th place and travelled the world as a member of the Great Britain long distance swimming team which was ranked number one in the world at the time.  

She is still competing in outdoor and indoor events and for the last 4 years has come first in her age group in the Swimming WA OWS Series events.

Bridget’s Wikipedia Page